Answer: A smart scoop for dog food.
The company is only a year old, but it's moving quickly.
Answer: Xbox 360 controllers.
Answer: DNA robots
With more potential ties to Russian government, Kaspersky Lab's antivirus software has an order to be removed from all U.S. government computers.
Answer: battery-free phones
Answer: by helping to detect and prevent distracted driving
The city’s innovation chief, Grace Simrall, replaces Jason Ballard as interim CIO.
Answer: by remotely extending the range of some cars
Answer: an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Answer: autonomous ride-sharing, thanks to a new partnership with Drive.ai
Answer: an Apple Watch
A lot of local governments are using citizen engagement technology, but there's room for improvement in how they use them.
Answer: an interactive fetching machine
Some tools are very, very popular.
In Idaho, four “weigh-in-motion” systems take the place of traditional weigh stations, which require the truck to stop on scale to ensure it’s not overloaded.
Answer: the biggest — and newest — laser gun in the world.
Kehoe has served as King County, Wash., CIO for the past seven years, and pending a Board of Commissioners vote, will serve in the same capacity for Los Angeles County.
Amazon acquired a new patent that would allow its delivery drones to talk to customers, ask for help and prevent accidents.
Answer: by crowdsourcing information for an interactive map
DeVries is a veteran of federal government having served as CIO for the Office of Personnel Management and deputy CIO for the Department of Defense.
Answer: by offering rewards to the hacker community for uncovering the drones' weaknesses
The Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge will focus on "designed-in cybersecurity" for smart city systems, ultimately providing more secure and resilient protection of citizen privacy.
Answer: by banning pages that share false news from purchasing advertisements.
Exiting advisers say Trump has paid “insufficient attention” to growing number of cyberthreats facing the U.S.
Answer: No, it's apparently just an algorithm that is incapable of becoming hostile.
The government is more likely to consider its employees a cybersecurity threat, less likely to have dedicated cybersecurity personnel and its employees feel less prepared for threats.
Apple's latest foray into autonomous vehicles is a scaled-down version of what was expected to be a self-driving car built from the ground up by the tech giant.
Answer: by partnering with Girls Who Code and giving a $1.2 million grant
The New York DOT is launching a two-year, data-driven pilot program in an attempt to reduce vehicle ownership and free up precious parking spaces.
Answer: a 3-D printer
The initiative would earmark $3 billion over a 12-year period to provide motorists with subsidies for the cars they buy that qualify under the definition of zero-emissions vehicles.
Answer: by using the world's most powerful laser
A look into a key source of revenue for local government.
Answer: more than 1,000 robots dancing in sync
A newly announced position will focus on improving access and user experience throughout the city.
The communications giant has proposed a network solution it believes will achieve the mission of FirstNet, as well as maintain the competitive nature of the communications marketplace.
Answer: by controlling robot exoskeletons
There are quite a few companies selling government the ability to get paid.
Answer: a hell of a lot.
Answer: using a silicon chip that can recode cells
The partnership will open up the software, which enables users to receive notifications of drone flights to airports, higher education institutions and government agencies across the state.
Google spinoff Waymo has a new patent for developing a car that loses its rigidity during a crash, lessening the impact.
Answer: it’s all in the font
The ERP provider is beefing up its SaaS inspections portfolio.
Answer: the potential for large-scale, man-made islands
Answer: access to cellular networks
This makes for the company's second acquisition.
Answer: the Hyperloop One test pod.
The state's existing IT agency is set to be replaced by a more consolidated and focused iteration, according to state officials.
Answer: artificial intelligence
There are more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the country.
Answer: maps of your home
There are some key aspects of being in a special district; here's a look at what's happening now and what to expect going forward.
City Manager Dave Fitzhugh noted that many qualified applicants responded, making the journey to finding Scheetz “extremely competitive.”
Kate Garman will move from Kansas City, Mo., to the Emerald City to help coordinate smart tech projects across city departments and forge partnerships to improve the quality of life for residents.
Analytics is the top bet.
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority is setting itself up to exchange data and insights from partners around the globe.
Answer: by allowing them to share any sort of file through the platform
Plus, comparisons to the previous year.
Answer: a mysterious “almost periodic” signal
Just months after being sworn in as governor, Kay Ivey has appointed a top-level state IT executive to replace Dr. Joanne Hale.
Answer: a photon
In an organized event to protest the proposed change by the FCC to eliminate protections for net neutrality, cities and counties have joined together to pen a letter to chairman Ajit Pai.
Answer: the “dumb” phone … with a twist.
The neighborhood-based social network has partnered with the federal weather agency to bring more up-to-date critical information to American neighborhoods.
The woman behind Seattle's push into the city-driven privacy protections has returned from the private sector to lead the program once again.
Answer: a smart prosthetic, and that depends.
The majority say they could put most of their systems in the cloud, but have not.
Answer: a smart hat that sees into the human mind
In an attempt to provide housing and improve transit, Facebook announced its plan to integrate mixed-use retail and housing with workspaces.
Volkswagen has chosen to locate its EV carsharing network in Sacramento despite Los Angeles' attempt to lure the company south.
Officials have said the newly signed law will consolidate the cybersecurity authority needed to address agency silos and evolving threats head on.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's appointment of Danielle DuMerer as the city's permanent CIO was approved by the City Council June 28.
Answer: for a human-sounding digital assistant
Answer: the Weinerdrone
The philanthropist announced the initiative at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Annual Meeting, saying cities now play a vital role in an era of "Washington impotence."
The L.A. County Metropolitan Transit Agency is launching a pilot program, equipping 150 buses with Wi-Fi devices in an effort to improve ridership and passenger experience.
Even as it looks to younger people to help it evolve, the public sector is lagging behind the private sector in hiring them.
Answer: blockchain and biometrics
The process is finally complete for Eric Boyette, who will serve as the state's next CIO.
In a recent radio interview, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought up the idea of building a monorail system to divert traffic away from the Southern California nightmare — aka the 405 freeway.
Answer: more than 200,000
Matt Miszewski is heading to the open data company as it begins to explore non-open data.
Mayor Richard Irvin has tapped into the private sector to lead this new innovation team.
With improved and strategic investment throughout the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes to bring as many as 100,000 new jobs in the next 10 years.
Superion's customers will now have access to OpenGov's tools, and OpenGov will have access to Superion's clientele.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter appointed the 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran Jeffery Weak to head the state's cybersecurity efforts.
Before her official appointment, Schneider had served as the interim CIO following Toni Cramer’s retirement in 2016.
La-Z-Boy furniture company has hired Michigan CIO David Behen to serve as the organization’s vice president and CIO.
The company is getting into the government payments game.
Pondera Solutions is going down a route that has produced some quick business changes in the past.
The company has finished its initial public offering.
With the release of a request for information, the smallest state in the country is hoping to have an outsized role in the future of transportation.
The NYC Planning Labs is aimed at taking small projects from concept to use within a four- to six-week window.
A stroll through the GovTech 100's funding history.
According to a new study, cities may be able to predict where collisions are most likely to occur by collecting data on dangerous driving behaviors.
Answer: in about 45 years
Mapping and sharing data will help first responders save lives in the wake of disasters.
Verizon has pledged to provide free Wi-Fi via digital kiosks in 27 Sacramento parks.
The startup offers a means for people to interact with courts without physically appearing.
The gunshot detection company has become the seventh on the Gov Tech 100 list to offer public stock.
StreetLight Data is trying to make counting cars happen a lot faster.
With the stroke of a pen, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval codified a new state agency focused on meeting cybersecurity threats.
The executive branch argued that a private nonprofit is better equipped to handle the country's 300 airports, but consensus remains elusive.
Answer: light the Olympic torch in 2020
The Treasury’s Transparency Portal was developed to help residents understand where resources are devoted and hold officials accountable.
The data visualization tool will now let users pull data directly from PDF tables, among other things.
The city signed a memorandum of understanding with WiredScore in order to certify which new developments are equipped with high-speed Internet access for businesses and residents.
A proposal from Gov. Charlie Baker would, with statehouse support, create a Secretary of Technology position, empowered to secure, modernize and centralize state IT.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced June 2 that Behen's last day as CIO is June 16.
During his five years with the county, Dan Hoffman has helped to define innovation for the agency.
New applications of technology could swiftly make paper and mobile boarding passes a thing of the past.
Data from the Digital Cities and Counties Surveys reveals that governments are either investing in or planning to deploy CRM systems.
Answer: depends on the occupation
The moves follow the company's hiring of a new CEO in March.
Using data sets from multiple sources, the NYU Furman Center created an interactive map for resilience planners on where flooding is most prone and which populations are most heavily affected.
The venture capital firm will work with the accelerator's third cohort this year.
Answer: robotic arms
The spike in requests during the latter half of 2016 has some eyebrows raised.
Answer: facial recognition software
Most of the federal civilian workforce lives outside Washington, D.C.
The startup has gone nationwide.
The company would use half the money to pay off debt early.
A look at data from other gov tech companies that have gone down SST's path.
A federal court has ruled against the congressional decision to force the registration of non-commercial drones.
Answer: by tracking what’s actually being read
Answer: an 11-year-old
The ride-hailing giant and tech behemoth are combining their powers with the ultimate goal of making their footprint the largest in the self-driving vehicle game.
To cut passenger wait times and devote employees to more complex tasks, Delta Air Lines will this summer debut baggage drop-off kiosks that match passengers with their passport photos.
The company's latest investment comes from Emerson Collective, 8VC, Govtech Fund and others.
One state has a lot of the biggest county budgets. Guess which one?
The center will serve as a testing facility for autonomous technology across sectors, but based on recent actions by the government, the center could put a priority on autonomous vehicle development.
The biggest cities don't always have the budgets to match.
Related events are set to take place from California to Vermont.
Answer: in a new documentary called Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Cities should be thinking about how they are going to address the inevitable onset of autonomous vehicles, beginning yesterday.
Answer: from a vending machine
The Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Technologies aims to ensure that lawmakers have the most current information.
After more than 20 years of operation, SST is looking to enter the stock market.
University of Reno students may soon take driverless buses to classes.
On May 1, the president signed an executive order to establish the council, with which all agencies are encouraged to cooperate.
FirstNet also is on track to achieve a number of key milestones, such as the delivery of draft state plans in June — three months ahead of the original target.
Initial findings from an Accenture survey show how far along government IT is in adopting agile approaches.
The focus of the new agency will be to take a more coordinated and accountable approach to managing the state’s IT infrastructure.
The creation of a standalone IT office is bringing a host of changes, including the appointment of Bill Vajda as the state's new CIO.
CIS CyberMarket is now offering cloud access security brokering to its state and local government members.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the appointment April 25, nearly a month after Maggie Miller resigned from the role.
Turns out special districts serve a lot of different functions.
Answer: the After Ice app
Agencies including the departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Housing and Urban Development have expressed an interest in the effort, which is now in its early stages.
Answer: Tot Bot
Illinois IT officials talk a lot about their plans for cutting-edge technologies like the ever-expanding Internet of Things, and now they're taking action to make sure the talent pool is there for implementation.
Answer: Project Baseline
Mike Steinmetz brings a wealth of public- and private-sector experience to the Ocean State, where he will serve as the first cybersecurity officer.
USAFacts may just be the first government spending data tool of its kind.
Answer: adorable sorting robots
While filing taxes can be a daunting task, the good news is that there are handy online resources already in place and able to swiftly provide answers.
The most common type of local government is not the city. Not by a long shot.
Answer: pooper-scooper drones
The technology giant is now the 30th company to receive approval for testing on state roadways.
Transparent government advocates voice immediate criticisms of the decision.
Relying on the trope that cutting regulations leads to limitless economic potential, the White House's economic council is hoping to identify measures that could speed up the permitting process.
The newcomers have ties to IBM, Argonne National Laboratory and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Virginia's third largest county lured Mancini, an industry veteran with 30 years in IT and 12 years in local government, out of the private sector to head up its IT operations.
Nine senators warned that if the country falls behind on connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, the rest of the world will surpass the United States.
After the competition concludes, participants are encouraged to share their code, results and any other outputs in a place where the public can access them.
A look at the exit rates among gov tech investors.
Answer: President Trump’s tweets
After serving as chief information officer for the state department of transportation, Eric Boyette will serve all state agencies as state-level CIO.
The company is working on solutions to help water utilities anticipate infrastructure failures.
The company, already huge in the market, is positioning itself for increased growth.
Mayor Ed Murray also signed an executive order to expand the use of data and analytics in daily city work.
The gov tech investment market lists in one certain direction: early-stage.
Navigant Research compiled a list of 18 companies, determining which leads the pack in terms of building and distributing self-driving vehicles at scale.
According to a new survey, 81 percent of residents said that both citizens and law enforcement officials would benefit from the use of body-worn cameras.
Answer: Informed Delivery
Erie Meyer also will become a member on the National Advisory Council, which helps create and facilitate a dialog between the various brigades, governments and tech leaders across the country.
The proclamation outlines the need to support and nurture growing public and private IT industry within the state.
Answer: to be the Uber of water taxis
After a lengthy and challenged selection process, the FirstNet national public safety broadband network has selected its contractor.
The program matches resident donations for parks and other community improvements with grant money.
The company's main investors are from its home state, Massachusetts.
Our Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers honors people inside and outside of government with a grand vision and the grit to execute on it.
To create a fully driverless vehicle, capable of handling all driving situations, Waymo is training its autonomous minivans to operate in the snow.
The Town Hall feature comes months after Facebook voter registration reminders yielded a significant impact in several states.
Headed by the president's son-in-law, the team is meant to advise the president on spurring job growth and business development.
Ontario officials say Hartley’s role will be “to streamline online government services and make them more efficient for people and business.”
Answer: to flirt more effectively
Which state will be the next to issue an RFP?
Answer: Delta Gloves
Matt Lira will serve as special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives.
The state has clarified that although it has issued the RFP, that does not mean it has already decided to “opt out” of FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety network.
Token Transit is small, but it's growing.
Gov. John Hickenlooper names former Intel VP Tony Neal-Graves to lead the state's broadband efforts.
And which companies are they closest to?
Maryland has named Michael Leahy, previously a senior adviser to Gov. Larry Hogan, as its new acting secretary of IT.
In the Friday judgment, Judge Elaine Kaplan ruled in favor of the First Responder Network Authority, granting it the ability to move forward with the procurement process.
After a stint in the deputy and interim director roles, Jones was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to formally lead the state's IT department.
Hillary Hartley is reportedly the third senior official to leave the GSA’s disruptive internal startup, 18F, in recent months. According to an internal email, she has accepted a position in Canada.
The Clear My Record tool is also available in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, San Francisco and Solano.
After nearly four years with the city of San Diego, Chief Information Security Officer Gary Hayslip is reportedly leaving to pursue opportunities in the private sector.
The company is set to deliver multiple components of a massive, 16-year-old system.
The representative-contacting company has received its first venture capital injection.
ACCESS NYC has gone through a makeover in order to make it more accessible for knickerbockers to receive city services.
When it comes to transparency in government, some entities excel while others fall short, which means there's still work to be done.
Intel announced that it would buy the driving assistance part maker, which specializes in computer vision and collision avoidance.
The cloud-based startup competition includes backing from some big Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Minnesotan Shawn Riley to head up the North Dakota Information Technology Department.
A ruling by the Federal Communications Commission and two joint resolutions introduced in Congress would make it harder for consumers to keep their personal information private.
According to reports, Haley Van Dyck will return to the federal government to help deliver digital services.
French transportation giant Airbus plans to test a flying vehicle prototype later this year. Time will tell if that jump-starts the ambitious drone-car protype unveiled March 7 at the Geneva car show.
Mike Stevens, a former deputy director of the Columbus Department of Development, was appointed to the role.
The program connects four Northern California cities with startups to create technologies aimed at improving housing, transportation, public safety and other community challenges.
The University of Washington released a report for how Seattle should handle the onset of autonomous vehicles, but lessons can be applied to cities nationwide.
The role of the chief data officer has increasingly found a place in government over the last couple of years. Here’s a look at who is filling the position in states, cities and counties.
Andrew "Pete" Peterson has been announced as the new CIO of Oakland, Calif.
On the fifth anniversary of New York City's Open Data Law, officials launched a new, user-friendly homepage for the NYC Open Data Web portal.
After gathering community feedback for the past two years, the city released its plan that will begin to prioritize its projects and policies, most of which focus on the city’s innovative community outreach program.
The competition awards winners with cloud credits to help build out their projects.
The company is one of 15 finalists for the contest.
International Open Data Day promotes transparency through the use of freely available, non-copyrighted data. This year’s event focuses on open data for research, human rights and the environment, and for tracking the flow of public money.
The ride-sharing giant takes one step forward and one step back in its seemingly never-ending journey for government acceptance.
The New York City startup investor has taken on eight new companies.
After study, Hawaii will allow state and local agencies to use the General Services Administration's Schedule 70 in IT procurement.
A beta version is live for testing now, with plans underway for an official launch in the spring.
Answer: Just say “Nope”
In an address to the National Governors Association, the transportation secretary also discussed the role that industry plays in the future of the nation’s infrastructure.
Businesses in the government technology market are based all over the U.S.
A recently discovered data leak has a number of large companies on edge as the extent of the compromise is determined.
AirMap and Matternet both inched forward in their public sector work this week.
A new mapping tool for New Yorkers has been released by Sidewalk Labs to understand how the impending closure of the L line, called "L-mageddon," will affect travel around the city.
Infor works across multiple industries, including all levels of government.
Market research firm Onvia examined bid and RFP data across federal, state and local entities to identify governments’ spending priorities.
Garrit Lansing, who was appointed on Jan. 19, has been relieved of his duties after failing to pass a background check necessary for White House staffers in positions that cover national security.
Answer: talk to the dead
A new facility just outside of Indianapolis will be dedicated to the advancement of the Internet of Things.
The company will offer Wdesk on top of its own software.
Following the attack, ransom demands were made for over $25,000.
Forrester Research takes a look into the future.
See how these six publicly traded gov tech companies from our 2017 list are doing.
The company is alleging Taser interfered with the contract process.
The company's focus on APIs plays out in a new open data offering focused on collaboration.
The declarations align the cities with the goals of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign.
Answer: by getting a remote hug
The Washington, D.C., transportation department hopes open data visualization will reveal clues about how to lessen congestion and make a more accessible transportation system.
Calling all those who have something to say about smart city development: The National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development is asking for public comment on its smart city model policy.
Ford has announced it will invest $1 billion into robotics and artificial intelligence startup Argo AI.
The circumstances under which CISO Cory Louie left his post are unclear.
Carrie Bishop will fill the newly created role that heads up the recently introduced digital services team.
A team of eight acquisition experts is helping public purchasers navigate the evolving nature of the digital business space.
500 Startups' 20th batch of companies includes several government-facing firms.
The company wants to apply artificial intelligence to body cameras.
Answer: a hyperlapse video created using Google Maps images
The bill came about as a result of inconsistencies and security issues within the Agency for State Technology.
San Francisco-based social network for neighbors buys UK company and announces plans to expand into France, Germany and other European countries.
The deal will give members the ability to buy directly from the website as part of a competitive procurement contract.
The Governors Highway Traffic Association published a report on what to anticipate for the inevitable interaction of autonomous vehicles and human drivers.
The state treasurer says the site will focus on financial accountability and spending.
The signing of the executive order was canceled Tuesday afternoon, but the document is still expected to be signed at a later date.
The state seeks vendors to allow local and municipal government to leverage connected infrastructure.
Due to the events over the weekend, a rift has formed between Pittsburgh and Uber.
The competition brought together teams to design, build and test Hyperloop pods for a chance to move on to the next competition in an actual Hyperloop tunnel.
Answer: predicting how bad the parking is at your destination
Answer: the “Find my AirPods” app
The National Park Service gag order was apparently lifted following critical retweets of the Trump administration.
The city's planned fleet of connected smart kiosks is expected to not only offer Internet and services to residents, but also serve as a means to connect and engage with city officials.
An evolving economy and cybersecurity concerns rank as chief priorities for many as President Trump takes office.
On the final day of the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a set of documents setting guidelines for how vehicles communicate with infrastructure.
Formerly with Google, Matt Cutts has joined the federal government.
After a lengthy IT career spanning state and local government, McQuillan will leave public service in March.
As Inauguration Day nears, IT leaders reflect on Obama’s tech legacy as they prepare for their next career moves.
Thom Guertin will temporarily remain at his post to ensure a seamless transition of power.
The website pulls together listings from across the federal government.
In a positive turn in their investigation of the latest attempt to hack a state computer system, Arizona officials said Russian hackers weren't behind the incident.
A new data visualization dashboard promises unparalleled insights into services and future needs for the iconic city.
The old VW bus is a classic, but the newest addition to the Volkswagen family is eco-friendly and speedy.
The effort to bring in new, more agile blood into the state's cloud/data analytics resource pool is now open, with an award date expected in March.
The ride-sharing company is looking to partner with planning agencies and researchers to provide access to the data in order to begin providing insights that can aid in infrastructure planning.
Twitter has taken shape as a veritable bullhorn for incoming President Donald Trump, which has some in Congress concerned about what he says through the medium.
The U.S. Chief Information Officer's push to encrypt all federal government domains will take a little longer.
On the cusp of an RFP release intended to shake up traditional procurement methods, the state of Ohio is outlining specific problems it intends to tackle across all of its agencies and departments.
Port of Entry computer outage left travelers at the mercy of long lines and manual intake procedures Jan. 2.
Artificial intelligence promises to shake up the economy. The White House released a report to help public officials prepare for the next great disruption.
The tech collaborative's new building will expand the community center's presence in New York.
James Collins will continue to serve as the state CIO under its new gubernatorial leadership.
Numbers from the company's year-end review.
In a questionnaire, Chao outlines the challenges that face transportation planning for the next administration.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum recently announced some changes to the C-suite in Bismarck.
Charges have been brought against a suspect for launching a phishing attack that potentially made personal information of more than 750,000 individuals vulnerable.
On its mission to become the nation's first smart state, Illinois held its second workshop solidifying goals and project leads.
Open government advocate Sunlight Foundation will continue with its former interim executive director at the helm, a new deputy director and some staff departures.
The market research firm Onvia doesn't expect the next president to change much for the government technology business — at least not immediately.
Nashville, Tenn.'s new chief strategy officer will work to further the city's goals of citizen-centric government and transparency in the coming fiscal year.
In citing the enormous potential for saving human lives, the U.S. Department of Transportation is opening up the floor to public comment on a rule mandating new vehicles be outfitted with vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology.
Michigan hopes to regain its throne atop the automotive world with relaxing rules on the operation of autonomous vehicles on state roads.
The investigation and subsequent report are not meant to undermine the integrity of the election results, but to gather information in order to bolster cybersecurity.
Answer: by driving a semi-truck full of data storage devices from your data center to theirs
In what some have dubbed a shocking announcement, the tech powerhouse discloses its plans to power itself using 100 percent renewable energy.
Answer: they are all trending foods of December
Answer: by acquiring an AI startup
Boston.gov will now be home to the official record for the city's public meetings, hearings and notices.
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Apple admitted its interest in highly automated vehicles and noted a few concerns regarding the proposed regulations.
Answer: by flying drones through streets
Washington, D.C., has recently become home to a new kind of sustainable energy.
Officials also announced that private organizations will seize on the program's progress with new steps to meet the scale of the opportunity.
Members of the advisory council — which will help guide the organization and the partnerships it creates between universities and cities — represent industry, academia and local government.
Answer: out of fear of censorship under the Trump administration
Take a look at the driverless car in action.
SF Muni was infected with ransomware, prompting the agency to turn off ticket machines and faregates to minimize any potential risk or inconvenience to Muni customers.
More than 800,000 Californians used the new features enabled by the database, the Secretary of State said.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released a set of voluntary guidelines to quell the rise of distracted driving.
Answer: a pet DNA database
The proposed regulations could lead to the proliferation of high-speed trains in the United States.
Live video streaming will soon be a feature available to all Instagram users.
State CIOs have indicated what they will focus on in the coming year.
The partnership seeks to unlock the power of big data at one of the largest ports in the world, and demonstrate how digital can enhance and improve operations.
The new app is set to launch in Germany next month.
Our infographic highlights key findings about how cities are using IT as well as where efforts are headed next.
During a Veteran’s Day ceremony, the governor announced Cyber Vets Virginia, a training-based initiative focused on filling the state’s some 17,000 vacant technology jobs.
The trains convert hydrogen into an electric power source for the locomotives.
As with Brexit, there are many concerns surrounding what effect Trump will have on majorly progressive industries, such as the technology industry.
Many cybersecurity officials have warned about Internet of Things vulnerabilities, but researchers have demonstrated one particular weakness — and proved it with drones.
The charging networks will place stations 50 miles apart, potentially allowing electric vehicle owners to take long road trips.
NCDOT says it may be first state transit agency to ink a transit tech partnership.
The U.S. Department of Energy is issuing grants to 10 projects as a part of its Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program.
Answer: the Information Network of Arkansas (INA)
The White House recently broke down how the reins for social media accounts will be passed on to the next president.
Robert Schmidt, chief of the state's Office of Technology Services, announced on Oct. 31 that he will retire in early 2017.
The challenge announcement follows legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in late September of this year, which directed the California Department of Water Resources and partnering state agencies to create a statewide water data platform.
The FBI announced it would be reviewing the significance of newly discovered emails in the Hillary Clinton case.
Google's Access has announced the discontinuation of efforts to bring its fiber network to new cities. The redirect comes with job losses and the resignation of the division's CEO.
The proposed guidance asks agencies to develop and implement targeted modernization plans for specific high-risk, high-priority systems, and to do so in four phases.
Rob Cook, former vice president of software development for Pixar, will help drive new and emerging technologies at the federal level.
San Antonio CTO Hugh Miller will be leaving public service at the end of the week, according to an internal city memo.
Aaron Ogle has agreed to work with the OpenGov Foundation and lead its product design team.
According to reports, multiple sites have been hit by a cyberattack resulting in crashes and extremely slow load times.
According to a recently granted patent, police officers could be equipped with voice-activated drones small enough to perch on their shoulders.
The cities and counties will work together to create policies, pilot emerging technology and share insights to improve transportation in local government.
Carr will assume the role chief information technology officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in mid-November.
A living document could spread 18F's knowledge beyond just the federal government.
After its controversial "free Internet" program was shut down in India, the social giant hopes to leverage its position in the tech community to offer rural U.S. residents some form of connection.
Aaron Snow, who's been there since the beginning, is moving on.
The goal of the "Meet the Threat" initiative is to best position all states and territories to meet the cyberthreat.
According to a recent report, data from connected cars could be a $750 billion market.
The state is moving toward a future where cars can operate without humans.
The administration's high-tech initiatives keep growing.
Sen. Charles Schumer points to limited features of federal alert system as being out of date.
AT&T claims a new ordinance essentially allows other companies to “seize, alter or relocate AT&T property without the company’s consent.”
Every two years, states are graded on how well they use technology. Our infographic outlines key findings from the 2016 survey.
Cevetello comes to the city with more than 20 years of experience in research, and creation and implementation of technology, outreach and learning.
New legislation hopes to make elections more secure by making them less electronic.
Decline in funding and the absence of a leader have the open government advocacy nonprofit searching for new partners and a new identity.
KentuckyWired will consist of more than 3,000 miles of fiber-optic cable and more than 1,000 sites that will be connectivity points in communities.
The project marks the largest IT undertaking in the state, and was focused on replacing a network of decades-old systems with the assistance of information technology contractor Deloitte.
Reports suggest that Flint Waters, Wyoming CIO, is joining tech behemoth Google.
The first carbon trading scheme in the U.S. is now a decade old. Here are some of the things it's done.
Talk about unintended consequences.
A new business coalition is shooting to prepare Tokyo — the world's largest metropolitan area — for self-driving cars by the time of the next Summer Olympic Games.
Following a recent legal battle between the Boston police union and the city, the department’s body camera program will launch as early as next week.
Public-sector portals may be following the design trend of less is more, but back-end processes are becoming increasingly complex.
Gregory Touhill, a retired brigadier general and deputy assistant secretary of cybersecurity and communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been named as the first federal CISO.
Oregon is the fourth state to give its police access to AWS Cloud.
Gov. Scott Walker has announced the revamped deal for the statewide BadgerNet Converged Network that should increase Internet speeds and lower costs.
The new festival, called South by South Lawn, is intended to serve as a platform for the nation's foremost innovators and creators.
On Sept. 6, David De Vries, deputy CIO for the Department of Defense, was named the department's new CIO.
The National League of Cities recommends that cities guard against reckless and privacy-violating use of drones.
The map pulls together information on transit routes, stops and schedules.
The Alphabet company will help users throughout the San Francisco Bay Area find rides to and from work.
The transit-elevated bus takes public transit above the street.
The project is in its early stages, but it's promising big things for the future.
The practice is controversial, widely used and very important to the future of solar power.
The state's health information exchange is seeking the certification to ensure that clinical information is protected, but not all stakeholders feel it's worth the effort.
Replacements for Chief Innovation Officer Ted Smith and Theresa Reno-Weber, the city’s chief of performance and technology, have already been named.
During a kickoff ceremony at the Google Fiber Space, company officials announced that a large portion of the city would have access to both residential and small commercial services effective 9 a.m., Aug. 24.
The First Responder Network Authority announced the reappointment of three board members to an additional three-year term.
The company is looking to move ground-bound transportation into the sky.
Smartphones are everywhere, but reception isn't.
The company plans to offer free rides to customers in downtown Pittsburgh using vehicles retrofitted to drive themselves.
The new "Chief of Information Assurance” will be responsible for proactively identifying, protecting, detecting, reacting and recovering from advanced cyberthreats.
The company wants to offer cars that can operate without a human for ride-hailing within five years.
Systems connected: Planning and development, energy utilities, public works.
The city of Centennial, Colo., hopes to connect more residents to the larger Denver area by helping them get to light rail more efficiently.
Department of Energy-funded programs are looking to improve on both range and charging time for electric vehicles.
The state is putting a lot of money and resources toward a small-town facility that will play host to futuristic cars.
Founded in March of 2014, 18F is a federal digital consultancy that helps other agencies buy, build and share modern software using agile development and human-centered design.
According to an official blog post introducing the new official, Krucoff will lead a team of 26 employees who worked together previously in an unofficial capacity as they were spread across the enterprise.
These two high-profile job changes come during a string of departures under Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The Obama administration has announced a series of government and industry initiatives to accelerate deployment of unmanned aircraft systems.
Sacramento, Calif.'s interim chief innovation officer reflects on what's next for government innovation.
The General Services Administration announced a new initiative to streamline data centers throughout the federal government.
After just a little over a year with the department, Tyrone Grandison announced he's moving on to new things.
The city is setting up collection stations downtown to give cigarettes a second life.
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a partnership with drone makers to keep the unmanned systems out of hazardous wildfire areas.
Insights into this year’s Digital Counties Survey highlight how IT is used to support and provide public service.
The automaker has begun testing a self-driving bus in the Netherlands.
The inaugural Hawaii Annual Code Challenge will combine state resources with coders to help solve problems.
A brief explanation of what energy storage is and how it works.
Elon Musk has revealed that he wants Tesla Motors to develop electric, connected, self-driving transit vehicles in the future.
The city’s inaugural CDO, Jessica Singleton, helped transform NYC into one of the hottest tech scenes in the world.
The city's five-year plan involves a lot of tech.
The city's office of Information Technology Services confirmed on July 15 that Cotton has officially retired as of July 2016.
The bipartisan Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act introduced in the House of Representatives aims to keep used electronics “out of the hands of counterfeiters and data thieves.”
San Francisco has banned the product in the hopes that it will help solve problems in several areas.
Facebook live streaming feature captures the moments before, during and after a shooting in Norfolk, Va., July 12.
Systems connected: Mobility, infrastructure, city planning, data, taxation
The National Association of City Transportation Officials' recent statement on automated driving reflects one tech giant's sentiments that driving is better left to machines.
A new data set joins public-private partnerships aimed at mobilizing the commonwealth's workforce.
Autonomous deliveries of food and parcels will be one step closer as Starship Technologies has agreed to partnerships in the UK, Germany and Switzerland.
The state energy provider will also be required to invest in “energy transformation” projects to directly reduce fossil fuel consumption.
The federal government innovation group 18F has hired the Sunlight Foundation's senior technology adviser to further its open data work.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke to a crowd at the National Transportation Systems Center about the department's Beyond Traffic program, urging attendees to start taking on their responsibility in planning for the future.
Chrousos will depart on maternity leave on July 15, and then return to the private sector.
Tesla Motors said a May accident represents the first known fatality while one of its cars was driving in Autopilot mode.
Systems connected: Transportation, energy, economic development, health care, inter-city collaboration
Systems connected: Public transit, autonomous vehicles
The automotive center of America is working out the kinks to ready the country’s infrastructure before self-driving cars roll out nationwide.
Systems connected: Transportation, disability services, public works
The Federal Aviation Administration released federal operational rules for commercial drones, but has opted to let state and local regulations have the final say.
Columbus, Ohio, has won the Smart City Challenge, but the other cities who made it to the final round will get some help implementing their plans too.
The city will get more than $100 million in government and private-sector money to implement high-tech, futuristic transportation ideas.
A project out of Seattle is looking to make the daily grind easier for the people who have a tougher time moving about ever-changing cities.
The self-proclaimed capital of Silicon Valley has hired Rob Lloyd, former CIO of Avondale, Ariz., to lead its IT department.
Gov. Chris Christie has called on security specialist Dave Weinstein to spearhead improvements to cybersecurity and innovation in the state.
Boston Analytics Manager Kelly Jin is returning to federal service in a yet-to-be-named data science position, continuing a stream of IT hires by the White House.
Colorado is the most recent state to pen an agreement with Amazon Web Services for access to criminal justice cloud technology.
President Obama is looking for ways to cut energy use and help integrate renewable energy onto the power grid.
US Ignite has created a network of 15 communities that will partner to provide gigabit-scale solutions to municipal problems.
State and local governments are projected to spend nearly $100 billion on IT this year. Here’s a look at where that money is being invested.
Bloomberg Philanthropies data initiative What Works Cities announces its next 12 cities along with an urban innovation toolkit.
The telecommunications giant is one of many tech firms to offer its services to the winner of the competition.
Following one of the largest data breaches on record, the Office of Personnel Management hires a chief information security officer.
The vetoed legislation could have landed non-compliant technology executives in jail.
The department is in the midst of testing various connected vehicle pilots in Florida, New York and Wyoming. Now, the department has published a library of technical assistance available through the program.
More than 100 civic hacking events are set to go off around the country in an effort to solve community problems with open data.
A state legislation package is aiming to clear hurdles obstructing the development of autonomous vehicles.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder qualified his statement that Snowden had done a public service by saying the way Snowden went about the revelation was inappropriate and damaging to national security.
A new mass transit vehicle that cars on the road can drive through is scheduled to hit Chinese transit later this year.
Under the terms of an enterprise memorandum of understanding, the agencies will have better delivery of customer-centric services, be better able to make strategic decisions and policies, and will improve organizational efficiencies.
Google plans to use the facility in the auto industry's backyard to work on self-driving minivans.
Businesses in central Ohio would pitch in another $90 million if the city won the Smart City Challenge.
Other countries, like Japan and Mexico, rely on earthquake early warning systems, but the United States — namely California — has been slower to fully fund and adopt the potentially life-saving technology.
The partnership with roughly 150 private-sector employers is also helping to give job seekers a leg up in their career search.
The company joins Lyft, Google and others in the race to develop the technology that will allow humans to let go of the wheel.
Users who haven't changed their passwords since the 2012 breach could soon find their accounts compromised.
The Alphabet-owned company is piloting a carpool-enabling app for Silicon Valley commuters.
NextEnergy is calling for solutions to urban problems, just as urban governments are looking for them.
The companies plan to test self-driving taxis as part of a race to get automated vehicles on the road.
A new report from Deloitte identifies key trends likely to re-imagine the public sector market in the near future.
There's a lot of work to be done before solar power can go mainstream, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
In a bid to highlight its cloud services to governments, Amazon is offering $250,000 in service credits to the cities and companies with innovative cloud projects.
Washington, D.C.’s first director of technology innovation is leaving local government and making his way to the Office of Management and Budget.
The consortium will advocate for autonomous vehicles as federal and state regulators develop rules.
As of Thursday, Uber has closed two long-running class action lawsuits and is set to pay out $100 million in settlements.
The company's subsidiary Sidewalk Labs may or may not be meeting with Alphabet leadership soon to discuss such a project.
The Federal Highway Administration is calling on state and local transportation agencies to work together on a new data-reporting initiative.
The Obama administration asks the Federal Communications Commission to open up cable box production to the tech industry.
Earth's resources are dwindling, but the world could build an alternative energy network within 30 years, according to China's biggest power company.
Odysseus Marcopolus will fill the shoes of the state's chief information officer until a permanent replacement is located.
MIT Media Lab and tech companies Deloitte and Datawheel have released Data USA, an open source platform promoted as the “the most comprehensive website and visualization engine” ever created for U.S. government data.
City officials host more than 60 events to harness support from community groups and citizens for citywide civic innovation strategy.
The company's new electric car has the same safety-oriented automated driving features as previous Tesla models, but is far cheaper.
The money will go toward low- or no-emission buses for public agencies.
Systems connected: Data collection, alternative fuel vehicles, budgeting
The automaker threw some ideas against the wall in expectation of the automobile's central role in future society.
Systems connected: Higher education, data collection, stormwater management, air quality
Systems connected: Transportation, cybersecurity, privacy
By offering a program that provides volume pricing on both solar panels and electric cars, local government can help customers buy more of each, according to a new study out of Colorado.
IRS2Go proves useful to taxpayers looking for refund answers and assistance in tax filing.
Akamai's State of the Internet Report breaks down the state of broadband connectivity, connectivity speeds and mobile access.
The most recent data from the Energy Information Administration shows ever-increasing energy efficiency in commercial buildings. And there are indications that the trend will continue.
Texas Department of Information Resources appoints former interim CIO Todd Kimbriel as CIO after more than a year of searching.
The technology enables a self-driving vehicle to enter a more cautious state when it detects a school bus.
Mark Nunnelly will begin as the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology's executive director on April 4 and will report directly to the governor.
Legislation in the Assembly would require the state's regulators to listen to the federal government when it comes to autonomous vehicle policy.
The Eagle-360 tire could grip the road better, allow for precision movements and maximize tire lifespan, according to Goodyear.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced seven finalists for its Smart City Challenge, which comes with a $50 million prize.
The department is working to bring some stability to the rapidly evolving field of autonomous vehicle technology.
While participating in a program designed to replace California's gasoline tax, drivers might get access to vehicle data usually offered to fleet managers.
The network has released details of several technology- and data-focused projects bubbling up through partnerships between cities and universities across the country. Here's a look at seven of them.
The fast-growing and prolific bamboo plant has some in the construction industry wondering if its high-tensile strength and resilient nature make it a perfect fit for more sustainable building.
A California transit authority is incentivizing passengers enrolled in a pilot project this spring.
A hackathon in Washington, D.C., led to the creation of several apps that aim to make transportation easier for low-income families.
A new survey notes that while data breach incidents continue to soar, 80 percent of government officials and their staff don't know if their state has a cyber emergency incident plan in place.
The U.S. Army is moving forward with plans to test an autonomous convoy on Michigan’s Interstate 69 this summer.
Lawmakers passed a bill that would eliminate coal-fired power production in the state by 2030 and require 50 percent renewable energy production by 2040.
New processes and products drive innovation forward in the energy and water industries.
A bill from a bipartisan group of senators would charge the Federal Communications Commission with the task of encouraging growth in the Internet of Things field.
Consumers and government are fueling demand for vehicles that can self-park, assist with safe driving and integrate more closely with smartphones.
The company said it will improve its self-driving software in response to a crash one of its autonomous vehicles got into on Feb. 14.
A 110-megawatt project in Nevada will provide solar-powered electricity throughout the night with a fully integrated storage system.
The Texas Department of Information Resources board has voted to appoint Stacey Napier its executive director.
State IT procurement is broken, says the organization. Here are five ways to fix it.
The federal digital service 18F is testing a new platform for small purchase coding projects by startups and technologists.
An estimated 1 trillion gigabytes of global IP traffic in 2016 will fuel new threats and opportunities for the public sector.
By connecting the power supply system to wastewater, transportation and heating and air systems, one professor is arguing that a clean infrastructure portfolio is more achievable.
Since 2012, businesses and government agencies have been required to report data breaches affecting more than 500 Californians to the Attorney General's Office. More than 650 breach incidents have been sent in during the past four years.
Twitter’s consistent suspension of English-speaking, Islamic State-sympathetic accounts between August and September of 2015 resulted in substantial disruption.
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have announced a method for accurately tracking an object's location within a centimeter using GPS.
The company has won protection for the concept of using its autonomous vehicle technology, currently under development, to deliver packages to customers in the future.
Boston's principal data scientist announced a move to MassIT and hinted at a transformation of his past work into something grander.
Though the U.S. Department of Transportation isn't releasing details of any of the 77 applications it's received for its Smart City Challenge until March 12, city officials have divulged pieces of their plans to local media outlets across the country.
The Washington State Health Care Authority reported that two employees exchanged files containing Social Security numbers and personal health information in violation of federal regulations.
The Obama administration outlined the need for an increased emphasis on cybersecurity given rising threat levels and a need to adapt to the rapidly changing environment.
In two days, contact information of about 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 DHS employees was published.
Version 3 of the New York State Council on the Arts' interactive map brings cohesion to what is otherwise an overwhelming number of projects and exhibits.
Cities large and small from across the country have submitted applications for the $50 million contest.
The company is looking to gain an edge in developing the first commercial flying car, so it hired an engineer who first theorized the potential of vertical takeoff and landing of vehicles.
The social media giant announced that since it began targeting users threatening or promoting terrorist activities in mid-2015, it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts .
Allison will continue to lead the state’s effort to mature its recently reinstated tech agency and overcome what he called the state’s “sins of the past.”
Urban Engines recently announced partnerships with several organizations, including the agency that runs trains in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Goals for the office are that by 2020, the vehicles are used as main public transport, and for the costs of such vehicles to be competitive with and available to the mainstream public.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants the state to be on the cutting edge of transportation and is dedicating a sizable portion of the budget to do so.
The new wording of the Lyft driver agreement will make it harder for the company to fire its drivers anywhere in the country, but does not classify the drivers as employees.
A global research firm predicts that energy storage, which supports renewable electricity as a resource, will double worldwide in 2016.
This new program offered through the Environmental Protection Agency will lend broadband expertise to small and rural communities.
Microsoft Philanthropies announces a three-year program to put analytics and cloud computing into the hands of 70,000 academic, nonprofit and eventually government partners.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power wants to eliminate coal as a means of producing electricity within the next 10 to 15 years.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has released a report detailing infrastructure shortcomings in the nation's capital, noting particular problems with levees, public transit and roads.
Emil Jacobs' "cTrain" idea involves trains that travel both above and below a single track and increase car supply based on demand.
The First Responder Network Authority is looking for a vendor for its nationwide public safety network.
The company has launched a third-party application in New York City that allows people to hail rides for others.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement signals a support for fully autonomous vehicles that was lacking in a regulatory announcement last month from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
The automaker plans to test a program at three dealerships in Austin, Texas, where groups can jointly lease a vehicle — an idea that strikes at the heart of a few futuristic transportation trends.
The controversial decision is estimated to cost the state a minimum of $23 million.
Rhode Island's first chief innovation officer, Richard Culatta, brings decades of experience innovating in the education sector.
The ride-sharing company has partnered with TransLoc to offer a smartphone application that integrates its services with public transit.
The position will be held by Candace Faber, who's led such hackathons as the city's Hack the Commute event last March.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters last week that he plans on giving guidance on how his department will approach autonomous vehicles, but isn't working on plans to regulate them.
The committee is composed of representatives from local governments, researchers from academia and industry experts.
Mobileye has become the second private company to add perks to the ultimate prize the U.S. Department of Transportation plans to award to the winner of its "Smart City Challenge."
After 16 months with the organization, Executive Director Chris Gates said it's time for a new challenge.
Digital collections are growing in substance as public institutions, like the New York Public Library, digitize more and more of their inventory.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recently named two new ways the state will protect its systems and the data of its citizens.
Audi will begin testing self-driving cars at a California racetrack, while Ford is tripling its autonomous vehicle fleet.
The telecommunications provider announced several new Internet of Things initiatives aimed at government, transportation, developers and other commercial customers on Tuesday.
The map shows citizens weather information, sandbag availability, power outage statuses and more.
Kentucky's CIO resigned last month following Matt Bevin's ascension to governor two weeks prior, and Jim Barnhart has been promoted from deputy to acting commissioner of the Commonwealth Office of Technology.
The latest iteration of White House visitation records puts the cumulative total at more than 5 million visitor names published over the last 6 years.
General Motors will lend its expertise in developing autonomous vehicle technology to Lyft, which hopes to put a fleet of on-demand, self-driving cars on the road within the next decade.
After four-and-a-half years with the city, Ebeid has left for a position in the private sector.
A computational error is believed to be responsible for the early release of inmates from the Washington state Department of Corrections.
The U.S. Department of Energy wants rooftop air conditioning units to run more efficiently, saving millions of tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere in the process.
A new report concludes that app-driven transportation companies like Uber and Lyft are having an increasing impact on society and therefore need greater consideration and oversight by their governments.
Choosing the best tool for the job requires leaving all options on the table for many city planners.
Siemens has worked in Ann Arbor for a decade testing out connected vehicle technology, and will now set up its Center of Excellence for Intelligent Traffic Technology in the city.
The new rules will take effect Dec. 21 and will apply to all drones weighing between a half-pound and 55 pounds — generally considered to be hobby drones.
A 2013 lawsuit just opened up to 160,000 Uber drivers. Here's why that matters.
The California Department of Technology on Thursday morning officially launched a pilot program to rate IT vendors to increase performance and accountability in state technology projects.
The new website is “designed to improve the experience of businesses selling products and services to the state of California” and replaces the previous system known as BidSync.
Following recent terrorist attacks in Europe and the United States and a new focus on how the Internet is being used to coordinate among radical groups, lawmakers have introduced a bill to require the reporting of terrorist activities by social media networks.
After bipartisan support from the Senate, legislation that replaces President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act is expected to be signed into law by President Obama later this month.
The website offers a map showing Internet speeds by area.
A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality shares a detailed analysis of policies enacted at the state level that impact teacher effectiveness.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is offering $40 million in funding for data-driven transportation projects.
The U.S. capital's latest renewable energy arrangement comes after a wind power purchase in July.
A group of investor-owned utilities wants to enact a plan to save nearly 3 percent of retail-sold electricity per year.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have estimated that the availability of fully autonomous cars would increase the number of drivers on the road.
The state Department of Transportation has decided to focus on existing roads instead of expansions, citing research that shows increasing the number of lanes only adds more traffic.
Google has secured a patent to help its autonomous vehicles bridge the communications gap with pedestrians.
Though the city and vendors disagree on reasons for problems, a company executive says her team is focused on working with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection so its portion of the project is a success.
Expensive, inaccessible and bad for competition make California's high-speed rail plan a dud, according to a U.C. Santa Barbara economics professor.
The California Department of Water Resources is launching a series of new boundaries that are easily accessible through a new Web portal.
Hoboken, N.J., is planning a microgrid, powered by natural gas and renewable energy, to help keep the power on for emergency responders and some citizens.
Speakers at the Los Angeles Auto Show said they believe that as vehicles learn to drive themselves, fewer people will own cars.
It's back to consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers for Chris Estes, the North Carolina CIO of nearly three years.
The Toyota i-Road is a three-wheel, low-speed vehicle that the company wants to find uses for in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A partner at the design consultancy IDEO has predicted that self-driving cars will lead to revolutions in car design, which could lead to new players in the auto industry.
The U.S. Department of Energy has highlighted several green technologies ahead of the country's participation in climate talks in Paris this December.
A handful of local governments were recognized for their innovative uses of cloud-based solutions and tools.
Designers of the Tucannon River Wind Farm bought local materials, minimized concrete use and chose turbine locations carefully in order to reduce the project's impact.
A recently awarded Department of Homeland Security contract for wearable, passive detection technology could soon result in better protection against nuclear and radiological threats at sea and land ports across the country.
After a few years of searching for the right CISO, Illinois' technology office is confident in its choice.
The new chief information officer, who replaces former CIO Gail Roper, is set to begin in early 2016.
Voters in the Lone Star State approved Proposition 7, setting aside more money for infrastructure projects in the future.
Government officials aiming to promote transparency and accountability have at their disposal a tool that becomes increasingly legitimate with each new project.
Peer-to-peer cybersecurity threat intelligence exchanges are becoming more popular among IT professionals, a recent survey found.
Charles T. Thompson held the CIO position in Houston since 2012.
The proposed project would treat sewage water and bring it up to drinking quality standards.
The Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan (CSIP) is the latest addition to the Obama administration's larger efforts to combat cyber threats.
The Federal Aviation Administration hopes to begin registering hobby drones as retailers ramp up for mounting sales of the aircraft during the holiday season.
Some Republicans aren't happy about the new emissions regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, but California Gov. Jerry Brown won't budge.
With no legal framework regulating the exchange of personal information across shores, the U.S. and the European Union hash out the details of a new plan.
Morgan Reed, former Expedia executive, takes Arizona's top technology spot.
The track will test out technology that proponents hope will provide an alternative to air travel.
If one Southern California developer's big promises come to be, Lilac Hills Ranch will be the first community in the nation to offer its citizens a private vehicle network where self-driving cars would be summoned via an app.
Green investments can save money, but appraisers often don't take into account their full value when assessing buildings, a pair of reports from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab asserts.
The city plans to mount sensors on public infrastructure as a tool for attracting business and gathering data for city employees.
Safer roads mean fewer accidents, fewer accidents means lower premiums.
Juneau, Alaska, city officials and commerce partners want electric buses shuttling tourists to its local glacier and electric boats taking them whale watching.
Google has been allowing people to see a 'street view' of California State Parks in a partnership with the state to spur tourism, and released another batch of tours.
The state will pay less for customers' unused solar power, but a green energy advocacy institute says that presents an opportunity for people to use as much of their own power as possible instead of sending it back to the grid.
After a decade overseeing technology in Missouri, Tim Robyn will move on.
Free speech trumps the protection of voting integrity in a recent judicial ruling.
Connected vehicles and infrastructure promise to transform the urban landscape, but not before cities address the costs, management challenges and public concerns with the technology.
The new policy will provide alerts to platform users believed to be targeted by hackers after personal information.
Mark VanOrden is on his way out and Mike Hussey, one time winner of the Governor's Award for Excellence in Outstanding Public Service, will replace him.
The automaker will introduce updates to its Cadillac line and begin testing fully autonomous Chevrolet Volts at a company facility in Michigan in 2016.
Pacific Gas & Electric, which serves much of California, hopes to cut carbon emissions and its own fuel bill by purchasing more electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.
Gov. Bill Walker says the state needs money to help coastal villages. But most of Alaska's budget comes from oil.
The car can't do everything by itself, but it has the ability to take on some aspects of driving via a software update available as of Thursday morning.
Mayor Ed Lee urged residents to use the city's 311 application to report those who appear to be in need of “well-being checks.”
UberRUSH has been rolled out to a few merchants in three cities with plans to expand to more stores in more locations.
The automaker is looking toward hydrogen fuel cells and hybrids, not electric, as the future of low-carbon driving.
The national market for environmentally friendly infrastructure is rapidly growing, and LEED hones in on building practices that support areas of human and environmental health.
Alongside a trend of delivery services switching to low-carbon fuel sources, UPS has built up a fleet of electric, natural gas and other alternative-fuel vehicles.
The social media titan announced staff eliminations for “smaller and nimbler team.”
With EMC a majority shareholder in VMWare and the new combined company being privately held, the deal would position Dell to make longer-term investments and shift its product-line toward software and storage-based solutions.
Twenty organizations have come together to push development of services that will make multimodal and individualized transportation easier for travelers to use.
The signing of a new privacy bill was celebrated by privacy advocates and major technology companies alike.
If something goes wrong in self-driving mode, Volvo is the first company promising to assume liability.
A new power conversion system that feeds on water treatment byproduct is expected to save tens of millions annually from savings on chemicals, trucking and power produced.
Two EZ10 "Shared Driverless Vehicles" should be cruising about the Bishop Ranch business park in San Ramon by next summer.
The map shows the likelihood an area will burn sometime during the next few decades.
During Baltzell's time leading IT for the state, he helped to improve Indiana's infant mortality and child fatality rates using data analytics, and worked to launch open data-based innovation initiatives.
Deloitte's Amsterdam office is so efficient it produces more power than it uses — and an app connects employees with the space they work in.
Sivak will serve as an entrepreneur-in-residence for the foundation, where he help to fulfill its mission of building a Culture of Health.
The presidents of both countries announced Friday that they will create a cap-and-trade program, tighten green energy standards and target the trucking industry in order to cut emissions during the next 10 years.
Jeff Mowry resigns to reboot his career in Detroit’s automotive industry.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is calling on researchers to consider the ways utility savings lead to job growth even after a project is done.
Republican presidential candidate hopeful Donald Trump may not have earned the best reviews for his recent performance on CNN's Republican debate, but his website is the fastest of his contemporaries.
Brewer, who worked to better connect technology and innovation to government, was killed Saturday during a charity cycling event in Maryland.
By focusing on patent filings and academic research, the news organization compiled a list of the world's most influential and innovative learning institutions.
On-the-go sensor technology is the latest way to examine airborne pollutants and what they mean for cities and residents.
The office of Gov. Jerry Brown is building a partnership with the Japanese government’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization.
To respect the privacy of victims of violence, the mayor of D.C. proposed denying public access to a broad section of police body camera video.
For now, drone hobbyists in California can continue flying low over private property without permission.
Territories promote private and public solar energy through policy and practice.
Energy facility marks the biggest federal investment in renewable energy infrastructure to date.
The state has consolidated 20 agency data centers — out of an eventual 50 — into a co-located facility at the State University of New York’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
Human services agencies that go digital can become more proactive and citizen-centered.
Nearly 60 rules outlined for standardizing publication of federal spending data.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has tasked Jason Hardebeck with implementing the city's new broadband plan.
The partnership is meant to drive enhanced IT integration and management throughout the state.
After three and a half years, Jacksonville, Fla., CIO Usha Mohan steps down after mayoral change.
Americans love excess and the personal comfort created by a blasting air conditioning unit is no exception. The Rocky Mountain Institute hopes to change the culture without reducing comfort with its new Innovation Center.
The office upgraded one of its new urban mechanics to co-chair, a replacement to Chris Osgood, the city's soon-to-be chief of streets.
Using a dating website isn't a crime, even one like Ashley Madison, but more than 15,000 military and government employees will have at least some explaining to do.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has delayed hand-off of the Internet domain name system for at least one year.
Upper management of the beleaguered FirstNet gets a revamp: two new positions and one new hire.
President Obama has signed an executive order to make the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program long term with the hope of bolstering federal tech initiatives.
Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., is expected to cut energy consumption by 40 percent upon the 2017 completion of a 15-year retrofitting project.
Students, employees and victims offered new safeguards for personal data and rights.
More than $7.1 million in federal grants will be given to “cutting edge safety improvement projects” in eight states and National Park territory.
Computer science and engineering teams will try to keep the peace in violent hot spots around the world.
A report ordered by the Maine Legislature may have raised more questions than it answered about how the state should proceed with solar.
State CIO Tom Baden says most systems will live in some form of cloud.
The state is on its way to weaning off an 80 percent reliance on nonrenewable energy sources.
The city is transitioning from one provider to another, and part of that move includes pulling help desk and desk-side support functions back in-house.
The three-year data initiative designed to help 100 cities with their community improvement projects has its first eight participants.
The White House unveiled a new standard that gives states two years to update their energy and pollution policies.
The Department of Technology and California’s Save Our Water public education program partnered to develop and launch the mobile-optimized website SaveWater.ca.gov.
Serving in an interim capacity since Steve Reneker's departure earlier this year, Ted Ross will, pending city council approval, become his permanent replacement.
Though the industry won’t be impacted “significantly” for at least a decade, the landscape will begin to shift dramatically after that.
There's a lot of room for improvement in the world's transportation infrastructure, and using big data is one way to close the gap.
From sci-fi movies to modern-day reality, technologists warn against a possibility of an arms war in artificial intelligence.
Gov. Sam Brownback looks to the private sector to fill the state's top technology position.
State CIO Tom Baden talks about workforce retirement, recruitment and realignment.
Five institutions in Salt Lake City were recognized by the city as part of this year's Project Skyline Mayor’s Challenge Awards.
Arid California is home to some 800 data centers, many of which consume millions of gallons of water each year.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority hosts the three-month challenge to hunt for new transit tech beyond the all-too popular trip planners.
The U.S. is one of the world leaders in carbon emissions, but a new report shows a trend toward a sustainable future.
New transparency measures, including the creation of a public records advocate position, demonstrate the city's commitment to honesty and accountability.
In the name of fighting terrorism in the UK, messaging apps that use end-to-end encryption and do not allow the government to view the data being sent may soon be banned.
This year's Digital Counties survey offers some telling insights into the state of technology in America's counties.
A 2,100-acre stadium will be used to test technologies like self-driving vehicles, interconnected vehicles and smart city infrastructure.
Michelle Gore took over in June as CDO for the state.
After a massive leak of sensitive data, President Obama said the Office of Personnel Management needs new leadership.
The Texas Workforce Commission is beefing up its data analytics tools by pulling data from other state agencies.
After 18 months as state CIO, Bill Oates is moving on.
Although it’s still an important transparency tool, the portal now supports a thriving civic hacking community
Open data can have a direct impact on internal government operations — Texas' Janet Gilmore explains how.
Are we parsing data — big, open, raw, refined — at the risk of losing sight of the forest for the trees?
A combination of open data and big data ultimately will help state agencies.
County CIO Tanya Acevedo discusses making greater use of predictive analytics to help the county anticipate service demands so it can respond more quickly and effectively.
Some doctors might not be able to use the new prescription drug tracking system to be released July 1.
Watson was recognized for his contributions to public data and technology programs that advance transparency and citizen engagement.
Amazon Web Services wants to see governments innovating in the cloud, and this summer they're recognizing the best.
The Los Angeles Police Department has lost its bid to demand lodging information after practice is declared unconstitutional.
Three new tech officials — Michael Otsuji, Jim Miwa and Mark Choi — have been appointed to Hawaii's IT leadership team.
For all the technological challenges, experts can't agree as to whether self-driving vehicles are just around the bend, or light years away.
New market analysis shows that tech companies pushing smart home devices like connected thermostats and light bulbs have some work to do before interest expands beyond early adopters.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released a draft of her Smarter City Task Force Report, which says the city must continue to innovate by taking greater advantage of technology to fuel new growth.
Tech upstarts have a new shot at greatness in New York state.
The number of self-driving vehicles on Californian roadways is growing fast, with issues of safety and morality in tow.
Some smart city ideas have taken a wrong turn, too often emphasizing expensive hardware rather than cheaper solutions using the Internet.
The Interactive Media Awards (IMA) only recognized one government website, and that one belongs to Hawaii.
The city's effort will make sure all social media is publicly available and easily accessible for citizens.
The $200,000 grant will help the cities use a combination of civic tech and data to improve the lives of low-income residents.
Jeff Baer has been chosen to lead the city's Bureau of Technology Services.
New research shared by Google last month shows how barriers to market, like expensive LIDAR components, could soon be eliminated.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission announced that it's seeking public input as the state plans to build a 200-mile section of Interstate 70 into a cutting-edge example of transportation technology.
Public officials are finding that to encourage EV use, government needs to step in.
Joining California, Nevada, Michigan, Florida and Washington, D.C., Virginia will become the newest addition to the self-driving vehicle club.
After 14 years at the Pew Research Center, Susannah Fox will lead technology efforts for the nation's federal health department.
Green leases have the potential to save American business billions, so the federal government is highlighting those who lead the way.
Sastokas has gained recognition in other cities for his contributions to public technology and will now try his hand in Long Beach.
Sam Nixon's replacement is Nelson Moe, a military veteran, network engineer and former House of Representatives CIO.
Uber is researching new vehicle tech at its Advanced Technologies Center, and one development was recently seen cruising around the city.
After nine years as Raleigh’s tech czar, Roper is leaving the city to direct technology strategy for a private company in Florida.
Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order establishing the new office, designating it as a central hub for analyzing threats and sharing information.
A new report has found that mayors and local lawmakers in America’s largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses, but some are doing more than others.
America's president carved out his own space in social media.
On the tail end of riots, protests and public disquiet surrounding police conduct, the president announced a new program that pits data against one of America's hottest issues.
NIC subsidiary Arkansas Information Consortium reworked its Gov2Go app for the wrist.
The electronics giant released a new open playground for device makers this month.
Though the state depends on fossil fuels for 80 percent of its energy today, it may soon legislate a shift to 100 percent renewable energy.
Hawaii says aloha to its struggling health-care portal.
A new tool from the Alliance to Save Energy and the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition helps planners understand just how efficient their structures can be.
Government Technology magazine and special guests gathered for the first in a special series of webcasts focused exclusively on the use of social media in state and local government.
Pundits are calling the state's new student data privacy law the most comprehensive in the nation.
The District of Columbia's newest hire will work with the chief technology officer to spot new opportunities that improve government transparency and transform the economy.
Colorado is working to develop a suite of flexible and cost-predictive private cloud services.
Ohio CIO Stu Davis discusses becoming more agile and meeting the political expectations for doing government at the speed of business -- "Quick, quick, quick."
One challenge in updating applications is educating users about solutions that appear to be cloud applications but really aren't.
A new advisory position in Los Angeles will dedicate the next 12 months to pushing the limits of transportation technology in one of the most congested cities in the world.
Alaska’s remoteness has slowed adoption of commercial cloud services, but it hasn’t stopped them altogether.
New platform gives journalists, organizations and citizens a new way to watch and research government issues.
CIO Jim Bates expects to rely on the state's private cloud infrastructure for at least the next five years -- but plans for expansion are in the works.
CIO Brunson White talks about a new cloud-first policy and some current cloud projects.
Following a call by President Obama, new bipartisan legislation would prohibit third parties from buying student data collected by schools and tech companies.
Georgia Technology Authority COO Dean Johnson discusses his state’s approach to computing that allows it to pay for only what it uses.
Dean Johnson, COO of the Georgia Technology Authority, addresses his state’s push to privatization and the addition of a multisource services integrator to orchestrate solutions.
CIO Stu Davis discusses his state's massive consolidation and move to a co-managed private cloud environment.
North Carolina CIO Chris Estes says his state sees productivity gains from migrating state workers to a single cloud-based email system.
CIO Chris Estes discusses the process behind his state’s cloud strategy.
CIO Jim Fowler says his state will migrate to the cloud in the next five to seven years.
Governments like Massachusetts are increasingly viewing technology not only as a portal to innovation, but riches, too.
The First Responder Network Authority seeks comment on its upcoming RFP and enabling legislation.
Check out this infographic to better understand the scale of cybersecurity threats in 2015.
Los Angeles and navigation app Waze are sharing data to improve the navigation service, reduce hit-and-run crimes, and help the city plan its traffic operations more intelligently.
Aggregating all the data and video feeds police can access is a big task, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is looking to Motorola Solutions to simplify the issue.
Coleman will assume a vice president position with the company.
After a few months of serving in an interim capacity, Block is now the state's long-term security man.
Mjumbe Poe is Philadelphia's latest recruit from the civic tech sector.
After a year of acting CIO Keone Kali at the helm, Hawaii found a permanent replacement for former state CIO Sonny Bhagowalia.
Oregon is amid a major transformation project and still grappling with health insurance portal issues, but now has the help of former Illinois CIO Sean Vinck.
A new app by Deloitte's Doblin intends to improve the success rate among those who innovate.
Hardik Bhatt took five years off to work on smart cities and Internet of Things technology with Cisco, and now he's back to serve the public sector.
Tony Encinias' cloud experience will be on offer as he works as a public-sector strategy official in the private sector.
A new service offered by digital services agency 18F could give federal procurement a facelift.
After a five year bid in Nevada, Gustafson moves on to the private sector.
As a thought leader in open data disruption and out-of-the-box procurement methods, Sivak championed numerous initiatives after taking the position in June 2012.
The Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy will simulate, develop, test and deploy a more integrated grid.
A new report ranks top G8 nations based on their signed agreement for open data success.
Members of the GT Top 25 are connected to innovation in many ways.
Jason Goldman will serve as the White House's first CDO.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has installed Ian Kalin as the department’s first chief data officer to advance the organization’s digital presence.
David Recordon will lead effort to upgrade technology for the executive branch.
A look at the tech and tools that IT leaders rely on to get the job done.
A new analytics dashboard allows citizens a window into 300-plus federal agency websites.
Sonny Hashmi will lead government relations for the company, encouraging the public sector to engage in public-private partnerships.
After a second short stint with USAID, VanRoekel announced he is stepping down to spend more time with his family.
March is a big month for technology in the nation's capital city.
Microsoft's cloud platform meets FBI security requirements to open doors for deployment in counties, cities and agencies statewide.
Governments may gain greater insights with new voting and polling tool for citizens.
A change in management at the General Services Administration will change the landscape of federal IT.
A new initiative launched by the president's administration builds partnerships and provides funding to bridge the gap between the middle class and high-paying tech jobs.
A replacement for recently exiting Tony Encinias indicates a potential for new directions in the commonwealth.
Some questioned whether the car galavanting around the City by the Bay was truly running autonomously or was under human control.
Until a permanent replacement is found for outgoing CIO Sam Nixon, Executive Director Eric Link will serve in an interim capacity.
Had a shut down occurred, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, the department’s 24/7 cyber response center, likely would have needed to significantly cut staffing.
Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, rejected a plea from the California Department of Consumer Affairs for more money to help shore up a troubled IT project.
Visitors to the new website can admire pre-1900 architecture, plan land development, or spot Bob Hope's house.
As the nation's leader on data science, Patil explained in an article addressed to the American people what he will do and what they can expect from him.
The U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee has concerns with the FCC’s use of delegated authority and its rule-making process.
Every evening starting around sunset, a schedule of programming provides rainbow effects or combinations of colors that add motion and color to the bridge.
A California licensing and enforcement portal is failing in most ways, according to a recent auditor's report.
The White House Office of Management and Budget confirms it will release a data index of all federal agency data holdings in the first week of March.
A new code to be instated later this year tells South Carolina employees to get back to work.
Jellyfish can do what birds and turtles can't -- detect the direction of ocean currents and strongly swim against them.
Senior executives from Salesforce subsidiary and VMware join the Obama administration.
An updated RFP from the USDA Forest Service considers opening campsite booking to third parties, so reserving a campsite would be like booking a hotel room.
The director of Virginia’s Information Technologies Agency will leave for a regulatory position.
Next week, civic hackers and first responders will convene to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with dozens of new emergency apps.
The California College of the Arts hosts a civic tech panel following the announcement of its new degree targeting future innovation leadership.
New legal discussions on the ride-booking industry's business model could complicate things for companies like Uber and Lyft.
The FCC is expected to vacate state laws regarding the creation and expansion of municipal broadband networks.
People who call into 911 may get help faster, thanks to a new FCC mandate.
HealthCare.gov continues to face technical problems that cost the American public, this time, in privacy.
Company tells California Department of Motor Vehicles to not impose safety restrictions, argues for its own safeguards.
This fluorescent coloring is created by an algae bloom called Noctiluca scintillans, which is more commonly known as 'Sea Sparkle."
The search giant's gigabit broadband service is making its biggest expansion yet.
After complaints from Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, the Department of Motor Vehicles changed course, saying it jumped the gun on requiring rideshare drivers to register as commercial vehicles.
After losing its director and chief technology officer in October, the Arkansas Department of Information Systems has a new lead: Mark Myers.
"It is both inside and outside. It is both a new building and an old ruin. It is both garden and home.
Davood Ghods helps spearhead state consolidation and cloud computing efforts.
State IT veteran Tom Baden replaces departing CIO Carolyn Parnell.
In a preview of the president's upcoming State of the Union, Barack Obama told of how he will encourage municipal competition in the broadband marketplace.
Most states running their own health insurance exchanges will fail to meet a deadline this month, highlighting a lack of financial planning around the president's controversial health insurance program.
Tumml, the San Francisco-based accelerator, chose startups focused on politics, transportation and food services for its current four-month program.
This germ-zapping robot from San Antonio-based Xenex uses pulsed ultraviolet technology to disinfect hospital rooms to help control infection.
It's not the gritty New York City of the '70s, but rats, graffiti and potholes are mainstays in 2015.
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on cellphones in New York City schools has been lifted.
One of the largest municipal police forces in the nation is building a connection between weapon and camera.
New high-definition Hubble image of the Pillars of Creation suggests the pillars are also Pillars of Destruction.
Deputy Executive Director Todd Kimbriel is now serving as the state's interim CIO.
The city of Philadelphia has released a prototype of its next website that's hoped to be a collaborative effort with citizens.
After two years of being upgraded, the LHC will start back up in 2015 -- and scientists hope it can make more crucial discoveries.
Before it can legally operate without a human driver, the dainty two-seater must obtain government approval.
Because the open data movement is one of the most influential in technology and government today, the GovTech editorial team assembled some data of its own.
The state's new IT agency would have broad authority to avoid redundancy, reject waste and enforce consistent quality standards.
The state's travel advisory app includes weather updates and notifications on flooding, hazardous materials spills and other issues that could affect travel conditions.
This new tool, made possible by open data, could also be used to help people decide where to live.
Sensor data can help city planners and businesses optimize their operations, and one Danish city is attempting to do just that this holiday season.
In September, the city filled it's chief data officer position as opportunities for efficiency and improved service delivery are uncovered.
One senator said the $5 million is a down payment on a long-term purchase for the state's earthquake early warning system.
Florida's interim CIO Jason Allison impressed enough people to turn the job into something more permanent.
Will Better Graphics Format oust the tried-and-true JPEG?
The two companies have released the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps, to help businesses and government redefine how work gets done.
New research identifies IBM and Cisco as top vendors in the $8.8 billion smart city market, expected to hit $27 billion by 2023.
FirstNet lost another key member of its leadership this month.
New analysis says the rise of the civic tech market has grown roots, and its growth with be 14 times faster than traditional government IT spending at the state and local levels.
After nearly four years with the state, Parnell is moving on.
Maggie Miller, former CIO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, will make New York state her eighth CIO position.
The earliest known, officially licensed Batmobile from 1963 was custom-built from the ground up, and is now up for auction.
The U.S. Agency for International Development hires Ann Mei Chang, Google's former senior engineering director, to confront poverty with tech solutions.
Trends and priorities from the top digital states, cities, counties and public-sector websites at a glance.
After more than a decade of serving as a public IT professional, Teri Takai is back in the private sector.
The SeaBED robot's upward-looking sonar allows it to measure and map the underside of sea ice floes.
Car makers and regulators see a rising threat in automobile hacking.
The Southern California city is making an investment in the future of open data.
Check out our infographic to get a quick glance at the 2014 Digital Cities Survey's top cities and biggest trends.
On Nov. 12, Studio Roosegaarde in the Netherlands unveiled its new bicycle path, which makes cycling in the dark a little bit safer, while also introducing an artistic element.
Governing magazine honored nine individuals for their continued commitment to public service, their remarkable leadership and their innovation -- with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Kentucky Kynect's Carrie Banahan and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter among them.
City officials ready to deliver free Wi-Fi services to millions of residents and visitors across New York's five boroughs.
Universities help with an online training module project that demonstrates ways to protect health-care workers.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Sensor Fish provides data to design fish-friendly hydropower facilities.
Despite citizen mistrust, FBI director calls for legislation to widen authority on agency surveillance efforts.
OK, not quite. But an API released in October now allows developers to create apps and websites that can send petition signatures to the White House for official response.
New survey results show that citizens want more technology in the hands of law enforcement.
Following a troubled software launch and the resignation of the Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent, the district also has lost its head of technology.
Though founder Richard Branson says yes, some investors are unsure and have requested refunds for their flights.
State CIOs voted on their top priorities for the coming year, reflecting little change from the past few years.
The process hackers follow to infiltrate an organization has been called a Kill Chain, and security teams must find a way to detect and break this sequence of events.
A new $160 million program will track police officers via GPS and give every officer a mobile fingerprint scanner.
New free apps are available to Windows Phone and Android users.
The renewed contract will allow Hewlett-Packard to assist in the transformation of health care in the commonwealth.
On Oct. 20, Bhagowalia began his position as deputy assistant secretary and CIO of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Bailey has worked for the state since 1991 and was appointed in 2006 to oversee the cabinet-level IT agency serving $89 million in services to more than 440 public-sector customers.
The Michigan Cyber Range offers educational courses and exercises to strengthen public- and private-sector cyberdefenses.
More than three dozen mayors will be in Kentucky to discuss entrepreneurship in general and the “Maker Movement” in particular.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s inspector general is investigating whether Frontier Communications padded invoices with unnecessary costs while building a network paid for with federal stimulus funds.
A partnership with the California Department of Parks and Recreation means Google's latest addition to Maps and Street View includes more than 20 trails in 14 state parks.
ViewHistorical.com launched in early October, starting with about 800 photos of about 150 locations in the founders’ hometown.
Law enforcement agencies are increasingly asking the FAA for special permission to use aerial drones in their searches for missing people.
The 2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity study shows what many state chief information security officers already know -- the landscape is fraught with evolving challenges.
In reaction to Google's controversial use of student data in its Apps for Education suite, California passes one of the most aggressive student privacy laws in the nation.
A new computer simulation foreshadows the future of urban road travel.
Australian researchers have created sensors inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp -- which can see cancers inside the body.
Results of the NASCIO 2014 State CIO Survey show a fast-moving IT landscape, a lot of big IT projects, and leaders who are doing their best to keep up.
Erik Ross will hold the chief digital officer position while also leading the state's Innovation Center.
West Sacramento and Vallejo will focus on health, and engagement between citizens and law enforcement, respectively
Neither tweets nor coverage was prohibited, but but the live stream of the summit went off the air.
The technology lobbying group has fired Mike Hettinger after only nine months on the job.
A citizen's request for police data gleaned from scanning his license plates may be denied on the grounds they are exempt from the California Public Records Act.
Saving mobile communications from personal devices is a challenge for the Pacific Northwest city.
VanRoekel will use his technology background to help coordinate efforts to control the West Africa outbreak.
Oracle Co-Founder and CEO Larry Ellison is taking a more peripheral role as he rolls out his successors.
Announcements by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) show progress at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
The second installment of Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayor's Challenge moves to Europe to accelerate civic solutions for five cities.
These 27 civic-minded innovators will help the federal government advance on issues such as big data and crowdsourcing.
San Francisco is doubling down on open data with a simplified data portal aimed at fulfilling strategic plans.
In summer, the rim of the spring tends to be orange and red in color, and dark green in winter.
Picked by I-CIO, a digital platform for global IT thought leadership from Fujitsu, the list includes public- and private-sector executives from the U.S. and abroad.
For conservationists protecting African rainforests, old smartphones serve as their ears.
For the Queen of England, being greeted with a sea of smartphones everywhere she goes feels strange. Whether President Barack Obama feels the same is unknown.
The top trends, priorities and widely-adopted initiatives in state government IT according to the 2014 Digital States Survey.
The leader of Google's innovation research arm will soon lead technology projects alongside the president.
Once back in Silicon Valley, federal CTO Todd Park will begin his role as a technology adviser to the White House.
A measure that regulates law enforcement use of drones was passed by California lawmakers and now awaits the decision of Gov. Jerry Brown.
With a decade of experience leading technical teams in health care, Colorado's new CTO -- David McCurdy -- will try his hand at public service.
Equipped with just a few instruments, each swarmie would play a role in a group of robots controlled centrally by engineers.
After a major merger of IT functions in 2011, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing further consolidation.
For the second time in nine years, Utah is recognized for legislative transparency.
Appointed in 2012, Park came to the role with a reputation for health-care innovation.
More than 80 cities will have a chance to tap into the talent and coffers of Michael Bloomberg's philanthrophic organization.
Energy and sustainability expert Julia Burrows will lead the Washington, D.C.-based Governing Institute.
Selecting a former Code For America co-director could indicate a desire from Los Angeles to become more innovative.
An interactive data visualization tries to answer that question, and highlights health-care trends and statistics resulting from the Affordable Care Act.
This new technology allows a material to automatically read its environment and adapt to mimic its surroundings.
The Internet of Things should continue to expand at a high rate through 2019, research from Accenture Interactive has revealed.
The Indiana Office of Technology has released an upgraded version of the state’s mobile application to make it easier for job seekers to browse open positions.
City officials and tech leaders select finalists for more than $100,000 in prize winnings.
New hotspots are branded as "Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi."
Photographers around the world came out to capture the event.
A competing company cites evidence that Uber is engaged in dirty practices to usurp the ride-sharing market.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been cleansing its computer system of emails, in what could be a violation of its own policy.
The California Assembly approved legislation requiring new smartphones to have a kill switch.
Funding from the Knight Foundation will support a new series of volunteer tech projects for California's city of San Jose and Santa Clara County.
Senate Bill 1275 puts an income eligibility restriction on the Golden State’s clean-vehicle rebates.
Joining the dot-coms and dot-orgs of the world, New York City launches dot-nyc on Aug. 8, and businesses and residents could begin reserving their chosen domains on Aug. 4.
A California bill that would require smartphone makers to include functionality to remotely disable their devices in the event of theft is alive again in the capitol.
The company's new service, called TWC Maxx, follows network upgrades by competitors Google Fiber and AT&T.
A federal measure charges the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with developing a comprehensive preparation and response plan to address cyber-threats.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has been using surveillance devices to collect cellphone location data.
According to a new report, the number of smart cities is expected to increase four fold over the next 11 years.
Beginning in late March, six people remained locked in a remote habitat for four months. The goal? To understand what it's like to live on the Red Planet.
State lawmakers are considering a ban on aerial drones that aid hunters in their pursuit of game.
See how Weird Al set your strategic IT plan to music in this new whiteboard video.
Mayor Kasim Reed today announced Samir Saini as the permanent replacement for interim Commissioner Michael Dogan.
Coastal development, farm run-off and poor water quality threaten the largest coral reef system in the world.
The district also reveals plans to hire its first chief data officer to direct transparency efforts.
The data sets are intended for use by citizens, businesses, non-profit groups and entrepreneurs, and complement the city’s current archive of more than 1,300 data sets.
Self-driving cars are expected to hit the roads soon, and the FBI is trying to predict what new dangers they may present.
After a botched partnership with startup Gigabit Squared, the city of Seattle is keeping its options open for future broadband efforts.
In early July, a San Diego city council committee unanimously approved an open data policy and the hire of a chief data officer.
After years of unifying its data centers, Pennsylvania has awarded Unisys a contract that will bring them together into a hybrid cloud.
The Federal Communications Commission will redirect more than $2 billion to support Wi-Fi in schools.
Makers of an app that allow drivers to auction their parking spaces now face an uncertain future in San Francisco.
The largest portion of West Virginia's new computer system is online, but despite training, bottlenecks and errors in processing are expected to occur.
Researchers use data from NASA's twin GRACE satellites to measure how much water was soaking the ground before the 2011 Missouri River floods, and could strongly predicted the flood five months in advance.
A new interactive study in New York and cities around the world shows analytic insights on morning habits and overall well being.
Tim Wisniewski led projects like the Philly311 mobile app and myPhillyRising.com.
Foreign concern about NSA spying is affecting the cloud market, and Microsoft is fighting back.
New technologies are changing how the games are played and watched.
Previously developed invisibility cloaks could hide objects from light, heat or sound -- but not touch. Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have now changed that.
Alternative forms of currency are now legal to use in California.
Predications of the winner are based on research that analyzed 40,000 matches, 45,000 ranking positions and geographic data for the team’s success in different locations.
Four jurisdictions received and four developers won a total of $300,000 in company credit in AWS's inaugural challenge.
Quadrennial review highlights the five missions of the department and how they’ve evolved.
A ruling by the Supreme Court brings some closure to a privacy battle that's far from over.
After providing technology services to dozens of politicians, including the current president, Jascha Franklin-Hodge will use his talents to serve the city of Boston directly.
The smart-thermostat device maker is opening its platform so developers can turn the home-monitoring device into something greater.
New York Public Library President Tony Marx said the project is a way to “leak” the Internet in a more meaningful and pervasive way.
Engineering chief David Besbris denies rumors that Google will shut down the social platform.
Federal initiatives that link prizes to crowdsourced solutions show trends in government objectives and finances supporting them.
If passed, the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2014 could counteract the FCC's attempt at allowing Internet fast lanes.
Tesla's fight to sell direct to consumers in New Jersey appears close to ending.
These skyscraper-sized blocks are formed as water beneath the ice refreezes and warps the surrounding ice upward.
Georgia's emergency app re-release adds new functionality, including geo-targeted severe weather and emergency alerts.
Abhi Nemani leaves CfA to become the GovDelivery civic innovator in residence just as Founder Jennifer Pahlka returns from her year as the U.S. deputy chief technology officer.
North Carolina Supreme Court says Chapel Hill cell phone ordinance overreached.
Civic minded startups enlist themselves in a four-month program to launch their companies that benefit city goers.
A report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has ranked states based on economic and technological trends.
City council will vote on November ballot measure affirming the right to create a citywide broadband network.
U.S. Senators are seeking tips from a variety of medical and insurance groups about how to make health data easier to use.
A state law allows school districts to record audio inside buses for both disciplinary and security purposes.
On July 1, the Financial Information System for California will begin its Wave 1 transition and cutover activities to combine 2,500 operations into a single financial management system.
On June 10, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured two solar flares within 75 minutes of each other.
Seattle has found a replacement for recently departed CTO Erin Devoto.
Several Bay Area cities have for some time been piloting an electronic parking system that begins with sensors embedded in each parking space, and ends with a smartphone app.
NuData Enterprise is a new look at open data that allows government to use an Open SaaS approach to open-data initiatives.
The auto maker is trying to get its vehicles off the ground -- just enough to reduce friction.
Chicago's facial recognition system NeoFace got its first stripe this week as it helped sentence an armed robber to 22 years in prison.
Backed by a simulation, the inventor reported his filter could reduce emissions by 99 percent.
June 5 was a big day for Tesla Motors as new legislative action in California and New Jersey opens new options for the automaker.
Visitors to a stretch of the city's downtown area can access the Internet for free, at speeds much faster than typical municipal Wi-Fi networks.
The Tucson PD is designing a database to collect information on the calls it makes to immigration authorities.
IBM’s best practice templates will allow the transportation industry solution from SAP to be tailored to meet each transportation company’s needs.
Haisler will lead a series of new initiatives for e.Republic around public-sector innovation.
The Virginia city says it doesn't have a way to archive text messages, but People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the ACLU were not satisfied.
After months of investigation, Chris Tonjes wrote a letter of resignation to the mayor.
According to the press release, the new solution offers a managed, dedicated cloud that allows agencies to share services across multiple departments.
During the Los Angeles Civic Engagement Hackathon, four high-school students split a $3,000 prize for their app that allows shelters to report what they need so restaurants and volunteer groups can donate the appropriate items.
New websites, tech seminars, and a hackathon were the news at a Los Angeles City Hall hackathon this weekend.
Legislators in Oregon are looking at introducing five bills that focus on digital privacy next year.
Gov. John Hickenlooper promotes CTO Suma Nallapati to secretary of technology.
Individual photos posted on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr and tagged #globalselfie on or around April 22, 2014 -- from 113 countries and regions were used to assemble a mosaic of the earth as it looked from a satellite on Earth Day 2014.
The Internet of Things may have its own cellular network in the San Francisco Bay Area by the end of the year.
Despite California’s reputation for being a leader in technology, the topics of open data and transparency have run hot and cold.
Now that 170,000 paper inmate files have been scanned into the Strategic Offender Management System, most tasks associated with paper are eliminated.
The Massachusetts mayor explains how he's trying to fight the overdose epidemic at the local level.
As governments learn to do new things with their data, new solutions to old problems are found -- and the public wonders if having a Big Brother might not be entirely a bad thing.
Instead of contracting a developer to code for months, governments could use the service to expedite open data initiatives.
SAP’s tech chief abruptly resigned several weeks ago, and this week the company lost one of its co-CEOs.
Photographs and video of famous landmarks, cityscapes, natural scenery and people bring a new vantage point to subjects that have been photographed from the ground for decades.
This was Ramos’ second confirmation as state technology czar after last year’s government reorganization.
The Obama Administration has released next steps to implement the president's open data by default executive order.
A new data platform unveiled by the Sunlight Foundation shows the top foreign countries, companies and individuals influencing U.S. politics.
All four major cell carriers have adopted text-to-911, but not all counties have adopted the imperfect technology -- and getting local governments to adopt it will be among the most difficult upcoming challenges.
Connecticut regulations hold Lyft, Uber drivers to the same standards as taxis, while two council members in Milwaukee are drafting legislation that drastically changes the city's current system.
Armed Forces Day in the U.S. was created in 1949 following the consolidation of the U.S. Military through the Department of Defense.
South American civic tech tool goes international to fight corrupt officials.
This approval came despite the key complaint that the public had a very short time to sift through the 20,000-page environmental impact report before the hearing.
The AmLegal Decoder makes the law more accessible, and is now available to 2,000 municipalities around the nation.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's YouTube video attempts to attract locals to participate in the city's fifth annual apps contest, in which developers compete for prizes valued at $300,000.
The Tabbot robot moves by walking or performing somersaults.
The city's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications announced that Anne Roest is the permanent replacement for acting agency commissioner Evan Hines.
Much of TechAmerica's staff will continue on with CompTIA as the the IT trade organization looks to expand its role in the market.
Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values focuses on how the public and private sectors can maximize the benefits of big data while minimizing its risks.
The San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation has launched sf.girls to spark young females' interest in tech education and careers.
The change may also be coming to government in the fall.
Mayor Ed Lee's third online budget discussion, held on YouTube, focused on the city's budget and projected deficits, among other topics.
The Department of Technology will serve as the system integrator, working directly with IBM on the contract that ends on Dec. 31, 2015.
It's the third big change in executive leadership in a month, and it could be the change the project needs.
New York City releases plans for up to 10,000 free Wi-Fi hot spots.
In April, thousands of emergency calls meant for state dispatch centers got stuck at a CenturyLink processing center, and a new report shows why.
When it comes to ride-sharing, citizens must be protected. And that's what many cities appear to be working toward.
Countless articles of stolen property are recovered in police departments around the country and, increasingly, officials use image hosting services to get the property back to their owners rather than auction them off.
CIO Carlos Ramos also announced a drought website where residents can check reservoir levels and find drought-related information.
After serving as technology leader of the Department of Defense since 2010, Teri Takai announced April 28 that she will resign her position on May 2.
House Bill 777 aims to grow space exploration industry jobs in the state.
Though the decision has been made for Oregon to join the federal health insurance exchange, the Cover Oregon board is scheduled to hold a vote for the public's sake on April 25.
Proposal would have mandated anti-theft software be installed on smartphones sold in the state.
Russell, a leader in government cloud deployments, will take new cloud post with Deloitte.
The First Responder Network Authority is now looking for a new general manager to take Bill D’Agostino's place and lead the nationwide communications project.
The National Telecommunications & Information Administration has put a compendium of federal spectrum use online at Spectrum.Gov.
The history of health care in robotics is aimed to influence future practice.
After being out for several hours Thursday morning in the two states, officials report the affected dispatch centers were fully operational by 8 a.m. Pacific Time.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh says the city is dedicated to expanding free public Wi-Fi program.
To start the week-long event dedicated to technology and innovation in the City of Brotherly Love, a giant game of Tetris was played on the 29-story Cira Centre on Saturday April 5.
Former telecom executive will build an IT organization for the First Responder Network Authority.
Headd announced on his blog that he will leave the public sector in early April.
Answer: The United States
Citizens can “take back” the Internet from the National Security Agency’s excessive spying and surveillance.
Answer: four days and a screwdriver
Aneesh Chopra has co-founded a business to help those in health care, education and energy better understand public and private data.
Answer: by using duct tape
The Internet Association works with Congress and the administration on Internet-related policies, and will now expand into the Golden State.
Muddled legislation and preemptive strikes at imagined dangers.
In its eighth year, Twitter launches a campaign to look back at the beginning — so we take a look back at some CIO and IT leaders' first posts.
Keone Kali succeeds Sonny Bhagowalia, who was recently promoted to the position of chief adviser for technology and cybersecurity.
On Monday, March 17, governments and organizations around the globe celebrated St. Patrick's Day by dressing up their iconic buildings in green -- from the U.S. Capitol to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Answer: Consult the image below to find out.
TechWire.net will boost company’s market coverage for business readers.
If a free and open Web is to stay that way, Tim Berners-Lee suggested, then a bill of rights for the Web should be established.
This new device relies on specific chemical interactions that form between a virus or bacteria and a disease-fighting antibody.
Probably not, but it adds fuel to an already intense, decades-long national debate.
Answer: the ‘body extender’ body suit
Not yet, but if Germany's Saarland University has anything to say about it, we will in the near future.
Even security experts fall victim.
Answer: Anyone, according to the makers of a new app
As part of the lease agreement, Google will not only fix up Hangar One, but it also will rehabilitate two other Moffett Field hangars, build an on-site educational facility and upgrade NASA’s golf course
Answer: it lights up
Testing and other requirements would apply to all commercial license holders, including school bus drivers.
The Boeing Black may be the ultimate secure smartphone, but its release date and price are still secret.
Attacks on huge retailers have been widely reported, but most cybercrimes target smaller businesses.
Answer: With intelligent lighting
The president outlined how the White House plans to fill the gap in the Highway Trust Fund while also funding new and existing local transit systems in the coming years.
Universities a focus in today's global assaults on IT systems.
Continuing technical issues resulted in a total of only about 30,000 signups by Feb 15 -- one fifth of the state's target.
A team of scientists at the University of Vermont proposed one solution to what might happen if too many people plug in their electric vehicles at the same time.
After losing Sherri Hammons to the private sector in December, Colorado has found her successor.
A new OpenSignal report shows that U.S. network speeds are getting even slower.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is doing more to promote resource sharing among counties.
Answer: 5G Internet
Answer: a Sheerwind wind turbine
Responding to demand from industry and advocacy groups, the Federal Communications Commission will pursue new standards that embrace new location technologies.
As projects roll out in Google's first three Fiber cities, the company looks to 34 more communities as the next potential candidates.
Among Bitcoin's challenges are hackers, volatility and regulations.
The Federal Communications Commission will establish rules to protect ‘Open Internet.'
Answer: Iron Man