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 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.
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.
The Federal Aviation Administration says drone regulations are years away, but some big names want them now.
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.
Unless diplomatic relations improve, Russia will eventually bar the U.S. from using Russia’s portion of the space station — a move that would make the ISS inhabitable for American astronauts.
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 organizations have agreed to resolve the pending litigation between them, have entered into a confidential agreement to resolve all claims, and have agreed not to discuss the matter further.
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
Expanding cloud computing and opening data to spark innovation are included in the president's proposal.
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
Richard Rogers of the Employment Development Department, Barney Gomez of the Department of Health Care Services, retiree Carlos Zamarripa of the Franchise Tax Board and Clark Kelso of the California Correctional Health Care Services department received top honors.
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
An agreement between Sydney-based investment banking firm Macquarie Capital and a consortium of Utah cities will bring a new infrastructure project.
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System accounts for nearly 30 percent of all solar thermal energy currently operational in the U.S.
Answer: a new app called Metadata+
According to a White House report released Monday, the act helped increase access to broadband and drive its adoption nationwide, made a significant impact on innovation, and initiated more than 15,000 transportation projects.
John Nixon steps down, CIO David Behen appointed director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
A Super Wi-Fi for libraries pilot project initiated last year at several American libraries is now expanding abroad.
The Oregon State Police and FBI are investigating what appears to be an attack by a foreign entity.
NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Protection gets thumbs up from NASCIO.
The software company will offer multi-factor security service to most Microsoft Office 365 customers.
Answer: their emotions
Better than 90 percent of the 201 state and local government IT managers surveyed say their agencies are not fully prepared for the resulting demands.
Patel cites personal reasons for his departure.
A prosthetic hand wired to nerves in the amputee's upper arm allowed him to grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching while blindfolded.
The mapping software heavyweight will let government agencies make map data open to the public.
California officially recognizes a new insurance coalition for ride sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft in hopes of covering liability gaps.
$100,000 prize for the best app that benefits the community.
The Microsoft co-founder also discussed the NSA, his investment in the nuclear company TerraPower, and cloud computing during his Reddit "Ask Me Anything."
While there are valid uses of surveillance technology, some say it has advanced much faster than regulation of it.
An extended campaign video about Gov. Mark Dayton opens in black and white on a troubled Minnesota of 2009, saddled with a $4.6 billion deficit.
Answer: the signature
An extended image ad from Martin O'Malley called "Belief" reinforces the belief that the Maryland Governor is getting ready for something - perhaps even the White House.
Comparing the rash of smartphone thefts to a quickly spreading disease, California Democratic lawmakers are introducing a bill that would force manufacturers to install anti-theft applications and devices.
Answer: the DARPA Open Catalog
Move comes as support from Microsoft ends for XP users.
Migrating to the cloud is advertised as an easy solution, but a lot of organizations run into trouble. Here's how to avoid that trouble.
The new New York City Mayor has a thing or two to learn about being mayor, and it begins with how to eat pizza with his hands.
Snapshots of data display residential real estate conditions citywide, creating a visual map.
The Cassini spacecraft's image shows the odd hexagonal vortex that's thought to be about 20,000 miles in diameter.
NTIA will develop a voluntary code of conduct that specifies how the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies to facial recognition technology.
The world’s largest PC manufacturer also got hurt by rumors about a potential acquisition of Sony’s troubled Vaio product line.
Beth Niblock has been appointed as Detroit's new CIO.
Official announcement today.
Answer: free clothing and fashion advice
"Store-and-go” capability allows payment processing even outside cell or Wi-Fi coverage.
These 10 cities will work to dramatically improve building efficiency and develop individualized energy-saving plans.
Nearly $50 million in funding aims to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that offer more transportation options and protect the environment.
The federal government won’t treat Bitcoin mining as money transmitting, however state and local governments could still offer some rules for the digital currency.
The Federal Communications Commission will vote to consider a retirement test of landline phones in favor of a digital VoIP network.
A Slovakian artist created a world map displaying the top 500 websites as traditional countries -- and he plans to work on another version that "will encompass all major websites without any significant exceptions."
Answer: by spraying water from the top of tall buildings
The Super Bowl at MetLife stadium in New Jersey this Sunday presents a huge challenge that is being taken on by 100 different law enforcement agencies.
Nigel Jacob, co-chair of Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, will begin work on Living Cities’ Public Sector Innovation team next month.
But with this added creativity comes potential security issues, critics say.
Data centers can waste 90 percent or more of their electricity, so Seattle officials want to put that energy to good use.
In a recent video, firefighter Patrick Jackson provides an example of how Google Glass could aid firefighters like him by entering a burning structure while viewing a pre-loaded map to help him navigate.
Technology will play a key role in keeping jobs in America, a nation that cannot afford to lose its innovative edge, Obama says.
In honor of Data Privacy Day, the event organizer offers the public five tips to protect cellphones from hacking.
In July 2013, Bertha began digging the SR 99 tunnel beneath downtown Seattle to replace the city's Alaskan Way Viaduct.
The Japanese electronics company is branding its laptops with solid-state drives (SSD) as quicker than the competition, and more durable.
How can communities be better prepared to withstand and recover from 100-year events like earthquakes, droughts, floods or cyclones?
The review aims to serve as a foundation for action.
In an interview on German TV, Edward Snowden reveals that the NSA is involved in industrial espionage.
Wearable tech is the new big thing, but a number of these devices are not yet ready for prime time.
The international Intelligent Community of the Year competition showcases communities that use information technology to build prosperity, solve social problems and enrich local culture.
Pointing to progress in 2013 in the form of federal grant reform and the Executive Order on cybersecurity, NASCIO identifies its priorities for the year ahead.
A new research paper states that Internet-based surveillance has detected infectious diseases like influenza up to two weeks earlier than traditional methods.
Data is transforming the way we work and play -- learn how policy can spur more innovation in this area.
Test speeds were fast enough to send 44 uncompressed HD films in one second.
Self-funded model brings savings on infrastructure, payment processing and website maintenance.
Answer: by casting a magnetic net
Australia’s Victoria Police agency will use the Hydra-Minerva software system to train officers.
The new system emphasizes 'self-service' for claimants and employers -- the application can be accessed by Web and telephone.
Swedish researchers are developing a new kind of shoe for first responders that can track their location in places where GPS can't.
One New York City Councilman wants to make sure residents know whether to stay or go when an emergency strikes.
Group will hold continuing discussions on making public purchasing more services-friendly.
An outside analysis of the site by security experts identified several significant issues which leave it vulnerable to a breach.
There is no evidence that intelligence agencies abused power, according to Obama.
Approximately 54,000 state employees are switching to Google's cloud-based email and scheduling system.
Visiting an office or waiting for a physical letter is no longer required for those seeking tax transcripts from the Internal Revenue Service.
The third era of enterprise IT is focused on not only further employing digitalization to improve businesses, but using that technology to fundamentally change industries.
Answer: your Facebook page
Law enforcement uses drones for spotting drug grows and labs, and robots to safely search drug tunnels for contraband.
Davood Ghods, Ron Hughes and Andrea Wallin-Rohmann appointed.
Wireless equipment installed on computer hardware enables covert surveillance even if a computer is kept offline.
We all know security in cyberspace is a critical topic, but the problem is that we simply do not understand it, which means we can be taken advantage of.
The Obama administration seems to have taken a page out of the late night talk show playbook, because it's reportedly concerned about its own ratings in the 18-35 demographic.
A Department of Energy grant enlists Georgia Tech researchers in an effort to protect the nation's utility infrastructure.
The Resilient Cities Challenge from the Rockefeller Foundation aims to encourage municipal resilience planning in the face of realities like population growth and natural disasters.
The micro-windmills are so small that one grain of rice could hold about 10 of them.
The iconic sign is powered by three solar trees with a total of 18 photovoltaic cells.
During storms or icy weather, engineers can adjust the new $750,000 electronic sign system to a lower speed limit.
Twenty-five percent of respondents are planning to move their data outside the U.S., and security is the top concern of 96 percent of those surveyed.
CGI Group, the main contractor for HealthCare.gov, will not have its contract renewed next month.
A Missouri House member is introducing a bill that targets automated speeding cameras that assess fines but don't affect a driver's standing.
The company is dedicating $1 billion to a division focused on cognizant computing, an intuitive type of artificial intelligence.
Answer: broaden it
What was originally slated to be a city-wide gigabit network has now been stopped by newly elected Mayor Ed Murray.
Only a few licenses have been printed because the system has been up and down all week.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police's document outlines how police might make better use of new technologies while also safeguarding the rights of citizens.
Would require a warrant for use of "extraordinary sensing devices."
After surveying options in May 2013, the city of Boston has completed a migration to Google Apps for every agency and organization in the city.
After nearly three months of many Floridians not receiving unemployment checks, the state has found a new contractor to do what its previous contractor, Deloitte, has evidently failed to do.
Because the card can be used only in New Haven, it keeps dollars in the local economy.
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is rolling out a wireless communications system with a $32 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant.
As was the case in early 2013, the increase in mobile devices is projected to have a reverberating effect on state and local governments.
The Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau is experimenting with Google Glass as a way to introduce tourists to the area.
As opposition mounts, will the state's high-speed train ever roll?
After six and a half years serving the GSA as its CIO, Casey Coleman will take a position as new client executive vice president at AT&T.
Though vendors received much of the finger pointing, the actual cause could go much deeper.
A 24-year-old computer programmer took two days to visualize publicly-available building data for the city.
Though it could free human screeners to focus on detecting suspicious behavior, some say it could also dull the screeners' senses.
The first U.S. social impact bond began about two years ago as a program to reduce recidivism of 16- to 18-year-olds in New York City’s Riker’s Island jail.
Starting this year, new home builders must provide 1 kilowatt of solar-generated electricity per housing unit within a subdivision.
New data from the the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism shows that 54 percent of terrorist attacks occurred in three countries.
After a week of ongoing intermittent outages, the Washington state website is working to repair issues.
After a year of focusing on the consumer market, BlackBerry will once again concentrate on its business and government customers.
More than 450,000 individuals could be affected, but so far, there has been no evidence of theft or misuse.
The site details state government expenditures from fiscal year 2008 through the most current month.
USPS uses mobile scan and payment system to expedite services and slash customer waiting times.
Political opposition, environmental concerns, lawsuits and escalating costs stall high-speed rail in the Golden State.
for crimes in which the victims are photographed, such as hostage taking or child sex abuse, reflections in the eyes of the photographic subject could help to identify perpetrators.
Cabarrus County, N.C., has approved the use of a mobile application to help social workers manage child protection cases.
After months of criticism managing development for the Oregon health exchange, Carolyn Lawson, CIO of the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services, has resigned for personal reasons.
State-of-the-art communications facility will assist emergency responders in Macomb County, Mich.
DARPA research activities led to thousands of items that have not only bolstered national defense, but changed life and society.
Murray's abrupt resignation is perplexing because she was recently referenced as someone who would help to reform the county.
Court filings name three ex-TechAmerica lobbyists of stealing proprietary documents.
After controversy linked to the recently-purchased "Stingray," Indiana Gov. Mike Pense has defended the device that intercepts wireless conversations at up to a mile radius.
The state's Healthcare Liberty Act would provide a tax break equal to any federal penalties for those failing to sign up for Obamacare.
Rachel Haot has been named as the state's new deputy secretary for technology.
New portal provides citizens and civic app developers with municipal data in a user-friendly format.
Adams County, Colo., and New Jersey ink lease agreements with FirstNet, bringing the number of agreements up to four.
Kurt DelBene, former president of Microsoft's Office Division, will replace Jeff Zients on HealthCare.gov.
Fiber-optic cable was run along Market Street, and then connected to network equipment set up on traffic lights and other city-owned fixtures.
Earth and the International Space Station are reflected in the helmet of Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano as he takes a self portrait from space.
Officials from the Florida Geological Survey are developing a map to help predict where sinkholes are likely to occur.
Social media sites are again carrying information on 911 calls and response times.
Technology at the Norton, Copley Township and Barberton dispatch center will provide dispatchers with individual instructions tailored to each emergency call.
Travelers can consult the app for current road conditions, highway closures, construction projects and other incidents that could impact travel.
State equips thousands of vehicles with GPS devices to track and coordinate snow removal.
The Yellowstone County Detention Facility in Montana recently implemented a system that allows loved ones to see inmates without ever leaving their home.
Ansonia, Conn. is the latest school system to install camera equipment on buses to catch motorists who disregard bus-mounted stop signs.
Paper claims one vendor dominates state technology purchasing.
Jackson served as Virginia's deputy secretary of technology since 2009 under Govs. Tim Kaine and Robert F. McDonnell.
Blessed with two companies that want to provide gigabit Internet service, Austin, Texas, is stepping into a dispute between them about infrastructure.
Report points out that cybercriminal activities are becoming more difficult to track and more complex to solve.
When Samsung tried to sell its kill switch-equipped phones in the U.S., carriers objected.
Rules are the first step in releasing self-driving cars to the public.
As one of Mayor Bloomberg's final offerings, the city announced a free public Wi-Fi network that will provide Internet access to 80,000 Harlem residents.
Technology will help combat alleged police misconduct settlements, estimated by one news story to cost the city nearly $14 million between 2006 and 2012.
Offenders’ names and addresses will be posted on a website for five years.
The computer breach covers multiple states, and 14,335 accounts were exposed in Connecticut.
Tipsters can provide police information on illegal activity while remaining anonymous.
Amazon’s making headlines for its commercial drone plans, but it’s not the first organization to go that route.
Massachusetts CIO John Letchford's mid-December departure won't leave a vacancy, as Boston CIO Bill Oates has already been named as his replacement.
Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry appointed Pettit as the state’s first CIO in 2010.
Plug in some basic likes and dislikes, and this app tells you where you should be living.
The three cities will collaborate on a common dashboard-style platform to share best practices in open data.
John McAfee wants to create a device to block the NSA.
Google’s technology could be a game-changer in the voice search market.
General Electric’s robot band Compressorhead took over Union Square in Manhattan earlier this month to demonstrate the transformational power of technology.
A new mobile website launched by the California Air Resources Board aims to help users monitor air quality.
Austin, Texas, officials have postponed finalizing the 100 public facilities that will have access to Google's new fiber network.
New analysis looks at the which areas of the country have experienced the highest rates of growth in tech jobs over the past 12 years.
The Obama administration has declassified a trove of National Security Agency surveillance documents.
Cognizant computing gathers clues from contextual data and takes action accordingly, such as waking a user up early in the event of heavy traffic en route to their first calendared meeting.
Ten private insurers whose websites mimicked that of Covered California have been shut down.
An unmanned aircraft disappeared into Lake Ontario during a training mission in New York.
A severed underwater cable took down communications for days in San Juan County, Wash.
Citing a recent increase in dog bites, elected officials are considering an interactive online map of the county's dangerous and vicious canines.
After two previous requests were declined by the White House, Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has subpoenaed Todd Park to testify for his leadership role in fixing Healthcare.gov.
The hactivist group Anonymous temporarily shuts down Singapore's largest newspaper during the group's international day of protests.
Technologists came together on the eve of Veterans Day to come up with a better way of coordinating medical records for veterans.
A new Pew Research Center study highlights Twitter's value as a source of breaking news.
Trenkle will step down after eight years with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a private-sector job.
Mississippi-based C Spire rolls out its fiber to the home network, starting with nine cities and towns around the state.
A new proposal in Madison, Wis., aims to bring Internet to a low-income neighborhood to help level the playing field for students in the digital generation.
Elon Musk proposed a concept earlier this year for super-high-speed pneumatic travel that could revolutionize ground transport, and a company has formed to run with the idea.
Google’s Margo Georgiadis calls upon city leaders to release more data.
NASCIO President and Mississippi CIO Craig Orgeron told Congress that when it comes to cybersecurity, more collaboration between states and the federal government is needed.
Sensor technology to protect the elderly, spotting polluters.
The photos of smiling faces once found on the front page of HealthCare.gov have been removed as key functionality for the $500 million website goes offline.
Redesigned site named best large jurisdiction site by government Web group.
Celebrities, companies and tech luminaries throw support behind Stop Watching Us, a group protesting illegal government surveillance.
State CIOs gathered in Philadelphia for the annual conference of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers this week.
Leading IT representatives from 54 anonymously contributing states and territories shared what their organizations are going through, where they succeed and where they struggle.
Two bills were passed this month that will provide millions in broadband development for rural and low-income communities.
Newsom says innovation is an important part of leadership, but so is failure.
The new cloud service will be hosted in the continental U.S. and has been granted FedRAMP provisional authority to operate.
New legislation paves the way for an electronic database of all financial disclosure information from elected officials throughout the state.
The launch of the new national health insurance marketplace is bringing about a host of scams by would-be fraudsters seeking consumers' personal information.
The public cloud service industry is expected to grow to $131 billion this year.
The bills include protection against identity theft and personal data tracking.
A new survey says two-thirds of U.S. adults aren’t aware of health insurance exchanges (HIXs) and their pending Oct. 1 launch.
Some governments are tackling problems using a new method that seems to be gaining momentum.
Announcing the release of more than 200 new sets of city data, IT leaders vow that all city data will be public within 5 years.
The Annual GTC East Conference in Albany, New York recognizes the year's best public-sector IT leaders and projects.
Data conversion over Labor Day weekend caused a glitch in California's unemployment processing system.
According to a new study, only 36 percent of apps worldwide were developed in the U.S.
Convinced a tax on technology services would do harm to Massachusetts' reputation for innovation, Gov. Deval Patrick withdraws support for the measure.
Recent research on social media use reveals some surprising data on the differences between adults and teenagers.
A recent survey of Government Technology readers reveals that most IT staff feel there's room for improvement in their organization's disaster recovery plans.
Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced that raw campaign and lobbying data are now available to the public online.
Former NASA Space Center director Jefferson "Beak" Howell wraps up GTC West with his rules for leadership.
Cybersecurity, big data and citizen engagement were among the topics on the agenda at GTC West in Sacramento, Calif. on August 20.
One research study says the candidate who generates more Twitter buzz during a congressional election may be more likely to win.
The FCC will ultimately decide whether the ConnectEd program, aimed at expanding high-speed Internet access in schools, will get off the ground.
InfraGard’s industry and critical infrastructure members can send the FBI information about computer intrusions, allowing the agency to quickly investigate the incident.
The first statewide Amber Alert was sent via cellphone in California this week, but was the system used properly?
Public sector employees say a multi-faceted emergency communication plan will best serve their constituents.
At the library, Hoopla provides free, online access to about 10,000 videos and more than 250,000 music albums.
The Public CIO Technology Summit, held in Washington, D.C., focuses on sharing best practices on government’s important issues.
The agency's unique spider-web-like, hollow-core fiber design demonstrates single-spatial-mode, low-loss and polarization control.
Rather than viewing the Motor City's financial woes as a fiasco, the tech community sees it as an opportunity for an about-face.
Researchers say Twitter can be key for understanding a community’s well-being through language used on the micro-blogging site.
The plan calls for shutting down all data activities in the older facility by June 2015 and moving all of its operations into the new State Data Center by that date.
The new Supreme Court decision could have profound effects throughout the states and in federal courts.
By the year 2040, self-driving cars will account for 75 percent of vehicles on our roadways -- but most people aren't quite ready for it.
California hopes the technology will not only improve efficiencies in vehicle registrations, but also save the DMV some of the $20 million it spends each year on postage for renewals.
An app developed at the University of Missouri could help beef and dairy cattle beat the heat.
Researchers say it's possible -- if the user experience is enhanced.
Concerns persist over computer system built to determine insurance eligibility under Obamacare.
A beta version of the site, now available for user testing, features open source tools including a search platform, data management platform and content management system.
At this year's California State Fair, a civic education and public outreach program celebrates and details the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address -- and many other moments in California's history.
An NYU Professor cautions of potential dangers of the smart city movement.
In 2008, New York City shelved its plan to implement charging drivers based on congested areas in which they wanted to venture. But other cities are proving that it works.
A small Minnesota town wonders if being a "connected city" is really necessary anymore.
Within 72 hours of an emergency or natural disaster, this new platform can be used to provide broadband coverage and communications services to first responders.
The capability may become available to the province’s 8.5 million voters as soon as 2017.
The International Energy Agency released a report citing the analysis of 30 urban transport systems around the world, and urges action that will lead to quality of life improvements and financial savings.
The United State Postal Service has posted consistent financial losses for years. Could autonomous vehicles be the answer?
In a broadly-worded bill signed into law in April, Florida inadvertently outlawed any electronic device that can be used to play a game of chance.
Solar-powered charging stations for cellphones and other mobile devices are cropping up in public spaces all over New York City.
Dot-NYC domain names will soon be available to businesses, organizations and residents.
The new system will help manage such environmental health services as inspections and permitting.
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released a report on data breaches in 2012 that suggests encryption would have cut the number of victims by more than half.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino releases proclamation of official Social Media Day, held Sunday, June 30.
Scientists will use a combination of advanced data analytics, computing and data visualization techniques, new scientific and experimental methods, 3-D computer modeling and simulation, and historical data to gain a scientific understanding of the lake.
Though cybercrime is a terrifying thought, its pervasiveness means that "there is strong demand for computer experts who can keep cybercriminals at bay."
The Retirement Systems of Alabama is working to balance security and usability when it comes to mobile devices.
The incubator will open this fall in DUMBO – an old manufacturing district of New York City.
IT jobs have been fueling the economy worldwide -- and there are more jobs in information technology than there are skilled people to fill them.
State and county officials envision the marketplace as a portal where any government agency can research and access a host of government solutions.
U.S. News names the top 250 high schools that prepare students for science, technology, engineering and math careers.
Law enforcement in Montana must now get a warrant before using information like cell phone location data to track individuals.
The Circuit Court of Alexandria accepted the first digitally notarized property deed, according to a report, setting a precedent for digital records management.
Under "Project Loon," the company hopes to solve the digital divide using balloon-powered Internet access.
Kentucky launches a new calculator tool that lets taxpayers see precisely where their tax dollars went.
“Oakland Answers” helps citizens ask questions about Oakland.
NASA recently conducted Engine Icing Validation testing, after which the lead technician at NASA Glenn's Propulsion System Laboratory performed an inspection on the inlet ducting upstream of the engine used for the testing.
In a field of nearly 100 entrants, a civic app from Brazilian developers took top honors at the New Cities Summit.
Fiber-based broadband and 4G WiMAX now reaches more than 90 percent of the population.
Analysis of data breaches around the globe reveals that human errors and system issues that put data at risk can cause more damage than malicious hackers.
Detroit SOUP, a monthly low-cost dinner event that supports local startups, attracts attention from Washington D.C. policymakers.
Astronomers used NASA's Swift satellite to create the most detailed UV light surveys ever of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.
As part of its mission to improve public health and awareness around issues related to sex, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released an app to educate teenagers about sex.
Code for America Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Pahlka will serve as the Deputy U.S. CTO for Government Innovation for one year.
As long as Gov. Rick Perry doesn't use his veto, Texas will enact legislation that requires state law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant for all emails, regardless of their age.
At the 7th annual Mayors’ Innovation Summit held in Philadelphia last week, city leaders asked what’s next when it comes to using data from citizen-powered apps.
The New York Police Department runs photos from both Instagram and Facebook through facial recognition software to track down criminals.
An X-47B unmanned combat air system conducted a touch-and-go landing on the flight deck of the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier.
The bridge that collapsed over the Skagit River in Washington May 23 sheds light on other vulnerable structures in the state.
Long term evolution wireless networks are gaining ground -- here's what you need to know.
Next week, a Brentwood, Calif., nonprofit will launch an app that provides visitors with quick and easy access to "U-pick stand" locations.
The city hopes its application programming interface (API) will encourage the development of new tourism-related apps.
The Oklahoma tornado highlights the need for multi-faceted disaster preparedness, and that includes personal technology.
Enterprise Content Management automates document management and helps the public sector prepare to engage with tomorrow's constituents.
Smartphone users in the Oregon city can now take advantage of a mobile e-ticketing app.
According to Code for America, yes it is, and here are the 10 ways it benefits local government.
The federal government has granted approval to Utah for a first-of-its-kind health exchange system in which two separate exchanges will operate independently.
A new tech-laden piece of headgear is offering hope for those with paralysis.
Chief information officer group compiles browsable and searchable listing of mobile app offerings intended to inspire best practices.
Newly released government data shows wide variations in hospital charges for the same procedures, both regionally and locally.
Economic development initiative sets sights on encouraging the growth of tech startups.
A new open data executive order from President Obama accompanies an official policy calling for government data to be "open and accessible by default."
Up to 160,000 Social Security numbers -- and the names and driver's license numbers of up to 1 million people -- may have been compromised.
Former DHS official's new book examines the potential damage hackers could do to infrastructure and financial systems.
Glow sticks combined with long-exposure photography make for enchanting evening waterfalls.
Which gender dominates social media? Not surprisingly, it depends on the platform.
A new list from Mashable may give you pause about the technology that's rarely far from your face.
Participating teleworkers, largely from the federal government, report increased efficiency and job satisfaction.
The Right Size Parking Calculator estimates parking demand down to a single parcel of land.
Vendors hope the limited "FreeBostonWi-Fi" trial will expand to 400 payphones by next summer.
Annual Top 25 list honors programs across the government spectrum for achievements worthy of duplication.
On May 1, the Boston Police Department announced via Twitter that three additional suspects were taken into custody in connection with the April 15 bombing.
Some surprises show up in a series of state rankings from Fast Company magazine.
The 720,000-square-foot edifice is the creation of renowned architect Frank Gehry, and its striking appearance is meant to express the creativity that occurs inside the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Few will likely be surprised by the U.S. Senate's decision not to even consider the cyber intelligence sharing bill, CISPA.
A new trend of inmates using Yelp to rate their stays in various jails has garnered both confusion and support.
These 10 common mistakes could prove costly if made in the data center.
A Stockholm research center claims to have successfully identified marijuana and cocaine use with breath testing.
The agency's PhoneSat project is testing these devices as prototype satellites.
Before Provo gets Google Fiber, it's gotta pay up.
In the face of new technologies, libraries are adapting to a new reality. So how do they plan to continue engaging communities?
A new list identifies countries launching the most online attacks.
The Arachnocampa luminosa, a glowworm species only found in New Zealand, gives the caves this starry night vibe.
Berkeley, Calif., takes heat after accidentally sending out city employee Social Security numbers in a data set on employee salaries.
Though the operations monitoring dashboard's soft launch took place the morning of the marathon, emergency personnel and law enforcement couldn't access the system.
The city launches another open data platform, this time opening up GIS data using Google Fusion Tables.
A new crowdsourced website asks residents to document unsafe road conditions, hoping to inform city transportation decisions.
As both large- and small-scale cyberattacks on government are increasing, so too is the importance of cybersecurity.
Provo, Utah, gets Google Fiber because it's consistently a top ranking city as one of the country's best places to live and do business.
After 3 a.m. on April 11, this year's strongest sunflare peaked.
Report also finds that in 2012, email traffic attacks most often targeted government.
Boston PD solicits video footage of finish line, while Massachusetts governor asks for those who may have seen something to call and share their tips.
After students in Pennsylvania were monitored in their homes using school-issued laptops without knowledge or consent, a law was passed in New Jersey to ensure written notice of such activities is provided.
A think tank evaluates states on how quickly taxpayers can access state tax information on revenue department websites.
To fix flaws and save public funds, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is asking graphic designers to revamp the city's transit map, or aspects of it.
A simulated social network could help cities understand the dynamic of green technology adoption and make better decisions.
A document released by the IRS suggests that Americans enjoy "generally no privacy" where online private communication is concerned.
Researchers from U.C. Berkeley say brain scan authentication is reliable enough to replace traditional passwords.
SB 135 was approved by a 10-0 vote by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee.
A new device incorporates light, sound and laser sensors, among other things, to capture any moment, no matter how brief.
The failure rate for technology projects is anywhere from 37 percent to 75 percent -- and here are some of the reasons.
To inform city decisions about technology outreach to the public, the city of Seattle is asking residents to take an online survey.
The chemical reaction caused by sunlight and titanium dioxide in the pavement creates cleaner air on a two-mile stretch of Chicago's Cermak Road.
The fact that Austin lost out when Kansas City was named the official Google Fiber test bed in 2011 makes fiber's debut in the city highly likely.
The federal government will select six locations to serve as drone testing sites, and states want related jobs to land within their borders.
Missouri Department of Conservation launches multi-platform app to lead anglers to water.
The California agency is being acknowledged by an international magazine for its innovative social media efforts.
In a worldwide evaluation of municipalities, the Intelligent Communities Forum has decided that Columbus, Ohio, is the only American city that ranks.
The amount of e-waste produced in the United States is astronomical -- here are the numbers.
A new report from NASCIO says state employees, buoyed by the ease of cloud use in their personal lives, think cloud has a place at work too.
The ASCE's new app aims to solve one of the biggest problems in fixing our country’s infrastructure: the lack of knowledge on where problems exist.
NASA researchers modified three repurposed drones acquired from the U.S. Marine Corps to study the sulfur dioxide plume of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano.
A new survey reveals the numerous obstacles local governments face when attempting to innovate.
One French province is planning to deliver newspapers using drone technology -- something that could prove useful in U.S. mail delivery.
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is popular -- and growing.
For the first time, all 50 states made some checkbook-level spending information available online.
The Web-based, interactive catalog of geographic information gives government, businesses and citizens direct access to the state’s geographic data.
A recent study released by the National Center for Policy Analysis concluded that because drones are coming, increased technological research and development of public policy is needed.
Today, the bridge becomes the first in California to replace all human toll takers with an electronic system, ending the need for motorists to stop and pay cash.
One similarity in all of the fastest-growing areas is their relatively low population densities.
Photographer Jeffrey Milstein's new series of airports from above is about "showing the patterns, layering and complexity of cities, and the circulation patterns for travel."
Starbucks shares the "messy" details of innovation done the private-sector way -- but could such an approach in government yield results?
Under SB 117, the state will establish a Secretary of Information Technology, who will develop and implement a plan to coordinate purchasing, management and use of IT across state agencies.
Mayor extends deadline for environmental awards that acknowledge local leaders in environmental awareness and sustainability.
A collaboration between Red Hat and Code for America brings Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service to local government agencies at no cost.
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technology has been around for years, but many don't know just how transformative it can be.
Though neither Amazon nor CIA officials would confirm the contract, all signs point to its existence.
Nearby Olathe, Kan., joins Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., as the third city to get Google's gigabit fiber network.
New statistics reveal that there are more than four times more Android devices activated each day than there are babies born.
State technology officials in Colorado were chosen to participate in a national program encouraging women to pursue tech careers.
The Los Gatos, Calif., home designed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1986 was listed for nearly $4.4 million.
When citizen participation programs are implemented effectively, more citizens are brought into the decision-making process, making government more responsive and effective.
Providence, R.I., will launch "Providence Talks" with its $5 million prize, while Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Santa Monica have other innovative plans for their winnings.
While cloud security is said to be getting easier, one study study looked at just how cloud security has progressed over the past two years.
Fire Chief Brian Cummings says he'd like for a seamless network to connect dispatch systems across municipal borders.
Following a rash of crime in one of the city's parks, officials implement a network of wirelessly controlled streetlamps that police can use to catch criminals.
Law enforcement agencies at the state, local and federal levels use social media to gather evidence, solicit crime tips, and identify people and locations, among other things.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. warns Senate committee that a large-scale cyberattack could cause major service disruption in the next two years.
On March 11, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the sun being partially blocked by the moon.
Open.ny.gov launched the same day Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a new open data executive order.
A German website maps details of millions of cyberattacks around the globe.
According to ICANN, no one person, company, organization or government runs the Internet -- and the same goes for its governance.
To coincide with the opening of Microsoft's Envisioning Center, the company released a video that envisions the world in five to 10 years.
A new start-up uses open data sets to target code violations missed by code inspectors to boost municipal revenue.
In an effort to combat a recent spike in crime, the Piedmont, Calif., police chief wants automatic license plate readers installed at its borders.
Five of the six finalists proposed an interactive information kiosk.
PrivCo has issued its list of the top 10 cities for technology, measured by the number of privately held tech companies acquired in 2012.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced that Colorado will soon launch a $150 million tech-focused venture capital endeavor.
Most of the 340 communities nationwide that control their own access to the Internet are small cities, and one expert cites arrogance as the reason most large cities haven't taken the muni broadband plunge.
With more than 550 percent more Internet users in 2012 than in the year 2000, change is inevitable.
Though Google's autonomous vehicles have made progress in recent years, several large technological barriers stymie researchers.
A new portal offers Maryland residents responsive design, nearly 200 online services and integrated social media intended to maximize citizen engagement.
Big data often comes with information overload, but these eight tips will help agencies get started.
In an effort to help revive Atlantic City, N.J.'s economic downturn, Gov. Chris Christie signed a new law that has made it legal to gamble online in Atlantic City casinos.
Such a battery could mean that wearable solar cells and electric-eye cameras that make studio-quality photographs are on the horizon.
Cities worldwide hosted hackathons to encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.
New legislation could allow counties in the Golden State to develop, own and operate public voting systems.
The state has selected MAXIMUS to handle Access Health CT's customer contact center operations.
Government officials believe in the transformative power of big data, according to a new study, especially when it comes to public safety and health.
The official police team that handles mobile phone theft in the city could help police identify organized phone theft and trafficking.
Baltimore-based app developers used the city's open data to help citizens make better decisions when it comes time to park their vehicles.
Increased adoption of mobile technologies and teleworking could save governments a significant amount of time and money.
Under proposed legislation in Georgia, just one house with Internet access would prevent a city from offering broadband service to its residents.
Cambridge, Mass., police introduce a real-time crime notification system that sends out auto updates via Twitter.
This prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of Mauritania forms a conspicuous bull’s-eye in the otherwise featureless desert.
What do peacock feathers have to do with everyday technologies?
The best way to combat time killers? Gain awareness of the time wasted and its value.
Launched in response to needs that arose from Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the city, Code Corps will likely develop new Web and mobile applications and emergency-related information maps using city data.
What technology helped a sea turtle recover from a shark attack?
Local governments like Kent County, Mich., benefit from collaborative agreements like a reverse auction system.
What book was finally returned to the New York Public Library more than 55 years late?
State's "overbuilt" facility proves difficult to lease, leaving the legislature with a $34 million shortfall to cover.
What did one YouTube user create to help his disabled pet goldfish float around its tank?
The bogus alert cautioned Montana TV viewers to “not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies, as they are considered extremely dangerous.”
Can we combat e-waste and create a recycling culture?
Mayor Mike McGinn's decision to return the city's drones to the vendor puts Seattle in the center of discussions about the role of such technologies in government.
The significance of the northern lights is reflected in the architecture of the cathedral.
How did California Gov. Jerry Brown describe Texas Gov. Rick Perry's radio ad encouraging businesses to relocate to Texas?
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Digital Communications Division and the Federal Web Managers Council teamed up to draft big ideas and predictions for technology in government in 2013.
What new part of the human body may be used as biometric identification?
When test runs of approximately 1,300 paychecks contained about 100 types of errors, State Controller John Chiang canceled the contract.
Responding to international support for increased UN authority over the Internet, an official U.S. policy in favor of Internet freedom is circulating in Washington, D.C.
What new technology could help cut down on traffic congestion?
Five local governments have committed to taking steps toward building a government for the 21st century, using technology to transform the way government and citizens interact.
A new survey reveals that government investments in online portals bring results, in the form of improved customer satisfaction.
How much did the 'bionic man' on display at Britain's Science Museum cost to create?
NYC Comptroller John Liu raises concerns about an $11.5 million technology contract between the city's Department of Consumer Affairs and Gartner Inc.
Unless Congress objects, the United States Postal Service plans to discontinue Saturday delivery, which will save the agency $2 billion per year.
What is one U.C. Riverside researcher using to improve solar cells and batteries?
Major U.S. cities are finding digital uses for physical assets many thought had outlived their useful life.
Cloud computing is a way to reduce waste, increase efficiency and cut cost -- but that doesn't mean it's without challenges.
A large NASA science balloon flew over Antarctica carrying an instrument that detected 50 million cosmic rays.
In 1967, how many pieces of equipment did Walter Cronkite say would be key in the 21st century home office?
Google and Microsoft are among the big-name technology companies supporting the FCC's plan for a free nationwide Wi-Fi network, to the chagrin of the wireless industry.
What is a Chinese millionaire selling in his country to combat air pollution?
The Sunshine Review's 2013 Transparency Report Card graded every state on the availability of information on government websites, and California and Washington came out on top.
While some organizations may benefit from a headline-grabbing story on how they got hacked, others are reluctant to go public with the news that their network was compromised.
What item could, in a sense, potentially bring 3-D printing to the masses?
Tweetping displays visually all the tweets in the world -- in real time.
Moving away from previous themes like innovation, Gates' 2013 letter stresses the importance of measurement in making real progress on global issues.
What California politician, businessman and restaurateur is now also an author?
State Health Department responds to flu outbreak by creating an online bulletin board to match vaccine supplies with clinics in need.
Creation of a new 'Fair Data' logo is meant to help protect personal data from misuse.
BBC Future has made some predictions about what we can expect from technology for the next 150 years.
Artist James McNabb describes his micro-lumber-cityscapes as being done by “sketching with a band saw."
With the development of data analytics tools like Google Flu Trends, some experts wonder what the role of such technologies play in the future of predicting and monitoring public health.
California's new training series has two goals: developing leaders and sparking cultural change in the state workplace.
What child star from the 1930 and '40s reportedly joined Twitter last week?
Using data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a local public radio station has mapped the names, addresses and breeds of nearly 100,000 city canines.
What's the latest threat to the BYOD movement?
Ashley Z. Hand will help drive innovative strategies to improve how city government serves citizens through creative problem solving and citizen engagement.
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is focused on cutting technology expenses, opening data and innovating using technology-as-a-service.
Research from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers indicates that subtle changes in IT procurement policy regarding limitations on liability have occurred in the states.
What is the only thing a Harvard Medical School researcher says would be needed to create a Neanderthal baby?
Seattle officials have adopted a new technology for several departments that suggests ways to make government documents easier to read.
Houston's amnesty program lets residents pay traffic and non-traffic citations at Texas.gov at a lower cost.
What are researchers suggesting people do to increase password security?
Industry experts offer startling predictions about life expectancy, and adding computing power to, well, everything.
Winning libraries created solutions around BYOD, augmented reality, e-government, crowd-sourcing, and online learning.
One out of every 5 minutes online is spent on a social network. How can governments use that to improve customer service?
What iconic video game maker filed for bankruptcy over the weekend?
Members of the White House's new media team took to Twitter during the president's inaugural speech.
An industry specialist offers a list of action items to keep pace with the three V's of big data -- volume, variety and velocity.
Google researchers have proposed "physical" passwords, such as a USB key or finger ring, to solve website password problems.
What new device has a German designer created to charge batteries?
Notification is under way for thousands of Medicaid patients whose privacy was jeopardized at the hands of a pharmacy claims processor.
What new device has a German designer created to charge batteries?
Companies are starting to hire mobile roles, and government is never too far behind the private sector.
A well-run IT operation, no matter the size, requires a solid foundation for effective technology pruning.
Modernizing regulations, cybersecurity and collaboration are essential for states, according to the association.
How many Americans have their identity stolen each year?
A look at the most important milestones from 1969 through 2012 -- when Internet users reached 2.4 billion.
As part of a small team called AirPano, Russian Photographer Sergey Semonov travels around the world creating 360-degree, 3-D aerial panoramas.
Bexar County, Texas' bookless library, called BiblioTech, was inspired by Apple founder Steve Jobs' biography.
A campaign spanning five years, dubbed Operation "Red October," aimed to illegally obtain sensitive information from key government sources across the globe.
Which of the five senses have researchers restored in mice?
When it comes to new and emerging technologies, the Consumer Electronics Show, which ran this week in Las Vegas, is the place to be.
The department's 'See Something, Send Something' app lets citizens capture and send suspicious activity to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center.
Will the steering wheel, brakes and gas pedal be replaced with sensors and software?
What unborn animal freezes to avoid predators?
Last month's tragedy in Newtown, Conn., stirs debate about smart technologies that restrict the circumstances in which guns can be fired.
After just a few months, Judge Orlando Garcia determines the student's freedom of religion had no been violated.
What's the newest way to deduce how you got the flu?
The Wi-Fi network will cover more than eight blocks in the neighborhood and will be the largest contiguous free public Wi-Fi outdoor network in the city.
The latest ranking by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index lists the 15 worst U.S. companies when it comes to customer service.
What is NASA thinking about doing to create a space station?
The central city of Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania, is a major source of coordinated online crime networks, prompting action from the FBI.
What threshold in device sales did Apple reach last year? An infographic answers this question and offers insights into other mobile milestones from 2012.
What industry is starting to implement a pay-per-use model?
The U.S. Postal Service will serve as the testing ground for a federal program that will allow users to conduct online transactions with the government using established digital identities.
What new invention could help residents of war-ravaged countries avoid the surprise and devastation of landmine detonation?
Cited as one component of Chicago's infrastructure modernization plan, the move offers significant savings.
Using in-house custom made access points, Amherst is delivering robust contiguous Wi-Fi coverage to the entire downtown region.
Which city became the first in the U.S. to ban the sale of single-serving water bottles?
Why Does NYC drop an 11,875-pound ball in Times Square on New Year's Eve?
The world's best ice carvers gather annually to showcase their work.
The Atlantic Cities sums up the four of the best and four of the worst U.S. transportation projects to roll out in the near future.
What new technology might one day allow people to feel like they're "walking in someone else's shoes?"
The GPS-enabled app helps visitors locate loved ones' gravesites.
As self-driving vehicles come to public roadways, legal fellow Bryant Walker Smith questions whether existing driving laws can adequately apply to this new form of driving.
How much money would pay-per-mile car insurance save our nation each year?
One new startup uses a person's unique cardiac signal to secure digital devices.
What did Boeing use in place of humans to test the effects of Wi-Fi on an airline cabin packed with passengers?
This massive star is moving so quickly, it breaks the sound barrier in space.
GT and industry experts discuss the role Health Insurance Exchanges will play in helping states enhance service delivery.
One major city convenes officials to investigate how the Internet might yield information that can prompt early intervention and potentially prevent mass shootings.
As the city's first-ever Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, Derrick Minor will work to retain companies in Raleigh, N.C., and help them grow.
How many downloads did Google Maps for iOS get in its first two days?
Top elected officials at the municipal level are credited with bold programs helping America's cities confidently emerge from the recession.
The cloud's impact will transform business and government in the biggest disruption IT has experienced in 25 years.
How many more hours per week do telecommuting employees work?
The 10 best tools built with metro data sets in 2012.
The answer is no; the record-everything approach wastes both resources and money.
A new list has BlackBerrys, mobile apps and traditional desktops fading into obscurity in 2013.
Five additional communities were added to Google's 1 gigabit fiber network.
If one robot can accomplish a singular task, how much could hundreds of them accomplish?
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced plans to create technology capable of transmitting data to aircraft 60,000 feet in the air at speeds of 100 Gbps.
Citing a lack of cooperation from the federal government, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the commonwealth would default to a federally run health insurance exchange.
A detailed proposal outlining how 100 MHz of wireless spectrum could be repurposed for a national "super Wi-Fi" system was released by the FCC.
IBM announced its annual list of five technology predictions for 2017, consisting of one for each of the five senses.
What city has proposed turning off the majority of lights at night to save energy?
Startup FreedomPop is offering free wireless Internet service aimed at casual Internet users and those who, due to cost, have not yet upgraded to broadband.
A new health care director position and agency website support the FCC's increased focus on connectivity for the health care industry.
This visual gives an idea of how data flows through health-related entities and organizations -- and how big data, when used to its potential, could help improve outcomes and reduce costs.
The FCC announced a broadband fund that will take what was learned from past pilot programs and potentially cut health care broadband costs in half.
A New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission vote on Dec. 13 gave the green light to taxi-hailing apps in a pilot program.
Website Co.Exist recently published a list of the top 10 smartest cities in North America based on metrics such as smart mobility and smart governance.
A study by Fiberlink revealed that 68 percent of employees didn't secure the data of an old BYOD device after upgrading, despite probably having an organizational policy requiring such a measure.
A recent survey found that effective IT planning and implementation by city governments could result in better quality of life.
One possible solution to the data scientist shortage is splitting big data duties in two: data management specialist and data scientist.
Architecture and public planning were left behind in the crowdfunding revolution, according to one blog post.
Mayor Dave Bing announced the installation of 13 police mini-stations around Detroit in an effort to lower the homicide rate.
Public buses in major cities around the country are being equipped with microphone-enabled surveillance systems capable of picking up passenger conversations.
What new idea does Nokia have to alert you that you're receiving a call or text message?
A study conducted in San Jose, Calif., found that drivers connected to each other via traffic apps have a better time coping with the stresses of traffic.
Mayor Michael Nutter issued an executive order to officially create a new agency that aims to spur civic innovation and encourage civic involvement in government projects.
Washington is the sixth state to receive conditional approval for its plans to run a state health insurance exchange.
White House website developers become more engaged in open source communities, offering new resources to others wishing to emulate sites like 'We the People.'
What University of California campus recently had confusion surrounding a drone crash?
The nationwide interoperable emergency network could be as far as 10 years away and require an additional $10 billion in funding.
Assembly Bill 25 would prohibit public-sector employers in California from asking employees or job applicants for access to personal social media accounts.
Job growth in technology and STEM fields is significantly outperforming other sectors, driving growth in regional economies.
According to a CDW survey, tablet users gain 1.1 hours in daily productivity by using their device.
A new report discusses in depth just how social media can be used to support law enforcement.
Joining Google and Microsoft in the cloud-based business productivity suite market, IBM's SmartCloud Docs offers a new alternative for online collaboration.
What are NYC officials planning to use to combat homelessness?
As Windows tech support scams became increasingly common, investigators at the Federal Trade Commission began setting traps that eventually led to legal action.
The four big cellular carriers agree to start rolling out Text-to-911 service in 2013, with nationwide implementation the following year.
In an effort to inspire teamwork on the job, Gartner developed what it calls "extreme collaboration."
While the Haley administration says it has released all the breach-related data it can, many say the state is hiding embarrassing information.
The lack of graphical indicators in the URL field of mobile browsers presents a major security risk, according to researchers.
A recent study ranked all 50 states based on broadband adoption, network speeds and economic structure.
Lee County, Fla.'s teen education program uses simulation to show young drivers how being drunk, distracted, drugged or even drowsy behind the wheel affects the ability to drive.
What is the Canadian city of Vancouver, B.C., using in pavement for new roads?
New York City falls between San Francisco and Boston when it comes to cities with the most tech companies.
While some praise the use of vehicle-installed GPS devices, others dispute the benefits and employee groups cry "Big Brother".
Boston recently overhauled its back-end data analytics system and is making the data public with a new mobile app and website showcasing the city's performance.
Which tech company has launched a TV commercial that references former President Martin Van Buren?
Sen. Alex Padilla introduced a bill calling for regulations on commercial and public drones before the flying robots become too common.
Parents may take inspiration from one father who built a drone to save him from a hilly walk to the bus stop with his son.
The recently announced Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) intends to speed development, assessment and review of new medical devices.
A study commissioned by Imperva found that it took up to three weeks for the best-performing antivirus solutions to begin detecting malware.
An update to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act will require law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant before searching electronically-stored data.
Officials at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) said they're on track to meet a $500 million savings goal and they're doing it through technology and innovation.
Federally-run health insurance exchanges as well as some some state-run exchanges will be paid for using insurance premium surcharges, not separate taxes.
The U.S. Department of Energy aims to make batteries five times more powerful and cheaper than they are now within five years.
Washington, D.C., commissioned a startup to monitor Twitter, Facebook and the government's own websites to evaluate their performance based on public sentiment.
After three years of limited activity, the cloud services portal intended to streamline purchasing will go offline.
The goals of this three-year project include promoting public-sector support of alternative energy technology.
This new scanner allows police officers to take in and measure a crime scene in 40 minutes to an hour, compared to the typical three to four hours.
Cellphone providers and churches are entering into unlikely partnerships that increase cell coverage in neighborhoods and make money for local churches.
A recent report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that the conversion to electronic health records is vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
The U.S.'s major urban centers have a long way to go when it comes to technology, according to a recent report.
Using energy from moving trains, researchers have found a way to power track lights, cross gates and switches, and this alternative energy source could save millions.
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration will spend five years transitioning to the cloud-based platform.
A detailed virtual city complete with people, businesses and infrastructure is a test bed for Air Force network security scenarios.
More than 90 percent of the world's recorded information was generated in the past two years alone, and so much data presents equally large problems.
Software makers VMWare and Red Bend have forged deals with device makers to produce dual-identity smartphones that separate a user's personal and work information on the same device.
Technology consulting firm Microdesk predicts how technology will help shape sustainable U.S. infrastructure development in 2013.
What newly developed robot will study autonomous underwater navigation?
Along with investments in big data and cloud computing, In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of U.S. intelligence agencies, also lent support to innovations like quantum computing and wearable video cameras.
A judge has prohibited the school district from expelling the high school sophomore, and ruled that the RFID system is "a clear violation of her constitutional rights."
The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk will examine the dangers of artificial intelligence, runaway nanotechnology and extreme weather events.
Eleven executives from IT firm EMC share their predictions for 2013, with big data, cloud computing and cybersecurity topping the list.
Where does a new wearable microchip that monitors vital signs get its power?
Although the benefits of a scalable smart grid are becoming more apparent to government officials, some citizens don't want to trade in their old meters.
A Senate committee will consider limited changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which could alter how courts interpret the use of cell phone data.
A security firm's analysis showed the attack was likely caused by an employee who "unwittingly executed malware" after clicking an email link.
An internal investigation found that out of nearly 500 Homeland Security employees surveyed, only one knew how to use the department's $430 million interdepartmental radio program.
A Texas high school student's family is suing the school after the student was expelled for refusing to wear an RFID chip as part of the school's mandatory surveillance program.
Where have more than 38 million Americans been while doing their shopping this year?
Kansas City hosted its sixth Startup Weekend event, leading to the creation of several new ideas, including an mobile app that helps people navigate a large area, such as a zoo.
Following a Twitter battle between Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and a follower, the mayor said he would live on food stamps and challenged his opponent to do the same.
A security breach that cost the state $14 million and compromised personal data of millions of residents also cost one official his job.
A Senate bill originally touted as a guardian of American privacy has been rewritten to allow federal agencies access to Internet accounts without a warrant.
What new app shames people who park their cars horribly?
Ron Medford, deputy administrator for NHTSA, will join Google as the director of safety for self-driving cars in January.
Nanotechnology being developed by researchers in Florida could be the key to increased energy efficiency across applications ranging from harnessing ocean waves to growing plants indoors.
Paper-based health records are sometimes lost or out-of-date as foster children are moved around, but a startup is looking to the cloud for a more coordinated solution.
Where does Google's new alternate reality game take place?
Microsoft will invest $5.5 million to attempt to harness biogas from a water reclamation facility to power a data center.
What are some cities doing to encourage residents to share public seating?
A Swiss research laboratory is developing vehicle technology that could someday read lips, track eyes and monitor eye fatigue to make humans more integrated with their vehicle's interface.
After a glitch was revealed in the Los Angeles Fire Department's computer systems, a task force found the problems went much deeper.
To make it easier for local businesses to operate and grow jobs in San Francisco, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee launched San Francisco Enterprise Zone Web App.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote a letter to Republican governors extending the deadline to Dec. 14, 2012.
A study by Varonis reveals three different styles of email management.
A new startup is offering data analytics software for small municipalities normally only seen in big governments.
Nebraska has its eye on broadband upgrades, but first, officials need to gather data from citizens in order to effectively pursue funding.
What new human-powered device can reclaim yarn from old clothes?
A Forrester study commissioned by LinkedIn found that a majority of IT decision makers use social networks regularly to assist in making decisions.
Sen. Joe Lieberman's new, more modest version of his cybersecurity bill was rejected in a 51-47 vote.
Technology journalist Alex Howard outlines policy suggestions for Pres. Obama that he feels will help unlock innovation in the U.S. economy.
While many commercial cell towers went down during Hurricane Sandy, police and fire systems stayed at full operation.
Amid cybersecurity bills in Congress and talk of a presidential executive order, a study conducted in 2007, but only recently released, found that much of the nation's power grid is vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
Following the second data breach this year, NASA updated its security policy, requiring all laptops to encrypt their data.
Malicious mobile apps, government-sponsored attacks and sandbox avoidance are expected.
How many smartphone owners use their phones to search for health information?
A councilman in Myersville, Md., doesn't see how an iPad will help him better govern.
From January to June, government requests to block or remove Google content rose 71 percent over the previous reporting period, the company reports.
After failed attempts to pass cybersecurity legislation that both parties could agree on, Sen. Joe Lieberman is trying again.
Members of the National Homeland Security Consortium outlined the country's top health, safety and security concerns.
How many photovoltaic panels allowed the Pacific Island territory of Tokelau to become the world's first solar-powered nation?
State CIO's top priorities for 2013 are cloud computing, consolidation and optimization, according to NASCIO.
Voters said 'no' to a Knowledge and Discovery Center project in Carson City, Nev., but officials found a way to build a smaller business accelerator anyway.
Chicago Public Schools launched a new mapping tool for parents, but unlike a similar tool launched nine years ago, this one was created without the help of a contractor and yielded a better result.
Google continues to build out fiber in Kansas City as communities of startups and developers with ideas gather.
What new strategy did scientists at Hebrew University of Jerusalem create for fingerprint visualization?
The department's 600,000 employees will securely exchange information from any location via the cloud.
A program in Washington state uses data sharing to help veterans access proper benefits, and saves millions in state Medicaid funding.
More Internet access leads to job growth, according to a recent study, so it follows that the government should do more to encourage wireless data network coverage, one analyst says.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is beginning a yearlong biosurveillance program to spot public health trends using data available in open social networks.
As problems fell in Hurricane Sandy's wake, New Yorkers found technological solutions.
How many smart devices does Gartner predict will be purchased worldwide in 2013?
IBM, AT&T, Microsoft and Intel are being honored for their corporate citizenship in a list released by Bloomberg called The Civic 50.
A shooter’s image is checked against a biometric database to determine identity, and if one isn't found, the software creates a new record.
The city opened a physical space downtown to promote big data projects and host educational events and hackathons.
The future may not be all flying cars and jetpacks, but Seattle is a technological hub, Mayor McGinn told locals during a recent talk series.
A customizable camera ball that can instantly transmit 360-degree images to a smartphone may help emergency responders assess a situation's safety from afar.
Electric grid upgrades in many cities are taking a flexible, adaptive approach rather than trying to build a system that is too strong to take down.
A recent grand jury report found several major problems with IT in a city known for tech innovation.
California's longest-serving poll worker was awarded a medal for her participation in almost every election since 1937.
Five new technologies in development by Dutch design firms show what highways in the future could look like.
Broken and malfunctioning voting machines and confusion about how new technology works caused problems in this year's presidential election.
A new social media policy restricting what Baltimore firefighters are allowed to post online has drawn the ire of union representatives and First Amendment activists.
A local government website developer will award a state-of-the-art website to one cash-strapped municipality.
What have German scientists created from tree bark?
Emergency response personnel can use data entered into Smart911 to make better decisions and improve response time.
While not yet widespread, tablets are being used in several counties around the country as balloting devices.
Speakers at a recent Princeton University symposium said there are too many security risks to allow Internet voting.
A breach of tax data for 3.6 million South Carolina residents dating back to 1998 could cause prolonged problems in the state, experts say.
The tendency for citizens to record everything on their smartphones can lead to conflicts between police and the people they are sworn to protect and serve.
About 96 percent of public-sector workers polled said they thought improved collaboration in their organizations would lead to improved decision making, efficiency and better service to the public.
What are German researchers using to generate energy?
Establishing better standards and following private-sector technology best practices could help reduce the deficit, says American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council report.
Hurricane Sandy provides a look into what a successful cyberattack on U.S. infrastructure could be like.
Toledo Police installed 40 new surveillance cameras around the city as part of an intelligence-led policing initiative.
With approximately 25 percent of people in the Northeast lacking cellphone service, folks are lining up at New York City payphones.
Election watchdog groups have concerns about electronic voting machines that leave no paper trail and are difficult to audit.
Technology companies don't just have a civic responsibility to engage government, their relationship is a natural inevitability.
In a departure from traditional approaches to electronic health records, one of the oldest EHR vendors is working to break down barriers between disparate systems.
How many Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year?
Cameras placed by police without a warrant were found not to violate the Fourth Amendment rights of two suspected marijuana farmers.
Cities looking for help in launching new technologies like next-generation 911 or advanced parking management systems have a new service to turn to.
What are researchers using to teach children with anger issues how to temper their emotions?
You know what's really scary? Your workload. Why not take a break with some of this year's best Halloween apps?
These startups, which are developing real, sustainable solutions for challenges faced by government, received $25,000 and four months free access to local workspace to build their ideas.
Rather than come up with excuses not to proceed with its health information exchange, the state is moving forward with an aggressive timeline to complete phase two in 12 to 18 months.
By reverse-engineering the meter's transmission technology, researchers could obtain access to meter usage data.
A sweeping proposal would create a NY App Store, put more state services online and change physical office hours.
What marine mammal can imitate the voices of humans?
In the digital age, Book Mountain is a trip to the past, and was designed to be an advertisement and an invitation for reading.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers are developing a cognitive software engine that could someday replace humans monitoring video footage.
In an effort to support new businesses and innovative ideas, Philadelphia created a startup accelerator composed of two initiatives.
New technology tools engage voters, help politicophobes avoid election content.
The U.S. General Services Administration announced the 17 companies that will compete to provide email, collaboration, office automation and electronic records management services to the government.
What sort of buildings in the future would never need to be painted?
To spur public interest, trees in one New Jersey park got new signs with QR codes that link to an online field guide.
Windy City officials give the go-ahead for gun shot detection system installation in three neighborhoods around the city.
Dynamic, data-rich maps drawn from a wide variety of disparate sources are the Department of Homeland Security's newest tool in the urban emergency preparedness arsenal.
A quarterly study ranks 106 federal websites according to user satisfaction rates, and the Social Security Administration tops the list.
What up and coming app will prompt all users around the globe to take a photo at the exact same second?
About 20 speakers suggested modifications and alternatives to the existing presidential voting system at a recent event.
Routers purchased by West Virginia State Police two years ago lack critical components and licenses needed for use with the state's voicemail system, rendering them useless as-is.
What's being developed to get every last drop out of product bottles?
Montana CIO Dick Clark recognized by NASCIO for his innovative ideas, leadership and commitment.
The cameras provide a 180-degree view of Main Street that officials hope will increase interest in the city.
What new invention can alleviate motion sickness faster than swallowed medications?
A $2.1 million contract was awarded to Apple that will switch thousands of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement workers to iPhones.
Traditionally viewed as a symbol of trustworthiness, spammers have found a workaround to use .gov URLs as part of email scams.
The use of fake cellphone towers by federal investigators to solve crimes is facing opposition from a Texas judge and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Two technologies that could reduce wrecks and increase efficiency at commercial truck weigh stations will be inspected by officials in Indiana.
The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance convened on Oct. 22 with the goal of advancing transparency, participation and accountability in government.
What new gadget can help those who like to micromanage?
Despite a no-call-list that essentially makes telemarketing illegal, the Federal Trade Commission receives millions of complaints each year regarding automated phone messages and so they're offering a reward for a solution.
The California city has a simple reason for why it stopped making required payments to the state pension system — the city ran out of money.
While it has its uses, blogger Adam Hanft writes, big data has some big problems.
Technology has improved the accuracy of in-person voting, but absentee voting is another story, a new study finds.
Twenty-nine fellows are selected to participate in next year's program.
City businesses with fewer than 100 employees can apply for a piece of a $12 million broadband upgrade.
The National Integrated Ballistic Information Network has already linked 600 shootings.
Federal websites were ranked in three categories: accessibility, search engine optimization and usability.
What will one day kill weeds on farms with 98 percent accuracy?
Gov. Bob McDonnell launches new Twitter and Facebook accounts to keep the public better informed about public safety issues and increase communication.
Facial recognition technology finds that President Barack Obama showed a wider range of emotions and made a better emotional connection with the audience than his GOP opponent.
With 99 percent of citizens using the Internet at least once a week, two studies suggested that governments aren't doing enough to cater to the expectations of their citizens.
Similar to aircraft uses by the U.S. airforce for wartime operations, the Texas Department of Public Safety ordered a custom Pilatus PC-12 complete with a $1.3 million imaging and downlink system.
Segran was selected for his innovative leadership as Texas Tech University's CIO and associate vice president.
The Center for Digital Education names the winners of the 2012 Digital Community Colleges Survey.
In the 2012 Digital States Survey, state CIOs identify top of mind technologies for next 2 years.
ChicagoNEXT will attempt to foster economic development and job growth.
New York City changed its rules for hailing cars last month, prohibiting car-hailing service Uber from operating in the city until next year, and Uber founders said they will wait.
The eight companies will work with senior-level health-care providers and get access to the Statewide Health Information Network of New York.
Users can view 54 colorful photos of Google's data centers around the world, explore the facilities with Street View, and gain insight into how one of the most influential companies in technology operates.
A traffic data program led by Inrix provides real-time vehicle speed data accurate within 2.5 mph.
In The Lord of the Rings, hobbits live in the hillsides -- and so can the Swiss, if they choose to take up residence in the Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse in Dietikon, Switzerland.
In response to a request from NY Tech Meetup, both presidential candidates shared their visions for the future of American technology.
Blow by blow, reaction to the vice presidential debate was polled in real-time using a new app that students used to agree or disagree with comments, or call "dodge" and "spin."
Using a new app developed by researchers at Georgia Tech, bikers can share their routes with the City of Atlanta to help city planners make more informed decisions.
The robot will have human-like cognitive decision-making capabilities, allowing it to pick up items and determine how best to use them.
After a three-month, nationwide search, the state has selected Thom Guertin to be its first chief digital officer and launch the Office of Digital Excellence.
In a move to make Tampa more bike friendly, city officials plan to add 30 bike-sharing stations by fall 2013.
What are cybercriminals now hacking to gain access to another aspect of our lives?
As part of the Diesel Emission Reduction Program, the EPA is awarding millions in funding to upgrade old engines around the country to use clean diesel fuel.
In its latest effort to document the planet, Google has published detailed historical exhibits of 42 major events with never-before-released photos and video.
Esri’s ArcGIS technology will now be available via the Amazon Web Services GovCloud in the U.S.
Following high-profile information leaks, federal agencies are looking to email encryption but finding that the technology isn't a silver bullet.
What percentage of physicians say electronic health records have not improved quality of care?
The Council of State Archivists recognizes Electronic Records Day on October 10.
Searchable records reveal activities and official communications.
New website will promote and highlight examples of collaborative initiatives in state and local government.
A new survey of IT professionals indicates a majority feel government should allow information exchange between public entities and wireless providers to improve mobile cybersecurity.
How fast can Utah State University's cheese-powered race car go?
University researchers have unveiled a new mapping tool that shows building-by-building carbon emissions in a major U.S. city.
San Francisco might be one of the innovation capitals of the world, but it’s plagued with basic issues like a lack of public Wi-Fi.
Following an increase of high-profile crashes, new legislation prompts transportation officials to draft federal safety standards.