Atlanta CIO Samir Saini says that right now, the IT priority in the city is to make sure its infrastructure can support what it has today, and also can scale to support future solutions like citizen-facing applications.
In a response to a Los Angeles RFI for citywide broadband, Dutch start up Angie Communications said it would also build and operate a nationwide 4G network and a Wi-Fi network that reaches 90 percent of the population. But some are skeptical of the ambitious plan.
After serving as U.S. deputy chief technology officer, CfA's founder and executive director says in this Q&A that she's focused on creating a government that works for the people and by the people in the 21st century.
Governments could improve by pushing more information to constituents, entering into strategic partnerships with industry more easily and cooperating more broadly for the betterment of society, to name a few things.
After nearly four years of data collection, research and analysis, the project is expected to provide local governments with valuable information about expanding digital infrastructure -- without interfering with the marketplace.
Privacy is almost universally valued by humanity, but technology is advancing so quickly that people haven’t had time to settle on a useful definition for the word -- let alone a solution that everyone can live with.
The term “driver’s license” is only useful if people are thinking of it as an optional authentication tool, not as a permit to do something -- and one official says it is absolutely not to create a government-run online identity scheme.
The strategy is a keystone of the nation’s ambitious Vision 2030 program, which “aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens,” by 2030, by focusing on economic, social and political reforms.
A middle-school student showed the feds how to save hundreds of millions. Local CIOs agree it's a good idea, and one has already made the change, but the biggest savings will come when less printing occurs at all levels of government.