Jason Shueh is a staff writer for Government Technology magazine. His articles and writing have covered numerous subjects, from minute happenings to massive trends. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Shueh grew up in the east bay and Napa Valley, where his family is based. His writing has been published previously in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Amazon Publishing, Bike Magazine, Diablo Magazine, The Sierra Sun, Nevada Appeal, The Union and the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza.
Twenty-five localities and one accelerator have launched a $220,000 campaign to seed civic health apps for residents, with the ultimate goal of taking good ideas and giving them a platform to scale up and be sustainable as a solution.
After years of having one online option for reserving a campsite on federal lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers opening campsite bookings to third parties, igniting a dispute between open data advocates and traditional tech providers.
Using gaming to increase engagement was propelled by the Engagement Lab, a research unit housed at Boston’s Emerson College that focuses on the development and study of games, technology and new media to improve civic interaction.
With systemic problems to the nation’s transportation infrastructure and cities needing to do more with less, speakers at the 2014 CityLab event highlighted projects that are making a difference and ideas that may have a large impact.
Seeing the need for improvement, Kathleen Sebelius said the president made it clear that priority was to be given to opening up the government’s massive databases of health-care information, and that data should be used as a vehicle to stimulate economic growth.
In previous SmartCities Challenges, the company has helped Syracuse, N.Y., create a land bank that enabled it to reclaim and work with the private sector to revitalize vacant properties, and helped Providence, R.I., simplify and shorten the process of permit and construction plan applications.
Bonaguro is described as a policy expert who has worked closely with both the National Lab’s CIO Council and the Department of Energy Information Management Advisory Group “to help develop Department of Energy information policy.”