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Karen Stewartson is the managing editor of Government Technology. She contributes to Public CIO journal and Emergency Management magazine. Karen is a lifelong learner who has a penchant for words, puns, food and babies.
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A look at 'the 10 killer strategies of the world's most successful businesses.'
Plus, Australian scientists look to fruit flies to fight dengue fever.
Graffiti databases and reporting apps help cities clean up after taggers.
Orlando CIO Rosa Akhtarkhavari discusses tech trends and her leadership style.
Plus, scientists in Texas are using technology to track bat colonies.
Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the ruins of the Titanic, shares how robots assist in undersea exploration.
Also check out doodling in 3-D and the FDA-approved bionic eye.
Government agencies and officials who are still hesitant or skeptical about how to utilize social media have a new tool at their disposal.
Low-cost light, Twitter's Vine app, 3-D printing
Mayor, Newark, New Jersey
Harvesting tornado energy, Kickstarter cities
Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools, says we can fix the American public school system by doing these three things.
What can school campuses now purchase to help protect students and staff against gun shootings?
The Sunlight Foundation recently launched what mobile app?
Dog-nose precision, smart glass.
What did a U.S. Web developer recently do that sounds fictitious, but is startlingly true?
What do cockroaches, traffic jams and root canals have in common?
Prince George’s County, Md., appoints former tech director of Friends With Hillary as its CIO.
Government Technology attempts to assist last-minute and undecided shoppers during the holiday season.
What Google Plus hashtag was the most trending this year?
Nepalese farmers are finding magic in what bodily fluid?
What's the most overused buzzword on LinkedIn profiles in the U.S.?
Which logo change has garnered public disdain?
If Clinton was president now, he would restrain spending, bring back manufacturing and maximize energy efficiency.
Microgrid deployments, which can alleviate strain on the power supply during disasters, are poised for growth, says report.
What online event is Microsoft hosting?
What "trendy" name was a baby recently given?
What fruit juice could have fatal consequences when taken with certain medications?
Chairman of Philips North America talks about the company’s role with local governments.
Experts agree that blackouts like the one during Hurricane Sandy can be mitigated if the nation had a smart grid — but it’s also a people problem.
What did the former mayor of Flint, Mich., do that has the Internet brewing?
Japan cracks down on illegal music downloads.
Instagram photos of Hurricane Sandy are being streamlined into what website?
As founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Atkinson says a barrier to innovation in government is a lack of competition.
Passion, sense of purpose and compassion are three qualities government leaders should possess.
Here are seven typical facial expressions found in state and local government.
What happens when you cross a robot and a flower?
Los Angeles recently became the final resting home for what NASA shuttle?
What is 13:30?
Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, says the U.S. lags behind its counterparts on innovation.
Cow QR codes track their eating and milking patterns.
What is the Continuously Ergonomic Race Vehicle?
How can the U.S. educate in the future to remain globally competitive?
Power electronics with your personal, portable outlet station.
Public-sector employees are connected to Kevin Bacon, too.
A primer for the 68 percent of consumers who have no idea what a smart grid is.
What popular website is banned from a New York high school?
Plus solar-powered kiosks and an airport avatar.
Massoud Amin discusses the smart grid’s sustainability and the future of energy consumption.
What's being used at an Israeli theme park to attract tourists?
Book review: The 1% Solution for Work and Life.
Spray-on battery, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
What are Cocoagraphs?
What connects us globally to the Internet?
What's the name of the device that can print any drug?
What technology will be used to broadcast this year's Olympic Games?
What technology company famously know for its "bong" recently celebrated its birthday?
Get more out of your meetings, or get out of more meetings.
Optical media destroyer, security vest, tablet, e-reader case.
Touchscreen tablet, secure fax, video surveillance system and rugged tablet
Google digitizes Nelson Mandela, customer satisfaction survey.
China’s Internet growth.
General Electric stops making incandescent light bulbs.
Workers still quitting jobs despite poor economy.
The wireless Motormouse successfully merges form and function.
Electric car-charging stations come to San Jose.
Headphones offer exceptional sound quality and can be used with iPhones, iPods, MP3 players and hearing aids.
Does Facebook status indicate overall happiness?
Graffiti abatement tool uses GPS data to help link taggers to graffiti elsewhere in Riverside.
FarmVille costs Bulgarian councilman his job.
Cell phones could replace hotel room keys
Government and social networks; engineers model legged robots after cockroaches.
Wi-Fi on wheels; electronics left behind.
Burlington County, N.J., tests military communications technology that provides interoperability among emergency management workers.
Security trends for 2010, distracted drivers.
Doctors monitor injured war vets via cell phones.
Residents in San Jose, Calif., can make 311 reports with their iPhones.
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association awards local governments for improving citizen services.
U.S. veterans receiving medical care are monitored with cell phones.
Iowa county residents can text 911; audiobooks for iPod users.
Printable batteries; thermal scanners search for flu sufferers in airports.
Mayor Gavin Newsom announces launch of DataSF Apps Showcase using government data.
Researchers affix electronic tags to 3,000 trash items to assess Seattle's waste removal system.
John Stanley discusses port security and military preparedness for disasters.
Five commonly overlooked IT costs.
MIT engineers take the guesswork out of public transit.
San Francisco pioneers 311 service requests with two-way communication via Twitter.
Electronic health records may boost smartphone use by doctors.
Intelligent pill can be programmed to target specific ailments, researchers say.
Chris Hughes: Facebook Co-Founder Helps Reshape Presidential Election
Government Technology's monthly roundup of IT-related news and numbers.
Jascha Franklin-Hodge: Obama's Web Strategist Harnessed Politics and Technology
Initial 911 calls to first responders were incorrect.
Social networking becomes more prevalent at work.
GPS sensors help save elephants.
Privacy filter ideal for HIPAA compliance, professionals on the road.
38-volume California Code of Regulations goes online.
Dubai tower uses wind and solar to create more power than it consumes.
Securing Cyber-Space, Enhancing Drivers' Licenses
Computers may soon let people sense the texture of objects or feel how they fit together thanks to a haptic, or touch-based interface.
Hale County invests in monitoring technology for its juvenile delinquents.
CIA Watches YouTube; New Jersey Outlaws Texting While Driving
Critical Business Trends, Bluetooth-Enabled Prosthetics and Virtual Classrooms
Kids Diss E-mail, MySpace Dominates and Cyber-Attacks Grow More Dangerous
Spectrum: Goverment Reports from the IT Horizon
A snapshot of national and international IT trends that may change your life and career.
Reports from the IT horizon.
Reports from the IT horizon.
Reports from the IT horizon