What makes an ideal community, and how can civic leaders help their cities, counties and regions evolve to better meet old necessities and new opportunities?
Wayne E. Hanson has been a writer and editor with e.Republic since 1989, and has worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and is currently editor and writer for Digital Communities specializing in local government. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education. He self-published three books of fiction and lives in Sacramento with his wife, Jeannie.
California Celebrates GIS Day, Prepares to Launch Geoportal
November 14, 2012 - California's geoportal will catalog state, city, county, federal, tribal and nonprofit data and operate based on "federated search."
Top Digital City in Transition as Mayor, Chief Innovation Officer Exit
November 12, 2012 - "You can't do better than we did this past year, so we're going out on top," said Riverside, Calif., Chief Innovation Officer Steve Reneker.
Predicting Election Results: Who Knew?
November 07, 2012 - For the most part, polls predicting the outcome of the 2012 presidential election were fairly accurate.
Issaquah, Wash., Submits Work Orders in Real Time
October 29, 2012 - Instead of filling out a piece of paper, employees input maintenance and repair records on their mobile devices.
Counties Launch Cybersecurity Initiative
October 03, 2012 - The Stop, Think, Connect campaign is the initial focus of the National Association of Counties' attempt to help prevent the spread of viruses, phishing scams, malware and other security troubles.
White House Names Local ‘Champions of Change’
September 21, 2012 - These 13 local, public-sector leaders have committed themselves to creating a more open and innovative government.
NIST Unveils Zero Net Energy House
September 17, 2012 - The 2,700-square-foot house with 1,500-square-foot basement and garage equipped to charge electric vehicles produces as much energy as it consumes.
Have Hackers Won?
September 12, 2012 - Buggy code and cyber security: a conversation with Steven Bellovin.
At Issue: 6 Things You Can Do to Defend Against Cyberattacks
September 05, 2012 - A jurisdiction can reduce exposure significantly with a few simple actions.
Special Report: How Strategic Sourcing Helps Local Government Spend Smarter
August 31, 2012 - Outsourcing and shared services help local governments in tough times.
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