December 2017

Next-Gen Cities: 3 Jurisdictions Get Smarter

From transportation to digital equity, connected communities like Albuquerque, Columbus and Las Vegas keep citizen needs at the forefront.

Year in Review: 2017 from A to Z

A look back on the year's biggest gov tech stories.

Tech Transitions in 2017

A look back at the year in career changes.

Digital Communities Special Report: Software for the Social Good

Can technology lead to better policy on homelessness, poverty and other urban problems?

Four Questions

New York State CIO Bob Samson on the Benefits of a Massive IT Consolidation

Samson talked to GT about the challenges of staying flexible and innovative in one of the country's most populous states.

Departments

Smart City Pioneers: Where Are They Now?

Smart city projects in Atlanta, Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., were early efforts at the Internet of Things, analytics and other connected tech. Here's what they're up to today.

With Indiana's First IoT Lab Rising, Fishers Seeks to Become a Tech City

Fishers, Ind., will be home to the state's first Internet of Things lab scheduled to open this fall — and the city intends for IoT and technology to bolster and even supplant longtime powerhouse industries.

Are SuperClusters the Future of Gov Tech Collaboration?

A growing number of stakeholders are participating in a new concept aimed at sharing solutions to common governmental challenges.

Products

Mujjo Leather iPhone Cases Are Sleek and Durable

Plus, Fujitsu's LIFEBOOK E5 features instant-response one-touch login, and Samsung's Galaxy Note8 Enterprise edition is an unlocked smartphone designed for the enterprise.

Point of View

GT December 2017: The First Three Decades of GovTech

The inaugural issue of GT was published 30 years ago this month. While tech has come a long way since then, we're still grappling with some of the same issues as in 1987.

signal:noise

Putting Government Podcasting on the Map

As podcasts grow in popularity, state and local government are finding their voices in the space.

Data Points

State Credit Freeze Laws Need a Reboot

Following major data breaches, states must revisit their policies and protect citizens.

GovGirl on Social

Social Media Analytics 101

It’s not enough to just have social media — government must understand how to make the most of it.

Becoming Data Smart

Effective Engagement Combines Innovation with Public Outreach

By pairing the personal with the technical, South Bend, Ind., got the most from its citizen engagement efforts.

Spectrum

Cloudflare's Groovy Solution to Web Encryption

Plus, the world's tallest wind turbine begins construction in Germany, and Alexa learns Japanese.

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