January 2017

5 Emerging Technologies Making Their Way into the Mainstream

Tomorrow's technology will enhance citizen services while improving how government functions.

GovTech 100: Our Second Take on an Emerging Marketplace

Increased venture capital attention, success stories and a viable exit lend credence to the forward momentum of the gov tech marketplace.

Practical Uses of the Internet of Things in Government Are Everywhere

From flood control in Texas, to wildlife protection in Florida to earthquake alerts in Los Angeles, the IoT is making connections in the public sector.

Esri, Waze Partnership: A Growing Trend in Sharing Data for the Benefit of All?

Local governments are combining geospatial data and crowdsourced information to ease congestion.

How APIs Are Central to One County’s E-Government Revitalization

Douglas County, Colo., is working to find better ways of sharing data both with the public and between government offices.

Cybersecurity Strategies

Serverless Computing Is a Growing Trend — Here’s What You Need to Know

Serverless computing allows a true platform-as-a-service environment, letting developers focus on coding rather than back-end operations.

Four Questions

Using Tech to Make Las Vegas More than Just a Tourist Destination

If CIO Michael Sherwood has his way, new technologies and the companies behind them will flourish in the glitzy jurisdiction.

Point of View

Gov Tech as a Business

Government doesn’t perform its vital functions nor deliver citizen services the same way anymore.

Data Points

States Need to Embrace Data-Driven Education

Measuring a student’s academic progress with valid, reliable data should go hand-in-hand with providing that child an education.

GovGirl on Social

Why Most Government Social Media Policies Suck

Your agency isn’t just implementing a social media policy to legally cover your butt — it is important that employees and citizens actually understand it.

Becoming Data Smart

Artificial Intelligence Will Help Create a More Responsive Government

Responsive government requires using the likes of Siri and Alexa to help answer questions and complete simple tasks and commands.

Spectrum

Spectrum: Beastcam Digitally Preserves Living Organisms

Plus, a new tech tool to help the colorblind see contrast in different colors and an outdoor vacuum aims to clean the air.

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