July 2016

Seattle in Progress Founder Ethan Phelps-Goodman

How Civic Interests Are Helping Shape Government Innovation

The place where government interests intersect with community-minded activists who are ready to donate their time and talents — best known as civic tech — is the public sector’s fastest-moving innovation inlet.

Gov Tech Companies Are Finding a Business Model

Investor interest is helping to point a lot of startup energy at government. Does this mean there's a place for innovation at city hall?

Is Data the Answer to Getting a Handle on Prescription Drug Abuse?

Unintentional overprescribing is contributing to the rise of opioid addition, but state and national monitoring systems are helping public health agencies keep a pulse on the situation.

Cybersecurity Strategies

Can Cybersecurity Insurance Improve Threat Management?

Many people and organizations think cybersecurity insurance can improve the cyberdefense status quo for the public and private sectors. But is that really the case?

Four Questions

Missouri CISO Michael Roling on the Front Lines of Cybersecurity

Roling shares how he makes sure his staff -- and the state workforce in general -- is prepared for today’s threats.

Departments

Seeking ‘Techquity’: Preparing for Industry While Preserving Diversity

Oakland, Calif., Mayor Libby Schaaf uses the term “techquity” to represent the harmony the city seeks between business goals and resident interests.

BallotReady Website: A Valuable Data Source for Government?

The elections information website can play a significant role in filling the information gap for voters.

NYC Digital Playbook Prioritizes Service Delivery

A new portal makes the city's technology goals public and invites citizens to comment on NYC's progress.

New Mexico's Preventive Analytics Strategy Keeps Unemployment Insurance Fraud at Bay

Since the state's Workforce Solutions Department launched a strategy that marries predictive analytics with behavioral science techniques, it has seen a 40 percent reduction in the likelihood to commit fraud.

Voting System Overhaul: Improving Election Tech from the Bottom Up

Some in the election administration space haven’t found a lot of other options when it comes to accountable, transparent voting systems — but new options are finally beginning to pop up.

GovGirl on Social

Recruiting Government Workers on LinkedIn

How to make government jobs stand out on LinkedIn.

Becoming Data Smart

Next Generation of Public Employees Must Understand Data and Policy

Cities need to attract and cultivate a workforce of tech-minded employees who can fully leverage new technologies and data initiatives to promote change and create public value.

Spectrum

Meet EMILY: The Remote-Controlled Buoy that May Serve as Your Next Lifeguard

The Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard can travel up to 22 mph and is outfitted with two-way communication radios, a live-streaming video camera and lights for use at night.

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