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May 31, 2016

Michigan Bill Would Be First to Allow Cars to Drive Without Humans

A state legislation package is aiming to clear hurdles obstructing the development of autonomous vehicles.

May 31, 2016

Former AG Calls Snowden's Reveal of NSA Surveillance Operations a 'Public Service'

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder qualified his statement that Snowden had done a public service by saying the way Snowden went about the revelation was inappropriate and damaging to national security.

May 31, 2016

Demand for Solar Power Intensifies

Overall, the industry is being driven by continued falling prices in the cost of power generation from solar panels, an extension of federal tax credits for using solar and blossoming state policies mandating more use of green technologies.

May 31, 2016

As One of Its Chief Sources of Water Dries Up, California Eases Restrictions on Use Nonetheless

A single relatively wet winter has led California officials to relax in a way some water experts fear is reckless.

May 31, 2016

2016 Election: Parties Work to Gain Data Edge

The Republican National Committee has attached a score to each of the 192 million registered voters in America as part of a massive push to regain parity with Democrats in using data to win elections.

May 31, 2016

Should CFOs Run America's Infrastructure?

As stewards of public spending, they are best positioned to help us invest effectively

May 31, 2016

Pittsburgh Cars May Talk with Traffic Signals

Connected vehicles — cars that communicate with traffic signals, other cars and other devices — could be in production and on the road as soon as next year.

May 31, 2016

Sacramento, Calif., Transportation Officials Prepare for Downtown Arena Grand Opening

Sacramento's new downtown arena is set to open October 4 when Paul McCartney is in town. City leaders and transportation agents are working to figure out final details making sure they've thought of every variable.

May 31, 2016

Will Robot Drivers Populate Baton Rouge, La.?

Combined with a steady flow of young programmers, engineers and software designers from LSU and Southern University, officials believe Baton Rouge fits the bill for a self-driving car hub.

May 31, 2016

Microsoft, Facebook Partner to Create Transatlantic Fiber Cable

Microsoft and Facebook – partnering with Telefónica – have chosen Virginia Beach, Va., as the landing point for a new state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic from Europe called MAREA.

May 31, 2016

Texas Attorney General's Over-Budget, Postponed Tech Project Finally Under Control

The Texas Attorney General's nearly $500 million technology upgrade serves as a warning for future IT projects on allocating the appropriate resources necessary and being prepared for unexpected obstacles.

May 31, 2016

Connecticut's Facial Recognition Bill: A Model for States?

State legislators step back from a bill that would limit such technology and instead take a reasonable approach — that should serve as a model for state legislators considering regulation for other emerging technologies.

May 31, 2016

San Diego PD to Investigate Officer's Questionable Instagram Selfie, Caption

During the Donald Trump rally in front of the San Diego Convention Center, an officer with the local Police Department posted a photograph of herself in riot gear with a controversial caption.

May 31, 2016

West Sacramento, Calif.'s Updated Social Media Policy Bans Covering Political Campaign Events

The new social media policy also warns against posts that constitute an appearance of a conflict of interest.

May 31, 2016

Study Finds Negative Effects of Police-Worn Body Cameras

A new study has found that when police-worn body cameras are in play, citizen assaults on cops went up.

May 31, 2016

What unexpected devices did a rock climber use to scale the face of a skyscraper?

Answer: two cordless vacuum cleaners

May 30, 2016

'Straddling Bus' to Debut in China This Year

A new mass transit vehicle that cars on the road can drive through is scheduled to hit Chinese transit later this year.

May 27, 2016

Effort to Build a Smarter Transportation Network Takes a Giant Step Forward

A $50 million prize awaits one of seven cities testing the best ways to deploy intelligent transportation.

May 27, 2016

13 Illinois Agencies Sign Joint Data-Sharing Agreement

Under the terms of an enterprise memorandum of understanding, the agencies will have better delivery of customer-centric services, be better able to make strategic decisions and policies, and will improve organizational efficiencies.

May 27, 2016

Metadata: Your City’s Secret Weapon (Industry Perspective)

When police video is properly indexed and stored for later search and retrieval, its metadata becomes extremely powerful.