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September 8, 2015

For whom is the FAA now testing a new smartphone app?

Answer: drone hobbyists

September 4, 2015

California Fines Oil Companies for Failing to Report Water Use Data

Due to the drought, water scarcity is worse than ever and several big oil companies have failed to keep track of their water usage.

September 4, 2015

Philadelphia Plans Tight Security for Pope Francis’ Visit

There will be security zones within security zones, and there will be metal detectors through which pedestrians will have to pass.

September 4, 2015

Report: 10 States Leading Solar Charge

Territories promote private and public solar energy through policy and practice.

September 4, 2015

California Must Keep its Clean-Energy Agenda Moving Forward

Although there are legitimate concerns over California's environmental legislation, we cannot loose the momentum and become stagnant.

September 4, 2015

Iowa Digital Driver's License Pilot Begins

The Hawkeye State is on its way to becoming the first to give citizens the option of using a digital driver's license.

September 4, 2015

Labor 2.0: Why We Shouldn’t Fear the Sharing Economy and the Reinvention of Work

The most radical reinvention of work since the rise of industrialization is upon us, as more of us drift toward app-enabled self-employment.

September 4, 2015

TEX Rail Line First in Texas to Include Crash-Prevention Safety Tech

The new rail service in North Texas will feature state-of-the-art safety features, from GPS location to sensors that monitor curves in the track.

September 4, 2015

Salisbury, N.C., Launches Nation’s First Citywide 10-Gig Internet Service

The small college of Catawba will be the first location in town to boost its internet speed tenfold.

September 4, 2015

Washington State University Cyberattack Leaves Hackers Empty-Handed

In a series of university cyberattacks, Washington State comes out relatively unscathed.

September 4, 2015

5 Steps for Adopting Virtual Learning for the Government Worker

It's gotten harder to get government workers the training they need. Online learning can help to fill the gap.

September 4, 2015

Mississippi Receives Funding to Expand Rural Broadband

In an attempt to close the digital divide for many Mississippians, more than $800,000 in federal funding will be allocated for broadband expansion.

September 4, 2015

Artificial Intelligence May Help Beijing Combat Smog

The Chinese Capital has become so inundated with pollution, scientists are creating news ways to measure air quality that will make recommendations on how to curb emissions.

September 4, 2015

Palo Alto, Calif's 'Digital Commenter' Gives Citizens a Voice

The Northern California city launched a new tool that brings community meetings to the citizen.

September 4, 2015

Can Data Impact the Drought?

Smart infrastructure can help policymakers make the most use of limited water resources.

September 4, 2015

What dangerous $900 device has recently become banned in several states?

Answer: the flamethrower

September 3, 2015

Best of New York Awards 2015 - Winners Announced

Providing emergency service units with the ability to self-dispatch to the scene, a health-alert mobile app for public health professionals and facilities, and transparency dashboards tracking public health prevention measures were just three of the creative technology solutions for which New York City and New York government departments were honored at the 2015 Best of New York Awards.

September 3, 2015

Florida Education, Government Collaborate to Help Meet Future Workforce Demands

The state has expanded a cooperative partnership that links Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with secondary schools to increase the aerospace STEM proficiency of Florida's students — and prepare a future workforce.

September 3, 2015

U.S. Navy Invests Big in Solar Energy Installation

Energy facility marks the biggest federal investment in renewable energy infrastructure to date.

September 3, 2015

The Security Paradox

Why breach prevention and response strategies are both essential.