April 23, 2014

Oakland, Calif., Mayor Candidate Bryan Parker Sees Bitcoin Paying Off

Parker shares his ideas about how Oakland can capitalize on its proximity to Silicon Valley and use technology to innovate.

April 23, 2014

Lyft Remains Under Restraining Order in St. Louis, Judge Rules

Circuit Judge David Dowd, citing public safety concerns from the city's taxi commission, said he saw no compelling reason to set his order aside.

April 23, 2014

IT Leadership: Navigating Technology in K-12 Education

This year's Consortium for School Networking survey found improvements, but schools continue to face ongoing challenges in technology budgets, a priority to establish digital environments and the need for succession planning.

April 23, 2014

On what small everyday object has Google embedded a camera?

Answer: a contact lens

April 22, 2014

Lessons Learned from Boston’s Move to the Cloud

Google App and SalesForce deployments are transforming city IT.

April 22, 2014

Photo of the Week - Automated Border Control System

E-gates help move people through the airport in Amsterdam.

April 22, 2014

Where the Rubber Is the Road

Research led by a North Dakota State University professor searches for improvements in rubberized asphalt compounds, technology that could cut road maintenance costs and improve urban landscapes.

April 22, 2014

New Email Program Brings More Tips to Minnesota County

As a way to boost public engagement, the Sheriff's Department in Stearns County, Minn., launched a citizen engagement policy that has helped solve crimes.

April 22, 2014

City Parking Enforcement Goes Paperless

Pittsburgh and other cities are testing a new app that places license plate recognition technology on smartphones.

April 22, 2014

Chicago Public Library Goes Digital

Through its innovative new programs and services, CPL is helping redefine what modern learning centers look like — and what libraries are capable of in the 21st century.

April 22, 2014

Move Over Google Fiber: AT&T Announces 21 Potential Markets for Ultra-Fast Internet

AT&T and Google are racing to roll out Internet service with speeds of up to 1 gigabit a second, a bandwidth that can handle today's high-definition video and audio.

April 22, 2014

D.A. Says No Charges Warranted Over L.A. Unified iPad Contract

The report, which has not been released publicly, raises questions about the handling of the bidding process, according to school district officials.

April 22, 2014

Houston May Hold Lyft, Uber to Same Rules as Taxis, Limos

Under the proposal, the services would have to meet fingerprint-based background checks and vehicle inspections already required of cab and limousine drivers.

April 22, 2014

Money, Technology Concerns Threaten 911 Center Operations

Officials in Beaver County, Pa., say that if legislation increasing the 911 surcharge for wireless devices doesn't pass, emergency services would be impacted.

April 22, 2014

North Dakota Drone Test Site to Start Operations in May

The test site will be run by the Northern Plains Unmanned Air Systems authority and provide a place to research integration of drones into general airspace.

April 22, 2014

Best Fit Integrator Awards 2014 - Call for Nominations

The Center for Digital Government invites nominations from state and local government and education to recognize their private sector integrator partners for their work in city, county, and state governments and educational institutions.

April 22, 2014

Pennsylvania Firefighters, Ambulance Services Seek Grants for Narrowbanding

Pottsville and Minersville are seeking two Assistance to Firefighters grants from the federal government that require a 10 percent local match.

April 22, 2014

Cyberattacks on the Rise, Money is Main Target

A new survey of hacking attacks in 2013 found that 511 were some form of espionage, typically from Asia or Eastern Europe.

April 22, 2014

Study: Most Texans Drive and Talk; Many Text

A new study found that three out of four Texans at least occasionally speak on a cellphone while driving and nearly half sometimes read or text while driving.

April 22, 2014

Pittsburgh's Debra Lam on Bringing Her International Work Home

The city's chief innovation and performance officer discusses making Pittsburgh a world-class city.