December 23, 2014

How much garbage is in the ocean?

Answer: more than previously thought

December 22, 2014

Seattle Police Hackathon Tackles Video Transparency

The Seattle Police Department is leading the nation in police transparency -- with a little help from the public.

December 22, 2014

2014: The Year in GovTech News

Because the open data movement is one of the most influential in technology and government today, the GovTech editorial team assembled some data of its own.

December 22, 2014

New Jersey Legislators Look to Lead on Driverless Car Front

The New Jersey State Senate passed legislation to make the state a hub for the development, testing and implementation of driverless vehicles.

December 22, 2014

Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General After Sony Email Leaks

Google alleges the emails highlight that Attorney General Hood is working with the Motion Picture Association of America to harass the company in violation of federal law.

December 22, 2014

Editorial: N.C. IT Agency Could be Wise Investment

The state's new IT agency would have broad authority to avoid redundancy, reject waste and enforce consistent quality standards.

December 22, 2014

Decatur, Ala., May Offer Downtown Wi-Fi

The network would be a significant step in improving the city's image as it seeks to recruit young professionals.

December 22, 2014

Drones, Privacy: Legislative Issues Reflect Changing Times

From protecting student privacy to regulating smartphone-based car services, lawmakers are poised to ponder issues that reflect changes in the social fabric propelled by technology.

December 22, 2014

Who owns the rights to a monkey selfie?

Answer: no one, maybe

December 21, 2014

2014: The year cyber danger doubled

Cybersecurity stories were more popular than ever in 2014, with the word 'cyber' showing up in front of topics ranging from security to shopping scams to global online attacks. But no matter how we rename, reclassify or reanalyze the data in cyberspace, it is clear that the dollars spent, problems encountered and attention given cyber has virtually doubled in 2014.

December 19, 2014

Travel Updates Go Mobile in Indiana

The state's travel advisory app includes weather updates and notifications on flooding, hazardous materials spills and other issues that could affect travel conditions.

December 19, 2014

Cities Adopt Cloud-Based Approaches to Disaster Recovery

New York City and Asheville, N.C., have both adopted private clouds to provide disaster recovery services, with promising results.

December 19, 2014

U.S. Department of Transportation Plans for the Future of Intelligent Transportation Systems

The new ITS Strategic Plan 2015-2019 outlines the direction and goals of the Department’s ITS Program.

December 19, 2014

Website in the Works to Predict Palo Alto, Calif., Flooding

The website would display the San Francisquito Creek on a map and use a color-coded system to indicate the likelihood of it overtopping at known trouble spots.

December 19, 2014

Google Fiber Delays Decision on Service in Portland, Other Cities

The company said Thursday that it will delay a verdict on whether it will serve Portland, five suburbs and eight other metro areas in other parts of the country until "early next year."

December 19, 2014

Sony Attack a Sobering Peek at the Dangers of Cyberspace

Whether it is in retaliation for a movie or an effort to gain military or commercial advantage, cyberspace is a modern battleground and we’re on it.

December 19, 2014

Illinois Tollway Testing Apps to Give Travel Info, Pay Tolls by Phone

The apps are intended to keep the Tollway as up to date with technology as possible and to appeal to young customers.

December 19, 2014

Low-Income Citizens Can Benefit When Cities and Private Sector Partner

"Bank On" programs and other innovative initiatives reduce the victimization of poor individuals.

December 19, 2014

Court Fight Puts Idaho's School Broadband in Jeopardy

The ruling could mean the state will have to repay the federal government $15 million that helped cover the cost of broadband.

December 19, 2014

Philadelphia and Nextdoor to Partner Free for Social Networking

The partnership is similar to ones Nextdoor has struck in communities around the nation as it tries to attract a broad base of users in anticipation of raising revenue through ads.