October 1, 2014

Which industries will introduce wearables first?

Answer: warehouses and the service industry

September 30, 2014

California Enacts Student Data Protection Law

In reaction to Google's controversial use of student data in its Apps for Education suite, California passes one of the most aggressive student privacy laws in the nation.

September 30, 2014

3 Things Higher Education Should Know about Disruptive Innovation

Online learning presents both an opportunity and a challenge as technology shakes up higher education.

September 30, 2014

Research: How to Eliminate 90 Percent of Vehicle Traffic

A new computer simulation foreshadows the future of urban road travel.

September 30, 2014

Photo of the Week - Mantis Shrimp Inspire Cancer-Detecting Sensors

Australian researchers have created sensors inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp -- which can see cancers inside the body.

September 30, 2014

Los Angeles County to Consolidate Data, IT Systems

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to centralize its technology infrastructure into a single data center.

September 30, 2014

Do You Think Like a State CIO?

Results of the NASCIO 2014 State CIO Survey show a fast-moving IT landscape, a lot of big IT projects, and leaders who are doing their best to keep up.

September 30, 2014

Editorial: FAA Plan for Skies with No Drones is No Plan at All

With the billions being invested in developing the technology, can the U.S. afford to proceed with a plan to coordinate airspace that doesn't accommodate these aircraft?

September 30, 2014

Selling the Cloud: Technology Companies Look for New Customers Interested in Efficiency, Mobility

As the cloud becomes mainstream, local information technology companies see its services not as a trend, but as something with great potential and a way to secure recurring revenue.

September 30, 2014

Nextdoor Debuts Service for Public Agencies

The popular social networking service will allow public agencies to communicate with more than 42,000 neighborhoods to discuss crime and safety issues.

September 30, 2014

With Millions to Give, Foundation Takes Urban-Improvement Ideas from Anyone

The Knight Foundation begins accepting applications for its new Cities Challenge program Wednesday. Unlike other competitive grant programs, anyone can apply.

September 30, 2014

In Texas, Solar Manufacturer Ramps Up Production

The move is part of San Antonio’s effort to become a solar energy hub – by building solar farms to help power the area and luring the companies that manufacture their parts.

September 30, 2014

Driverless Car Rides? Mayor Eric Garcetti Hopes L.A. Will be First

Projects to test new transportation technology and infrastructure are needed, the mayor said, because "autonomous vehicles are going to be here."

September 30, 2014

Social Security Administration Opens New Data Center

The new building will maintain the demographic, wage and benefit information of almost every American, according to the SSA.

September 30, 2014

Battle Lines Drawn in Manatee County, Fla., 911 Upgrade Debate

The county is offering a single workplace at the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center for all those answering 911 calls, but some cities complain they have not been consulted in the planning.

September 30, 2014

What’s the GDP benefit of community-wide gigabit Internet?

Answer: 1.1 percent per capita GDP

September 29, 2014

Data Discussion Dominates NASCIO Day One

State CIOs wrestle with big data, open data and overwhelming complexity.

September 29, 2014

How Cities Can Transform into Hubs of Innovation

At the U.S. Conference of Mayors fall meeting, President and Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson said cities must embrace technology in order to move forward.

September 29, 2014

North Carolina Names its First Chief Digital Officer

Erik Ross will hold the chief digital officer position while also leading the state's Innovation Center.

September 29, 2014

Missouri Shares Data with Healthy Results

After 10 years of inter-agency data sharing, state officials say they've finally cracked the code, saving millions and improving the health of the mentally ill.