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May 25, 2016

What was a man recently caught doing while behind the wheel of his Tesla?

Answer: sleeping

May 24, 2016

5 Steps to Making the Credit Card Payment Security Deadline (Industry Perspective)

Government agencies have barely two years to upgrade the PCI security to computer systems that accept credit card payments. Missing that deadline could mean added costs and even an interruption to the flow of revenue.

May 24, 2016

Detroit's Crime-Fighting Surveillance Program Expands

Project Green Light links together private cameras and feeds directly to a real-time crime center at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters.

May 24, 2016

Who's Ready for a Driverless Car Without a Steering Wheel? Many Say No

Overall public opinion has been remarkably consistent over the past two years -- despite increased media coverage, many remain skeptical of self-driving vehicles.

May 24, 2016

Solar Power Net Metering Most Beneficial According to Study

The Brookings Institution study determined net metering provided $36 million in benefits to all NV Energy customers, regardless of whether they were receiving net-metering credits.

May 24, 2016

Survey Says: Voters Want More Alternative Energy

According to a recent poll conducted by a conservative advocacy group, clean energy and energy independence can be supported by members of all political parties.

May 24, 2016

Minnesota Showcases Innovative Transportation Machinery

The focus of a recent demonstration day was on innovative equipment used for a variety of road projects not related to resurfacing.

May 24, 2016

How Close Are We to 100 Percent Renewable Energy?

With the technology maturing and public support growing, it's looking more and more realistic.

May 24, 2016

Canton, Ohio, Passes Resolution to Explore Broadband Utility

Canton's resolution expressed the desire for a municipal broadband infrastructure to be built in order to attract businesses to the area and better serve its residents.

May 24, 2016

Minneapolis Parks Department Halts City Fiber Program

A hiccup has stalled progress of US Internet's fiber network buildout because a digging permit was denied. The Minneapolis Park Board claimed that the firm was not detailed enough about when and where in public parks they would lay cable.

May 24, 2016

The Algorithms Government Uses to Make Important Decisions About Citizens

Data-driven algorithms drive decision-making in ways that touch our economic, social and civic lives. But they contain inherent biases and assumptions that are too often invisible to the public.

May 24, 2016

Having a Parent Behind Bars Costs Children, States

Having a parent in jail or prison can take an emotional toll on children and lead to higher foster care and welfare rolls. Some states are trying to address it.

May 24, 2016

Cities Experiment with Patchwork of Tools, Approaches to Pay for Infrastructure

They no longer can count on Washington or their states. They need the authority to find creative local solutions.

May 24, 2016

Google Fiber Progresses More Quickly in Nashville, Atlanta than Charlotte, Raleigh

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has launched service in Nashville and Atlanta on a limited basis, but users in Charlotte and Raleigh haven’t yet been able to sign up.

May 24, 2016

Why does the Chinese government create millions of bogus social media posts?

Answer: to distract the populace

May 23, 2016

Lighten Up: It’s OK to Have a Little Fun on Social Media

Social media messages don’t always need to sound like they come from government.

May 23, 2016

Seattle's Civic Tech Advocate Promotes Innovation, Engagement

Candace Faber is working to figure out how to create real space for more innovative thinking about how the city uses technology to solve civic problems.

May 23, 2016

DHS Throws $200K Toward Internet of Things Security

The notoriously vulnerable and open-ended Internet of Things is at the heart of a nearly quarter-million-dollar Department of Homeland Security award to a California-based company.

May 23, 2016

How Miami-Dade County, Fla., Updated Complex Legacy Systems

The county worked to quickly streamline systems, targeting 60 applications, including more than 1,000 forms and 1,300 reports to be modernized, rewritten or retired.

May 23, 2016

5 Reasons the Public Sector Needs to Adopt a Mobile Strategy

Optimizing web content for mobile users is crucial for helping citizens access information and services now that more people are on smart phones than ever before.