March 30, 2015

How many people could benefit from Facebook's proposed laser drones?

Answer: 5 billion

March 29, 2015

Enterprises Prepare for Windows 10: Microsoft IE to Become New Legacy Replacement

Just as many government organizations wrap up enterprise XP migrations a year after initially planned, it's time to start ramping up another major infrastructure effort. Microsoft Windows 10 will be arriving this summer. What new features are coming and is it time to prepare your strategic upgrade plan?

March 27, 2015

Humanizing Government Social Media

One tip: Having a sense of humor and being fun on social media can be an effective strategy for growing your audience.

March 27, 2015

Santa Rosa, Calif., Rolls Out New Data Website

The city’s open data site assembles in one place information such as public employee salaries, crime reports, and building permit activity, and allows people to view it graphically via customizable maps, charts and graphs.

March 27, 2015

Rules for Viewing Police Videos in Texas Depend on Who is Holding the Camera

Proposed standards would make the public back up when shooting video of officers working crime scenes or making arrests.

March 27, 2015

FBI at Health Commission Asking About Texas’ 21CT Contract

How little-known 21CT landed a $20 million Medicaid fraud tracking software deal with the state's HHSC, a whale of a state agency that spends billions each year on contracts, has become the center of three very public investigations.

March 27, 2015

Case Study Examines California Cloud Infrastructure

California's cloud infrastructure is the subject of the first case study in a series of papers planned by two national associations that will examine IT procurement projects in states.

March 27, 2015

Powerhouse Science Center Looks to Tech Companies for Ideas, Support

The $78 million center will replace the 64-year-old Discovery Museum Science and Space Center in Sacramento, Calif., with a facility eight times larger and powered by renewable energy.

March 27, 2015

The Tricky Challenge of Measuring Entrepreneurship

There are some useful ways to look at what's happening in the local economy and separate the reality from the cultural buzz.

March 27, 2015

Kansas City, Mo., Employees Fall for Fake Hack

Employees had given up log-in credentials after responding to an email that had been sent to collect just such critical information.

March 27, 2015

Washington Officials Lead Premera Cyberattack Investigation

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said Tuesday that Alaska and Oregon will join in the market conduct examination of the security breach Premera discovered on Jan. 29.

March 27, 2015

Cambria, Pa., Putting Marriage License Applications Online

Under an agreement with Infocon Corp., the web-based marriage license applications will be coordinated through the Register of Wills office.

March 27, 2015

Is the Cloud Ready for Body-Cam Video? (Industry Perspective)

Let’s hold cloud storage for law enforcement video to the highest security standards.

March 27, 2015

Intelligent Transit: Data Improves Transit Efficiency

Automatic vehicle location and passenger counting systems create data that can fine-tune the running of a transit system.

March 27, 2015

What hidden benefit might electric vehicles offer?

Answer: reduced air conditioner use

March 26, 2015

Getting Smarter About a Basic Need

Why connecting communities with technology is vital for economic and social vibrancy.

March 26, 2015

Innovation Lab to Develop Next-Gen Electric Grid in New York

The Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy will simulate, develop, test and deploy a more integrated grid.

March 26, 2015

Can Maryland, Utah Help California Use Tech to Boost Engagement?

The Little Hoover Commission's March 26 hearing focused on transparency, open data and ways to make California a leader in IT service delivery.

March 26, 2015

How Smartphones and Apps are Shaping the Future of Health Care

More hospitals are forced under the Affordable Care Act to track patient outcomes, paving the way for digital health tools to expand.

March 26, 2015

Bill Seeks to Bring High-Speed Internet to Maine's Rural Farmers, Small Businesses

The measure's concept draft seeks to increase funding to the state’s ConnectME Authority in order to expand universal broadband and high-speed Internet into parts of the state that has no access to such service.