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May 26, 2016

What form of energy is the U.S. Department of Energy investing in heavily?

Answer: solar

May 25, 2016

Boston Appoints First Chief Data Officer

The city's first CDO will bring his machine learning experience to bear on the city's most capricious and recalcitrant struggles.

May 25, 2016

Maine County Receives Microsoft Grant to Provide Internet to Rural Homes

Microsoft has released a round of grants to several companies and municipalities who are bringing Internet connections to the underserved.

May 25, 2016

Google is Much More than a Search Engine: Can it Cash in On Its Transition?

The Mountain View, Calif., company’s apparent transition from go-to search engine to omnipresent virtual assistant will likely require rethinking its advertising business.

May 25, 2016

Faraday Future Eyes Partnership with Vallejo, Calif., to Open Factory

The manufacturing plant would establish Mare Island and Vallejo as a hub of clean-tech, consumer-oriented, climate-protective ingenuity in the Bay Area, city officials said.

May 25, 2016

California Experiment Will Test Different Ways of Charging Drivers by the Mile

As the gas tax brings in less and less revenue, states are watching Oregon and California as they experiment with alternatives to the gas tax.

May 25, 2016

Medical Transportation Is a Struggle for States to Manage

Millions of disabled, sick and elderly people rely on medical transportation that can leave them stranded for hours in times of need.

May 25, 2016

Houston Neighborhood Recruits Help to Slow Gentrification

As the area continues to attract interest, Houston's Third Ward community organizations work to promote “development without displacement.”

May 25, 2016

Nevada Solar Providers Pivot to Data-Driven Compromise

After Nevada reduced subsidies for solar users, many homeowners and solar providers protested the decision through aggressive measures. A new strategy is being implemented to compromise and work toward a viable solution.

May 25, 2016

Microchipping Our Children? It May Happen 'Sooner Rather Than Later'

According to an NBC News report, the technology has been around for several decades, and putting microchips in children will happen sooner rather than later.

May 25, 2016

Reforms Necessary at Winnebago County, Ill., IT Department After $283K Error

In January, Microsoft Corporation reviewed how the county uses its software. It found that several departments were using software programs that the county hadn't purchased, and the county paid a $283,000 settlement as a result of the error.

May 25, 2016

Report: Changing Transportation Means Changing Government's Way of Thinking

In order for transportation to decarbonize, become more efficient and serve more people, an environment advocacy group has said that government must become a manager of systems.

May 25, 2016

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

Answer: sleeping

May 24, 2016

Cybersecurity Is an Ever-Changing Landscape

The more context officials can add to a certain action, the more they will know about a potential breach.

May 24, 2016

Columbus, Ohio, Ups the Stakes with $90 Million Addition to Smart City Challenge

Businesses in central Ohio would pitch in another $90 million if the city won the Smart City Challenge.

May 24, 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 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.