August 25, 2014

Why do engineers want to cover aircraft with “human-like skin?”

Answer: to sense damage

August 23, 2014

Play a Game - Get a Job: GCHQ's New Tool to Recruit Cyber Talent

It's time to get in the game. Just as in the 1984 movie 'The Last Starfighter,' being the best at a game could lead to a future that exceeds your wildest imagination. The British Intelligence equivalent to NSA is offering a challenge to play a game, with a great cyber job as the prize for winners.

August 22, 2014

Shared Services Agreements Aim to Keep IT Operations Afloat in the Next Big Storm

Governments team up to develop backup arrangements for tech services in the event of an emergency.

August 22, 2014

Report: Federal CTO Todd Park to Step Down

Appointed in 2012, Park came to the role with a reputation for health-care innovation.

August 22, 2014

Ferguson Protests Propel Teens to Create Police Rating App

Inspired by recent events in Ferguson, Mo., a family of teens releases an app to keep police accountable.

August 22, 2014

DHS Cybersecurity Program Finds Few Takers

Program to share threat information was opened to state and local government last year, but few seem to be aware of it.

August 22, 2014

Health App Delivers Vital Information in an Emergency

The ICEBlueButton app allows EMS personnel and physicians to download an individual's critical health information in an emergency.

August 22, 2014

Miami-Dade Mayor Reacts to Ferguson, Wants Cameras on Every Officer

Mayor Carlos Gimenez's strong words put Miami-Dade, one of the largest local governments in the country, on the forefront of a national debate over police cameras in the wake of the Ferguson shooting.

August 22, 2014

Anti-Spying Coalition Launches Campaign Against LAPD Drones

Though police officials suggest drones would only be used to gain better intelligence in tense situations, critics argued it would not be long before drones were used to monitor public spaces, protests and citizens' backyards.

August 22, 2014

Editorial: Illinois Needs Modern IT System to Fix What Ails Human Services Agencies

A federal audit revealed the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services withdrew $60 million more quarterly in Medicaid money than it actually needed, an issue caused by the state's 30-year-old computer system.

August 22, 2014

University of Southern Maine Will Teach Students How to Hack, and How to Stop It

The new program will take place in a controlled setting as part of a new cybersecurity curriculum in which they will examine technical, legal and ethical issues surrounding the collection, sharing and theft of sensitive data.

August 22, 2014

Los Angeles Unified Teachers Decry New Student Tracking System

The issues with the computer database came as the union launched a campaign Wednesday calling for smaller class sizes, higher staffing levels and raises for teachers amid contentious contract negotiations.

August 22, 2014

AT&T to Install Gigabit Internet Network in Cupertino, Calif.

Cupertino is home to Apple, Inc., Seagate Technology, SugarCRM and several more tech companies. The city of 58,000 also is one of the wealthiest in the U.S.

August 22, 2014

Social Networks Crack Down on Terror Posts

Social media’s widespread appeal has captured the attention of terrorists who are increasingly exploiting the networks to disseminate graphic videos, images and messages.

August 22, 2014

Anchorage Launches Site to Track Road Projects, Special Events

The site was released to the public Thursday after several months of being used internally, and is designed as a reporting tool to improve coordination.

August 22, 2014

How many different Android devices are there?

Answer: 18,796

August 21, 2014

‘Big Gig Challenge’ Seeks to Bolster Muni Fiber Projects in Northeast Ohio

If cities don’t take charge of their own fate for high-speed Internet, they could be waiting years to get fiber infrastructure in their community.

August 21, 2014

Bloomberg Invests $45 Million In Civic Innovation

More than 80 cities will have a chance to tap into the talent and coffers of Michael Bloomberg's philanthrophic organization.

August 21, 2014

Munirent Brings the Sharing Economy to Government

A new service could bring the benefits of the sharing economy to public works departments around the nation.

August 21, 2014

Abhi Nemani Talks Open Data in Los Angeles

The city's new chief data officer wants to use data as a platform for developing solutions that benefit citizens, business and government.