March 10, 2014 What technology allows an average person to easily lift 110 lb. in each hand? Answer: the ‘body extender’ body suit March 9, 2014 Why Government Analytics is Still a Work in Progress Author Anthony Townsend explains that most local governments don't use sophisticated analytics -- but there is a lot of near-term promise. March 9, 2014 Ten Recommendations for Security Awareness Programs How do we improve the security culture in our organizations? It's time to take another look at what works for security awareness programs. March 7, 2014 Can We Use Google Glass to Withdraw Cash at the ATM? Not yet, but if Germany's Saarland University has anything to say about it, we will in the near future. March 7, 2014 Small Town Tackles Big Paper Project with Digital Technology The IRS requires municipalities to retain tax exempt bond documents for up to 33 years. That’s a major paper burden crying out for digital help. March 7, 2014 Texas Bullet Train Failed Once, but It's Back for Another Go In 1989, Texas began planning a high-speed train modeled after the French TGV, and came closer than any state to building one. Is the time right for another try? March 7, 2014 California High-Speed Rail Agency will Appeal Judge's Latest Ruling Suit alleges that the proposed 520-mile train line from San Francisco to Los Angeles cannot meet promises included in Proposition 1A, a $9.9 billion bond measure approved by California voters in 2008. March 7, 2014 Law Enforcement Agencies Encrypting Radio Transmissions The advent of mobile apps and websites that allow more people than ever to listen to police radio chatter is prompting local law enforcement agencies to encrypt radio traffic. March 7, 2014 Pennsylvania Township Uses Social Media for Emergency Alerts Sewickley Township uses Nixle to send those who register a text message, email, smart phone app or voice notification about relevant information quickly and effectively. March 7, 2014 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Data Breach Results in Fraudulent Income Tax Returns Lawsuit claims University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was negligent by failing to guard the sensitive information in its care. March 7, 2014 Republicans Continue Push to Scrap Maryland Health Exchange Website Bill would force the state to abandon its exchange website and switch to the federal site. March 7, 2014 States Evaluating Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation California, Illinois, Minnesota and New York are at the forefront of proposed laws that would short-circuit stolen mobile devices. March 7, 2014 Porn Linked to State Agency Site Prompts More Security Agency website violated state security regulations and was left unprotected. March 7, 2014 What percentage of American adults use the Internet? Answer: 87 percent March 6, 2014 Sociologists Discover 6 Game-Changing Crowd Maps for Twitter Use of these six fundamental structures for Twitter conversations will likely be ubiquitous, with businesses, governments and organizations all using analytics and mapping to be more competitive. March 6, 2014 Universities, Lawmakers Targets of Security Breaches, ID Theft Even security experts fall victim. March 6, 2014 Federal Inspectors will Audit Oversight of California High-Speed Rail Grants Audit called by harsh critic of the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its plans for a 520-mile line running from Los Angeles to San Francisco. March 6, 2014 Howard County, Md., Launches CISO in Residence Program Security is important, but most new companies don't have or can't afford a dedicated security expert, and that's how HOCO CISO was born. March 6, 2014 Pittsburgh Uses Holistic Approach to City Services, Sustainability Pittsburgh's new mayor has an eye on sustainability and social equity, and he's hired on a sustainability consultant to meet those goals. March 6, 2014 Wisconsin Child Support Payments Stolen After Target Data Breach About 4,000 child support recipient cards were used at Target stores during the time frame of the Target breach, and were replaced "as a proactive measure."