September 1, 2015

What will become of the military personnel revealed in the Ashley Madison leak?

Answer: possible court-martial

August 31, 2015

Report: What is the U.S. Government’s Role in Cybersecurity?

Mounting threats, new technology and the Wild West mentality of the Web spur discussion on whether the government should assume more of a leadership role.

August 31, 2015

First Non-California City Gets Google Self-Driving Cars

Austin, Texas will be the first city outside of Google's hometown of Mountain View, Calif., to test the company's first fully self-driving cars.

August 31, 2015

License Plate Readers Solve Crimes but Prompt Privacy Concerns

License-plate readers have the potential to crack down on stolen vehicles and help police locate criminals, but at what cost?

August 31, 2015

Milwaukee Beat Cops to Wear Body Cameras

Amid public pressure, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett signs legislation equipping police with body cameras.

August 31, 2015

Canine Myers-Briggs Matches Dogs with Perfect Owners

Assessments attempt to best pair dogs' personalities with their potential owners'.

August 31, 2015

Rural Broadband to Get Boost in Ohio

A federal program provides capital to offer high-speed broadband Internet access to rural Ohioans.

August 31, 2015

The Social Police: Facebook, Twitter Play Role in Modern Policing

Many departments are growing their social media presence to engage with the community and improve their image.

August 31, 2015

Anonymous Phone Tracking Helps Identify Traffic Patterns

City officials are using commuters' cellular data to aid in transportation system planning.

August 31, 2015

States and Localities Consider Security as a Service

Is security the next as-a-service offering you’ll be sending to the cloud?

August 31, 2015

Dubai’s ‘Smart Palms’ Charge Phones and Offer Free Wi-Fi

Dubai looks to take advantage of its usable sunlight by deploying solar powered Wi-Fi and charging stations across the city.

August 31, 2015

Montreal Hydrants Turn Into Water Fountains

Montreal is taking a unique approach to increasing the public's water supply by repurposing existing fire hydrants into water fountains.

August 31, 2015

Energy Efficiency Key to Helping States Address EPA’s New Clean Power Plan

The National Association of State Energy Officials has released a working paper that recommends building energy codes and performance contracting as ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent.

August 31, 2015

Mexico City’s Path to ‘Pedestrianization’

On the congested streets of Mexico City, a team of city planners and engineers hope to create a public space safe for pedestrian travel.

August 31, 2015

What will Google track next?

Answer: your local potholes

August 30, 2015

What to Do About Phishing?

Phishing and spear-phishing are growing problems. The clever enticements to click are getting more sophisticated and more targeted than ever. The data breach costs are mounting. What can your organization do to take phishing awareness and response to the next level?

August 28, 2015

This Week in Civic Tech: San Antonio's $14M Deal, Bluetooth Sensors and New York Hot Spots

A look back at highlights and happenings in the world of civic tech.

August 28, 2015

Long Beach (Calif.) Evolves its IT Workforce, Platforms and Focus

Millennial workers without tech backgrounds and coding on their phones -- this isn't your father's IT shop.

August 28, 2015

Window into Public Policy (Commentary)

It’s time to make Congressional Research Service reports easily accessible to everyone.

August 28, 2015

Unmasking Hacktivism and Other High-Profile Cyberattacks

Today any government can suddenly find itself the center of worldwide attention after a divisive event, drawing the unwelcome attention of hackers with a political agenda. Here’s how to prepare.