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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.

August 28, 2015

Online Voter Registration Now Live in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the 23rd state to implement online voter registration.

August 28, 2015

Feds Give AT&T $428M for Rural Broadband Expansion

Money from the FCC's Connect America Fund is intended to help close the digital divide in rural communities.

August 28, 2015

New Batch of Apps Vital in Hurricanes, Other Emergencies

Downloadable apps have become helpful tools in disaster preparation. Here are a few to consider.

August 28, 2015

Metrics That Matter: How Does Technology Affect Government Outcomes?

CIOs need to develop better ways to measure the impact of technology.

August 28, 2015

Venture Capital Pivots to Biotech

Venture capitalists are starting to look beyond the overcrowded field of software startups into the transformative field of biotechnology.

August 28, 2015

Beating the Drought: How One Calif. County Cuts Water Demand

High-tech data analysis and a dynamic community relations program are helping Riverside County reduce water consumption and meet stiff state-mandated cutbacks.

August 28, 2015

State CIOs: Meet the Class of 2015

A dozen states appointed new CIOs this year and in late 2014 -- here’s a look who they are and how they’re settling in.

August 28, 2015

What new service works like an Airbnb for camping?

Answer: Hipcamp

August 27, 2015

Has the Time Come for Software-Defined Data Centers?

Completely virtualized data centers may be the future for large, sophisticated jurisdictions. But they’re still a few years away.

August 27, 2015

Are School Districts Equipped to De-Identify Student Data?

Although there is a plethora of data available, student identification markers must be erased to protect student privacy.

August 27, 2015

Police Body Cameras to Hit L.A. Streets

Next Monday, Los Angeles County will become the largest county in the nation to deploy police body cameras.