December 18, 2014

What is the interspecies Internet?

Answer: a theoretical way for non-human animals to communicate remotely

December 17, 2014

How to Unlock Economic Benefits from Open Data: Part II

As the open data movement spreads to smaller jurisdictions, the opportunities and challenges to extracting economic value become more pronounced.

December 17, 2014

GovDelivery Acquires NuCivic for Open Data Addition to its Engagement Tools

The government Web traffic provider GovDelivery purchases the Drupal-based open data startup NüCivic to enhance its SaaS offerings.

December 17, 2014

Year in Review: Making Sense of 2014

2014 may not have been the year, but there are definitive signs that we’re pointed in the right direction.

December 17, 2014

January 2014: Get Ready for Drones

Also, Philadelphia launches the Municipal Innovation Academy and newly-elected Seattle Mayor Ed Murray puts the kibosh on the city's gigabit network plans.

December 17, 2014

February 2014: Big Year for Wearables

Plus, Howard County, Md., launches a CISO-in-Residence program and NIST releases version 1.0 of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure.

December 17, 2014

January 2014: Health Exchange Woes Leave Feds, States Scrambling

Also, Chicago unveils its SmartData Project, and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley transfers IT duties to the governor's office.

December 17, 2014

February 2014: Field of Broadband Players Continues to Grow

Also, Palo Alto, Calif., adopts an Open Data by Default proclamation.

December 17, 2014

March 2014: Connected Cars

In addition to other progress being made, the California DMV hosted a workshop with automakers to gather public input on how existing roadway rules will have to change to make way for driverless vehicles.

December 17, 2014

March 2014: Privacy in a Time of Emerging Tech

Plus, the President introduces his $4 trillion budget for fiscal 2015, which included various tech-related expenditures.

December 17, 2014

May 2014: Big Data Brings Big Results

Also, the Los Angeles Cyber Intrusion Command Center unites city staff and federal agents, and eight governors sign a joint pact to promote electric vehicles.

December 17, 2014

April 2014: A Mixed Bag for FirstNet

Plus, Boston launches "Wicked Free Wi-Fi" and Socrata offers a new suite of budget apps, joining numerous vendors helping to shed light on government spending.

December 17, 2014

May 2014: Shining a Light on Government Data

Plus, governments respond to Heartbleed, a bug affecting online encryption software Open SSL.

December 17, 2014

July 2014: The Cloud Goes Mainstream

Plus, Portland lights a Google Fiber franchise agreement, and seven universities explore using big data to provide personalized education.

December 17, 2014

July 2014: Net Neutrality Meets Muni Broadband

Also, Appallicious releases its disaster assessment dashboard, and lawmakers is New York and California experiment with crowdsourced legislation.

December 17, 2014

August 2014: Social Media Resistance Proves Futile

Plus, IT consolidation in Minnesota saves the state close to $30 million in two years, and incoming Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announces plans to cut 18,000 jobs.

December 17, 2014

September 2014: Investors Discover Civic Tech

Local startups garner attention -- and funding.

December 17, 2014

June 2014: Agencies Look for Workforce Answers

Also, the "fishackaton" works to boost the sustainability of the global fishing ecosystem, and Wyoming plans to increase broadband capacity to 100 gigabits using public-private partnerships.

December 17, 2014

California Health Database Must Address Privacy, Consumer Group Says

Consumer Watchdog criticized the California Integrated Data Exchange and insurers for rushing to inform patients about the inclusion of their medical data before questions about privacy had been answered.

December 17, 2014

Miami County, Ind., to Outsource All IT Work

County commissioners approved a three-year contract with a company that will take over control of all the county’s technology work next year and begin installing new infrastructure to fix server problems.