October 5, 2015

Where did National Geographic explorers discover a glow-in-the-dark sea turtle?

Answer: near the Solomon Islands

October 2, 2015

Georgia's Pursuit of the 'Golden Record'

Data sharing in the state is being driven by deployment of an integrated eligibility system for health and human services programs.

October 2, 2015

South Bend, Ind.’s Young Mayor Embraces ‘Smart City’ Solutions

Sensors and data analytics are key to improving city management, according to Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

October 2, 2015

Presidential Polling Data Called into Question

With election season heating up, polls are being released, but should the public really believe everything they see?

October 2, 2015

Will York County Be Home to Pennsylvania’s First Gigabit Community?

The initiative is part of a local data company's plan to build a 367-mile fiber-optic network that will increase internet speeds up to 1,000 megabytes per second.

October 2, 2015

Say Hello to the World's Greenest Office Building

Deloitte's Amsterdam office is so efficient it produces more power than it uses — and an app connects employees with the space they work in.

October 2, 2015

Advice From 5 Outgoing Mayors: Be Adaptive

Most of them have been in office for decades. Here's what they've learned about government.

October 2, 2015

Hawaii Orders IT Spending Audit

After a series of IT projects resulted in less-than optimal outcomes, Hawaii wants a detailed report of where the money has gone in hopes that it can better invest in future endeavors.

October 2, 2015

California Works to Parlay Health Data into Action

Open data may be the key to solving several health issues in the near future, putting coders, data scientists, designers and entrepreneurs at the forefront of this revolution.

October 2, 2015

Can Urban Innovation Projects Survive Political Shifts?

They have become a staple in several cities. Whether they stay around is up to new mayors in charge.

October 2, 2015

States Look to Modernize Aging Medicaid IT Systems

Most have avoided upgrading the systems that run our biggest health-care program themselves. But some are looking to outsource.

October 2, 2015

Ohio Governor Fights for Green Energy Standards

Comments from Gov. John Kasich, a Republican who signed a temporary freeze last year, took some observers by surprise.

October 2, 2015

EPA Ramps Up Air Quality Standards

The tighter restrictions will have the greatest impact in California because the state has the nation's worst air quality and has failed to meet previous ozone standards.

October 2, 2015

What’s the Secret to Getting Citizens to Go Solar?

The answer may lie in Blacksburg, Va.'s "Solarize Blacksburg" program.

October 2, 2015

Government Now Liable for Fraud Under Credit, Debit Liability Shift

Oct. 1 signaled the start of a new fraud liability for payment takers and merchants without updated chip-enabled credit and debit terminals.

October 2, 2015

White House Nudges States Toward Offshore Wind Power

Though researchers have projected huge energy generation capacity potential from offshore wind farms, the U.S. has yet to set up a single turbine.

October 2, 2015

Social Media Analytics: The Importance of Conversion, Participation Rates

When you’re looking at measuring the effectiveness of your agency’s approach to social media, try to focus on data that helps you understand whether your efforts influenced action.

October 2, 2015

What is the next thing people will rate online?

Answer: other people

October 2, 2015

Universal Broadband: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Our 10 government, industry and nonprofit representatives answer who they think should be responsible for ensuring that every American has access to broadband Internet.

October 1, 2015

This Week in Civic Tech: 4 Key Takeaways from Code for America's 2015 Summit

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