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March 6, 2015

Despite High-Profile Data Breaches, Fraud is Down

Last year, the amount of money lost to fraud dropped 11 percent -- from $18 billion in 2013 to $16 billion in 2014.

March 6, 2015

Indiana County More Coordinated, Better Prepared for Emergency Due to Training, Tech

One of the biggest changes in Decatur County, Ind., has been the Emergency Operations Center expansion and the establishment of a center for coordinated emergency efforts.

March 6, 2015

Bill Proposing Tougher Regulation for California Ridesharing Back on the Table

The bill would require all drivers working for ride-hailing companies to register their cars as ride-hailing vehicles and display decals identifying them as such.

March 6, 2015

Apple Watchers Count Down to Apple Watch

The company has pitched the product as its most "personal" and physically interactive yet, but consumers haven't yet warmed to wearable devices already on the market.

March 6, 2015

Company Plans Underwater, Fiber-Optic Expansion in Virginia

A Yorktown-based telecommunications company is seeking officials' approval to run a fiber-optic cable on the floor of the Chesapeake Bay and bypass vulnerable infrastructure points.

March 6, 2015

In Texas, Renewable Power Plans Go Cheap

The abundance of electricity now flowing from wind farms in West Texas and the Panhandle has opened a new market.

March 6, 2015

Walla Walla County, Wash., Courtrooms Get Tech Upgrades

The system will also allow court hearings to be recorded on video in place of a court reporter, as well as allow computer and video presentations to be projected onto screens in the courtrooms.

March 6, 2015

Osceola County, Fla., Invests in Smart Sensor Research

The Osceola County Commission has authorized up to $67.5 million in bonds to help fund a research center to develop smart sensors.

March 6, 2015

Behind Philly311: Six Steps to Innovative Customer Services

Philadelphia has created a blueprint for developing 311 services that are both innovative and supportive for the people who use the hotline app.

March 6, 2015

Who’s in Charge of Social Media?

How social duties have evolved since government got on board.

March 6, 2015

Which company is experimenting with an in-store shoe delivery service?

Answer: Crocs

March 5, 2015

Will FirstNet Become the Next Healthcare.gov?

Another signature achievement of the Obama Administration – the First Responder Network Authority – appears headed down a path similar to the original Healthcare.gov. Can officials fix it?

March 5, 2015

Police Video Recordings Now Changing Evidentiary Landscape

The new wave of police-created videos bring a new set of questions to the fore regarding open records and privacy issues, and an investigation's integrity if video is released immediately.

March 5, 2015

DHS Shutdown Averted

Had a shut down occurred, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, the department’s 24/7 cyber response center, likely would have needed to significantly cut staffing.

March 5, 2015

West Virginia Portal Re-Design is User-Centric, User-Friendly

West Virginia's third portal refresh in seven years bears all the marks of today's generation of websites.

March 5, 2015

Tennessee Officials Consider Challenge to FCC Ruling

The commission's ruling overrides "restrictive state laws," allowing local broadband providers to expand their service to surrounding areas and make decisions regarding their own broadband future.

March 5, 2015

Can Nextdoor Make Hyper-local News Happen?

The San Francisco startup thinks it's found a better formula for disseminating local information, with a business model that borrows more from social networks than from news outlets.

March 5, 2015

Startup Helps Revitalize Undervalued Properties

Alexander Kapur, CEO of Opportunity Space, discusses how his company is bringing the public and private sectors together to spur reinvestment and redevelopment in typically distressed land and buildings.

March 5, 2015

CIOs Design, Implement Data Analytics Programs, but Don't Reap Benefits

Many governments are embracing data analytics, both for public consumption and to guide their internal work. But there's one area that's missing out: IT departments' own operations.

March 5, 2015

For Local Governments, Digital Communications are Essential Services

A survey found municipal and county governments rely heavily on websites, social media and mobile services to connect with citizens, but struggled to make them effective.