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May 6, 2016

What startup is helping cities get smart with open data and civic engagement?

Answer: mySidewalk

May 5, 2016

GM and Lyft: We'll Have Self-Driving Taxis on the Road in 2017

The companies plan to test self-driving taxis as part of a race to get automated vehicles on the road.

May 5, 2016

7 Metro Areas Most Lagging on Recovery

They have a long way to go for a full recovery.

May 5, 2016

This Week in Civic Tech: GSA Restructures to Protect Tech Programs, Can Big Data Be Biased?

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

May 5, 2016

EPA and Bureau of Land Management Sued Over New Mexico Fracking

According to the suit, the EPA's current regulations, "do not specifically address the modern oil and gas industry, and fail to adequately protect against potential harm to human health and the environment resulting from oil and gas wastes."

May 5, 2016

NV Energy Ditches Plans to Build Plant, Will Buy One in Arizona

The state energy agency debated building a natural gas plant for nearly $1 billion, but appears to opt instead for buying Calpine’s South Point Energy Center in Arizona.

May 5, 2016

California State Agencies to Centralize Cybersecurity Efforts

The Department of Technology is among a number of agencies this year that have asked the Legislature to authorize more spending for cybersecurity in the aftermath of an auditor’s report.

May 5, 2016

Uber Sued Again, This Time for Robo-Texts

Uber's text blitz, sent to customers to garner support against an anti-ride sharing bill, has created controversy in itself by texting Austin customers directly.

May 5, 2016

MetroLab Network Gets Partners in Upstate New York

The MetroLab city-university partnership, which was launched as part of the Obama Administration’s Smart Cities Initiative, will incorporate Schenectady, N.Y., and The University of Albany.

May 5, 2016

Florida Hacktivist Calls for More Protection After ‘Tricking’ Election Systems, Gaining Access

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said David Levin illegally gained internal access to websites of the state Division of Elections exposing several security flaws.

May 5, 2016

Too Little Too Late: Obama’s Failed Record in Cybersecurity (Opinion)

The poor-to-failing cybersecurity grades across all federal agencies illustrates that this administration has long ignored the obvious signs that cyberdefense is a priority, not an afterthought.

May 5, 2016

Cybersecurity’s Weakest Link: Humans

We are deepening our understanding of why people fall victim to the attacks in the first place.

May 5, 2016

The Default for Government IT Should be 'Open and Frugal'

So many projects cost too much and take too long. It's time for a better approach.

May 5, 2016

Virginia Launches Website, App to Fight Heroin and Prescription Opioid Use

The campaign evolved from a local Gloucester, Va., program to a statewide initiative. The website offers testimonials from people affected by drug addiction, and an interactive map helps visitors find hospitals, treatment centers and support meetings.

May 5, 2016

What new technology do researchers believe will lead to more people having sex in moving cars?

Answer: self-driving vehicles

May 5, 2016

Martin O'Malley Joins MetroLab Network as National Advisor

The government-research collaboration network has tapped the former Maryland governor to help build out its reach across the U.S.

May 4, 2016

Collaborators in Chief Share Successes at NASCIO

CIOs share insights into how to make the most of public-private partnerships.

May 4, 2016

Ransomware Attack on Michigan Utility Provider Highlights Organizational Vulnerabilities

On April 25, an attack launched against the Lansing Board of Water and Light proved just how vulnerable organizations can be to this ballooning threat vector.

May 4, 2016

Website Failure Undermines ‘Big Day of Giving’ in Cities Nationwide

The Big Day of Giving Web portals collapsed midday in Sacramento, Seattle, San Antonio and St. Louis, and among 54 communities, large and small.

May 4, 2016

Immigration: Down in Farm Country, Up in Some Cities

An analysis of Census estimates shows that many high-tech centers, such as Seattle, San Diego and Boston, are seeing more immigration than they did 10 years ago.