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March 4, 2015

How long until cash is extinct?

Answer: perhaps a decade

March 3, 2015

Call for Entries: Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2015

The Center for Digital Government invites nominations for the 20th annual Best of the Web (BOW) and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA)!

March 3, 2015

Photo of the Week: New York City's IT Epicenter

Open since 2013, the facility has the people and tools to tackle a variety of tech issues affecting infrastructure, applications, network, voice and data functions.

March 3, 2015

Amazon Cloud, WordPress Help Arlington County, Va., Improve Constituent Services

The move has brought savings of approximately $12,000 to $15,000 per month in hosting, development and licensing costs associated with a proprietary content management system.

March 3, 2015

How Do Municipalities of Different Sizes Use the Internet?

A recent survey found that small cities have the most diverse Internet usage, and the larger the municipality, the more likely it is to utilize social media.

March 3, 2015

S.F. Airbnb Law Off to Slow Start

The new measure allows permanent residents to rent rooms or homes for less than 30 days after they register with the city.

March 3, 2015

Kentucky Senate Approves Phone Deregulation Bill

Supporters said deregulation would encourage phone carriers to spend more money expanding high-speed broadband networks rather than maintaining outdated land lines.

March 3, 2015

Tax Breaks for Google Fiber, Data Centers Sail through Oregon Senate

The bill is designed to end legal uncertainty around a concept known as "central assessment," which values telecommunications companies' property based in part on the worth of their brand.

March 3, 2015

Maryland Cops Find Ways to Connect Online

Police departments across the state find Facebook to be the most useful social media site for law enforcement purposes.

March 3, 2015

Chief Data Officer Proposed for California

State Sen. Richard Pan is hoping to overhaul California’s open data portal and create a new executive role to lead the effort.

March 3, 2015

Scandal-scarred Bell, Calif., Becomes Example of Transparency

While an enormous chunk of California's public spending is still tough to track, the city of Bell is posting every contract with every vendor to one easy-to-find spot.

March 3, 2015

Texas’ Controversial State Purchasing Program Likely to be Revamped, Officials Predict

Lawmakers expressed skepticism, in particular criticizing how the program does not verify reports from vendors about purchases.

March 3, 2015

Idaho Solves School Broadband Dilemma

Gov. C.L. Otter signed legislation on Friday sending the Department of Education $3.64 million to reimburse school districts for their own broadband costs.

March 3, 2015

Adaptive Leadership: How to Rebuild Confidence in a State Agency (Contributed)

The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance once was an agency in trouble. When Stacey Monahan took over in 2013, her straightforward leadership approach changed it for the better.

March 3, 2015

A new wearable device monitors what agitating medical condition?

Answer: Parkinson’s disease

March 2, 2015

Funding Request for Troubled California Computer System Rejected

Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, rejected a plea from the California Department of Consumer Affairs for more money to help shore up a troubled IT project.

March 2, 2015

Putnam County, W.Va, Launches Online Records Portal

Land records and other documents associated with Putnam County can now be accessed via the Internet.

March 2, 2015

Virginia Labs, Businesses Engineer Ways to Fight Hackers

In the battle against cybercriminals, Virginia is mustering its troops.

March 2, 2015

Net Neutrality: Bad in Theory, Good in Practice?

If you give billions of people and organizations a chance to practice with the Internet, they can create something of enormous value, whose impact is just beginning to be seen.

March 2, 2015

3 Texans in Congress Take Lead Roles on Cybersecurity Issues

Rep. Michael McCaul, along with freshman Reps. Will Hurd and John Ratcliffe, will head committees or subcommittees related to cybersecurity during the 114th Congress.