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September 3, 2015

Best of New York Awards 2015 - Winners Announced

Providing emergency service units with the ability to self-dispatch to the scene, a health-alert mobile app for public health professionals and facilities, and transparency dashboards tracking public health prevention measures were just three of the creative technology solutions for which New York City and New York government departments were honored at the 2015 Best of New York Awards.

September 2, 2015

How Taxis, Uber May Be Worsening the Paratransit Problem in D.C.

Washington, D.C., is turning to taxi cabs to help improve disabled people's access to transportation. But advocates worry the move may prove pointless because it exempts the ride-hailing industry.

September 2, 2015

Israel Joins ‘Smart Cities’ Craze with New Town of Harish

The Tel Aviv suburb of Harish is in line to become the next global smart city equipped with traffic sensors, citywide broadband and smart trash cans.

September 2, 2015

Uber Labor Lawsuit Expands, 160,000 Drivers Now Eligible for Inclusion

The case could have broad implications for the sharing economy.

September 2, 2015

Can the Internet of Things Transform Public Services?

As technology evolves, governments are going to need to rethink how they do business.

September 2, 2015

Will Uber Drivers in Seattle Unionize?

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien will introduce legislation allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to collectively bargain for higher wages and better working conditions.

September 2, 2015

Following OPM Data Breach, Agency Offers Credit Monitoring to Victims

After state workers' private information was stolen, the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense are working to protect the victims from possible credit fraud.

September 2, 2015

Connecticut Tech Development Agency Invests $20.8 Million in 61 Companies

The state-funded Connecticut Innovations agency, invested in IT, biotech and clean tech startups last year.

September 2, 2015

24 States Lack Laws Governing Drone Use

But Kentucky may soon join the 26 states have, in fact, enacted laws addressing unmanned aerial vehicles.

September 2, 2015

New York Takes Platform-Centric Approach to Service Development

For New York, the platform approach has a number of advantages over traditional software development.

September 2, 2015

Innovative New York Projects, Leaders Honored at 2015 Best of New York Awards

Public-sector leaders, agencies and departments are honored for technology excellence at the 2015 New York Digital Government Summit in Albany.

September 2, 2015

What new app allows users to request businesses needed nearby?

Answer: NeedIn

September 1, 2015

California, Virginia Take Steps to Bolster Cybersecurity Stance

Governors announce new action to improve cybersecurity and risk management plans.

September 1, 2015

Online Input, Real-World Impact

Governments can get valuable citizen feedback from social media, but there are keys to being successful.

September 1, 2015

Texas High-Speed Rail Planning Continues Due to Infusion of Funds

Texas continues to invest in high-speed rail, in the hopes that it will transform the state's transportation system.

September 1, 2015

Anchorage to Get LED Streetlights

With energy-efficiency in mind, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz plans on upgrading streetlights with LED lights.

September 1, 2015

Public Records Act Applies to Personal Devices Too (Opinion)

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that public business, even if done on a personal device, is still public record.

September 1, 2015

How Startups Are Transforming the Smart City Movement

Smart city technology is luring entrepreneurs hoping to embed themselves in an industry estimated to grow to $27.5 billion by 2023.

September 1, 2015

Fuel-Efficient Trains to Reduce Breakdowns, Delays

Southern California's Metrolink will be getting some much needed upgrades to ease commuter travels.

September 1, 2015

Rural Iowa Broadband Access Gets Boost from Grants

The FCC's Connect America Fund is devoting more than $50 million towards increasing connectivity in the state.