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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.

March 2, 2015

Local Iowa ISPs, Web Users Struggle to Find Meaning of FCC Internet

The adoption of the net neutrality plan remained secret in the run-up to the final vote and afterward left as many questions as answers.

March 2, 2015

Bill to Delay E-Prescribing May Reach Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Desk

A March 27 deadline for mandated e-prescribing was signed into New York law three years ago, but doctors and other prescribers say they're still not ready.

March 2, 2015

Port of Chehalis, Wash., Looks at Telecom Infrastructure Expansion

Officials are looking into the possibility of expanding the fiber optic line through its properties with a goal of improving Internet connectivity for tenants at the port and Chehalis Industrial Park.

March 2, 2015

California Controller Adds Web Tool to Examine Finances of Special Districts

The By the Numbers website allows users to check revenues, expenditures, liabilities, assets, and fund balances for 11 fiscal years.

March 2, 2015

Fayetteville, N.C., Council to Consider Deal for Free Wi-Fi Downtown

The City Council had budgeted money to roll out public Wi-Fi access downtown, though this proposal would have no cost attached, according to the city's deputy manager.

March 2, 2015

CIO Mark VanOrden Discusses Utah's New Open Data Portal

Utah is aiming to have all state and local open data online by December 2016

March 2, 2015

How much does Uber cost in Seoul, South Korea?

Answer: it's free

March 1, 2015

FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality: What's Next?

By a 3-to-2 vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new rules on Net neutrality last week. The rules establish the Internet as a utility, but court battles loom before the FCC actions can take effect. Here's what happened, a summary of the news coverage, what it all means, reaction from different sources and what is likely to happen next.

February 27, 2015

Why Government Has to Get Social

A panel of social media practitioners from the public and private sectors gathered to highlight why social media is vital for government.

February 27, 2015

Annapolis Taxis Unaffected by Maryland’s Agreement with Uber

Uber agreed to allow the state to regulate its limousine and sport utility vehicle divisions but not the one opponents say competes with taxicabs.

February 27, 2015

3 Tips for Incoming IT Leaders

Veteran CIOs offer advice on how to hit the ground running.

February 27, 2015

Illinois Eyes More Secure Driver’s License to Avoid Flying Restrictions

Currently, Illinois licenses and identification cards do not meet minimum standards mandated by the Real ID Act, which passed in 2005.

February 27, 2015

Net Neutrality Decision Cheered by Tech, Decried by Telecoms

While tech firms large and small urged regulators to take action, telecoms said reclassifying broadband as a utility could stunt innovation.

February 27, 2015

States Seek to Shore Up Electric Grid Vulnerabilities

Congress has commissioned reports and held hearings over the years on bills focused on protecting the grid from catastrophic disturbances, but lack of action has led state legislators to file their own grid-related measures.

February 27, 2015

Floating Solar Panel Project Due in 2016 from California Power Company

Sonoma Clean Power unveiled a plan to install a 12.5-megawatt solar farm on floating dock, providing enough electricity to power 3,000 homes.

February 27, 2015

Broadband Bailout Bill Saves Idaho Schools

The measure allows school districts to negotiate their own broadband contracts for the rest of this school year to replace the Idaho Education Network system.

February 27, 2015

OurCycle LA Turns E-Waste Into Societal Gain

Nearly 10,000 computers will be either refurbished for use in disadvantaged neighborhoods or recycled as part of broader job training program.

February 27, 2015

Mobile Passport App Cuts Travel Time through Miami Customs

When traveling internationally, passengers can submit passport and customs declaration information via the Mobile Passport app and go through lanes set aside for them.

February 27, 2015

How Open Is University Data?

States should push public universities to adopt open data policies.