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April 19, 2015

Security is job one for Washington State Government technology leadership

We are continuing the series of interviews with leading state government CIOs and CISOs from around the nation. This week, we turn to Washington State and their security priorities and technology plans.

April 17, 2015

St. Louis Police Launch Real-Time Crime Center

Aggregating all the data and video feeds police can access is a big task, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is looking to Motorola Solutions to simplify the issue.

April 17, 2015

Marijuana Delivery Service Expands in California Despite L.A. Shutdown

Nestdrop has countered arguments that the app violates pot shop restrictions, stating it is a technological service not subject to the same regulations.

April 17, 2015

Financial Transparency Offers Hefty Payoffs

Most cities are failing to tell their fiscal stories well or at all. New York and Chicago, though, offer models of true transparency.

April 17, 2015

Can California Force Uber to Guard Passenger Privacy?

A pending bill would forbid ride-hailing companies from disclosing any passenger data, except to combat fraud or other crimes.

April 17, 2015

Snapchat Becomes a Fast-Rising Social Media Star

Dismissed early on as a smartphone app, Snapchat's cheap content and growing popularity has transformed the tiny company into a technology sensation.

April 17, 2015

The Sharing Economy: Can Government Learn to Live With It?

It's a mistake to try to control or regulate innovation. Think about what happened to the music business.

April 17, 2015

SEC Opens Informal Inquiry Into L.A. Schools iPad Program

The agency was concerned with whether the L.A. Unified School District properly disclosed to investors and others how the bonds would be used.

April 17, 2015

Texas Lawmakers Debate Electricity Conservation Measures

Legislation is on the table that would expand use of programs that incentivize customers to use less power during high demand times.

April 17, 2015

Maryland Legislature Passes Measure to Ban Schools from Social Media Snooping

The bill forbids college officials from forcing a student to accept their friend requests or otherwise provide a window into his or her social media activity.

April 17, 2015

Fresno, Calif., Students May Work With City on Water-Saving Tech Tool

The kids’ plan: Boost conservation by giving every Fresno water customer a way to digitally track daily consumption.

April 17, 2015

New App to Put Pasco County, Fla., Services at Your Fingertips

The new app will have a variety of features including the ability to view a live stream of Pasco County Television and National Weather Service alerts.

April 17, 2015

Air Force Considers Sharing Spy Satellite Data With Civilians

Experts says opening up this data would be ‘game changer.’

April 17, 2015

Will the Obama Administration Agree to Ban ‘Killer Robots'?

Although “lethal autonomous weapons systems” elude a consensus definition, that has not stopped human rights nongovernmental organizations such as Human Rights Watch and others from wanting them banned.

April 17, 2015

Sanford, N.C., Looks to Woo Youths

The city is working on revitalization efforts to create a booming downtown economy where the growing population of millennials can thrive.

April 17, 2015

What does a new smartphone app allow users to scan and identify?

Answer: pills

April 17, 2015

New York Officials Ask Accelerator to Broaden Investment

The state's primary business-aid agency awarded $1.5 million to Accelerate to invest in new companies outside of Long Island.

April 16, 2015

New App Transforms Budgets Into Interactive Infographics

'Balancing Act' illustrates how balancing a budget is a game of compromises, letting users tweak the numbers to see how their budget is affected.

April 16, 2015

Disaster Dashboard Nears Public Launch, Gets Upgrade

After a brief pilot with San Francisco, Appallicious' open data dashboard nears its official launch.

April 16, 2015

Radio Frequency ID Chips May be a Data Theft Dud

And that's a good thing. The security of RFID chips has been called into question on many occasions, but an industry expert says there's no reason to be concerned.