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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 3, 2015

Which nation is turning one of its busy roads into a haven for pedestrians and bicyclists?

Answer: Mexico

September 2, 2015

What Do the Best Government Websites of 2015 Have in Common?

Winning sites in the 2015 Best of the Web competition tend to use simple, high-image, low-text designs; prioritize accessibility and mobility; and start with a design philosophy that puts the user first.

September 2, 2015

Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2015 - Winners Announced

The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards, honoring city, county, state, federal and international websites and applications from all levels of government.

September 2, 2015

Kentucky Unveils Plan to Implement Broadband Statewide

The three-year plan will bring affordable statewide broadband service and give the state a competitive edge in education, health care and industry.

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

New York Seeks to Close Gap Between IT Staff and Customers

New York’s executive deputy CIO discusses the state’s evolving workforce requirements.

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.