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May 4, 2015

How much weight can insect-sized robots pull?

Answer: 2,000 times their own body weight

May 3, 2015

How Cloud-Based CRM Will Improve Alabama Health and Human Services

CIO Brunson White talks about a new cloud-first policy and some current cloud projects.

May 3, 2015

Middle East Cybersecurity and Infrastructure: Dubai Offers a Different Model

I traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this past week to present the opening keynote at the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC 2015) in Dubai. The event offered a refreshing mix of leading global voices on security and technology topics. But most surprising, the Gulf region's public and private sector executive leaders who presented, the companies exhibiting and the amazing city as a whole offered attendees a different perspective and a positive model for the current cybersecurity and technology infrastructure challenges in the Middle East and the world as a whole.

May 2, 2015

State CIOs See Rapid Shift to the Cloud

Cost pressure and business demands are pushing states toward hosted infrastructure and apps.

May 1, 2015

Microsoft to Release Windows 10 in Waves

The software's launch will be staggered, beginning in the summer with the PC and filling out over time as more devices come online.

May 1, 2015

California ACLU App Protects Evidence of Police Misconduct

The app allows users to send video of questionable police activity directly to the organization, preserving the recordings even if officers confiscate or try to tamper with the phones.

May 1, 2015

Walnut Creek, Calif.'s Stoplight Alert App Sees 'Fast and Furious' Activity

The app -- which signals drivers when a traffic light is about to turn green -- has been downloaded 900 times since its April 23 launch.

May 1, 2015

New York Lawmakers on a Mission to Stop License Plate Cover Sales

Such covers -- that shield a motorist's license plate number from traffic cameras -- have long been illegal in the state. But there is currently no law against selling them or giving them away.

May 1, 2015

Lockport, N.Y., Politicians Defend Yahoo Tax Incentives

The town supervisor called the incentive package an "investment in the future."

May 1, 2015

Are Fitness Stats the 'Frequent-Flier Miles' of the Insurance Industry?

Working with Apple's HealthKit platform, one company is letting customers use fitness trackers to earn life insurance discounts.

May 1, 2015

Website Shows Landlords the Value of Energy Upgrades

In an effort to make rentals more sustainable, city officials in 14 college towns banded together to create a website that shows renters what they would pay in utilities.

May 1, 2015

Uber Gets Charitable with New Goodwill App

A one-day program that will take place in Manchester and Portsmouth, N.H., is part of the company's global initiative to highlight the additional ways the app can be used.

May 1, 2015

States Struggle to Pay for Police Body Cameras

There is a growing public appetite for police to wear body cameras. But some big costs are throwing up roadblocks to wider adoption of the technology.

May 1, 2015

Will Legislation Cause a Decline in Texas’ Renewable Energy Use?

A measure shutters two key renewable energy programs in Texas, which could stir up the regulatory environment in the state.

May 1, 2015

Millennials Experience Tough Climb Up Economic Ladder

Generation Y has been more of an economic drag than a driver, but that could change as the economy and employment opportunities continue to improve.

May 1, 2015

Do You Really Own Your Smartphone?

According to federal law, people don't completely own much of their copyrighted property -- from DVDs and smartphones to tractors. But one lawmaker is working to change that.

May 1, 2015

How many trees does an ex-NASA engineer expect to plant each year using drones?

Answer: 1 billion

May 1, 2015

Alabama House Committee Draws Two Distinctly Different Portraits of Uber

The pictures came due to a bill that would set up a statewide framework to allow Uber, Lyft and similar companies to operate all over the state.

May 1, 2015

May 2015 Online Reader Poll: Why did you join government?

In an informal and unscientific attempt to better understand our readership -- and government in general -- we ask you to take part in Government Technology's first monthly online reader poll.

April 30, 2015

Meet Washington's First Chief Privacy Officer

Washington state created a new position to manage the world of growing threats against personal data privacy.