July 30, 2015 How much do city’s cracked and broken streets cost in additional fuel and maintenance? Answer: $1,044 per year in San Francisco July 29, 2015 Researchers Develop, Test GPS-Equipped Water Drone in Bridge Inspections The Florida Department of Transportation has funded research on autonomous waterborne vehicles that could make bridge inspections faster, safer and more efficient. July 29, 2015 Microsoft Releases Windows 10, Tests New Collaborative Culture Wednesday’s release of the newest version of the company’s operating system comes with typically high stakes. July 29, 2015 Suffolk County, N.Y., Lawmakers Place Limits on Drones The measure bars flights of any UAV equipped with a camera above any county facility without authorization, and bans flights over county parks without a permit. July 29, 2015 Detroit Uses Tech to Modernize City Parking The new ParkDetroit system is made easier with the download of the ParkDetroit smartphone app. July 29, 2015 University of Chicago’s 'Plenario' Changes How We Use Open Data Plenario lets users access, combine, download and visualize disparate sets of data all in the same place. July 29, 2015 Arizona Department of Education Launches New School Data Collection System AzEDS collects data relevant to allocating about $6 billion in funding for school districts and charters, including attendance, special services and transportation records. July 29, 2015 Social Media: The True Threat to Digital Privacy Every time you click on a link, search the Internet or post a photo to social media, personal information is being collected, says Washington state's first chief privacy officer. July 29, 2015 South Florida Schools Use Tech to Lessen ‘Opportunity Gaps’ Access to computers and the Web is not enough to solve the problem of the digital divide. July 29, 2015 Social Media Not the Most Effective Method of Campaigning Social media is likely more effective in motivating people to vote than it is changing their minds about an issue. July 29, 2015 Tech Upgrades at Connecticut DMV Will Shorten Wait Times Gov. Dannel Malloy said the technological improvements are needed to make the DMV more user-friendly. July 29, 2015 One California Community's Power Switch Lancaster, Calif.'s effort to build a seamless, integrated energy infrastructure points the way to long-term robustness and sustainability. July 29, 2015 Kansas Latest to Implement Statewide Next-Gen 911 The next-generation emergency communications system will be built in four phases over the next five years, and is expected to boost speed, security and reliability between PSAP operators, dispatchers and first responders. July 29, 2015 Spectrum: Robots Will Soon Serve as First Responders Also, smart walking sticks assist the blind and the Buddy PC app helps people ratchet up productivity. July 29, 2015 Can you name 25 clichés and platitudes that everyone in your office uses? Answer: see the list below July 28, 2015 GovDelivery Acquires Civic Tech Startup Textizen The acquisition is expected to enhance and scale GovDelivery's citizen engagement offerings. July 28, 2015 How Analytics Helps Minneapolis Make Smarter Daily Decisions Data sharing and analysis platform gives employees access to data from across the city, along with new tools to crunch it. July 28, 2015 Will Self-Driving Vehicles Erase the Auto Insurance Industry? Though the industry won’t be impacted “significantly” for at least a decade, the landscape will begin to shift dramatically after that. July 28, 2015 Disruptive Technology that Could Transform Government-Citizen Relationships Examples across the spectrum prove that leading-edge technology is spilling into the public sector today. July 28, 2015 Autonomous Vehicles Are a Traffic Solution Only Alongside Better City Planning The reason we have such congestion is not because we have low-tech vehicles that require excessive braking space -- it’s because we have failed at urban planning.