October 1, 2014

Covered California Users Grateful but Keenly Aware of Shortcomings

The California health insurance exchange introduced millions of state residents to the bronze, silver, gold and platinum level health plans, but there were glitches and website shutdowns -- and some issues persist.

October 1, 2014

Alameda County, Calif., Sets High Standards for Hackathons

The county has received national recognition for its innovative open data initiatives that have benefited the community while reducing costs.

October 1, 2014

Caltrans: Bay Bridge Water Woes Continue, More Rods Will be Tested

Caltrans in the last week discovered water -- a potential corrosive threat -- was sitting against more than 90 percent of the 424 anchor rods that tie the elegant new self-anchored suspension span to its foundation.

October 1, 2014

Austin Mulls Regulations for Uber, Lyft

Over the next year, at least half a dozen other Texas cities are likely to tackle the same thorny debate that's under way in Austin over how to regulate vehicle-for-hire apps like Uber and Lyft while maintaining traditional taxi services.

October 1, 2014

As Cover Oregon Marks the One-Year Anniversary of "Go-Live," Health Exchange's Struggles Continue

One year later, Cover Oregon's technological problems are continuing and the exchange has become a national case study in good intentions gone wrong.

October 1, 2014

Brief: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10

Windows 10 will run on phones, tablets and computers of all sizes — but unlike Windows 8, it will vary depending on what hardware is using it.

October 1, 2014

Google Pittsburgh Instrumental in Fight Against Hackers, Co-Directors Say

The projects to thwart online advertising scams and to improve cellphone security underscore how the local office established itself as a solver of complex problems and has earned increased responsibility.

October 1, 2014

Snohomish County, Wash., PUD Drops Tidal-Energy Project

The costs of construction and monitoring for the research project — which would have tested the energy output of two, 20-foot-diameter turbines — have turned out to be nearly double the initial estimates.

October 1, 2014

Michigan Governor's Race Fought on Facebook and Twitter

In addition to the candidates' use of "free" social media, paid posts and advertisements are also becoming an increasingly important part of the campaign mix.

October 1, 2014

Federal Website Aims to Track Drug Companies’ Behavior

The initiative, Open Payments, is part of the Affordable Care Act’s efforts to create more transparency in medicine.

October 1, 2014

Which industries will introduce wearables first?

Answer: warehouses and the service industry

October 1, 2014

Report: Rising Cybersecurity Budgets Still Not Enough

The 2014 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity study shows what many state chief information security officers already know -- the landscape is fraught with evolving challenges.

October 1, 2014

The Long-Term Cost of Building Transportation Projects on the Cheap

Factoring in the lifetime cost of new construction is considered good practice in the transportation industry, but surprisingly few government agencies do it.

September 30, 2014

States Play Catch-Up on Open Data

Complexity has slowed statewide efforts, but CIOs are launching new initiatives.

September 30, 2014

3 Ways Boston Plans to Fix Parking in the Wake of Haystack’s Demise

The app’s failure hasn't prevented the city and local start-ups from taking other steps to make finding and paying for city parking spaces a lot easier.

September 30, 2014

California Enacts Student Data Protection Law

In reaction to Google's controversial use of student data in its Apps for Education suite, California passes one of the most aggressive student privacy laws in the nation.

September 30, 2014

3 Things Higher Education Should Know about Disruptive Innovation

Online learning presents both an opportunity and a challenge as technology shakes up higher education.

September 30, 2014

Research: How to Eliminate 90 Percent of Vehicle Traffic

A new computer simulation foreshadows the future of urban road travel.

September 30, 2014

Photo of the Week - Mantis Shrimp Inspire Cancer-Detecting Sensors

Australian researchers have created sensors inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp -- which can see cancers inside the body.

September 30, 2014

Los Angeles County to Consolidate Data, IT Systems

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to centralize its technology infrastructure into a single data center.