October 21, 2014

Local Governments Help Lead the Way to HHS Convergence (Industry Perspective)

HHS convergence is a coordinated, agile and common sense approach that contributes to healthier residents, healthier communities and a healthier nation.

October 21, 2014

Hampton Roads, Va., Police Agencies Quietly Sharing Telephone Data

Participating police agencies are given special software, and agree to automatically upload collected phone data to a master database that is accessible to others within the network.

October 21, 2014

Wireless System Could Shake Up Seismic Industry

Creators of the new system say they've developed a method that allows seismic sensors to transmit information for analysis in real time, simplifying the process of data collection.

October 21, 2014

Plans for Manchester, N.H., Solar Array Project Move Forward

A committee on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding, authorizing American Capital Energy to plan and arrange financing for a solar array at the city's landfill, along with smaller arrays on the roofs of selected buildings.

October 21, 2014

Confronting the West’s Water Crisis

A new report highlights opportunities to improve water management in drought-stricken Western states.

October 21, 2014

Morgantown, W.Va., Police Using Social Media Photos to Nab Rioters

The city's police chief said his department captured screenshots of images loaded on Instagram, Twitter and anonymous social media app Yik Yak and plans to use them to develop suspects.

October 21, 2014

Which tech companies are paying for female employees to freeze their eggs?

Answer: Apple and Facebook

October 21, 2014

Despite Their Carbon Rebellion, States Prepare for the Worst

While more than a dozen states are fighting the new federal rules to reduce carbon emissions, many officials fear that ignoring them would be far worse.

October 20, 2014

Former Hawaii CIO Sanjeev "Sonny" Bhagowalia Returns to Feds

On Oct. 20, Bhagowalia began his position as deputy assistant secretary and CIO of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

October 20, 2014

The White House's Digital Fixit Man Talks Culture Change in Government

Mikey Dickerson, the former Google site reliability manager, speaks out about leading the U.S. Digital Service agency and how he and his team are working to usher in a culture change in the public sector.

October 20, 2014

North Carolina Works to Revamp its Web Presence, Foster Innovation

As more governments focus on digital service adoption, the state's first chief digital officer is guiding the state toward more user-centric online design.

October 20, 2014

L.A. Unified Says it Believes Superintendent Deasy Acted Ethically on iPads

A separation agreement released by the district made reference to its ongoing investigation, but added that "the Board anticipates that the Inspector General's report will confirm" that Deasy acted appropriately.

October 20, 2014

Supervisor Wants San Francisco to Seize Opening to Lay Wi-Fi Cable

Supervisor David Chiu’s “Dig Once” proposal would require private and public agencies digging up streets for other work to allow the placement of city-owned conduits that can be used for fiber-optic cables.

October 20, 2014

Los Angeles Wants to Ban Parking Space Sales Via Apps

In an 11-0 vote, the council requested that the City Attorney’s office draft a measure to ensure that parking spaces are not hoarded by companies and are fully available to the general public.

October 20, 2014

Voters will Decide Fate of Broadband Authority in Boulder, Colo.

Issue 2C on the Boulder ballot would allow the city to provide its own broadband service to the public or to partner with private companies to expand access to the city's network.

October 20, 2014

Duke University Researchers Identify Tracking Tool for Fracking Fluids

The new tracer method can pinpoint highly diluted remnants of the industrial fluids in waterways and other drinking water sources, according to a study.

October 20, 2014

Will Driverless Cars Get Off the Starting Line in Georgia?

The House created a study committee that is tasked with finding a way to regulate driverless technology without inhibiting its development or deterring potential auto industry investment in the state.

October 20, 2014

High-Speed Internet Widely Available in Yakima County, Wash., Official Says

About 91.5 percent of the county can now access speeds of 100 megabits per second and up, well above the national average of 60 percent.

October 20, 2014

Charlotte, N.C., Police Investigators Secretly Track Cellphones

Privacy groups say the surveillance equipment used is so intrusive that it violates the Constitution’s prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure.

October 20, 2014

How can you help the blind navigate a city?

Answer: with 3-D-printed maps