May 6, 2015 Leadership Changes Cause Uncertainty for MNsure One state senator noted that the amount of turnover in MNsure's leadership is a telltale sign of systemic failure in the organization. May 6, 2015 Proposed Legislation Challenges Maine's Wind Power Industry The bill, L.D. 1329, would eliminate the “expedited permitting” that industry supporters say has been key to making Maine the top wind-power state in New England. May 6, 2015 SpaceX Dragon Capsule Launch Shows Off New Technology The test demonstrated the spacecraft’s ability to get away from trouble in a hurry, powered by engines within the capsule that shot the Dragon 5,000 feet from the launch pad in seconds. May 6, 2015 Army’s Top Cyberwarrior Talks Collaboration at University of Washington Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon's visit to Tacoma came on the heels of the recent unveiling of a Pentagon cybersecurity strategy that includes a renewed relationship with Silicon Valley firms. May 6, 2015 Will Autonomous Big Rigs Beat Self-Driving Cars to Our Roadways? There are no intersections, red lights or pedestrians on highways, making them a far less complex trip -- and one truck maker believes that automated tractor-trailers will be licensed to do so first. May 6, 2015 Sacramento, Calif., Commits to Connecting Girls with Tech Careers Under an alliance between the city and Microsoft, the two will hold events to help expose girls to a variety of technology careers and role models. May 6, 2015 What Can Go Wrong with Government Transparency? While transparency may promote government accountability and reduce corruption, rules to improve openness in government also can have negative consequences. May 6, 2015 New Program Uses Near-Miss Data to Keep Offshore Oil Facilities Safe The SafeOCS program lets workers anonymously report problems to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement before they escalate. May 6, 2015 Georgia Tech to Exhibit the Future of Computer-Human Interaction Designers attending the university's Wearable Technology Symposium will demonstrate how they're turning garment-tech fancies into realities. May 6, 2015 Obama's ConnectED Library Challenge Brings E-books, Wi-Fi to Students Through the magic of digital technology and a new federal program, even low-income kids can read any book in the world. May 6, 2015 What do eye strain and poor googling skills have in common? Answer: They’re both things that millennials have. May 5, 2015 Decision-Making Software Shapes Government Budgets Transparently Government agencies are supporting their IT and capital investment planning with a tool called Decision Lens. May 5, 2015 Cities Must Invest in the 'Smart Jobs' Workforce STEM-intensive occupations are expected to drive economic growth. But cities must invest in training and education to build a qualified workforce. May 5, 2015 Is a New Digital Divide Emerging? Will small cities be able to exploit technology the way bigger cities have? May 5, 2015 Congress Works to Achieve Greater Transparency The House and Senate are currently considering nearly identical bills to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act, which provides the general public with access to federal government records. May 5, 2015 Palm Beach County, Fla., Lets Uber Skirt Requirements, Lawsuit States County staff has scheduled a May 20 meeting with officials from local transportation firms to discuss changes to the local rules that govern their operations. May 5, 2015 Cops Increasingly Use Social Media to Connect, Crowdsource Communicating with the public is essential, and there are many ways to do so that allow for citizens to easily, anonymously assist in upholding and enforcing the law. May 5, 2015 Call for Entries - Best of California Awards 2015 All government and education organizations in California are invited to submit nominations (free of charge) to recognize IT professionals and programs. May 5, 2015 Pennsylvania Treasury IT Modernization Project Transforms Operations Nearly one year later, the Pennsylvania Treasury's updated system helps officials take better advantage of early payment discounts, and better manage cash and investments to realize increased gains. May 5, 2015 Smart Water Meters a ‘Critical Tool’ in California Although gas and electric utilities currently lead the smart meter market, increased pressure to conserve in the state has water agencies following close behind.