December 6, 2013 Laredo Police Launch Text Tip Program Tipsters can provide police information on illegal activity while remaining anonymous. December 6, 2013 3 Groups that Raced for the Drone Finish Line Before Amazon Amazon’s making headlines for its commercial drone plans, but it’s not the first organization to go that route. December 6, 2013 Rethinking Your IT WorkForce Baby boomers are retiring again. But after years of cuts and hiring freezes, the talent pipeline is dry. Local governments need new strategies for getting the job done. December 6, 2013 Letchford Steps Down, Oates to Take Reins as Massachusetts CIO Massachusetts CIO John Letchford's mid-December departure won't leave a vacancy, as Boston CIO Bill Oates has already been named as his replacement. December 6, 2013 Portal to Unveil Influence of Public Commentary Splunk4Good is turning data from Regulations.gov into a new real-time analytic interface to give the public and government officials a better understanding of who is commenting on rule proposals. December 6, 2013 Which country is training children as part of its cyberwarfare efforts? Answer: North Korea December 6, 2013 California Hospital Implements Game-Changing RFID Safety Technology Watch how California’s Department of State Hospitals – Napa improves staff and patient security in the wake of tragedy December 5, 2013 Data Chronicles the Rise of a New Industry: Civic Technology A new report from the Knight Foundation attaches some hard numbers to the emerging civic technology industry. December 5, 2013 States and Localities Reap the Benefits of Shared Services We ask customers what they think of government-to-government shared services. December 5, 2013 Will Everyone Wear Google Glass Someday? A man left a Seattle restaurant after the owner prohibited him from wearing a computer on his face, raising questions about the new technology. December 5, 2013 Testing Delays Schuylkill County Network Upgrades Installation of a security system along with coverage testing that must be conducted with leaves on the trees will push back the project completion date by six months. December 5, 2013 Efforts to Reduce Health Disparities in California Raise Privacy Concerns California's health insurance exchange wants to collect and use sensitive customer information, from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and gender identity. December 5, 2013 Oklahoma CIO Alex Pettit Will Resign to Become Oregon CIO Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry appointed Pettit as the state’s first CIO in 2010. December 5, 2013 Census Bureau App Helps Find Your Ideal Place to Dwell Plug in some basic likes and dislikes, and this app tells you where you should be living. December 5, 2013 How does a new type of malware attach itself to a device without a network connection? Answer: via inaudible sound December 4, 2013 Looking for Better Camping Info? Ideation Nation Winner Can Help Ideation Nation awards $5,000 to competition finalist Alyssa Ravasio of San Francisco to build her new campsite and recreation website, Hipcamp. December 4, 2013 5 Issues to Watch in Data and Technology As governments are seeking to move toward more effective uses of data, here are five topics to watch in 2014. December 4, 2013 Deadly N.Y. Crash Boosts Pressure for Rail Safety System Using GPS, on-board radios, computers and track-side equipment, the system is designed to automatically stop or slow a train when a collision or derailment is imminent. December 4, 2013 5 Ways to Build Your Twitter Following Jonathan Reichental, CIO of Palo Alto, Calif., is one of the most popular tweeters in government IT. Here are the keys to his success. December 4, 2013 Roadside Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Sensors Increase Traffic Flow An Ontario transportation project represents a larger trend toward the use of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensors to speed up the flow of traffic.