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August 4, 2015

Where do Americans live?

Answer: in cities

August 3, 2015

Holacracy in Government: Washington State Tech Office Conducts an Experiment

With no managers and an increased focus on work, Washington Technology Solutions pilot members see if Holacracy might transform government.

August 3, 2015

America's Clean Power Plan to Cut Carbon Emissions 32 Percent by 2030

The White House unveiled a new standard that gives states two years to update their energy and pollution policies.

August 3, 2015

Does Google Fiber Avoid the Biggest Cities?

In 10 years, Google Fiber may be as prevalent as AT&T, Comcast and Charter in a handful of big cities — but the biggest metropolitan centers remain conspicuously absent from the company’s Fiber roster.

August 3, 2015

Helping Cities Obtain Zero Carbon Emissions

Somerville, Mass., is partnering with green companies to meet its environmental goals — and hopefully help other cities meet theirs.

August 3, 2015

Funding for NJ Police Body Cams Comes into Question

New Jersey officials recently announced a program to equip all state troopers with body cameras and pressed local departments to do the same. But who will foot the bill?

August 3, 2015

Millennials Will Change the Face of Public Service

As they move into leadership positions, we're going to hear less about "rowing" and "steering" and more about engaging the public.

August 3, 2015

Washington Governor on a Mission to Address Climate Change

Gov. Jay Inslee last week announced a plan that would call for enforcing existing law under the state's Clean Air Act.

August 3, 2015

Data Breaches: Should Companies Collecting Personal Info Have Heightened Security?

As the nature of data breaches swiftly evolves from stolen PIN numbers to stolen identities, befuddled consumers and appalled industry insiders alike are raising questions about how institutions are protecting the data entrusted to them.

August 3, 2015

Policing in a World with Social Media

While the social media can't replace face-to-face interactions, it has a wider reach, and with such platforms as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Periscope, police can hold "virtual community meetings" every couple of minutes.

August 3, 2015

Cybersecurity Is a Priority for Local Texas Utilities

As a result of increases in the number of breach attempts against utilities, many have invested in new technologies aimed at improving systems’ protection and monitoring capacities.

August 3, 2015

Is the Solar Boom Coming to an End?

Solar efficiency has gone up and production prices have gone down combined with the fact that credits for solar will soon be drastically reduced means the payback time for most residential solar investment is four or five years.

August 3, 2015

Amazon Proposes Drone 'Superhighways' for Cities

The company has proposed a two-tiered drone highway network that could revolutionize package delivery into cities.

August 3, 2015

Can the Pentagon Create Cyberweapons to Deter Attacks on U.S. Databases, Systems?

The idea? To adapt a military concept that helped keep the world safe from nuclear bombings during the Cold War to the digital battlefield of the 21st century.

August 3, 2015

Controversial Tweets Ignite Free Speech Battle at Texas Christian University

Free speech rights are a tricky balance at private universities, particularly ones with religious affiliations.

August 3, 2015

Open-Records Advocates Question St. Paul, Minn., Email Deletion Policy

City employees are now asked to delete emails from their inboxes after six months, but some feel that internal communications at City Hall should be subject to public scrutiny well into the future.

August 2, 2015

Hacking: When Your White Hat Is Really a Black Hat

A series of recent news headlines reveal cybersecurity experts, who were being paid to defend networks, battle malware and fight cybercrime, were actually black hat hackers. What happened and what can be done to address this growing trend? Is your enterprise prepared?

August 1, 2015

What sanguine elixir are researchers transporting with drones?

Answer: blood

July 31, 2015

University Launches Online Master's Degree in Analytics to Fill Workforce Gap

The for-profit Capella University has created one of the nation's first online master of science in analytics programs with help from SAS, a top software analytics company.

July 31, 2015

New Benefits Emerge from Traditional Public Works Infrastructure

In January, the Portland Water Bureau in Oregon flipped the on switch for the first project in the U.S. to produce energy from in-pipe hydropower in a municipal water pipeline.