September 19, 2014

NYC BigApps Winners Poised to Improve New York

Seven winners grab honors for civic tech solutions from Mayor Bill de Blasio.

September 19, 2014

Apple Privacy Policy Seen as a Double Down on Security

The company has reworked its latest encryption so only the owner of the device it's on can gain access to user data typically stored on iPhones and iPads.

September 19, 2014

Bill Aims to Boost Innovation in U.S. Manufacturing

Sponsored by Ohio senator Sherrod Brown, the bill would create a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation, bringing together industry, higher-education institutions, and government agencies to push manufacturing modernization.

September 19, 2014

FirstNet Makes Progress, Consults with Maryland

The meeting will be followed by discussions in other states as FirstNet determines what a nationwide first responder communications network should look like.

September 19, 2014

L.A. School District Will Double Staff to Help with iPad Rollout

Getting aid to L.A. Unified schools and teachers was one key recommendation from a critical evaluation of the district's $1.3-billion technology program.

September 19, 2014

The Worst Way to Manage a Transportation Project

Think the cost overruns on the Big Dig were bad? The hole just keeps getting deeper for the Boston area's transit agency.

September 19, 2014

Texas Invites More Toll Roads Amid Signs of Resistance

Texas played host to the toll road industry's annual conference this week, and local and state leaders made clear to the more than 900 people in attendance that the state expected to pursue more toll projects.

September 19, 2014

Idaho Deploys New Online Unemployment System

The new system, called iUS, hasn't had any problems since the launch and generated 2015 tax notices for businesses in several hours.

September 19, 2014

U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel Steps Down to Work on Ebola Response

VanRoekel will use his technology background to help coordinate efforts to control the West Africa outbreak.

September 19, 2014

How can you make people obey 'don’t walk' signs?

Answer: through the art of dance

September 19, 2014

Wearable Cameras: This Arrest Is Being Recorded

Small cameras worn on an officer’s vest, lapel or eyewear can capture interactions that have ramifications on several levels.

September 18, 2014

Oracle CEO Shifts Gears at 70

Oracle Co-Founder and CEO Larry Ellison is taking a more peripheral role as he rolls out his successors.

September 18, 2014

3 Steps Governments Can Take to Engage Citizens

Citizens, with their rapidly changing expectations, can play a role in making government what they want and need it to be.

September 18, 2014

California Innovation Officers Reveal Success Secrets

Experts discuss how public-sector agencies can move the needle on innovation in the state.

September 18, 2014

FirstNet Releases RFI, Budget

Announcements by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) show progress at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

September 18, 2014

7 Startups Unveil Plans to Answer Urban Challenges

The San Francisco-based Tumml civic tech accelerator debuts its third cohort of community-minded entrepreneurs.

September 18, 2014

Internet Access Still Out of Reach for Some in Western Pennsylvania

Twenty-five percent of households lack a computer with access to the Internet -- a statistic that's accurate for the nation as a whole.

September 18, 2014

New Report on L.A. Unified's iPads Reflects Problems with Curriculum

The analysis found that district staff was so focused on distributing devices that little attention could be paid to using iPads effectively in the classroom.

September 18, 2014

Where’s the App for an Earthquake Warning?

Since last month's Napa temblor, a handful of California startups are developing apps that would quickly broadcast warnings of upcoming quakes to users on their smartphones, tablets or other gadgets.

September 18, 2014

The Core Features of the Data-Powered City

Today's most innovative civic leaders are using technology to fulfill the promise of efficient and responsive local government.