October 30, 2014

3 Technologies that Could Boost Voter Participation

Next week's election may have one of the lowest voter turnouts ever. Can technology help boost voter participation? Here are three possible answers.

October 30, 2014

California Public Pensions Added to Open Data Website

The State Controller’s Office noted it has been collecting and publishing financial statements of public pension plans for 35 years, and now that data is on the open data website.

October 30, 2014

'Widespread Harm' Likely from Cyberattack in Next Decade

A majority of Internet experts think that by 2025, a major cyberattack will have caused widespread harm to a nation's security and capacity to defend itself and its people.

October 30, 2014

Walton County, Fla., Aims to Increase Wireless Access

A team of officials are exploring wireless options for the county, noting broadband access is both an economic development and quality-of-life issue.

October 30, 2014

What does lightning on Jupiter sound like?

Answer: whistling

October 30, 2014

Can an App Help Prevent Mass Shootings?

The Center for Health Care Services unveiled Mental Health & You, a crisis intervention tool that provides local and national resources for early intervention and treatment.

October 30, 2014

Government and the Marketplace: Bridging a Divide

Vendors and government buyers must work together to develop new forums designed to share perspectives on how each others’ world operates.

October 29, 2014

Photo of the Week - Can the SkyCruiser Bring the Gift of Flight to Everyone?

A new startup has developed a concept that would let everyday folks drive to a helipad or runway and take off for a further destination.

October 29, 2014

Unclassified White House Networks Hacked

The process hackers follow to infiltrate an organization has been called a Kill Chain, and security teams must find a way to detect and break this sequence of events.

October 29, 2014

How Well Can Technology Fight Ebola?

Efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola epidemic include a variety of tech tools. But their effectiveness remains unclear.

October 29, 2014

Will Education Ever Keep Up with Technology?

People are both driving technological changes and needing more help because of these changes, and according to one panelist at a recent Georgia event, teachers will never catch up; they should become facilitators of knowledge.

October 29, 2014

Data Breaches Jump in California and are Expected to Keep Climbing

The California Data Breach Report underscores the difficulties faced by companies who are constantly racing to secure sensitive information.

October 29, 2014

FTC Sues AT&T Over Unlimited Data Plans

The suit, filed Tuesday, alleges that AT&T deceived its wireless customers and seeks millions of dollars in refunds for a practice that still continues.

October 29, 2014

'Social Impact Bonds' Tap Private Money for Public Health

More states are considering “social impact bonds” for multiyear projects in health, education and prisoner rehabilitation. Are they a good investment?

October 29, 2014

Startup Launches Expedia for California Campers

A startup firm uses open data to create an easy-to-navigate website for booking campsites in California. But future access to information about camping in national parks is unclear.

October 29, 2014

Cybersecurity: Why It’s Not Just About Technology

To protect their systems from attacks, organizations need to build a culture of risk management from the ground up.

October 29, 2014

Caltrans Distracted Driving Game App Promotes Safe Habits

The Distraction Zone Driving Game puts the player in the driver’s seat, challenging them to obey the speed limit in a virtual car while avoiding potential distractions.

October 29, 2014

Crowdsourcing to Preserve Our Nation’s History

With trillions of print and electronic materials in holding, it is no surprise that the National Archives staff struggles to keep up with the endless stack of historical records.

October 29, 2014

Will Illinois' New Laws Streamline Procurement?

Illinois is in the midst of modernizing its purchasing rules to help better communicate with vendors and encourage cloud adoption in state agencies.

October 29, 2014

How many industrial robots will China have by 2017?

Answer: 100,000