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April 21, 2015

How much does a meeting cost?

Answer: $338

April 20, 2015

Bloomberg's 'What Works Cities' Initiative Targets 100 Mid-Sized Metros

The $42 million, three-year program will provide expertise and time to cities that want data-driven solutions for their biggest challenges.

April 20, 2015

Nevada Lawmakers Should Allow Residents to Generate Their Own Electricity

The state Legislature has limited to 3 percent the number of NV Energy customers who can plug into rooftop panels -- and that cap probably will be reached by year’s end.

April 20, 2015

L.A. County Sheriff's Department Policy Limits Deputies' Driving Distractions

More than a year after a sheriff's deputy fatally struck a bicyclist, the department has tightened its rules on the use of in-car computers.

April 20, 2015

Military Liaison Opposes Pentagon’s Stance on Online Voting

The episode provides a window into how the voting industry is succeeding in selling officials on the new technology, despite predictions of likely security breaches.

April 20, 2015

Hawaii's IT Transformation Plan "Not Implementable," Official Warns

State CIO suggests the initiative should be broken down into more manageable pieces to increase the chances for success.

April 20, 2015

Energy Industry a Tempting Target for Hackers

Cybersecurity experts say the risk from attacks extends beyond losing information to opening opportunities for serious damage.

April 20, 2015

Smart Markers Connect Madison, Wis., to the Internet of Things

In a merger of old manufacturing with new technology, two companies are collaborating to make local data more interactive.

April 20, 2015

Portland Researchers Imagine the Ride of the Future

In Jaguar Land Rover's new lab, researchers are testing concepts that could make driving safer -- or at least more entertaining.

April 20, 2015

Long Beach Curtails 911 Overuse with App

Civic hackers have teamed up with Long Beach officials to reduce the high number of 911 calls made by a small group of "super-users."

April 20, 2015

Minnesota Deserves Widespread Benefits of Broadband

Across rural Minnesota, households lack access to broadband service that meets even the low end of the state's speed goals.

April 20, 2015

Schools Nationwide Adopt Virtual Reality System That Brings Abstract Concepts to Life

New zSpace stations consist of large screens connected to PCs that teachers and students can use with special 3-D glasses and a stylus pen.

April 20, 2015

Local Kentucky Water Agency Plans Switch to UV Tech

The Regional Water Resource Agency in Owensboro, Ky., wants to use ultraviolet light rather than liquid chlorine bleach to kill bacteria in the sewage it treats.

April 20, 2015

Niagara County, N.Y.’s New Dispatch System Relies on Local Data

The county’s emergency planning committee has been working with community partners, gathering information to consolidate dispatch centers and enhance GIS capabilities.

April 20, 2015

Will King County, Wash., Voters Approve Tax for Improved Emergency Radio Network?

The new system would expand the network and fill in current coverage gaps to ensure essential communication among emergency personnel.

April 20, 2015

How many grenade launchers does Florida law enforcement have access to?

Answer: 36

April 19, 2015

Security is Job One for Washington State Government Technology Leadership

We are continuing the series of interviews with leading state government CIOs and CISOs from around the nation. This week, we turn to Washington state and its security priorities and technology plans.

April 17, 2015

St. Louis Police Launch Real-Time Crime Center

Aggregating all the data and video feeds police can access is a big task, and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is looking to Motorola Solutions to simplify the issue.

April 17, 2015

Marijuana Delivery Service Expands in California Despite L.A. Shutdown

Nestdrop has countered arguments that the app violates pot shop restrictions, stating it is a technological service not subject to the same regulations.

April 17, 2015

Financial Transparency Offers Hefty Payoffs

Most cities are failing to tell their fiscal stories well or at all. New York and Chicago, though, offer models of true transparency.