March 31, 2015

What’s the difference between traffic gridlock and a bottleneck?

Answer: gridlock is worse

March 30, 2015

Nevada CIO David Gustafson Resigns

After a five year bid in Nevada, Gustafson moves on to the private sector.

March 30, 2015

Health and Human Services CTO Bryan Sivak to Leave Feds

As a thought leader in open data disruption and out-of-the-box procurement methods, Sivak championed numerous initiatives after taking the position in June 2012.

March 30, 2015

Multi-City Innovation Campaign Improves Upon Traditional Hackathon

Twenty-five localities and one accelerator have launched a $220,000 campaign to seed civic health apps for residents, with the ultimate goal of taking good ideas and giving them a platform to scale up and be sustainable as a solution.

March 30, 2015

Social Media Keeps Transit Agencies Informed About its Riders

Social media can act as a monitoring tool that can help transit agencies improve how their systems run and even increase trust between passengers and agencies.

March 30, 2015

The Disrupted Find a Voice

The time is close at hand when the “Smart Cities” fetish will be revolted against, and when the Intelligent Community appears as the only rational balance of opposing forces. 

March 30, 2015

Senate Panel Blocks New Mexico's Data Breach Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee twice voted not to send the proposed law to the floor, making New Mexico one of only three states without a law requiring that consumers be notified in case of data breaches.

March 30, 2015

Chattanooga, Tenn., to Expand Smart Street Pilot

The City Council approved the program that will allow freight and emergency vehicles to communicate with the city's traffic signal system, helping them move more easily through traffic.

March 30, 2015

Conneaut, Ohio, Library Makes Grant-Finding Database Available to Public

The online database is the latest technology-based improvement program now underway at the library.

March 30, 2015

Virtual Visits App Connects Riverside, Va., Patients to Doctors

The new platform allows patients to initiate contact directly with primary care physicians or internists for the treatment of minor ailments.

March 30, 2015

Map Could Help Columbus, Ohio, Ramp Up Broadband

The city already has installed 500 miles of fiber-optic lines, and the mapping will allow the city to more easily lease access to wireless companies.

March 30, 2015

Severe Weather? Garfield County, Okla., has an App for That

The app features push notifications, access to Garfield County Emergency Management’s social media, alerts from the National Weather Service and a real-time reporting feature.

March 30, 2015

Most Apps Don’t Care About Privacy, Study Finds

Considering that hundreds of pieces of information can be collected from apps in a single day, it’s becoming clear that the actual price of a free smartphone app might be your identity.

March 30, 2015

Developing Preparedness and Recovery Plans with Design Thinking

San Francisco uses the concept of sampling before finishing the final product.

March 30, 2015

How many people could benefit from Facebook's proposed laser drones?

Answer: 5 billion

March 29, 2015

Enterprises Prepare for Windows 10: Microsoft IE to Become New Legacy Replacement

Just as many government organizations wrap up enterprise XP migrations a year after initially planned, it's time to start ramping up another major infrastructure effort. Microsoft Windows 10 will be arriving this summer. What new features are coming and is it time to prepare your strategic upgrade plan?

March 27, 2015

Humanizing Government Social Media

One tip: Having a sense of humor and being fun on social media can be an effective strategy for growing your audience.

March 27, 2015

Santa Rosa, Calif., Rolls Out New Data Website

The city’s open data site assembles in one place information such as public employee salaries, crime reports, and building permit activity, and allows people to view it graphically via customizable maps, charts and graphs.

March 27, 2015

Rules for Viewing Police Videos in Texas Depend on Who is Holding the Camera

Proposed standards would make the public back up when shooting video of officers working crime scenes or making arrests.

March 27, 2015

FBI at Health Commission Asking About Texas’ 21CT Contract

How little-known 21CT landed a $20 million Medicaid fraud tracking software deal with the state's HHSC, a whale of a state agency that spends billions each year on contracts, has become the center of three very public investigations.