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March 3, 2015

A new wearable device monitors what agitating medical condition?

Answer: Parkinson’s disease

March 2, 2015

Funding Request for Troubled California Computer System Rejected

Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, rejected a plea from the California Department of Consumer Affairs for more money to help shore up a troubled IT project.

March 2, 2015

Putnam County, W.Va, Launches Online Records Portal

Land records and other documents associated with Putnam County can now be accessed via the Internet.

March 2, 2015

Virginia Labs, Businesses Engineer Ways to Fight Hackers

In the battle against cybercriminals, Virginia is mustering its troops.

March 2, 2015

Net Neutrality: Bad in Theory, Good in Practice?

If you give billions of people and organizations a chance to practice with the Internet, they can create something of enormous value, whose impact is just beginning to be seen.

March 2, 2015

3 Texans in Congress Take Lead Roles on Cybersecurity Issues

Rep. Michael McCaul, along with freshman Reps. Will Hurd and John Ratcliffe, will head committees or subcommittees related to cybersecurity during the 114th Congress.

March 2, 2015

U.S. Customs Works on Outdated Technology at New York's Peace Bridge

The updated technology combined with the state’s project to improve highway access to and from the bridge should prevent many of the worst traffic backups.

March 2, 2015

Local Iowa ISPs, Web Users Struggle to Find Meaning of FCC Internet

The adoption of the net neutrality plan remained secret in the run-up to the final vote and afterward left as many questions as answers.

March 2, 2015

Bill to Delay E-Prescribing May Reach Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Desk

A March 27 deadline for mandated e-prescribing was signed into New York law three years ago, but doctors and other prescribers say they're still not ready.

March 2, 2015

Port of Chehalis, Wash., Looks at Telecom Infrastructure Expansion

Officials are looking into the possibility of expanding the fiber optic line through its properties with a goal of improving Internet connectivity for tenants at the port and Chehalis Industrial Park.

March 2, 2015

California Controller Adds Web Tool to Examine Finances of Special Districts

The By the Numbers website allows users to check revenues, expenditures, liabilities, assets, and fund balances for 11 fiscal years.

March 2, 2015

Fayetteville, N.C., Council to Consider Deal for Free Wi-Fi Downtown

The City Council had budgeted money to roll out public Wi-Fi access downtown, though this proposal would have no cost attached, according to the city's deputy manager.

March 2, 2015

CIO Mark VanOrden Discusses Utah's New Open Data Portal

Utah is aiming to have all state and local open data online by December 2016

March 2, 2015

How much does Uber cost in Seoul, South Korea?

Answer: it's free

March 1, 2015

FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality: What's Next?

By a 3-to-2 vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new rules on Net neutrality last week. The rules establish the Internet as a utility, but court battles loom before the FCC actions can take effect. Here's what happened, a summary of the news coverage, what it all means, reaction from different sources and what is likely to happen next.

February 27, 2015

Why Government Has to Get Social

A panel of social media practitioners from the public and private sectors gathered to highlight why social media is vital for government.

February 27, 2015

Annapolis Taxis Unaffected by Maryland’s Agreement with Uber

Uber agreed to allow the state to regulate its limousine and sport utility vehicle divisions but not the one opponents say competes with taxicabs.

February 27, 2015

3 Tips for Incoming IT Leaders

Veteran CIOs offer advice on how to hit the ground running.

February 27, 2015

Illinois Eyes More Secure Driver’s License to Avoid Flying Restrictions

Currently, Illinois licenses and identification cards do not meet minimum standards mandated by the Real ID Act, which passed in 2005.

February 27, 2015

Net Neutrality Decision Cheered by Tech, Decried by Telecoms

While tech firms large and small urged regulators to take action, telecoms said reclassifying broadband as a utility could stunt innovation.