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August 28, 2015

Online Voter Registration Now Live in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the 23rd state to implement online voter registration.

August 28, 2015

Feds Give AT&T $428M for Rural Broadband Expansion

Money from the FCC's Connect America Fund is intended to help close the digital divide in America's rural communities.

August 28, 2015

New Batch of Apps Vital in Hurricanes, Other Emergencies

Downloadable apps have become helpful tools in disaster preparation. Here are a few to consider.

August 28, 2015

Metrics That Matter: How Does Technology Affect Government Outcomes?

CIOs need to develop better ways to measure the impact of technology.

August 28, 2015

Venture Capital Pivots to Biotech

Venture capitalists are starting to look beyond the overcrowded field of software startups into the transformative field of biotechnology.

August 28, 2015

Beating the Drought: How One Calif. County Cuts Water Demand

High-tech data analysis and a dynamic community relations program are helping Riverside County reduce water consumption and meet stiff state-mandated cutbacks.

August 28, 2015

State CIOs: Meet the Class of 2015

A dozen states appointed new CIOs this year and in late 2014 -- here’s a look who they are and how they’re settling in.

August 28, 2015

What new service works like an Airbnb for camping?

Answer: Hipcamp

August 27, 2015

Has the Time Come for Software-Defined Data Centers?

Completely virtualized data centers may be the future for large, sophisticated jurisdictions. But they’re still a few years away.

August 27, 2015

Are School Districts Equipped to De-Identify Student Data?

Although there is a plethora of data available, student identification markers must be erased to protect student privacy.

August 27, 2015

Police Body Cameras to Hit L.A. Streets

Next Monday, Los Angeles County will become the largest county in the nation to deploy police body cameras.

August 27, 2015

Los Angeles County Unlocks its Data

County CIO Rich Sanchez says data sharing and analysis are growing priorities for the nation's most populous county.

August 27, 2015

A New Chapter for E-Verify Policy in Texas

Starting Sept. 1, all potential hires for any Texas state agency or public university must have their work eligibility information run through E-Verify.

August 27, 2015

Baltimore Hires Broadband Coordinator for Citywide Network

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has tasked Jason Hardebeck with implementing the city's new broadband plan.

August 27, 2015

State Auditor: California Agencies Aren’t Adequately Protecting Sensitive Data

Findings could boost Assembly bill that would require biennial security audits.

August 27, 2015

Driverless Cars To Be Tested in German 'Rust-Belt' City

The German city of Wuppertal seeks to spark an economic rebirth as a hub for autonomous "robot" cars.

August 27, 2015

Reflecting on Year One of the City Accelerator

It's time for a recap and review of this philanthropic, collaborative startup that has put down roots in eight cities so far.

August 27, 2015

Brazil’s First ‘Smart’ City is a Tiny Tech Marvel

The small Brazilian city of Águas de São Pedro is equipped with sensors and a constant incoming supply of data.

August 27, 2015

For Illinois CIO Hardik Bhatt, the Future is Now

Bhatt spent five years as Cisco’s Internet of Everything expert for local government, which gave him a front-row view of how governments worldwide are using the emerging Internet of Things to work smarter and more efficiently.

August 26, 2015

California Lawmaker Pushes for State Chief Data Officer

California Sen. Richard Pan says data collected and stored by the state needs to be turned into usable information.