July 28, 2014

What new iPhone app highlights the security flaw of physical keys?

Answer: KeyMe

July 27, 2014

A new cyber exercise: Test your security team's incident response capabilities

The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps, state and local government cyber analysts and the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium participated in an attack-defend-respond tabletop exercise in a virtual city called Alphaville, which exists within the Michigan Cyber Range. Here's why it matters to a town near you.

July 25, 2014

Indianapolis Modernizes Parking, Adds Millions

In partnership with Xerox, Indianapolis created ParkIndy, a pay-by-phone meter system and app that's using predictive analytics to make parking more convenient and boost infrastructure revenue.

July 25, 2014

Does the World Wide Web Really Need Websites?

Government transparency and engagement efforts often fall short, and the growing wave of mobility has some IT leaders rethinking how they deliver content online.

July 25, 2014

Socrata's Open Data Network: A Hub to Connect the Public and Private Sectors

San Francisco is collaborating with Socrata on a new open data network that intends to be a hub for data sets across industries.

July 25, 2014

CIO Adrian Farley Details California DOJ’s Cloud Evolution and Lessons Learned

DOJ is moving an increasing number of its business applications into the cloud, becoming both a service provider and a major cloud customer.

July 25, 2014

AT&T Reveals Dallas-Area Cities That Will Get Ultra-High-Speed Broadband Service

The company said the initial launch will include parts of Highland Park and University Park, with upload and download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.

July 25, 2014

Lenovo Unit Thinking Past the Personal Computer to the Internet of Things

Lenovo is using the new platform to position tech startups, including makers of smart glasses and intelligent home appliances, under its brand.

July 25, 2014

Pennsylvania PUC Approves Emergency Applications for Rideshares in Allegheny County

The agency's Bureau of Technical Utility Services recommended approving the applications, allowing Uber and Lyft to begin experimental use in the state and invalidating the cease-and-desist order.

July 25, 2014

Pitfalls Emerge in Health Insurance Renewals

While automatic renewals sound like good news after troubled enrollments, many may end up paying far more than they need to and with policies that don’t best fit their individual circumstances.

July 25, 2014

New Federal Website Will Shine Light on Drug Company-Doctor Interactions

The pharmaceutical industry and health care groups agree the relationships should be more transparent and information about them should be more accessible to the public.

July 25, 2014

Social Security Computer System Still Not Working After Six Years

According to an independent analysis, the system is still in the "lengthy, expensive design phase," while disabled Americans continue to wait hundreds of days — and sometimes years — for benefits.

July 25, 2014

Editorial: Digitized Medical Records Are Unsecured Threat

Driving the trend is the black market. Whereas thieves might pay a buck for a stolen credit card number, a full-identity profile from a medical record can fetch up to $500, experts say.

July 25, 2014

Wisconsin Supreme Court Backs Police in Cellphone Tracking

Justices cited the growing intersection of privacy and technology, and seemed to recognize citizens' growing dependence on cellphones and their general expectation of privacy in using them.

July 25, 2014

What complex entomological task can an AI system perform better than humans?

Answer: placing when Beatles songs were recorded

July 24, 2014

Weird Al has Lampooned the Jargon in Your Strategic IT Plan

See how Weird Al set your strategic IT plan to music in this new whiteboard video.

July 24, 2014

Cities Petition FCC to Remove State Barriers to Broadband Competition

Wilson, N.C., and Chattanooga, Tenn., want the FCC to axe restrictions on expanding municipal broadband networks.

July 24, 2014

Sonora, Calif. Innovation Lab to Open Aug. 5

Organizers say it’s the first “hacker lab” and maker space of its kind in a rural California community.

July 24, 2014

To Snag Hit-and-Run Drivers, Calif. Officials Want to Tap Technology

As part of the push, Los Angeles is upgrading its ATSAC system — automated traffic surveillance and control — to use digital cameras that can be moved remotely to follow the action of a crash scene and get enhanced images.

July 24, 2014

Why California’s Department of Technology is Transforming Service Delivery

A new private cloud located at the state's data centers in Rancho Cordova and Vacaville offers hosted infrastructure, platform and storage services to state agencies.