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September 4, 2015

What dangerous $900 device has recently become banned in several states?

Answer: the flamethrower

September 3, 2015

Best of New York Awards 2015 - Winners Announced

Providing emergency service units with the ability to self-dispatch to the scene, a health-alert mobile app for public health professionals and facilities, and transparency dashboards tracking public health prevention measures were just three of the creative technology solutions for which New York City and New York government departments were honored at the 2015 Best of New York Awards.

September 3, 2015

Florida Education, Government Collaborate to Help Meet Future Workforce Demands

The state has expanded a cooperative partnership that links Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with secondary schools to increase the aerospace STEM proficiency of Florida's students — and prepare a future workforce.

September 3, 2015

U.S. Navy Invests Big in Solar Energy Installation

Energy facility marks the biggest federal investment in renewable energy infrastructure to date.

September 3, 2015

The Security Paradox

Why breach prevention and response strategies are both essential.

September 3, 2015

California Open Data Bill Fails

The bill that would require California to adopt an open data policy and appoint a chief data officer did not pass.

September 3, 2015

California Launches Data-Driven OpenJustice Dashboard

OpenJustice will make large amounts of criminal justice data available to the public with an overall goal of improving safety, strengthening trust, enhancing government accountability and informing public policy.

September 3, 2015

Is the Federal Government Doing Everything in its Power to Expand Broadband?

Although the Connect America Fund has provided broadband access to more than 7 million users, more needs to be done to eliminate the digital divide.

September 3, 2015

History, Economics Show Uber Will Survive No Matter Lawsuit Outcome

Despite both political and legal challenges, Uber is expected to continue providing its popular ride service.

September 3, 2015

South Carolina County Launches Smart 911 Program

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office new Smart911-- a program created to get information to dispatchers quicker -- could mean you get help faster throughout the county and on Hilton Head Island in S.C.

September 3, 2015

In S.F., Police Officers May Screen Body Cam Footage Before Filing Reports

Before the city can deploy body cameras for law enforcement, logistics must be laid out.

September 3, 2015

Data Cannot Replace Vision for Effective Government

Program evaluation can provide roadmaps, not destinations. Reformers need to be wary of unrealistic expectations.

September 3, 2015

This Week in Civic Tech: Google's Election-Rigging Drama, NYC Procurement, Smart City Startup Seed Capital

A look back at highlights and happenings in the world of civic tech.

September 3, 2015

New York State Data Center Benefits from Nanoscale Research

The state has consolidated 20 agency data centers — out of an eventual 50 — into a co-located facility at the State University of New York’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

September 3, 2015

Advice from Future Self at Accela Engage

Local government officials answer the question, if you could go back in time, what one piece of advice would you tell yourself about using technology in your current job?

September 3, 2015

4 Digital Trends to Transform Human Services (Infographic)

Human services agencies that go digital can become more proactive and citizen-centered.

September 3, 2015

Which nation is turning one of its busy roads into a haven for pedestrians and bicyclists?

Answer: Mexico

September 2, 2015

What Do the Best Government Websites of 2015 Have in Common?

Winning sites in the 2015 Best of the Web competition tend to use simple, high-image, low-text designs; prioritize accessibility and mobility; and start with a design philosophy that puts the user first.

September 2, 2015

Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2015 - Winners Announced

The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards, honoring city, county, state, federal and international websites and applications from all levels of government.

September 2, 2015

Kentucky Unveils Plan to Implement Broadband Statewide

The three-year plan will bring affordable statewide broadband service and give the state a competitive edge in education, health care and industry.