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August 5, 2015

Which law is expected to save up to $12 billion in IT spending?

Answer: the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA)

August 4, 2015

Obama Spotlights Diversity at Inaugural White House Demo Day

The president argued that embracing diversity is the answer to keeping high-paying tech jobs in American hands.

August 4, 2015

7 Ways to Ensure a Successful IT Modernization

The risks to holding onto legacy systems are many, but modernizing IT in any sector is not easy or cheap. These tips can help.

August 4, 2015

Hewlett-Packard to Power Texas Data Centers with Wind

A new agreement with SunEdison puts HP ahead of its clean energy schedule and will allow the energy provider to expand operations.

August 4, 2015

Two California Universities to Establish West Coast Big Data ‘Freeway’

The Pacific Research Platform established by UC Berkeley and UC San Diego will enable study of particle physics, cancer genomics and other data-intensive fields.

August 4, 2015

California DMV's New System Helps with Rush of Driver’s License Applicants

The new document verification system enhances DMV workers’ ability to verify documents.

August 4, 2015

L.A. to Launch Car-Sharing Pilot Project for the Poor

The three-year, $1.6 million program also is designed to reduce emissions, encourage private-sector investment and raise awareness about electric vehicles.

August 4, 2015

EPA's Clean Power Plan Means States Must Act More Like California

California officials say their existing climate change programs put the state on course to meet the agency’s new carbon-dioxide emissions target years ahead of schedule.

August 4, 2015

Why the Word ‘Infrastructure’ Replaced 'Public Works'

Not that long ago, we hardly ever used or even knew the term. What changed?

August 4, 2015

Big Data Analyses Depend on Starting with Clean Data Points

If the data being used is unreliable, you’ll wind up making invalid conclusions based on your analysis.

August 4, 2015

USDA Commits to Helping Build Broadband in Rural Areas

The USDA is establishing two funding cycles to review and prioritize applications for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee program.

August 4, 2015

Where do Americans live?

Answer: in cities

August 3, 2015

White House Tech Consulting Team Fights for Funding

Congress has pulled the plug on funding for the White House's Silicon Valley tech squad, raising doubts about the organization's future.

August 3, 2015

Holacracy in Government: Washington State Tech Office Conducts an Experiment

With no managers and an increased focus on work, Washington Technology Solutions pilot members see if Holacracy might transform government.

August 3, 2015

America's Clean Power Plan to Cut Carbon Emissions 32 Percent by 2030

The White House unveiled a new standard that gives states two years to update their energy and pollution policies.

August 3, 2015

Does Google Fiber Avoid the Biggest Cities?

In 10 years, Google Fiber may be as prevalent as AT&T, Comcast and Charter in a handful of big cities — but the biggest metropolitan centers remain conspicuously absent from the company’s Fiber roster.

August 3, 2015

Helping Cities Obtain Zero Carbon Emissions

Somerville, Mass., is partnering with green companies to meet its environmental goals — and hopefully help other cities meet theirs.

August 3, 2015

Funding for NJ Police Body Cams Comes into Question

New Jersey officials recently announced a program to equip all state troopers with body cameras and pressed local departments to do the same. But who will foot the bill?

August 3, 2015

Millennials Will Change the Face of Public Service

As they move into leadership positions, we're going to hear less about "rowing" and "steering" and more about engaging the public.

August 3, 2015

Washington Governor on a Mission to Address Climate Change

Gov. Jay Inslee last week announced a plan that would call for enforcing existing law under the state's Clean Air Act.