The city’s unusual legal claim was made possible only in the past few months, after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the federal agency will consider pre-empting local laws that stifle broadband competition.
The grant, which is to support 150 jobs over the next five years, will be used to create new research infrastructure, hire faculty and researchers and train more students in science and technological fields.
It seems simple: Put cameras on all officers and have video evidence of all officer interactions. But some criminal justice and civil liberties experts warn the technology could widen the divide between officers and the communities they serve.
The organization's mission is to move civic hacking's focus toward building solutions and providing ongoing support so those solutions -- primarily in disaster response and recovery -- can succeed in the public sector.
This fall, more health insurance exchanges for small businesses are set to open across the country. Will they see the same slow sign-ups as in the handful of states that last year launched these exchanges?