August 22, 2014

Miami-Dade Mayor Reacts to Ferguson, Wants Cameras on Every Officer

Mayor Carlos Gimenez's strong words put Miami-Dade, one of the largest local governments in the country, on the forefront of a national debate over police cameras in the wake of the Ferguson shooting.

August 22, 2014

Anti-Spying Coalition Launches Campaign Against LAPD Drones

Though police officials suggest drones would only be used to gain better intelligence in tense situations, critics argued it would not be long before drones were used to monitor public spaces, protests and citizens' backyards.

August 22, 2014

Editorial: Illinois Needs Modern IT System to Fix What Ails Human Services Agencies

A federal audit revealed the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services withdrew $60 million more quarterly in Medicaid money than it actually needed, an issue caused by the state's 30-year-old computer system.

August 22, 2014

University of Southern Maine Will Teach Students How to Hack, and How to Stop It

The new program will take place in a controlled setting as part of a new cybersecurity curriculum in which they will examine technical, legal and ethical issues surrounding the collection, sharing and theft of sensitive data.

August 22, 2014

Los Angeles Unified Teachers Decry New Student Tracking System

The issues with the computer database came as the union launched a campaign Wednesday calling for smaller class sizes, higher staffing levels and raises for teachers amid contentious contract negotiations.

August 22, 2014

AT&T to Install Gigabit Internet Network in Cupertino, Calif.

Cupertino is home to Apple, Inc., Seagate Technology, SugarCRM and several more tech companies. The city of 58,000 also is one of the wealthiest in the U.S.

August 22, 2014

Social Networks Crack Down on Terror Posts

Social media’s widespread appeal has captured the attention of terrorists who are increasingly exploiting the networks to disseminate graphic videos, images and messages.

August 22, 2014

Anchorage Launches Site to Track Road Projects, Special Events

The site was released to the public Thursday after several months of being used internally, and is designed as a reporting tool to improve coordination.

August 22, 2014

How many different Android devices are there?

Answer: 18,796

August 21, 2014

‘Big Gig Challenge’ Seeks to Bolster Muni Fiber Projects in Northeast Ohio

If cities don’t take charge of their own fate for high-speed Internet, they could be waiting years to get fiber infrastructure in their community.

August 21, 2014

Bloomberg Invests $45 Million In Civic Innovation

More than 80 cities will have a chance to tap into the talent and coffers of Michael Bloomberg's philanthrophic organization.

August 21, 2014

Munirent Brings the Sharing Economy to Government

A new service could bring the benefits of the sharing economy to public works departments around the nation.

August 21, 2014

Abhi Nemani Talks Open Data in Los Angeles

The city's new chief data officer wants to use data as a platform for developing solutions that benefit citizens, business and government.

August 21, 2014

Q&A: The Basics of Big Data

Stephen Goldsmith, of the Harvard Kennedy School, discusses performance measurement, job creation and cloud computing.

August 21, 2014

Former Adviser to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Joins e.Republic

Energy and sustainability expert Julia Burrows will lead the Washington, D.C.-based Governing Institute.

August 21, 2014

UPS Stores Hit by Breach of Credit Card, Customer Data

The company said more than 100,000 transactions could have been exposed by a "limited malware intrusion," but it didn't know exactly how many or which customers were affected.

August 21, 2014

States Clear Way for Crowdfunding

Wisconsin and 11 other states plus the District of Columbia have passed laws or regulations allowing startups to use crowdfunding to raise money from investors, without having to jump through regulatory hoops.

August 21, 2014

Solar Arrays Now at a Dozen California Prison Sites

The solar panels at the dozen California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sites are projected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 61,000 metric tons in 2014 and will save approximately $78 million in energy costs over the next two decades, officials said.

August 21, 2014

Siluria Technologies Turns Natural Gas Into Gasoline in Hayward, Calif.

Siluria Technologies says it can produce large quantities of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and chemicals at roughly $1 per gallon.

August 21, 2014

Drones Banned Over Appalachian Trail, Other National Park Service Lands

The policy took affect Wednesday, and a full ban will remain in place until the National Park Service decides where drones might be allowed, according to a Park Service spokesman.