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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 2, 2015

What new app allows users to request businesses needed nearby?

Answer: NeedIn

September 1, 2015

California, Virginia Take Steps to Bolster Cybersecurity Stance

Governors announce new action to improve cybersecurity and risk management plans.

September 1, 2015

Online Input, Real-World Impact

Governments can get valuable citizen feedback from social media, but there are keys to being successful.

September 1, 2015

Texas High-Speed Rail Planning Continues Due to Infusion of Funds

Texas continues to invest in high-speed rail, in the hopes that it will transform the state's transportation system.

September 1, 2015

Anchorage to Get LED Streetlights

With energy-efficiency in mind, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz plans on upgrading streetlights with LED lights.

September 1, 2015

Public Records Act Applies to Personal Devices Too (Opinion)

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that public business, even if done on a personal device, is still public record.

September 1, 2015

How Startups Are Transforming the Smart City Movement

Smart city technology is luring entrepreneurs hoping to embed themselves in an industry estimated to grow to $27.5 billion by 2023.

September 1, 2015

Fuel-Efficient Trains to Reduce Breakdowns, Delays

Southern California's Metrolink will be getting some much needed upgrades to ease commuter travels.

September 1, 2015

Rural Iowa Broadband Access Gets Boost from Grants

The FCC's Connect America Fund is devoting more than $50 million towards increasing connectivity in the state.

September 1, 2015

Will Virtual School Innovations Signal the End of the Snow Day?

School officials in Massachusetts are experimenting with tech-supported virtual school days during snow storms and flu season.

September 1, 2015

Internet of Things Experiments Span All Aspects of Urban Life

The Internet of Things is creating a world driven by statistics, cutting down on excess costs and expensive miscalculations.

September 1, 2015

Technology Helps Unsnarl Growing Traffic Congestion Problem

As the economy improves, traffic congestion has grown worse, according to a recent survey. One cost-effective solution to the problem is technology.

September 1, 2015

Police Body Cams Debut in Dallas

Dallas police department optimistic about deploying new body cameras.

September 1, 2015

Final Standards Announced for DATA Act

Nearly 60 rules outlined for standardizing publication of federal spending data.

September 1, 2015

What will become of the military personnel revealed in the Ashley Madison leak?

Answer: possible court-martial

August 31, 2015

Report: What is the U.S. Government’s Role in Cybersecurity?

Mounting threats, new technology and the Wild West mentality of the Web spur discussion on whether the government should assume more of a leadership role.

August 31, 2015

First Non-California City Gets Google Self-Driving Cars

Austin, Texas will be the first city outside of Google's hometown of Mountain View, Calif., to test the company's first fully self-driving cars.

August 31, 2015

License Plate Readers Solve Crimes but Prompt Privacy Concerns

License-plate readers have the potential to crack down on stolen vehicles and help police locate criminals, but at what cost?

August 31, 2015

Milwaukee Beat Cops to Wear Body Cameras

Amid public pressure, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett signs legislation equipping police with body cameras.