October 24, 2014

Top 10 Ways the Internet of Things Will Impact Our Cities

The Internet of Things is on track to make our communities more efficient, sustainable and livable in the future.

October 24, 2014

NYPD Equips Officers With Biometric Smartphones

A new $160 million program will track police officers via GPS and give every officer a mobile fingerprint scanner.

October 24, 2014

How Denver's Attracting Top Private-Sector Talent from Places Like Chipotle

The city's new hiring approach has inspired many to take big pay cuts to work in government.

October 24, 2014

Lessons from the Grateful Dead on Replacing Workers with Technology

If managers don't know when technology should replace people, they can destroy the product they're trying to create.

October 24, 2014

Next-Gen 911: Two States, Two Approaches to Implementation

Connecticut and Kansas are working to install next-generation 911 systems, which some say are a necessity in an ever-burgeoning wireless mobile society.

October 24, 2014

Staying the Course with Facebook

Despite big changes, don’t jump ship with your agency’s Facebook page.

October 24, 2014

Yik Yak App Should be Studied, Not Banned

An assistant professor and his students are taking a hard look at the app, and how social media and technology affect daily life.

October 24, 2014

Texas High-Speed Rail Routes Revealed

The 240-mile project, which could be the first high-speed rail line in America, is expected to get people between the two cities in 90 minutes. If funding is secured and federal approval granted, the train could be running by 2021.

October 24, 2014

Los Angeles First in U.S. to Post Fire Response Times Online

The LAFD has posted the information on its website, which details overall average response times and those for each of the individual 102 stations in the city.

October 24, 2014

New Players Drive Innovation in California's Power Sector

Ventures were touted by supporters at a recent energy symposium as a disruptive force with the potential to transform the energy grid.

October 24, 2014

What do the missile defense system, mountain lions on treadmills, and Baroque dancing lessons have in common?

Answer: They were all programs funded by the government.

October 23, 2014

Microsoft Opens its Incubator 'Garage' to Public

New free apps are available to Windows Phone and Android users.

October 23, 2014

Succession Planning: Why IT Leaders Should Groom Their Replacements

To avoid a disruption when Corpus Christi, Texas, CIO Michael Armstrong retires, his successor is being trained before his departure -- and in 2015, Michigan plans to launch a leadership academy program to groom internal talent.

October 23, 2014

State Regulators Open Crowdfunding for Texas Companies, Residents

The regulations will provide companies a new avenue for raising capital and give most of the state’s adult residents a new opportunity to take an ownership stake in those firms.

October 23, 2014

Will Apple Pay be Mobile Pay's Kick-Start?

Two previous attempts — by Google and a partnership of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile called Soft Card — haven’t pushed consumers to pay for things with their Android phones. Now it’s Apple’s turn.

October 23, 2014

Fusion Centers: Have They Found Their Sweet Spot?

Increased state investment in fusion centers may suggest a change of opinion on the information-gathering groups.

October 23, 2014

Why Steve Jobs Might Have Failed at Government Innovation

Failure followed by success can make a legend in business, but second chances are hard to come by in the public sector.

October 23, 2014

ACA Open Enrollment Looms: Is Government Ready This Time?

In this industry Q&A, one major health-care exchange contractor offers predictions for what open enrollment will look like the second time around.

October 23, 2014

Big Data Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions

The initiative will be led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, who propose to construct a new data-sharing infrastructure that is distributed across multiple institutions, including third-party and for-profit vendors.

October 23, 2014

Google Exec Urges Educational System to Evolve with New 'Techweb' Generation

Google Global Education Evangelist Jaime Casap explains how schools are preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet in the new knowledge economy, and encourages educators to start rethinking how children are taught.