August 28, 2014

How are some Chinese movie theaters encouraging viewers to use their smartphones?

Answer: by showing their texts on the screen

August 27, 2014

Civic Ninjas Find Long-Term Solutions to Government Problems

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.

August 27, 2014

Tracking the Vulnerable: Medical Registries Provide Lifeline in Emergencies

Registries of residents who have medical needs offer potentially lifesaving data to officials during an emergency, while aiding everyday planning activities.

August 27, 2014

Shared MMIS Project is Slow-Going for Michigan and Illinois

The two states have made progress on a shared MMIS over the past year, but full completion is likely years away.

August 27, 2014

HP, VMware Expand Cloud Partnership

The companies said they would be demoing their collaborative technology solutions at the VMworld San Francisco conference, on Aug. 24-28.

August 27, 2014

Small Firms Slow to Embrace ACA Business Exchanges

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?

August 27, 2014

University of Southern Maine Lab Lets Students Tackle Real-World Cybersecurity Problems

The lab, which will be the hub for Maine's Cyber Security Cluster, stands to be a boon for organizations as more students will graduate with cybersecurity knowledge increasingly needed across almost all sectors of the economy.

August 27, 2014

Digital Upgrades Speed Up Adams County, Pa.

The upgrades, including replacement of the county's 17 existing network switches, will allow programs and data to be centralized on servers located in the courthouse.

August 27, 2014

Texas Files Second Lawsuit Against Xerox

The state alleges that Xerox digitally removed or copied records from its servers and hard drives, despite objections from Health and Human Services Commission that Xerox not do so unless approved by court action.

August 27, 2014

Connecticut Health Exchange Director Leaving to Run Federal Website

Kevin Counihan will be the first ever CEO of the federal exchange, a position many called for after the disastrous rollout of the marketplace.

August 27, 2014

TennCare Computer System Delay Draws Federal Criticism

The unfinished system, called the “Tennessee Eligibility Determination System,” or TEDS, was supposed to begin handling Tennesseans’ Medicaid enrollment last October under the Affordable Care Act.

August 27, 2014

North Carolina Communities Must 'Adapt' to Changing Technology, Expert Warns

Anita Brown-Graham, the director of the Institute for Emerging Issues, explains how North Carolina's lack of skilled workers will negatively affect the state's economy while traditional manufacturing jobs disappear.

August 27, 2014

Will your next computer know how you’re feeling?

Answer: It might

August 27, 2014

California Shores Up Support for Computer Science Education

Computer science legislation is headed to the governor's desk as California educators call for an increased focus on computing.

August 27, 2014

Leadership in a Time of Drought

Looking to maximize its water resources, California is finding that better management and efficiency are key.

August 26, 2014

Colorado Names New Chief Technology Officer

With a decade of experience leading technical teams in health care, Colorado's new CTO -- David McCurdy -- will try his hand at public service.

August 26, 2014

Open Health Data Allows Comparison of Cost, Quality

A recent revamp of federal health-care reporting software is poised for widespread adoption at the state level, officials say.

August 26, 2014

Data Breaches in the Cloud: Who's Responsible?

The cloud multiplier effect means data breaches in the cloud are increasing -- and becoming more costly. With so many states and localities opting to host their data there, what happens when breaches occur?

August 26, 2014

Is Government Ready for 3-D-Printed Guns?

The technology is here, but will guns from 3-D printers become a problem?

August 26, 2014

Photos of the Week - NASA's 'Swarmies' Could Explore Alien Worlds

Equipped with just a few instruments, each swarmie would play a role in a group of robots controlled centrally by engineers.