April 15, 2015

Gov. Malloy Announces Cybersecurity Plan for Connecticut

Malloy said the 40 million cyber attacks on state government computers include attempts to steal basic agency information and obtain email lists.

April 16, 2014

Which European city is going to try adopting a six-hour work day?

Answer: Gothenburg, Sweden

April 15, 2014

Photos of the Week - Is the SCADpad the Future of Urban Living?

The SCADpad was designed and developed by team of 75 current SCAD students, 37 alumni and 12 professors from 12 academic degree programs.

April 15, 2014

FirstNet Seeks a New General Manager

The First Responder Network Authority is now looking for a new general manager to take Bill D’Agostino's place and lead the nationwide communications project.

April 15, 2014

What Do Government Robots Mean for the Future of Humans at Work?

The professionals involved in the creation of these machines have ambitious plans for them.

April 15, 2014

Building a Government Data Culture

Most governments are not set up structurally in a way that encourages the efficient sharing of data – with the public, or with other government agencies. This is what makes an open data policy so important.

April 15, 2014

National Tracking System Nabs Drug Dealers -- and Law-Abiding Pilots

The situation has attracted the attention of national organizations who have logged complaints from pilots whose flights were entirely within the U.S. All were let go, some with apologies.

April 15, 2014

Detroit Launches Auction Website to Help Sell Abandoned Homes

The website will be the city's clearinghouse for auctions of homes that the city offers through a program that forces vacant home owners to fix them up and get them occupied.

April 15, 2014

Computer Glitch Won't Stop SpaceX's Launch to Space Station Monday

NASA officials determined that the station possesses enough redundancy to allow the SpaceX mission to launch.

April 15, 2014

As Cyberthreats Get Stronger, People and Networking Are Key to Survival

Don’t put technology first, an expert warns; get the right people, and make sure they're trained and skilled in knowing what to look for.

April 15, 2014

Ocean Power Quits Oregon Wave Project, Offers Shares to Public

The announcement was a setback to alternative energy boosters and delayed the day when electrical power will be generated by the waves that pound the Oregon coastline.

April 15, 2014

Garcetti's Budget Adds More Firefighters in Los Angeles, Overhauls City's 911 Dispatch

The revamped dispatch operation would unify separate police and fire emergency call centers and gradually replace some uniformed firefighters with lower-paid civilian phone operators.

April 15, 2014

One Year After Approval, Pittsburgh Gunshot Detection System Remains Inactive

Councilman Ricky Burgess sponsored legislation that would authorize the city to buy and integrate the equipment, but officials aren't sure how long it will be until it is utilized.

April 15, 2014

Madison Joins Fight for Uber, Lyft

Lyft was the first to land, launching its service at the end of February with Uber shortly after. Complaints from local taxi companies weren’t far behind.

April 15, 2014

Clark County Probation Department Can Take Months to Activate Monitoring Bracelets

Probation employees say they’re trying to protect the county by giving those assigned to the program time to get finances in order.

April 15, 2014

Northwest Minnesota Embraces Drone Industry

With ambitions to develop a drone technology cluster, dozens of representatives are meeting with government authorities to talk about ways to collaborate and promote the region as a center for the industry.

April 15, 2014

Why is today, April 15, a special day for fans of Google Glass?

Answer: The device goes on sale.

April 14, 2014

Innovation Center Helps North Carolina Tackle Tech Challenges

The state's iCenter simplified the transition away from Windows XP and has proven a reliable testing ground for new technologies the state wants to deploy.

April 14, 2014

Changing Typeface May Save Millions, But Focus Remains on Going Digital

A middle-school student showed the feds how to save hundreds of millions. Local CIOs agree it's a good idea, and one has already made the change, but the biggest savings will come when less printing occurs at all levels of government.

April 14, 2014

Meet the Military Man in Charge of Transportation in North Carolina

After 28 years in the Army, Tony Tata landed a job for which he lacks the traditional credentials. Is the ability to command more important than substantive knowledge when it comes to high-level government jobs?