April 21, 2014

What futuristic technology featured in Government Technology in 2012 has finally arrived?

Answer: glow-in-the-dark roads

April 18, 2014

What Does Kim Kardashian Have to Do With State Government? Ask Darrell Steinberg!

During CIO Carlos Ramos' confirmation hearing, Sen. Darrell Steinberg awkwardly compared Kardashian’s 20.6 million-strong Twitter following to a robust, interactive platform that California could emulate.

April 18, 2014

5 States to Watch in the Community Broadband Fight

A handful of bills have popped up in current state legislative sessions that would both restrict and expand certain aspects of broadband connectivity and infrastructure.

April 18, 2014

UPMC: As Many as 27,000 Employees Affected in Data Breach

The updated numbers emerged as the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center issued an advisory letter this week to workers whose Social Security numbers and other details were compromised.

April 18, 2014

Texas A&M University Announces Sweeping Overhaul of IT System

The reconstruction will take place at all A&M universities and aims to consolidate the current "scattered and uncoordinated" IT system.

April 18, 2014

New St. Louis Website Offers Place for New Ideas, Feedback for Officials

The website seems like a hybrid of existing sites like Nextdoor.com and Rally St. Louis.

April 18, 2014

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Vetoes Drone Bill

The governor issued an alternative moratorium on drone use or purchase by state agencies, and asked local law enforcement to also abide by the ban.

April 18, 2014

NASA Langley Part of New Space Tech Research

NASA's partnerships with industry and academia to develop and hone advancements in deep space exploration technologies will reap benefits, according to one expert.

April 18, 2014

Using Telemedicine to Manage Diabetes

With the second highest rate of diabetes diagnoses in the country, Mississippi has a plan for delivering world-class disease management to some of its neediest residents.

April 18, 2014

Obamacare Enrollment Nears 1.4 Million in California Exchange

Overall, the state exchange said about 85 percent of enrollees have paid their health premium thus far, so the enrollment tally may drop.

April 18, 2014

Get Ready for New Facebook Privacy Freakout: 'Nearby Friends'

If you turn on Nearby Friends, you’ll occasionally be notified when friends are nearby, so you can get in touch with them and meet up.

April 18, 2014

Wyoming's Capitol Renovation Includes Tech Upgrade, Transparency

The historic landmark will be retrofitted with wiring and other infrastructure that would allow video coverage of legislative sessions, expanded streaming from committee rooms and an overall increase in government transparency.

April 18, 2014

The U.S. Navy has developed a method for extracting what from seawater?

Answer: Fuel

April 17, 2014

FirstNet Explained

FirstNet, the proposed national broadband public safety network, is big, expensive and complicated. Here are a few basic things you need to know.

April 17, 2014

FirstNet Testbeds (Interactive Map)

FirstNet began negotiations with eight testbed jurisdictions, and the projects that did reach agreements should help shape the FirstNet network.

April 17, 2014

Data Privacy Policies from Major Ed-Tech Players Draw Scrutiny

A review of each group's privacy policies by two leading experts yielded concerns about the use of tracking and surveillance technologies that allow third parties to gather information on students.

April 17, 2014

Dane County, Wis. Hopes Pre-Alerts Will Cut 911 Response Times

The 911 center board unanimously approved a 90-day pilot program that would add pre-alerting for additional types of emergencies.

April 17, 2014

Virtualization Approved for Jasper County, Iowa Sheriff's Office

The change would give the department more digital storage and use less physical space for servers.

April 17, 2014

Kettering, Ohio, 'Optimum' Site for Cybersecurity Center

The Miami Valley Research Park is a front runner because of its proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and a number of area universities, according to one official.

April 17, 2014

Editorial: New Idaho Website Earns F in Transparency

Idaho earned an F for government transparency after the launch of the new Transparent Idaho website.