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July 29, 2015

Can you name 25 clichés and platitudes that everyone in your office uses?

Answer: see the list below

July 28, 2015

GovDelivery Acquires Civic Tech Startup Textizen

The acquisition is expected to enhance and scale GovDelivery's citizen engagement offerings.

July 28, 2015

How Analytics Helps Minneapolis Make Smarter Daily Decisions

Data sharing and analysis platform gives employees access to data from across the city, along with new tools to crunch it.

July 28, 2015

Will Self-Driving Vehicles Erase the Auto Insurance Industry?

Though the industry won’t be impacted “significantly” for at least a decade, the landscape will begin to shift dramatically after that.

July 28, 2015

Disruptive Technology that Could Transform Government-Citizen Relationships

Examples across the spectrum prove that leading-edge technology is spilling into the public sector today.

July 28, 2015

Autonomous Vehicles Are a Traffic Solution Only Alongside Better City Planning

The reason we have such congestion is not because we have low-tech vehicles that require excessive braking space -- it’s because we have failed at urban planning.

July 28, 2015

Tweeting Trash Cans Help Cities Reduce Fleet Costs

Sensors in the containers monitor how full the receptacles are — and tweet when they’re ready to be emptied.

July 28, 2015

Federal Legislation Would Fund Police Body Cams

The legislation would stream $100 million each year for the next five years into a fund for agencies nationwide who need help purchasing cameras.

July 28, 2015

Google to Retire Google+ Social Platform?

After merely four years after it began, Google+ -- which was supposed to create a huge social network with a billion or more users -- will be removed as "the mechanism by which people share and engage within other Google products."

July 28, 2015

Oklahoma Flips Switch on 2.5 Megawatt Solar Farm

This new solar farm can power the equivalent of about 500 homes.

July 28, 2015

Education Hackathon Aims to Narrow Digital Divide

A "Teens Exploring Technology" hackathon in the Los Angeles area followed the model of other hackathons that draw professional and hobbyist computer programmers for hours of nonstop coding and software tinkering.

July 28, 2015

Tablet Program at Allegheny County, Pa., Jail a Success

The tablets are pre-loaded with educational, vocational and treatment-oriented software so inmates have a constructive alternative to watching television or playing cards.

July 28, 2015

Will the Pittsburgh Parking Authority Share License Plate Data with Police?

The goal is to help police locate stolen or wanted vehicles using information that parking authority employees collect as part of parking enforcement chores.

July 28, 2015

Idaho Launches Cybersecurity Task Force

Task force members will be charged with developing policies, programs and strategies to detect vulnerabilities and prevent attacks.

July 28, 2015

Big Data Can Save Billions in Transportation Delays

There's a lot of room for improvement in the world's transportation infrastructure, and using big data is one way to close the gap.

July 28, 2015

Google, Tesla Officials Call for Ban on Weaponized Artificial Intelligence

From sci-fi movies to modern-day reality, technologists warn against a possibility of an arms war in artificial intelligence.

July 28, 2015

New Australian road signs are the first in the world to use what technology?

Answer: E Ink

July 27, 2015

Analytics Play Key Role in Boston’s Tech Modernization

Beantown's Citywide Analytics Team is bringing the power of data to everything the city does.

July 27, 2015

Using Tech to Recruit, Develop and Train the Next Generation Worker (Industry Perspective)

With slow economic recovery and spending yet to return to pre-recession levels, organizations just aren’t hiring at the same rate as the workforce is retiring, which is creating widespread talent gaps within the public sector.

July 27, 2015

Solar Tech Empowers Consumers to Get off the Grid

What if each of the 146 million U.S. electric customers could generate their own electricity?