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March 9, 2015

Who’s in Charge of Social Media?

How social duties have evolved since government got on board.

March 6, 2015

Which company is experimenting with an in-store shoe delivery service?

Answer: Crocs

March 5, 2015

Will FirstNet Become the Next Healthcare.gov?

Another signature achievement of the Obama Administration – the First Responder Network Authority – appears headed down a path similar to the original Healthcare.gov. Can officials fix it?

March 5, 2015

Police Video Recordings Now Changing Evidentiary Landscape

The new wave of police-created videos bring a new set of questions to the fore regarding open records and privacy issues, and an investigation's integrity if video is released immediately.

March 5, 2015

DHS Shutdown Averted

Had a shut down occurred, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, the department’s 24/7 cyber response center, likely would have needed to significantly cut staffing.

March 5, 2015

West Virginia Portal Re-Design is User-Centric, User-Friendly

West Virginia's third portal refresh in seven years bears all the marks of today's generation of websites.

March 5, 2015

Tennessee Officials Consider Challenge to FCC Ruling

The commission's ruling overrides "restrictive state laws," allowing local broadband providers to expand their service to surrounding areas and make decisions regarding their own broadband future.

March 5, 2015

Can Nextdoor Make Hyper-local News Happen?

The San Francisco startup thinks it's found a better formula for disseminating local information, with a business model that borrows more from social networks than from news outlets.

March 5, 2015

Startup Helps Revitalize Undervalued Properties

Alexander Kapur, CEO of Opportunity Space, discusses how his company is bringing the public and private sectors together to spur reinvestment and redevelopment in typically distressed land and buildings.

March 5, 2015

CIOs Design, Implement Data Analytics Programs, but Don't Reap Benefits

Many governments are embracing data analytics, both for public consumption and to guide their internal work. But there's one area that's missing out: IT departments' own operations.

March 5, 2015

For Local Governments, Digital Communications are Essential Services

A survey found municipal and county governments rely heavily on websites, social media and mobile services to connect with citizens, but struggled to make them effective.

March 5, 2015

Franklin County, Pa., Map System Available to Public

The geographic information system makes it easier to research information and view aerial images of the 70,000-plus tax parcels in Franklin County.

March 5, 2015

Brief: Detroit Utility Partners with Private Firm for New Energy Tracking App

The app lets DTE Energy customers set energy-usage goals, study their household's consumption patterns and learn energy-saving tips.

March 5, 2015

Which of the world’s cities are smartest?

Answer: not London

March 4, 2015

Maryland Legislation Would Encourage Release of GIS Data

A new proposal recommended by the Maryland Council on Open Data would remove fees associated with access to state GIS information.

March 4, 2015

Google Plans to Launch Small Wireless Network

The plan to launch a cellphone network appears similar to what Google has done with cellphones and broadband Internet service, spurring innovation among industry heavyweights.

March 4, 2015

Improving Cities by Investing in Next-Generation Internet

A coalition called Next Century Cities is bringing leaders together to demonstrate the value of Internet infrastructure investments, celebrate member cities’ successful projects, and help other cities do the same.

March 4, 2015

FCC Vote Could be Game Changer for Internet Privacy

At issue is Section 222 of the Communications Act, which requires that telecom companies protect customers’ “proprietary information,” such as how you use their services.

March 4, 2015

Cheating Scandal Prompts LA County Supervisors to Computerize Hiring Exams

The new countywide system will randomly select questions for each applicant from thousands of potential questions that will be stored on a secure server.

March 4, 2015

Michigan's $61 Million Child Care System Glitchy, Far From Functional

The computer system -- designed to help child welfare efforts -- is instead frustrating workers, delaying payments to some foster parents and complicating state efforts to escape federal oversight.