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May 6, 2015

Obama's ConnectED Library Challenge Brings E-books, Wi-Fi to Students

Through the magic of digital technology and a new federal program, even low-income kids can read any book in the world.

May 6, 2015

What do eye strain and poor googling skills have in common?

Answer: They’re both things that millennials have.

May 5, 2015

Decision-Making Software Shapes Government Budgets Transparently

Government agencies are supporting their IT and capital investment planning with a tool called Decision Lens.

May 5, 2015

Cities Must Invest in the 'Smart Jobs' Workforce

STEM-intensive occupations are expected to drive economic growth. But cities must invest in training and education to build a qualified workforce.

May 5, 2015

Is a New Digital Divide Emerging?

Will small cities be able to exploit technology the way bigger cities have?

May 5, 2015

Congress Works to Achieve Greater Transparency

The House and Senate are currently considering nearly identical bills to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act, which provides the general public with access to federal government records.

May 5, 2015

Palm Beach County, Fla., Lets Uber Skirt Requirements, Lawsuit States

County staff has scheduled a May 20 meeting with officials from local transportation firms to discuss changes to the local rules that govern their operations.

May 5, 2015

Cops Increasingly Use Social Media to Connect, Crowdsource

Communicating with the public is essential, and there are many ways to do so that allow for citizens to easily, anonymously assist in upholding and enforcing the law.

May 5, 2015

Call for Entries - Best of California Awards 2015

All government and education organizations in California are invited to submit nominations (free of charge) to recognize IT professionals and programs.

May 5, 2015

Pennsylvania Treasury IT Modernization Project Transforms Operations

Nearly one year later, the Pennsylvania Treasury's updated system helps officials take better advantage of early payment discounts, and better manage cash and investments to realize increased gains.

May 5, 2015

Smart Water Meters a ‘Critical Tool’ in California

Although gas and electric utilities currently lead the smart meter market, increased pressure to conserve in the state has water agencies following close behind.

May 5, 2015

Conference Aims to Fill Gaps in South Florida's Tech Ecosystem

Offering tech entrepreneurs from around the world a place to make new connections, the eMerge Americas conference encourages businesses to "think regionally."

May 5, 2015

New Genome Technology Opens Door to Large-Scale Disease Studies

The ultra-fast machine, which will arrive at Washington University by the end of the month, is capable of sequencing 18,000 human genomes a year.

May 5, 2015

Rural Critics Organize to Stop Texas Bullet Train

Dallas and Houston leaders may want a super-fast train connecting their cities, but folks in between aren't as sold on the idea. Some have formed Texans Against High-Speed Rail, and they're hiring lobbyists and courting allies in a bid to kill the plan.

May 5, 2015

Austin Safety Commissioners Recommend Cautious Approach to Body Camera Policy

It appears the earliest the police department could adopt a formal citywide body camera program would be in the 2016-17 fiscal year.

May 5, 2015

Big Data: A Boon or Burden for U.S. Oil Industry?

Talk of new ways to harness data was among the key topics of discussion at this year's Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

May 5, 2015

How is one Hong Kong conservancy group fighting litterbugs?

Answer: with DNA profiling

May 4, 2015

Iowa State University Takes Cybersecurity Curriculum to Grade Schoolers

University researchers are planning lessons to teach middle and high school students about computer literacy starting in the fall.

May 4, 2015

Drone Gathers Data on Centralia, Pa.'s 52-Year-Old Fire

A hexacoptor drone will track heat spots with infrared cameras, and monitor wind and weather, among other things. All data will be used to predict how long the fire will continue to burn.

May 4, 2015

U.S. Senators Shed Light on New Mexico's Energy Needs

During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing, Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich proposed ways to boost the state's energy infrastructure and update it for the 21st century.