July 30, 2014

What’s so special about the Social Security number 078-05-1120?

Answer: It’s been fraudulently used more than 40,000 times.

July 29, 2014

State and Local Govs Not Ready For Mobile, Survey Says

One of the hottest trends in government has most state and local agencies caught off-guard, according to a new survey.

July 29, 2014

Using Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Learning to Transform Higher Education

Seven universities are working on a year-long planning project to improve student success thanks to $225,000 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

July 29, 2014

Michigan CSO Dan Lohrmann Leaves Government

A fixture in Michigan state government for the past 17 years, Lohrmann has been a leading voice on cybersecurity in the public sector.

July 29, 2014

Photo of the Week - HI-SEAS Crew Completes 'Mission to Mars'

Beginning in late March, six people remained locked in a remote habitat for four months. The goal? To understand what it's like to live on the Red Planet.

July 29, 2014

Will Pennsylvania Regulate Drones Used for Hunting?

State lawmakers are considering a ban on aerial drones that aid hunters in their pursuit of game.

July 29, 2014

Emails Show Allegheny County, Pa., Council Investigated Potential Snooping

The council is considering bids from two companies to protect internal communications; the chosen company would develop a computer server separate from the executive and other offices.

July 29, 2014

UC Irvine Researchers Receive Grant to Study ‘Crowdprogramming’

As part of the grant work, the UC Irvine team plans to create a publicly available platform for crowdfunding called CrowdCode, a tool set designed to address the intricacies of crowd programming.

July 29, 2014

California Officials Want to Build a 'Total Disaster City' for Training

The $56 million training facility would pit emergency crews against a variety of realistic, pressure-packed simulated disasters.

July 29, 2014

How 'Identity Proofing' Saved New Jersey Millions

Overcoming a problem with improper payments of jobless benefits saved New Jersey hundreds of millions. One of its strategies could end up helping other states.

July 29, 2014

The Infrastructure the Next Generation of Cities Will Need

It will be technology that will enable "Cities 3.0" -- the transformation of metropolitan centers into hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship.

July 29, 2014

Optimizing Atlanta’s 911 Systems with Data Science

The project's goals include reducing dispatch time, managing human capital more efficiently, and creating a decision-making tool for the Atlanta 911 Center leadership.

July 29, 2014

Smart Energy Grid to Keep Potsdam, N.Y. Powered During Emergencies

The proposed grid promises to provide a “localized source of power that would be more energy-efficient and resilient,” one that will lower delivery costs, making energy cheaper for customers, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

July 29, 2014

Minnesota Solar Car Project Combines Hard Work with Fun

Michigan, Minnesota and Polytechnique Montreal finished first, second and third Monday in the American Solar Challenge, a solar car race that gives engineering students an opportunity to put their studies to a practical, real world test.

July 29, 2014

Wave Energy Comes Ashore in Oahu, Hawaii

This September, private firm Northwest Energy Innovations is slated to start testing its prototype Azura device, connected to Oahu's islandwide power grid used by energy customers.

July 29, 2014

The Internet of Things Will Thrive On Energy Efficiency

Among the Internet of Things' most important functions will be to help individuals, communities and cities become smarter energy consumers.

July 29, 2014

The evolving surveillance state could lead to what new fashion trend?

Answer: CV dazzle

July 29, 2014

Appallicious Launches FEMA Disaster Dashboard

The Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard pairs local resources with open data to improve local resiliency.

July 28, 2014

3 Social Media Tools for Cops

Nearly 96 percent of law enforcement agencies use social media, according to a survey, and these three tools can help officers best utilize the platforms.

July 28, 2014

FirstNet Begins State Consultations

The First Responder Network Authority's first in-person consultation is with Maryland on July 29, and the authority anticipates releasing a draft RFP before March 2015.