January 26, 2015

How can tweeting the word “hate” affect your health?

Answer: by giving you a heart attack

January 25, 2015

New Resolutions: Seven Team Building Actions for Government Leaders

As you think about resolutions for the coming year, or the next four years in government, don't forget your people. Here are seven important actions to consider.

January 23, 2015

Google Reveals its Innovation Lab for Government

Google plans to institutionalize innovation through a mobile innovation lab that combines its suite of apps with motivated government innovators.

January 23, 2015

What the Centcom Twitter Hack Means to You

Agencies don't need to avoid social media, experts say, but they need to prepare for possible attacks.

January 23, 2015

Federal Lawmakers Unite on Community Broadband

A group of U.S. legislators have introduced a measure to help cities build their own high-speed networks.

January 23, 2015

How Are Police Departments Using License Plate Reader Data?

The Oakland, Calif., Police Department has released its license plate reader data, which reveals a lot -- but it's tough to understand what it all means.

January 23, 2015

A Shortage of Data Analysts, Data on Student Absences Proves Fruitful

Plus a matrix shows what strategies work in reducing crime and disorder in policing.

January 23, 2015

A Smarter Grid in the Motor City

Two companies are aiming to demonstrate in Detroit how power outages can be prevented.

January 23, 2015

Are Drug-Carrying Drones the Future of Smuggling? Probably Not, DEA Says

On Tuesday a drone carrying methamphetamine crashed in Mexico, triggering an investigation by Tijuana police and raising the question of whether the technology is a new avenue for drug smuggling.

January 23, 2015

Apple's Growing Patent Portfolio Offers Clues About Future Products

Although companies commonly patent ideas they do not ultimately use, the evolving makeup of Apple's portfolio points to spaces the company may be mining for future growth.

January 23, 2015

Embattled Tech Firm Keeps Texas Contract

While other state agencies have canceled contracts with Austin technology firm 21CT, the secretary of state's office said Thursday it plans to continue its business relationship with the company.

January 23, 2015

Modern Mapping Effort Boosts Smoky Mountains’ Stream Mileage

For the last three years, park scientists have used a combination of aircraft-mounted scanners and GPS verification to produce highly precise digital maps of the park's topography.

January 23, 2015

Pittsburgh Community Network Eyed as Model for Supporting Digital Learning

National experts are smitten with the city's energy and innovation flow from a close-knit network of philanthropists, educators, technologists, and advocates who prize collaboration over competition.

January 23, 2015

Junior Nobel Prizes Recognize Promising High School Innovators in California

In the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search, California claimed the most finalists — 11 — of any state, surpassing eight from New York, which once eclipsed other states.

January 23, 2015

Expert Concerned About Use of Radar Devices

The technology is being considered a potential invasion of privacy, as officers could use the devices to effectively see through walls.

January 23, 2015

Indiana and Texas Announce Civic Hackathon Challenge

The two states will battle for bragging rights for the best government application to serve citizens.

January 23, 2015

What new goodie allows police to see if there are people in a building?

Answer: Range-R

January 22, 2015

Data Innovation Day 2015: Methodologies Behind Analytics Success Stories

Experts from the public and private sectors provide tips on issues of data privacy, education, culture, hiring and the many obstacles impeding development.

January 22, 2015

Three U.S. Communities Among 'Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2015'

Arlington County, Va., Columbus, Ohio, and Mitchell, S.D., are considered "the best on the planet to teach us how we should go about planning the future."

January 22, 2015

New App Latest Move in Sacramento, Calif.’s Parking Overhaul

Parkmobile will enable Sacramentans and visitors to California’s state capitol to pay for parking more efficiently using their smartphones.