March 11, 2014 On what did China recently declare war? Answer: pollution March 10, 2014 Can Smart Guns End the Gun Control Stalemate? Probably not, but it adds fuel to an already intense, decades-long national debate. March 10, 2014 San Francisco's Chief Data Geek Prepares to Roll Up Her Sleeves Chief Data Officer Joy Bonaguro christens her new role with big plans and collaborative thinking. March 10, 2014 Minneapolis Commuter Line's Bug-Riddled Alert System Irks Riders Alerts from the system, which is still in beta testing, have been late or sent out in duplicate. March 10, 2014 RSA 2014: Can the Government Earn Back the Public’s Trust in the Cyberfight? Cybersecurity is no longer a niche subject for IT aficionados; it is a government problem, in addition to a mainstream, societal problem. March 10, 2014 Biometrics May be Banned in Florida Schools, but Flourish Elsewhere State Sen. Dorothy Hukill is concerned the information could be breached and used for identity theft. March 10, 2014 In Central Texas, Drought Threatens Hydropower Hydropower's extinction would close the book on a fuel source that played a major role in the history of Central Texas. March 10, 2014 Improving Networks and Economy Boost Transit Ridership Public transit ridership over the last two decades has increased by 37 percent, while the population has grown 20 percent. March 10, 2014 Georgia Town Promotes Tourism via Drone On Memorial Day weekend, Ringgold, Ga., hosts its annual 1890s Day Jamboree -- and this year a drone with capture video of the happenings below. March 10, 2014 'Keyboard Crime Fighters' Enhance Crime-Fighting Abilities The co-owner of a motel where the pair were staying saw their pictures on Facebook and notified police — one of thousands of tips officers received. March 10, 2014 Delaware Seeks to Stem the Shortage of Cybersecurity Workers Facing a national shortage of experts able to battle the growing number of cyberthreats, Delaware's new initiative to boost its cybersecurity workforce could be a model for other states. March 10, 2014 Emergency Alerts: Fair Warning or Foul? For more than a year, emergency alerts have also landed on the cellphones of thousands of Washington residents through the national Wireless Emergency Alert system. March 10, 2014 Remote Medicine Tests Physician Licensing Rules Since the mid-1980s, the number of patients cared for through telemedicine has risen from a few thousand to an estimated 10 million people in rural as well as urban settings. March 10, 2014 What technology allows an average person to easily lift 110 lb. in each hand? Answer: the ‘body extender’ body suit March 9, 2014 Why Government Analytics is Still a Work in Progress Author Anthony Townsend explains that most local governments don't use sophisticated analytics -- but there is a lot of near-term promise. March 9, 2014 Ten Recommendations for Security Awareness Programs How do we improve the security culture in our organizations? It's time to take another look at what works for security awareness programs. March 7, 2014 Can We Use Google Glass to Withdraw Cash at the ATM? Not yet, but if Germany's Saarland University has anything to say about it, we will in the near future. March 7, 2014 Small Town Tackles Big Paper Project with Digital Technology The IRS requires municipalities to retain tax exempt bond documents for up to 33 years. That’s a major paper burden crying out for digital help. March 7, 2014 Texas Bullet Train Failed Once, but It's Back for Another Go In 1989, Texas began planning a high-speed train modeled after the French TGV, and came closer than any state to building one. Is the time right for another try? March 7, 2014 California High-Speed Rail Agency will Appeal Judge's Latest Ruling Suit alleges that the proposed 520-mile train line from San Francisco to Los Angeles cannot meet promises included in Proposition 1A, a $9.9 billion bond measure approved by California voters in 2008.