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May 28, 2015

What does the Lily Camera do?

Answer: it follows you around and takes your picture

May 27, 2015

Bryan Sastokas Named New Director of Technology and Innovation for Long Beach, Calif.

Sastokas has gained recognition in other cities for his contributions to public technology and will now try his hand in Long Beach.

May 27, 2015

Free Law Founders Make Strides for Open Government

Elected officials, nonprofit organizations and developers have united under one banner to change the way laws are drafted and accessed in the U.S.

May 27, 2015

How We're Using Data to Measure Progress on Sustainability

Los Angeles is leading the way with a dashboard that shows the public how the city is doing.

May 27, 2015

Why Public CIOs Are Attempting to Move 'Shadow IT' to 'Shallow IT'

Lately, the term “shadow IT” has grown to include the unsanctioned use of public cloud infrastructure for collaboration or file sharing, and some IT officials are looking to bring that use into the light.

May 27, 2015

Biotech Craze a Boon for Silicon Valley

The sector now ranks third for venture fundraising, up from as low as 11th place during the dot-com boom.

May 27, 2015

Texas Health Insurance Card Bill Clears Senate

The bill would apply to more than a million Texans with “qualified health plans” purchased on Healthcare.gov by adding a new label to their insurance cards.

May 27, 2015

Local Governments Join California Mobile App Gallery

State CIO Carlos Ramos said he expects other cities and counties to come aboard as well so that citizens don’t have to hunt around on different websites to find public-sector apps.

May 27, 2015

What Features Will the Next iPhone Have?

According to a report, the new iPhone 6S will look similar -- if not the exact same -- as the iPhone 6, but will have a variety of new internal features and updates, some felt more than seen.

May 27, 2015

Engineering Curriculum Gets ‘Creative’ at University of Iowa

Beginning in the fall, new undergraduate students will be required to take at least three semester hours of creative arts credit to earn an engineering degree.

May 27, 2015

New Hampshire's New IT Exec Says Tech Starts with People

Denis Goulet, the state's new tech commissioner, comes to the Granite State from the private sector and has an IT philosophy that focuses on people and process.

May 27, 2015

Kentucky GOP Website Hacked

AnonCoders, the group that allegedly hacked the site, is an apparent subset of the hacking collective known as Anonymous.

May 27, 2015

IRS Hack Shows Government Safeguards Not Up-to-Date

The IRS said whoever was behind the scheme tried to breach the online system called Get Transcript — where taxpayers can get filings from previous years — 200,000 times.

May 27, 2015

Dallas Officers Who Turn Off Body Cams Could Be Fired

Chief David Brown compared turning off a body camera to turning off a dash cam video in a squad car — and neither is acceptable.

May 27, 2015

Unauthorized Individuals Hack, Gain Access to Beacon Health System

The breach exposed personal and protected health information of some individuals, including patients, according to a news release.

May 27, 2015

What is your state’s special way of killing people?

Answer: check the CDC's map

May 26, 2015

Riverside, Calif. to Deploy Onsite Fuel Cell Energy Power Plant

To meet new air quality regulations, Riverside, Calif., will soon convert waste biogas into renewable power in a way that's virtually absent of pollutants that cause smog and acid rain.

May 26, 2015

Virginia Governor Names Nelson Moe Next CIO

Sam Nixon's replacement is Nelson Moe, a military veteran, network engineer and former House of Representatives CIO.

May 26, 2015

Texas Lawmakers Aim to Keep Traffic Accident Data Open to Media Outlets

House members are expected to remove language that would bar police from making public any information about a motor vehicle crash beyond the location, the time and date, and the make and model of the vehicles involved.

May 26, 2015

What Can Boston Restaurant Inspectors Learn from Yelp Reviews?

Harvard-based startup Driven Data is hosting an open competition in which participants use restaurant data to develop algorithms that will predict potential health code violations.