July 28, 2014

Stanford Researchers Plan for Powering California Entirely with Wind, Water and Sun

Under the plan, 55.5 percent of the state’s energy would come from solar, 35 percent from wind and the remainder from a combination of hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal and wave energy.

July 28, 2014

Texas Gets High Marks for Executive Order Transparency

Texas was one of six states to earn an "A" when it comes to making executive orders accessible to the public, according to a report by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for open government.

July 28, 2014

Competition Pushes Possibility of Ultra-Fast Internet in More of U.S.

Though analysts see more posturing than certainty in the announcements, it's clear that online video watchers, technology start-ups and financial companies might see a dramatic upgrade in Internet speeds by the end of the decade.

July 28, 2014

Maryland Tech Companies Tap Visa Program to Meet Workforce Needs, Despite Challenges

Tech industry advocates say those are no simple hires, requiring thousands of dollars in legal fees and at least six months of lead time, with no certain payoff as companies nationwide share 85,000 visas allotted in a lottery each April.

July 28, 2014

Connected Cars Will Monitor Drivers for Signs of Fatigue

It’s not just other cars vehicles will be in constant contact with, they’ll be keeping close watch on their drivers too.

July 28, 2014

PPL Electric Utilities' Smart Meters Prove to be Not So Smart

The Pennsylvania utility touted itself as a pioneer when it installed 1.3 million meters. But those devices proved obsolete in just four years, failing to meet the minimum performance requirements of the state's new regulations.

July 28, 2014

How Pennsylvania Is Helping New Hires Get to Work Faster

Pennsylvania is saving $1 million a year and getting rid of the lag time when people start new jobs.

July 28, 2014

Interactive Website Guides Michigan's Outdoor Enthusiasts

The in-depth website is expected to increase northern Michigan's tourism by giving users access to trails, regardless of size, terrain, or who manages or owns the trail.

July 28, 2014

Questions Raised About Transparency on Social Security Computer System

According to minutes from a June 17 steering committee meeting, agency officials provided limited detail about a report done by management consultant McKinsey & Co.— noting only one of its recommendations and failing to mention dozens of other findings.

July 28, 2014

What new iPhone app highlights the security flaw of physical keys?

Answer: KeyMe

July 27, 2014

A new cyber exercise: Test your security team's incident response capabilities

The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps, state and local government cyber analysts and the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium participated in an attack-defend-respond tabletop exercise in a virtual city called Alphaville, which exists within the Michigan Cyber Range. Here's why it matters to a town near you.

July 25, 2014

Indianapolis Modernizes Parking, Adds Millions

In partnership with Xerox, Indianapolis created ParkIndy, a pay-by-phone meter system and app that's using predictive analytics to make parking more convenient and boost infrastructure revenue.

July 25, 2014

Does the World Wide Web Really Need Websites?

Government transparency and engagement efforts often fall short, and the growing wave of mobility has some IT leaders rethinking how they deliver content online.

July 25, 2014

Socrata's Open Data Network: A Hub to Connect the Public and Private Sectors

San Francisco is collaborating with Socrata on a new open data network that intends to be a hub for data sets across industries.

July 25, 2014

CIO Adrian Farley Details California DOJ’s Cloud Evolution and Lessons Learned

DOJ is moving an increasing number of its business applications into the cloud, becoming both a service provider and a major cloud customer.

July 25, 2014

AT&T Reveals Dallas-Area Cities That Will Get Ultra-High-Speed Broadband Service

The company said the initial launch will include parts of Highland Park and University Park, with upload and download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.

July 25, 2014

Lenovo Unit Thinking Past the Personal Computer to the Internet of Things

Lenovo is using the new platform to position tech startups, including makers of smart glasses and intelligent home appliances, under its brand.

July 25, 2014

Pennsylvania PUC Approves Emergency Applications for Rideshares in Allegheny County

The agency's Bureau of Technical Utility Services recommended approving the applications, allowing Uber and Lyft to begin experimental use in the state and invalidating the cease-and-desist order.

July 25, 2014

Pitfalls Emerge in Health Insurance Renewals

While automatic renewals sound like good news after troubled enrollments, many may end up paying far more than they need to and with policies that don’t best fit their individual circumstances.

July 25, 2014

New Federal Website Will Shine Light on Drug Company-Doctor Interactions

The pharmaceutical industry and health care groups agree the relationships should be more transparent and information about them should be more accessible to the public.