September 24, 2014

Love data?

Answer: Check out Dadaviz

September 23, 2014

Photo of the Week - Drones Take Part in Performance Art

A short film depicts a man sitting at a workbench surrounded by lamps -- that magically come to life and dance around him, made possible by quadcopters.

September 23, 2014

Procurement: What if We're Doing it Wrong?

The procurement process is just one piece of the puzzle that needs to be fixed if technology acquisition in government is to be improved.

September 23, 2014

TechAmerica Axes Top Government Representative

The technology lobbying group has fired Mike Hettinger after only nine months on the job.

September 23, 2014

Cloud Computing: (Nearly) Ready for Prime-Time Policing

Like other government agencies, police hope they can save some money and get rid of legacy hardware and software by using the cloud.

September 23, 2014

Innovative Public-Sector Technology Requires Change from the Bottom Up

Innovation at the bottom requires trying things and being imperfect, but is now what’s leading the country.

September 23, 2014

San Francisco Taxi Owners, Cabbies Join Forces Against Rideshare Companies

After seeing 65 percent of their business migrate to ride services, taxi drivers and company owners, at odds for decades, have joined forces — not only with one another but with their overseer, the Municipal Transportation Agency.

September 23, 2014

IBM Opens Center to Protect Companies' Data

The 72,000-square-foot facility is designed to protect companies’ information through cloud storage in case of disruptions, such as IT system failure, data breaches and human error.

September 23, 2014

L.A. Prepares for the Big Quake Amid the Questions of When and How Large

Seismologists agree that it’s a matter of when, not if, it happens, and that the resulting damage will be incalculable in the city of more than 4 million residents and 400,000 businesses.

September 23, 2014

Device Companies Jittery Ahead of Data Release

The data release, which was mandated by the Affordable Care Act, comes in the wake of a long string of Justice Department settlements with large health care companies accused of paying doctors to prescribe their products and drugs.

September 23, 2014

Florida Atlantic University Gets $600,000 to Create Big Data Lab

The new Big Data Training and Research Lab will allow FAU to do work it needs to do but simply isn't possible in its current data-mining lab.

September 23, 2014

Emergency Room Tour Hopes to Inspire Ohio Students to Innovate

Columbus Grove High School students toured St. Rita's Emergency Department as part of a medical innovation class assignment, where students design and plan their own ER.

September 23, 2014

New Jersey Makes Energy Resiliency a Top Priority

After struggling to restore millions of people's power in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey has become the first state with a “green” bank focused on energy resilience.

September 23, 2014

How We Can Get Our Mobility Back

Government has a big role to play as we work to develop an intelligent, multimodal transportation system.

September 23, 2014

Which prominent federal agency recently turned to crowdsourcing?

Answer: NASA

September 22, 2014

How Collaboration Leads to Public-Sector Innovation

Innovation is a perennial buzzword in government and technology circles, but it’s not easy to come by when government is used to doing things in traditional ways -- and it doesn’t come without risk.

September 22, 2014

San Diego Judge Tentatively Rules Against Access to License Plate Records

A citizen's request for police data gleaned from scanning his license plates may be denied on the grounds they are exempt from the California Public Records Act.

September 22, 2014

Tacoma, Wash., Struggles with Text Message Retention

Saving mobile communications from personal devices is a challenge for the Pacific Northwest city.

September 22, 2014

Predictive Policing: The Promise and Perils

As analytical tools have become more sophisticated and data sets much larger, the ability to forecast crime has grown more nuanced.

September 22, 2014

Boston CIO Discusses Importance of Connectivity in City Services

Jascha Franklin-Hodge says connecting with the city’s tech community is part of his job, as is making sure technology in City Hall is running well and up-to-date.