In lieu of fine-print user agreements or nothing at all, a prominent urban innovation startup offers a visual language to tell people, at a glance, when they’re being scanned or surveilled, by whom and for what purpose.
Over the next year, a small electric autonomous shuttle will be deployed to showcase the potential for rapidly evolving transportation technology across the state.
The new body comprises members from the public and private sectors, with participants coming from organizations that range from Equifax to Georgia State University to the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told local media that she hopes to start expunging minor cannabis convictions soon, noting that the nonprofit civic tech group Code for America might be able to help.
Answer: Because the agency would like help checking its work.
The money will go toward restoring certain roads and public rights-of-way affected by the private company's recent decision to discontinue efforts to establish the high-speed Internet service in the city.
Now that all 50 governors — including a robust crop of new faces — have made "State of the State" speeches, Government Technology takes the opportunity to break down how many touched on various technology topics.
Motorola Solutions is the latest on a growing list of companies to offer cloud-based software that collect data from IoT devices and send it to first responders and call centers with its CommandCentral Aware platform.
Answer: Who will live and who will die in the final season of Game of Thrones.
A newly signed law gives the Information Technology Department the authority to define cybersecurity for all public entities within the state.
Answer: Wing, a sister company of Google.
Answer: A Roomba robot vacuum cleaner.
The role, which will be filled by Joshua Edmonds, is aimed at helping the city address digital equity issues, specifically when it comes to expanding access to the Internet for residents of Detroit.
Answer: So that Texas Tech fans wouldn’t damage the scooters or endanger themselves.
Though details are vague, the state has replaced the name of former CISO Stanton Gatewood on its website with that of David Allen, who comes from the Georgia Army National Guard's IT leadership.
The program, launched through a partnership between ELGL and UrbanLeap, is specifically focusing on cities, counties and towns with fewer than 30,000 residents. Other similar projects have often focused on big cities.
Answer: By enabling remote surgeries.
Cask Government Services will focus on program management and other operational support for federal agencies, while Cask NX will offer end-to-end consulting on digital transformation.
The joining of two telematics firms will add thousands of government vehicles to Geotab’s customer base and BSM products to its ecosystem. In return, BSM customers get access to Geotab’s tools, marketplace and expertise.
The publicly traded i3 Verticals mostly works in payment processing and serves both the private and public sectors. NET Data, meanwhile, offers a variety of services to several government verticals.
Answer: Very easy.
Answer: The U.S. Department of Justice, that’s who.
The Alphabet-backed company has created a new app that it hopes will make it easier for people to study how other people use common spaces like parks to better inform decisions about those spaces.
Civic engagement company CitySourced is joining forces with Rock Solid, which does similar work but also has a diverse software portfolio that spans energy companies, the medical field and back-office government tech.
Downers Grove Sanitary District Administrative Supervisor Clay Campbell and San Antonio Water System VP and CIO Sree Pulapaka are among those recognized in the 2019 class of Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.
Answer: Race car drivers.
The company has a history of helping wildfire-stricken communities in California set up recovery websites quickly. Now it's launching a website theme so it can do so for more local governments.
The company, which makes technology to help defendants avoid unnecessary jail time, is going live in Ventura County, Calif., while preparing to launch in three others in a push toward the state's highly populated south.
San Francisco-based Remix is a gov tech company that has designed and continues to manage online platforms for the transit agencies within more than 350 municipal governments across the globe.
Answer: 88 feet.
Answer: Now the platform will tell you.
A law signed by Gov. Jim Justice last week creates a new cybersecurity office within the Office of Technology to assess the vulnerabilities of state agencies and unify security policies.
Answer: A flower vase that doubles as a fire extinguisher.
Answer: Six women — Kathleen McNulty, Frances Bilas, Betty Jean Jennings, Ruth Lichterman, Elizabeth Snyder and Marlyn Wescoff.
The size of the investment — one of the largest gov tech fundings in recent years — represents a major development for the startup, which raised $4.5 million in 2016 and got a contract with the state of Kansas in 2017.
Answer: Locking themselves out of their accounts.
Answer: It’s going to start trying at the McDonald’s drive-thru.
Answer: City commissioners’ emails.
Kratsios, who has been serving as deputy chief technology officer since 2017, has been nominated to fill a role that has been vacant for the past two years. He would be the fourth person to hold the position since its creation in 2009.
GovTech’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2019 represent an impressive group of IT leaders working inside government offices and on the ground, using technology to push the public-sector forward.
The Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology will soon name its first "Blockchain and Distributed Ledger (BDL) Solution Architect," the state's chief technology officer announced.
Answer: The first all-female spacewalk.
Answer: Children who are blind or visually impaired.
The four-year contract with CNSI revolves around the creation of a new system to enroll medical providers in Texas' Medicaid program. The enrollment system has caused frustration among physicians in the past.
A new restraining tool is being marketed to law enforcement in the U.S. and abroad as non-lethal and potentially painless. The company is now led by former TASER International co-founder Thomas Smith.
Answer: Yes, if Dog Mode is engaged.
Answer: To ships offshore.
They include four U.S. cities: San Jose, Calif.; Austin, Texas; Wichita, Kan., and Erie, Pa. The network is meant to bring together cities from around the globe to collaborate on solving common problems.
Brian Dillard was appointed as San Antonio’s chief innovation officer earlier this month, which puts him in charge of a host of initiatives such as local smart city efforts, innovation zones and the CivTechSA program.
South Carolina-based Avtec is Motorola Solutions' eighth acquisition since February 2016, and brings in a company whose customers include public safety agencies, utilities, railroads, airlines and more.
Answer: Yes, but then you’ll need a new one.
The city has selected Hanna Pickering as its next director of IT and Lena Geraghty as its first director of innovation and performance management. They will both start work for the local government there on March 25.
The company's chief revenue officer will become the president, while Risk Management Solutions CEO Karen White and Premise CEO Maury Blackman, who formerly led Accela, will come on as advisers.
Answer: Chicago and Minneapolis.
The feature lets users set up Web pages where they can publish budgets, blueprints, photos, timelines and more to keep citizens informed without calling in. They can also subscribe to receive updates as they come in.
Answer: The fastest man alive.
Seven executive positions around CEO Simon Angove have been filled, including decades of cumulative experience in government software, cloud adoption and market strategies for major tech companies.
Answer: A social media challenge that gets people to pick up trash.
Answer: Just two pages.
Five companies have three months to work with Verizon’s new Washington, D.C., lab and its 5G network to produce next-generation solutions for first responders, with help on marketing and use-case testing.
Answer: Put it through a scanner and let an AI do all the work.
Answer: Yes, if a robot does it.
Guerrier has spent more than two decades managing IT in the private sector, most recently working for Express Scripts, one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical benefit management companies.
The tool automatically generates quotes based on population data. So naturally, Government Technology used it to see how much a new city website would cost for the hometowns of major characters in the TV show M*A*S*H.
Often promoted for residents who do not hold drivers’ licenses, like homeless residents, young people and immigrants, ID cards are increasingly being issued in cities to access services like food assistance.
Answer: By melting them.
The leader on the funding round, Energy Impact Partners, specifically pointed to new mobility options like shared, electric scooters as a reason for backing Remix. The company serves more than 300 cities.
Answer: In Queensland, Australia.
The "Aware" release lets IT workers monitor and manage the network connections of mobile devices used by employees that are outside the firewall — for government, that often means people such as inspectors in the field.
Answer: An electric skateboard that goes even faster than 37 mph.
Raymond, who has served as Connecticut's CIO dating back to June 2011, confirmed this week that he will continue in his role moving forward with the new gubernatorial administration.
Answer: Hand signals.
The company already offered route optimization, but now it's getting into the actual building and redesigning of routes as well. The idea is to help transit agencies be more flexible in their daily operations.
Answer: With a drug drop-off location search feature.
Answer: By "ICEing" charging stations.
Kevin Davis, whose 25-year career includes time working with the public sector at both Splunk and Oracle, will now join Databricks as a vice president as the company looks to bring data analytics and AI to government.
Answer: A sudden torrential downpour of rain.
Answer: No, but it might be getting a 'clarification' feature.
The Arcimoto Rapid Responder is just a little different from most emergency response vehicles. But with possible advantages in operating cost and size, it has three local government agencies on board to test it out.
Answer: Fake news.
Answer: It finally died.
Answer: Stray cats.
Gov. Tim Walz has formed a 19-member advisory task force to study the Minnesota IT Services department and advise on ongoing and future initiatives within the state.
Chris DeRusha will oversee cybersecurity for the state of Michigan, having had prominent roles with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Obama administration and Ford Motor Co.
Answer: Take control of other peoples’ smart homes.
RapidDeploy, which recently moved its headquarters from South Africa to the U.S., also added a former Oracle executive to its board of directors. The company makes software in the competitive emergency dispatch space.
Answer: 100 percent recycled e-waste.
Folding MyCivic’s application into its existing software for government-citizen interaction, the gov tech giant continues to diversify the range of software tools working together under its banner.
Answer: Yes, so long as the machine can pet the dog.
Answer: With an interactive map.
State officials are mum as websites and turnover point to more changes in the Alaska Department of Administration. After the departure of the department's leader, new CIO Peter Zuyus has also left.
William Wade III was named as the Information Management Department's chief information security officer.
Reenie Askew takes over as CIO of Charlotte, N.C., in March from Jeff Stovall, who stepped down in September after more than a decade in the role. Askew has been serving as deputy CIO of Houston for five years.
Answer: By placing bets online.
Answer: With facial recognition technology.
Knapp has been with the company since its early days, and the company's CEO gave him credit for helping NIC expand in recent years with new products and platforms. The company has not yet named a successor.
City officials told local media they are exploring the capabilities and potential locations, hoping the new center will be more cost efficient than deploying a shared services concept.
The nation’s governors are laying out policy priorities for the coming year — some for the first time. Many are focused on technology-driven economic and workforce development as paths to prosperity.
Chris Hill worked in Illinois' Department of Innovation and Technology as a cybersecurity leader for nearly two years, but his state service was much longer than that. Now he's headed to the private sector.
Answer: New York City.
The state has created an official 24/7 chatbot named Agent Kay that is capable of answering hundreds of questions from residents about WebFile, the state’s full-service online tax filing portal.
Answer: Not enough screws.
The appointment was made days after new Gov. Laura Kelly announced that she would retain as state CIO Lee Allen, who took over the position in July and is working to modernize and secure state IT.
Answer: Park our cars at the airport.
Pew Charitable Trusts, which has been engaged in the work dating back to last year, also published a new article elaborating on its new partnerships with the law schools at each institution.
Answer: 100 kilometers (about 62 miles).
The tool integrates with the state's central reporting system and gives inspectors a way to manage their cases on mobile devices. Most of California's 58 counties have environmental health departments.
Answer: Find out with Google’s new phishing quiz.
Answer: Not yet, but it could happen if the shutdown continues.
The company, Symbium, operates on the concept of "computational law" — that regulations and laws can be translated so that computers can work with them just like any other data. It got its start in planning and zoning.
Answer: Because they were bad at their jobs.
Answer: The Motorola Razr.
Answer: Give it giant googly eyes.
The company, Vigilant Solutions, has attracted some controversy for the way customers use its product. It has also pursued facial recognition technology, a concern for civil rights groups.
City Manager T.C. Broadnax tapped Laila Alequresh, a veteran of public-sector technology innovation work in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, to lead the city's freshly created Office of Innovation.
Answer: No, definitely not.
Larson, who was appointed CIO in 2017, previously served as the Florida Agency for State Technology’s chief operations officer and chief technology officer.
Allen, who took the reins as state chief information technology officer in July, will remain in the position after Gov.-elect Laura Kelly is sworn in. He will continue work to modernize and secure IT in Kansas.
Re-elected Gov. Kim Reynolds has named Jeff Franklin, former deputy CIO and information security officer for the Department of Natural Resources, as Wolffradt’s interim replacement.
Answer: By using a feeding bowl that can tell them apart.
Answer: With a blimp on a tether.
Gov. Jared Polis has announced several new cabinet appointees, including incoming CIO Theresa Szczurek, who has a long career in private-sector technology.
Answer: On a roll.
Answer: With Twitter videos.
Parker has served as Mayor Muriel Bowser’s deputy chief of staff dating back to 2015. Parker also has previous experience leading cybersecurity work from her time in the private sector.
GRIDSMART, based in Knoxville, Tenn., uses cameras and computers to classify and count vehicles going through intersections. The company, now joining Cubic Transportation Systems, works in 1,200 cities across the globe.
Planet has yet to announce the details of its pending acquisition of the government-serving, open-source GIS software company Boundless Spatial, but will retain its St. Louis headquarters and select staff.
Answer: With a smart sensor for their fishing rods.
Answer: Only $1,000.
Kirk Lonbom, who served as Illinois CIO under outgoing Gov. Bruce Rauner, delivered a report to the state Legislature on Dec. 28 outlining how his department has responded to legislative mandates and saved money.
Foster will serve as the director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, though it is unclear whether she will assume the duties of the CIO position as well.
Hart, who was essentially promoted from within, took over tech and innovation work for Georgia’s most populous county in December, following the August departure of former CIO Sallie Wright.
Answer: Never. Never, ever.
Incoming New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has tapped Vincent Martinez, currently with the state as managing director of cloud and communications, to serve as secretary of the Department of Information Technology.
Santiago Garces, who was hired by South Bend, Ind., after graduating from Notre Dame University in 2013, is resigning to become the next director of Pittsburgh’s Department of Innovation and Performance.
Answer: Drone sightings.
Answer: Teaching kids to code in Google’s Santa Tracker.
Answer: Build glitter bombs to teach porch pirates a lesson.
The state has tapped Nicholas Andersen, a 12-year industry veteran who has helped with cybersecurity work in partnership with a number of U.S. military organizations. Andersen took over the role earlier this month.
Answer: Put a human in a robot costume.
Throughout the year, the Center for Digital Government surveys cities, counties and states driving public-sector technology forward. Here are some takeaways from those surveys and a look back at the year in gov tech.
Answer: A phone phreak who doesn’t like them.
Montana, Ohio, Virginia and Wyoming have enlisted Deloitte to try to future-proof their modular Medicaid enterprise systems with a flexible integration tool for states adapting to new federal guidelines.
Answer: Kanye West.
Optibus’ Series B financing, led by Insight Venture Partners, will allow the company to expand into new markets, hone its AI tools for planning mass transit schedules and develop a new product.
The Sunlight Foundation’s project is called Roadmap to Informed Communities, and it’s essentially a procedural framework aimed at helping cities create open data programs that incorporate constituent feedback.
Nacapuy, whose stint as the state’s top technology executive began back in 2015, told local media that he will be assisting with the transition to a new IT leader before ultimately returning to the private sector.
The Digital Cities Survey is an annual review of IT best practices of U.S. cities, a look at what’s going right in municipalities of all sizes as well as where growth can be made. Here’s the 2018 survey by the numbers.
Answer: 32 years.
Visionary Integration Professionals announced the windfall last month with the intention to expand its market share, which consists of more than 1,200 government and commercial clients.
Answer: Quitterbread Bars and Merry Hunga Poppers.
SceneDoc, a startup that manages evidence collection, will bolster Tyler's portfolio of public safety solutions that include computer-aided dispatch and records management.
Working under the auspices of Ontario Systems since being acquired in May, Justice Systems will unveil new case management and revenue recovery tools at a conference next week in Las Vegas.
Nearly eight months after former CIO Alex Pettit resigned and took a newly created position within the Oregon Secretary of State's Office, Terrence Woods has been tapped to fill the role for the foreseeable future.
Answer: By accidentally bear-spraying them.
The report, released Thursday, breaks down where state IT leaders will be focusing their attention in the coming year.
Answer: The White House.
Backed by $100,000 and a support program from the startup accelerator, Israel-based GreenQ joins the U.S. gov tech sector alongside Rubicon and others as a competitor in waste-management technology.
Miller previously served as the chief information officer for San Antonio. He takes over from William Finch, who held the position for approximately six years.
Answer: Ads when videos are paused.
Answer: By planting trees!
Hayes is a veteran of the tech sector, bringing to the role a wide array of experience, including executive positions in the private sector as well as a stint as deputy CIO for Atlanta’s public schools.
Transit, a Canadian startup, is bringing ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft into its app so that users can buy rides to and from public transit stations in the U.S. and around the world.
A look back at our most popular stories of the year, and a glimpse of what the next chapter holds.
All year, we track the major job moves of state, city and county technology leaders. Whether coming into a new position or moving on from an old one, these tech chiefs drove changes in cybersecurity, analytics and more.
Answer: To help people get better at interacting with the real thing.
OpenGov was originally going to be part of the deal that proposes to merge six companies into one publicly traded entity. But the company behind the merger cut OpenGov out, and now the matter is going to court.
Answer: Your cup!
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General is publishing a toolkit for states that includes a step-by-step guide and code for finding people at risk of overdosing on opioid painkillers.
Answer: Gender-specific pronouns.
Joshua G. Spence has been named as the state's CTO, an appointment that takes effect immediately.
Answer: Bots that buy things online before humans can.
Answer: More than 58,000.
David Elges, who has served as the CIO of Washington, D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency for two years, will become Boston's new CIO. The position has sat vacant since January, when Jascha Franklin-Hodge left.
Answer: No, but she can give you advice from the experts.
Soofa was one of two winners for Miami-Dade County, Fla.'s challenge in Ford's City of Tomorrow program. Now it will set up its informational displays in different areas of the city for transportation purposes.
Answer: Writing television commercials.
Wisniewski has been in the city's CDO for more than four years. His departure comes as the city looks to restructure the Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation.
The police tech startup’s website aims to skirt outdated infrastructure that doesn’t give public safety professionals accurate location data. The technology can use cellphone GPS to help locate the caller.
The outgoing chief has accepted the role of vice president of process and execution for Farm Credit Mid-America after leading tech efforts in the city dating back to August 2016.
Answer: The Internet of Ears.
In 2015, 61 percent of cities participating in a national survey project said they were considering the Internet of Things in their IT strategic plans. This year, that number reached above 90 percent.
Answer: Apparently, not in Japan.
Interim CIO Vikki Smith, who alluded to her imminent departure in a conversation with Government Technology last week, will be succeeded by Pennsylvania Chief Technology Officer James Weaver.
Answer: Alexa inside a retro telephone.
With new funding from Hyperplane Venture Capital and other urban-tech investors, the Pittsburgh-based company plans to diversify and cover more territory.
In partnership with Responder Corp., the telecommunications giant is launching 5G First Responder Lab, a maker space in Washington, D.C., for designing and building faster communications tech for emergency situations.
Answer: ‘Squoosh’ them!
The new City Possible network is made up of 16 cities across the globe, and is open to more. It's meant to help cities work together to identify common problems and the solutions to them.
Answer: They are literally falling apart.
The company has made several big mergers and acquisitions since receiving private equity money in 2016. This one brings in a company, SouthTech Systems, founded on building software for California county clerks.
Answer: SMS phishing.
A limited pilot program for overseas military personnel and U.S. citizens used blockchain technology for secure Internet voting. It was a first-of-its-kind project, but the state isn't looking to make it the default system.
Answer: Eye-tracking software.
Answer: 11, for one retiree in Taiwan.
Answer: ‘Disturbingly long.’
The New York-based startup’s software sends location and other data automatically from enabled devices to emergency responders. The latest funding round brings its total amount raised up to $65 million.
Answer: Find out with these two apps.
Transit, a startup based in Canada, wants users to find all their car-free travel options in one place. Now they've got a big chunk of money to continue that work, and a lot of it came from car companies.
Answer: The hidden cameras in Denali National Park might be able to tell us.
The firm will collaborate with Sunstone Technology Ventures on deal-sourcing, review and investment overseas.
This year's winners in the Center for Digital Government’s Digital Cities Survey are finding creative ways to solve government problems with technology, pushing the envelope of what is possible in the public sector.
Answer: 90 percent, according to a survey commissioned by Reese's.
Answer: Who’s to say for sure, but a new image from NASA points to ‘yes.’
Answer: A robotic cat.
Counties and cities look fairly distinct from one another.
Answer: Not yet.
Answer: 100 times faster.
Answer: The way you walk.
Answer: 80 percent.
County governments devote much more of their budgets to staff, and less to services.
Answer: An artificial moon.
Answer: To help defend elections against misinformation.
Answer: With a $6,490+ case.
Answer: The Running Man.
He will help lead the public sector division of a data analytics firm.
It's the second acquisition for NEOGOV in the last year.
Jin started work Monday in the position, which has been vacant for more than a year.
A quick bite of the data from the 2018 Digital States project.
The move puts ShotSpotter into a competitive and contentious space.
Answer: No, but your fitness tracker might think it does.
Answer: Your own robocaller!
The funding round comes from a single investment partner.
Top-line takeaways from this year’s survey, revealing where states are on their journey to digital government.
Answer: Video calling.
Passport got a big investment last year, and started looking for acquisition opportunities.
Answer: Yes, and facial recognition tech can identify them.
Answer: A finger.
Answer: Not yet, but they should be able to soon.
CIO Shawn Riley said the state has hired longtime private-sector tech executive Dorman Bazzell as its inaugural chief data officer.
Answer: The sound of birds chirping.
Answer: 55 years.
The ‘Presidential Alert’ received across the country was part of a test to evaluate the readiness of federal emergency communication infrastructure.
The results of this year's survey show that top states prioritize collaboration, good governance and strong citizen engagement in their use of technology to serve the public.
Edward Parkinson has been named acting CEO of the First Responder Network Authority.
Answer: 99 percent.
The provider's cloud-based solutions will be hosted on Microsoft Azure.
Answer: A brick-and-mortar Amazon store.
Speaking at the 2018 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum, Gov. Charlie Baker announced new leadership for the MassCyberCenter and grants to stimulate workforce development.
Answer: An Internet connection.
Joy Bonaguro, who departed local government earlier this month, will be Corelight’s new head of people, operations and data.
The merger between the communications-focuses companies was announced Sept. 26.
Answer: Look through walls to count people.
Answer: With your eyes!
GovTech's overview of which states, cities and counties have a chief privacy officer.
Answer: by helping Apple customers “juice up” while waiting in line.
Its new executive director comes directly from a career spanning nearly three decades in cyberdefense and national intelligence.
Answer: A material that can turn ordinary objects into robots.
Answer: If your carry-on bag will fit in a plane’s overhead bin.
Answer: To test the national emergency alert system.
San Francisco’s data efforts will be led moving forward by data services manager, Jason Lally.
Answer: By detecting coughs.
Answer: Call for help.
Answer: 400 km.
Answer: A dragon egg.
InterVision, which does similar work in the managed IT-cloud services space, bought out Infiniti.
Answer: With an Xbox controller.
Answer: Fashionable people.
The FirstNet Authority is well into the deployment phase for the nation's first interoperable emergency responder network.
Answer: Crash detectors.
The merger created one of the biggest companies in gov tech.
Answer: A starfish-killing drone.
Answer: With algorithms!
Facts and figures on smart cities efforts in the U.S.
Answer: In a strand of DNA.
Answer: A small autonomous car for transporting rubber duckies.
Answer: San Jose.
George Khalil replaces Lea Deesing, who was promoted earlier this year.
Answer: 3 days.
Answer: Yes, yes they are.
Answer: To perceive their prosthetic limbs.
GovTech's overview of which states, cities and counties have added a chief innovation officer to their ranks.
Answer: To develop a language for self-driving cars.
Answer: To protest against a potential #LifeWithoutScooters.
The next-generation 911 company, Carbyne, is based in Israel but signing its first customers in the U.S.
Answer: Contact with your lips.
Answer: 10 minutes.
Answer: Facial recognition tech.
The state is the first to try the technology at such a large scale — though the number of people using the system will likely be a tiny fraction of the overall electorate.
Answer: 4.45 seconds.
Answer: Robotic exoskeletons.
Answer: A horse and buggy.
Answer: The world’s first revolving glass floor.
Conduent is staying in the public sector, but divesting itself of "non-core assets," according to the company.
Answer: By playing realistic, and ridiculous, conversations.
Answer: Tracking taps and swipes.
Answer: Paris, France.
Answer: Freight trucks.
Answer: Smart home tech.
Anne Bennett has more than two decades of technology experience under her belt.
Carlos Rivero, who has spent his career in academia and federal government positions, will be Virginia's first CDO.
Answer: Grocery shopping.
Mike Wons was already serving as an adviser to the company.
Answer: Wind or water.
Answer: The magic of Harry Potter.
Facebook reaches an agreement with Washington State Attorney General’s office to prohibit discriminatory advertising practices on its platform.
Answer: CT scanners (sort of).
The Oregon city is the latest affected by the breach of its online payment systems.
Answer: The deaf community.
Answer: 15 times.
State CIO Shawn Riley announced the hiring of two top positions within the Information Technology Department July 19.
Answer: A whisper.
An interactive look at 5G technology across the country as covered by Government Technology.
Answer: A plant.
Answer: Challenging each other to lip sync battles.
This year's winners use tech to improve government, even when the odds are stacked against them.
Angela Langston will oversee a lot of customer-centric functions at SeamlessDocs.
Answer: Stay in its own lane.
Answer: A free cup of coffee ... if you drive a Mitsubishi.
Answer: Your temperature.
Answer: No. Not yet, anyway.
Answer: An airbag for your device.
Here's a look at who's filling the role of CDO in states, cities and counties.
Across the nation, states are passing autonomous vehicle legislation and in some cases these vehicles are already roaming the roads. Here’s a look at where autonomous vehicles are and where they’re going.
Answer: Lego bricks.
Gov. Jay Inslee names Vikki Smith to serve as interim director of Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech), as acting CIO Rob St. John prepares to retire June 30.
Answer: Drones, and the Internet.
Answer: 3-D-printing drones.
An interactive look at drone use across the country as covered by Government Technology.
Answer: Nemo, from Finding Nemo.
An interactive look at autonomous vehicle projects and policies across the country as covered by Government Technology.
Answer: Turn it off.
Answer: Internet sales tax on online retail purchases.
An interactive look at blockchain use across the country as covered by Government Technology.
Answer: 35 billion.
The former general counsel to the Department of Information Systems has returned, this time as the state's privacy czar.
A new feature within Apple's iOS 12 update will allow 911 callers to more accurately share their location with first responders.
Amazon shareholders came together to send a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos asking for the software not to be sold to police.
Answer: 88.6 miles per hour.
Answer: On the road.
Answer: A Boeing 787.
The Harvard Kennedy School's Government Performance Lab will help six different state and local governments with pressing issues facing their communities.
The use of AI and digital assistants is part of a larger trend for the state.
Answer: Augmented reality.
Two cities and two counties in Georgia have been chosen as winners of a smart development competition.
Christopher Rein, former deputy director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, is the state's second stand-alone chief technology officer.
Answer: The windows.
Why the majority of voting systems in the U.S. are more than a decade old.
Answer: At the bottom of the ocean.
NIC co-founder Ross Hartley has retired from the company board of directors. At the same time the board has added two new members.
Schenk is the second chief data officer of a major city to depart government service in recent weeks.
Answer: 60 seconds.
ClearGov has raised its total funding to $3.75 million after its second round of seed funding brought in an additional $2.25 million.
Answer: How much coffee you should drink, and when, to achieve maximum alertness.
Answer: Three miles.
The companies are pledging that GitHub will operate independently as it joins one of the largest companies in tech.
Answer: The cornea.
Answer: Help people deal with natural disasters.
After blocking a vote on expanded drone use on crowds, the Illinois House of Representatives has revised and approved the expansion.
Answer: A sense of smell.
Answer: Sound waves.
Just days after Tammy James assumed the chief technology officer position, the county experienced connectivity issues.
Answer: No, according to a new federal court ruling.
Answer: At pop concerts.
Answer: An autonomous underwater vehicle.
Answer: Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.
Answer: 26.2 pounds.
Answer: A firefighter’s personal drone.
Answer: Out of thin air.
After some 33 years in state service, Rob St. John will retire June 30.
The lower chamber of Congress and the White House aren't friendly to the idea of net neutrality.
Answer: A tap on your smartphone.
The Unmanned Aerial System Integration Pilot Program will give the administration insights into how it might relax drone restrictions in the future.
The outgoing CEO, who will lead the company's board of directors, made a bundle on stock options as he made the change.
Massachusetts' first secretary for its still-new Executive Office of Technology Services and Security is departing, and will be replaced by a member of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
Answer: Credit card skimming.
Answer: Turn it into building material for low-cost housing.
The former Gov. Chris Christie appointee has taken a spot with Claroty, a cybersecurity firm based out of New York.
Answer: John Legend.
Ekistic Ventures led the round.
Answer: Two minutes or less.
There have been a lot of changes in state IT leadership in the past two years — with plenty more on the way.
Answer: Their eye movements.
Municode has a long history, including several recent acquisitions.
Answer: The Great Wall of China.
Answer: Low-income people and veterans.
Answer: It helps them to feel the view.
Answer: An interactive touchscreen.
Answer: Directly onto the skin.
Answer: Metal from crashed cars.
Answer: A Rubik’s Cube for generating unique passwords.
Answer: Think like a dog.
Answer: Racing up Pikes Peak.
Answer: The entire Earth.
Answer: Two, and they’ll be done in 20 minutes.
The round included participation from Microsoft Ventures.
Answer: Their body.
Answer: Report potholes and other road issues.
Answer: 3-D printed flip-flops.
Spoiler: It looks like a property deed.
Answer: $9.5 million.
Answer: Immediately alert first responders.
This year's Startup in Residence demonstrations will take place at the Bridge SF conference.
Answer: A smoke detector.
The innovative project will be funded with a $22.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Answer: By sending you pictures of them.
For the most part, the bigger states got bigger grants. But the presidential battleground state of Michigan got more money per person than other big states.
Answer: Delete, or "unsend," them.
Answer: Picking up trash.
The Commissioner of the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications for South Dakota has retired.
Answer: A swarm of robot bees.
Laura Negrón will head up the newly formed effort to protect publicly held data in New York City.
Answer: IBM’s AI, Watson.
California’s second-largest airport is installing electrochromic glass that is capable of automatically lightening and tinting.
Answer: With smart socks.
Propylon is putting down an investment in PrimeGov, but the nature of the transaction is fuzzy.
Answer: Facial recognition technology.
Answer: Local small businesses.
Answer: A cart-wheeling spider.
Answer: De-icing giant wind turbines.
Answer: With autonomous snowplows.
Answer: A hydraulic propulsion system.
Answer: Anyone, via the Web.
The company expects a lot of new customers this year.
Answer: With a special app.
A new analysis sheds some light on how big the problems are and where they're the worst.
Answer: The first digital assistant for ski resorts.
Answer: Shipping containers.
Answer: A 3-D printer that can print an 800-square-foot house in under 24 hours.
Answer: Virtual reality.
Answer: Just 0.38 seconds.
Answer: People who are blind.
Answer: About $4,000.
Four cities and the state of Virginia were named as 2018 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge Grant winners.
The Council of the District of Columbia has made acting CTO Lindsey Parker into the permanent CTO. Parker has led the technology office since January, and before that served as the mayor's deputy chief of staff.
Answer: 3-D printing.
The company is building off what it's already been working on.
Answer: HAL, from Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Answer: With an ultra-thin, self-regulating coating.
Answer: With light.
Answer: Your car key.
What is the size of the state government technology market?
Answer: Reconstruct the face someone was just thinking of.
Answer: A custom-built, plug-in electric delivery truck.
Answer: An all-female team of high school engineers.
Answer: On their skin.
The startup Bird has an electric scooter-sharing program in Santa Monica, Calif.
Answer: By literally shocking them.
Answer: By broadcasting local TV news channels on its platform.
Answer: 44 hours.
Answer: Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot.
A look through government tech purchasing data.
Answer: Black Girls CODE.
Answer: Drones that catch other drones and a tactical plane with facial recognition.
Answer: Yes, according to live video feed that SpaceX just released.
Answer: 100 percent clean and sustainable energy.
Answer: Celebrities try, and fail, to fill in.
Gov tech may be niche in the startup world, but it has drawn its share of star power.
Answer: with the DroneGun Tactical handheld jamming gun.
Answer: $1.4 million.
A state task force met for four months to discuss and study the technology's potential.
Answer: dropping Nicolas Cage’s face into classic movies, of course!
Answer: Radio waves.
Answer: Go back where they belong.
The seed round was led by Responder Ventures.
Answer: 20 seconds.
There's been a sudden jump in the number of open CIO and CTO roles in big cities.
Answer: Jan. 24.
Answer: The arts.