April 2013

Bernard Soriano, California Department of Motor Vehicles

Big Data Raises Big Questions

What keeps more governments from pursuing large-scale data analytics? Concerns about working with multiple data formats, safeguarding privacy, finding the right skill sets and funding the projects, to name a few.

FirstNet Moves Forward, But Hurdles Remain

The national public safety broadband network should let federal, state and local emergency response personnel share data, do their jobs more efficiently and save more lives in the process.

What Happened to IPv6?

After much hype and anticipation about the move to IPv6, it seems to have dropped off the radar — but that doesn’t mean governments can afford to ignore the change.


Reinventing Tech Services

What do baby monitors and home security have to do with government?

Four Questions

Kansas City's New Chief Innovation Officer Seeks to Connect Government and Community

Ashley Z. Hand looks to engage citizens with the Challenge Cabinet and connecting schools to resources.


New Products from LG, Grizzly Labs, Logitech

Smartphone, scanning app, iPad mini keyboard

Point of View

State and Local Economies Are on the Mend (Opinion)

Now is a great time for CIOs to sharpen their powers of persuasion.

Case Studies

Rock County, Wis., Takes Streamlined Approach to FOIA Requests

Technology helps Rep. Paul Ryan’s home county respond to election-driven FOIA requests.

Can Open Source Software Enhance Collaboration?

Post-9/11, common justice-related data standards let states use open source software to effectively collaborate across agencies.

Public Safety

Integrating 311 and 911 Streamlines Operations

An integrated call center in Dyersburg, Tenn., streamlines citizen service requests and emergency calls.


Platforms & Programs