October 2013

The Future of Forensic Identification?

An information artist uses DNA analysis to create a 3-D portrait of what an individual looks like.

Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Is Powered by Design Thinking

With the launch of Cover Oregon, state officials expect their commitment to design thinking to pay off.


4 Lessons from the Sharing Economy

What government can leverage and learn from the peer economy.

Questions and Answers

Q and A: New Tulsa, Okla., CIO T.L. Cox Steps in After Security Mix-Up

Tulsa, Okla.’s new CIO talks about his future plans for the city.


2013 Best of the Web Award Winners Announced

Austin, Texas; Alameda County, Calif.; and Tennessee take home top honors.

Big Picture

Photo of the Week: Recharging the Santa Rosa Geysers

The hot springs near the Northern California city are being refilled from excess city wastewater.

Point of View

A Tradition of Web Excellence

2013 Best of the Web survey results.

Case Studies

Securing the Digital Home Front

New Jersey fights online threats with a dedicated cybersecurity unit.

Mobile Fire App to Shave Seconds Off Operations

A new iPad app developed by students at Princeton University is now being piloted by fire departments that hope to save precious seconds during calls.

New York State Ready for Quick Move into Cloud Email

New York State is consolidating email and moving to Microsoft Office 365.

Public Safety

Sonar Device Gives Long Beach, Calif., Divers New Eyes

The Long Beach Fire Department's new technology helps the Public Safety Dive Team conduct quicker rescues during the 20-minute sensitive period where victims still have a chance of survival.

Becoming Data Smart

Open Data’s Road to Better Transit

Utilizing public transit’s mass amount of data can benefit government and citizens alike.


Spectrum: Servers as Electric Furnaces

Virtual tour of Mars, Bitcoins under scrutiny.

Product News

New Products from Dell, Logitech, Bionym

Touch monitor, keyboard folio for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, authentication wristband.


Platforms & Programs