For the First State Blockchain Voting Program, West Virginia Turns to Voatz The state will offer blockchain-based voting over the Internet for deployed and overseas military servicemembers in May, with a possible extension to November if it goes well. It's the most high-profile use of blockchain voting in the U.S. to date.
A Startup Wants to Help Cities Run Pilot Tests Before Buying Tech It's called UrbanLeap, and it already has two high-profile gov tech veterans backing it as investors and advisors. Superion Buys the Main Tech for Dealing With False 911 Calls The company will integrate the technology into its existing computer aided dispatch software, and it won't stop working with other CAD providers. One Legislative Management Company Invests in Another The nature of the deal is a little fuzzy, but the two companies offer some complementary solutions for things like city council meetings — with some overlap. TOP 25 DOERS, DREAMERS & DRIVERS
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