Plus, Virginia police collect crime tips through mobile app, cyberinsurance is gaining steam in state government, and more.
New Startup Launches Site to Help Government Work Together on Tech The idea behind GovLaunch, simply put, is to help governments collaborate on understanding what their technology options are. The website shields governments from unsolicited vendor approaches, provides suggestions for products that are similar to each other and asks users to provide use cases for specific tools. GovLaunch's immediate concern? Getting people to sign up and start contributing.
Cities Are Planning More for IoT Every year, the Digital Cities survey asks local IT officials whether they're actively including the Internet of Things in their planning process. And every year for the past three years, more cities have said they are. More details here.
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Using Self-Service and Support-Driven Development to Help Fire Victims in California (Dave Guarino/Code for America)
Agile IT in Minnesota (Tom Baden/State Tech Magazine)
Startup Valuations Rise Dramatically (Cooley GO)
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