Despite legitimate concerns about misinformation online, there are also some major benefits to our increased reliance on the Internet to obtain information, including how it has helped to alter government transparency.
As governments navigate the return to in-person work — or not — leaders must make deliberate efforts to make sure staff feel engaged and valued regardless of where they’re working from.
Drones can now do lots of things in this city better than people can. They can help look carefully at buildings’ roofs and facades without the need for scaffolding and sidewalk sheds, among other things.
The Biden administration’s proposals to increase funding for physical assets like roads are essential, but should not overshadow the need for digital infrastructure to maximize technology, equity and transparency.
With federal funding for broadband in the pipeline, anchor institutions like libraries are well-positioned to make themselves available to increase patron access to telehealth services.
If used properly, a body camera when assigned to police officers does not take sides, and therefore it draws a distinction between the type of competing stories that can often muddy a court case.
While governments have traditionally been risk-averse as they strive to do the people’s work responsibly, embracing new technologies and being open to how they can change and even improve the public sector is essential.
Cameras have been used for security for some time, and like it or not, they will be used more in the future. We should work to find resources to offer this visual neighborhood watch opportunity to all communities.
The Digital Equity Act, which was originally proposed in 2019, was reintroduced last week by U.S. Sens. Patty Murray, Rob Portman and Angus King — a Democrat, Republican and Independent respectively.
Politically powerful AT&T, a very generous contributor to legislators' campaign kitties, opposes the governor's plan. So does the cable TV industry. They object to the state creating competitors.
The last year has seen an increase in ethical questions around how law enforcement uses tech. But not all policing technology is meant to catch criminals — much of it is designed to support community re-entry.
U.S. armed forces are widely considered the most formidable military force on the planet, the ultimate deterrent to foreign invasion and attack. However, there’s an invisible enemy breaching U.S. defenses all too often.
Building on its existing 5G small cell networks with AT&T and Verizon, San Jose, Calif., asked the companies to shift expansion to neighborhoods of high need, creating a “virtuous cycle” to boost connectivity.
When the rush for unemployment insurance crashed government websites in 2020, we learned how to navigate traffic surges in a crisis. So why weren’t sites prepared to handle vaccine appointments?
Whether it is maintaining the health and safety of the people or delivering services online, government's core competence is ultimately a matter of trust — just ask anyone living through the pandemic.
Now that the dust is settling after the rush to pivot to remote work for as many public-sector staff as possible, tech leaders look at what a hybrid workforce future may hold for state and local government.
By combining a city’s digital twin, a model of how it might be affected by factors like climate, with GIS, municipal leaders can make decisions based not only on physical factors, but the way people will be impacted.
As many as 42 million Americans, most of them in rural or remote areas, have no broadband available, and roughly three times that number can’t afford to hook into the lines running down their streets.
Jeff Cook, who advises on gov tech deals such as mergers and acquisitions, sees reasons to believe this year will be unlike any other for the market. Here's what's happening in the world of gov tech investment.
Facebook and Google publish local news articles, sell ads off them and pocket the vast majority of the profit, giving local news outlets little in return, which pushes readership online as profits erode.
So you're talking with investors and answered their early questions. Here are the numbers they'll want to know next and how to frame them, according to serial gov tech entrepreneur Steve Ressler.