October 17, 2012
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announcedthat gigabit fiber and wireless will be deployed in Chicago’s Mid-South Side thanks to the Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge award, which was given to Gigabit Squared.
September 17, 2012
The Department of Energy approved two programs to advance the next generation of nuclear energy technology.
August 21, 2012
Public utilities nationwide are installing smart meters to streamline operations and empower customers, but whether these systems are secure is still of concern.
August 7, 2012
The Maryland governor’s office goes paperless, swapping out copiers, faxes and printers for iPads.
July 17, 2012
Bring-your-own-device policies allow government employees to use their iPads for both professional and personal purposes.
July 6, 2012
The CIO of Roseville, Calif., discusses how this growing city has transformed its IT department, choosing to integrate with other city departments rather than remain separate.
June 29, 2012
Pittsburgh has begun to shift funds away from impounding and euthanizing cats and dogs toward a free spaying and neutering program.
June 20, 2012
The FCC's Connect America Fund aims to bring broadband access to rural areas, but is it more damaging to broadband rollout than helpful?
May 1, 2012
The CEO of the Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth talks about what it takes to make virtual medicine a reality.
April 30, 2012
Consumption of leafy green vegetables is growing, as is the risk of E. coli contamination. California and Arizona are taking the lead in keeping them clean.
April 17, 2012
Philly's police commissioner is encouraging more officers to embrace Twitter as a policing tool. The department hopes to have 15 officer tweeting at the end of the month.
April 3, 2012
Sharing information across all levels of government, regardless of how far they are in cybersecurity efforts, could help all IT officials in protecting their networks.
March 20, 2012
The Maryland Health Data Innovation Contest challenges anyone in the world to develop impactful public health intervention tools.
March 6, 2012
Twelve years after shutting down major sites like Yahoo, an ex-hacker is working to educate officials on securing their networks.
February 29, 2012
Switching from paper to electronic traffic warrants has reduced backlogs and put more money from previously unpaid speeding tickets in Hawaii’s state coffers.
February 21, 2012
Five years ago, Google Earth worried government officials. But agencies have since realized that the benefits of using high-resolution, up-to-date imagery of our Earth outweigh its risks.
February 7, 2012
CIO David Taylor discusses his state moving all Executive Branch agencies’ email to a private cloud — law enforcement included.
January 17, 2012
Mobile development and best practices top the list of challenges for CIOs at every level of government.
January 3, 2012
A Midwestern community college consortium is working to train over 5,000 individuals in supporting electronic health records.
January 1, 2012
In a town with a large population of people older than 65, a program that pairs senior citizens and at-risk kids is reaping benefits for both.
December 6, 2011
About a month after Google Plus started offering brand pages, government entities have explored how to use the new platform.
November 15, 2011
One New York school district installed cameras with eyelids, protecting students' and staffers' well-being and privacy.
November 1, 2011
A recreational lobster fisher will equip local fishermen and farmers with Internet and software, helping them comply with government regulations.
October 31, 2011
A land bank knocks down foreclosed homes to stabilize Cleveland-area neighborhoods -- all at the lender’s expense.
October 18, 2011
Moving to the cloud has let Equality State government employees focus on the mission and not the platform.
October 7, 2011
At a recent Leadership Forum in Sacramento, California leaders discussed recent responsibilities passed down from the state to counties in light of a $10 billion budget deficit.
October 4, 2011
In Pleasanton, Calif., radar-like sensors can more easily detect bicycle traffic, providing safer crossings for cyclists and motorists.
September 20, 2011
A 20-square-mile town is planned solely to test emerging intelligent and green technologies and innovations -- no inhabitants necessary.
September 6, 2011
The Washington state Department of Transportation is testing advertising on some of its dot-com web pages in an effort to increase revenue.
August 16, 2011
City officials in Portland, Ore., and IBM collaborated to create software that can test the outcomes of policy changes before they are implemented.
August 2, 2011
A new data hub and database, along with new computers, will allow Panhandle law enforcement agencies to share crime data over a 26,000-mile span.
July 29, 2011
Utah’s 2008 decision to shorten its workweek inspired many cities and states to consider the same, but few actually did.
July 19, 2011
Anglers can purchase fishing licenses from the state's Department of Natural Resources on the spot if they remember to bring their smartphones along for the trip.
July 5, 2011
Agencies are going online where vendors outbid each other to provide goods and services for the lowest possible price.
June 30, 2011
A Massachusetts town's award-winning program that puts healthy choices at the heart of its planning efforts has been mirrored by others around the country.
June 21, 2011
The CIO of Texas' Lower Colorado River Authority says don't try to control all the technology in the organization from within a central entity.
June 7, 2011
Bryan Sivak speaks about why failure is a necessary part of innovation.
May 31, 2011
At the recommendation of doctors and in spite of the tanning industry, California may be the first state to set a precedent on tanning beds.
May 17, 2011
Florida’s teletrauma pilot helps create a network of specialists available to the most remote of patients.
May 3, 2011
A zone of privacy must exist in the world of transparent government.
April 29, 2011
An Ariz. county will begin testing its employees and offering health insurance discounts to nonsmokers. But is it right to find and penalize those who smoke?
April 19, 2011
An overbuilt fiber optic infrastructure and history of strong public-private partnerships made KCK a prime location for Google Fiber.
April 5, 2011
Many newly-elected governors have revamped their web strategies in order to open dialogue between government officials and constituents.
March 31, 2011
Many question health-care reform's status -- but it's still law, and likely will remain so.
March 15, 2011
Code for America’s City Program Director Alissa Black speaks about transforming government via technology and what to expect in 2012.
March 1, 2011
Though just in the beginning stages, the system will ultimately let police view feeds from multiple cameras throughout the city.
February 28, 2011
Public libraries are now the place to stretch your mind and body.
February 15, 2011
Rachel Sterne, previously a consultant and entrepreneur, aims to make the city more transparent and accessible.
February 1, 2011
After an Army intelligence analyst allegedly leaked 260,000 diplomatic cables to the WikiLeaks website, thwarting inside jobs is under the radar.
February 1, 2011
The National Alzheimer's Project Act incorporates the state perspective in implementation.
January 18, 2011
Some law enforcement agencies depend on computer software to create composites that allow them to pursue investigations.
January 4, 2011
Nine localities will help design an online platform to measure and rate their sustainability efforts.
January 1, 2011
Governments take child nutrition into their own hands.
December 21, 2010
A policy addressing e-mail retention and disaster recovery raises issues about how electronic correspondence needs to be stored.
December 1, 2010
Two states exempt their kids from vaccinations -- but pertussis is rampant in only one.
November 16, 2010
Cell phones provide inmates with a connection to the outside world, so prison systems look at legal ways to prevent inmates from making calls while on the inside.
November 1, 2010
As states implement health benefit exchanges, they’ll likely look west for guidance.
October 19, 2010
A recent report claims that the federal government could save lots after implementing tech innovations. Could states and localities find such cost savings as well?
October 1, 2010
Students design medical technologies with the patient in mind.
September 21, 2010
Sewer-based fiber to the home networks may be a cost-effective way to provide superfast Internet connections. Quincy, Ill. is pursuing this option slowly.
September 1, 2010
Bedbugs are biting again in a major outbreak, forcing local officials to scramble for solutions.
August 17, 2010
Chicago Public Schools awarded grants for schools to implement the iPad, and will work to make sure the tablet helps to teach -- not entice.
July 30, 2010
Can medical trusts be the answer to the shrinking retiree health-care benefit?
July 20, 2010
Massachusetts extends its decency law’s reach to all things digital—perhaps for good reason, but some contend that it’s a violation of free speech.
June 30, 2010
In-house clinics help government reduce the cost of health benefit claims.
June 8, 2010
When Virginia’s Hampton Roads Transit launched its performance dashboard, officials had to figure out what data to post and how to get employees to embrace it.
June 1, 2010
Improving efficiencies can help, but cutbacks at state medical schools don't.
May 1, 2010
Health care won't cost less until people get healthy. (Photo: Tony Alter/Flickr CC).
March 31, 2010
Did you know smoking costs the U.S. economy more than $193 billion each year? This includes $96 billion in health-care costs and $97 billion in lost productivity,...
March 1, 2010
Wind energy is blowing hot right now. Nationwide, wind farms are bringing in renewable energy and jobs, such as in Montana, as detailed in "Propelling...
February 1, 2010
As the days of traditional paper and file medical records start to fade, health care delivery is following suit. Patients want better access to care,...