September 25, 2015
With agency customers asking both for more and more complex cloud services, the Georgia Technology Authority is developing an enterprise approach to cloud.
September 17, 2015
Ohio’s largest county is latest to move servers to state data center.
July 28, 2015
Data sharing and analysis platform gives employees access to data from across the city, along with new tools to crunch it.
July 6, 2015
IT chiefs react to looming retirements and tech changes.
April 1, 2014
Failure to teach students even basic theory behind how computer technology works has several implications -- none of them positive. That’s the motivation behind a new push to boost computer learning in public schools.
March 1, 2014
Allowing drought-plagued Californians to see how much water their neighbors use inspired customers to consume 5 percent less.
February 1, 2014
Most agencies can’t match private-sector pay, and governments can no longer depend on superior benefits packages as a recruiting tool.
January 1, 2014
The top 3 tech policy trends that will demand attention from state and local leaders this year.
November 1, 2013
All of the legal and legislative challenges to Obamacare leading up to the opening of the health insurance marketplaces would have wreaked havoc on any IT project.
October 1, 2013
For cities searching for ways to use mobile technology effectively, Boston's latest app offers a case study on how to do it right. It’s transforming the citizen/government relationship.
September 1, 2013
CIOs won’t get anywhere without close cooperation with political leaders and agency managers.
August 1, 2013
From the moment an IT project is launched, there’s political pressure from agencies to back off business changes that would deliver results.
June 28, 2013
One of the surest ways to crush innovation is to run it through the typical government procurement process. Government purchasers have to act faster.
May 31, 2013
Mobile technology is creating new ways for officials to violate public records laws. Orange County, Fla., learned that the hard way.
April 30, 2013
Thanks to a little bit of luck and a lot of preparation, the state’s important computer systems and network withstood the storm.
March 29, 2013
An influx of young lawmakers could lead to better technology investments.
February 28, 2013
If there was any doubt about citizen desire to register online, California’s one-month experience with it running up to the November general election erased it.
January 31, 2013
These best e-government practices aren't from this side of the pond.
December 28, 2012
Letting the public test unfinished products saves agencies money and time.
November 30, 2012
After years of belt-tightening, CIOs are being petitioned to innovate.
October 31, 2012
Washington, D.C., one of the most congested cities in the country, is testing technology that could ease traffic gridlock.
September 28, 2012
The ‘Best of the Web’ winners showcase must-have features for effective public-sector sites.
August 31, 2012
Some worry terrorists could shut down the economy with the click of a mouse.
July 31, 2012
A rapidly spreading rumor about the California city last year offers a cautionary tale for public officials who think social media has little to do with the business of governing.
June 5, 2012
Utah's former CIO Steve Fletcher says cybersecurity is everyone's job.
May 31, 2012
In too many instances, they aren’t on the same page -- or even speaking the same language.
April 30, 2012
An informal group of seven city CIOs is launching its first project: a website that will house standardized data from each city.
March 30, 2012
The hit movie details how the Oakland Athletics baseball team analyzed patterns and huge sets of data to improve their record. Colorado is doing the same to improve public policy.
February 29, 2012
Giving every student a laptop won’t close the achievement gap. Careful policymaking to make sure the tools are used to improve learning might.
January 31, 2012
Some cities have switched to the cloud with ease, but Los Angeles, for example, had to abandon it for law enforcement because of outdated security policies.
January 1, 2012
Roanoke, Va., and other cities are experimenting with new technologies that capture energy from footsteps, cars and more.
November 30, 2011
Milwaukee hopes to pioneer new tech advances in farming that would create jobs and eliminate food deserts in depressed neighborhoods.
October 31, 2011
New technologies are making it safer for government employees to access sensitive data on their personal computers and smartphones.
September 30, 2011
A new initiative in the nation’s capital is looking to close a stark digital divide.
August 31, 2011
Governments must interact using both traditional websites and social media.
July 29, 2011
Vivek Kundra brought state IT leaders into policy discussions at an unprecedented level. They’re nervous about who might take his place.
June 30, 2011
A new tool helps agencies measure the value of transparency, trust and accountability.
May 31, 2011
Moving to the cloud doesn't relieve agencies from ensuring public services and programs continue to operate in spite of technological hiccups.
April 29, 2011
The time to upgrade to IPv6 -- and take advantage of its innovative technologies -- is now.
March 31, 2011
The handheld device is proving handy for cities.
February 28, 2011
Can self-service laptop dispensers help libraries offer more public computers?
February 1, 2011
Small loans help cities and counties make initial investments in money-saving technology.
January 1, 2011
The Urban Living Lab will show real-world implications of energy-efficient technology.
December 1, 2010
A U.S. Defense official leads the charge for a less restrictive, more effective approach.
November 1, 2010
It tends to come in two forms: a centralized model and a federated approach.
October 1, 2010
Michigan broadens its IT consolidation initiative to facilities and administrative services.
States must create better ways of modernizing important computer systems before they become a liability.
State and local governments use social networks to save time and enhance collaboration.
June 30, 2010
Arizona pits the public sector against the private sector in a cloud e-mail face-off.
June 1, 2010
Texas focuses on cross-agency operations and innovation opportunities – and saves money.
May 1, 2010
Recently created government "apps" contests are popular, but are they worth doing?
A small Texas town has turned civic participation into an online game, complete with virtual currency.
The experiment could help states cut the cost of protecting sensitive government information.
An innovative technology deal turns political for the Los Angeles City Council president.
Utah allows employees to use social media on the job, but lays down the rules.