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Georgia Makes Way for Driverless Vehicles, 18 Miles of It

The Ray, an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in southern Georgia, functions as a test bed for next-generation transportation technologies, including striping to enable autonomous vehicle use.

By Skip Descant, Government Technology  |  January 8, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Microlending Sparks Hope and Renewal in Rochester, N.Y.

As New York’s third-largest city finds its industrial giants continuing to downsize, a unique, no-interest loan program based on crowdfunding is stimulating a business revival at the grass-roots level.

By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller  |  January 7, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Governing and the Transformations to Come

Everything government does is affected by technological change. Chronicling that change, and the challenges it creates, is our new focus.

By Governing Editors  |  January 6, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

Drone Strike in Iran, Cyberattack Retaliations Predicted

After a drone strike killed a high-ranking Iranian military official in Baghdad on Friday, American cybersecurity officials warn that the response could come in the form of cyberattacks.

By Staff, Government Technology  |  January 4, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Finance

How Communities Can Benefit from Amazon’s Great Data Caper

By building on the data they gave away in the HQ2 competition, they can support the real engine of job growth: entrepreneurship

By Rob Lalka, Tulane University  |  January 6, 2020
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CIO Uses Courage, Persistence to Uplift Detroit Through Tech

Caring, passionate, and having always pushed back against the status quo, Beth Niblock has used her role as Detroit Chief Information Officer to revitalize the city with technology after a tough period of bankruptcy.

$1 trillion

Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, became the fourth U.S. company to hit the amount in market value last Thursday. Alphabet, Apple, Amazon.com, and Microsoft are the only U.S. companies to reach this amount.

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