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          Ben Miller

          Associate Editor of GT Data and Business


          Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.

          April 20, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Tracking the Rapid Rise in Unemployment Insurance Claims

          Every state in the country江苏体彩11选5走势图 is currently going through a historic, gargantuan rise in unemployment insurance claims. Numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor help to show when, where and how much.

          April 16, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Survey Shows Most Cities Expect Revenue Loss, Service Cuts

          The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on an economic deep freeze, and as a result, most cities in the U.S. are anticipating revenue shortfalls this year, according to new survey data — especially the larger cities.

          April 14, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Text-to-911 Saves Lives, but Data Suggests It Remains Rare

          Data on the availability of text-to-911 is spotty, so it's difficult to get a consistent national picture. However, the numbers that are available show that some states are far more advanced than others.

          April 13, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          IBM Offers COBOL Help for Government to Deal with Crisis

          Right now, governments are navigating decades-old systems through an unprecedented crisis of demand. To help, IBM has started a three-pronged project to assist them in keeping COBOL-based systems up to speed.

          April 10, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Government Websites, Social Engagement See Dramatic Uptick

          New data from technology companies Cloudflare and ZenCity help to illustrate when, how and to what extent interaction with government online has changed since COVID-19 led to widescale shutdowns across American society.

          April 7, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          As Unemployment Claims Spike, New Jersey Seeks COBOL Coders

          Like most government jurisdictions, New Jersey runs a lot of old technology. Like the rest of the country江苏体彩11选5走势图, it is dealing with a huge surge in claims for unemployment insurance. So the governor is asking for help.

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          Here's How Much Each State Should Receive from the CARES Act

          The act, a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, will distribute $150 billion among states, localities, tribal governments and territories proportional to population. Here's how that distribution is likely to play out.

          March 25, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Coronavirus: 9 CIOs Explain How They're Enabling Telework

          We asked technology leaders at state and local governments across the country江苏体彩11选5走势图 what they're using to enable public servants to work without coming into an office. Here's what nine of them said.

          March 24, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Rick Smith

          CEO and Founder, Axon

          March 20, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Bill Aims to Strengthen .Gov Program, Expand Municipal Use

          The federal government offers .gov as a means of adding credibility to governments online, but few local jurisdictions use it. A new bill would create grants to help more state and local agencies make the jump.

          March 19, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Map: State Coronavirus Websites and Number of Reported Cases

          As institutions shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19, every state has set up a website to inform residents. Here we link to those pages, as well as give daily updates on the number of reported cases in each state.

          March 12, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Ride Report, Dealer of Micromobility Data, Raises $10M

          Less than a year after its last cash infusion from investors, Ride Report is once again pulling in money. And in the intervening months, the company's customer count appears to have grown quickly.

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          UrbanLeap Raises $4.2M, Launches Tool to Find Pilot Projects

          The startup's new Discover tool is a way for public-sector employees to search for tests other governments have run on technology and policies, and to connect them with each other so as to share their knowledge.

          February 19, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Fewer Than One-Quarter of Counties Use Federal .Gov Program

          Data from the U.S. General 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Administration shows that larger counties are far more likely to participate in the .gov program than smaller ones, and certain states have barely touched it.

          February 14, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Tyler Technologies' Journey to $1 Billion in Revenue

          With its most recent financial filings, Tyler Technologies has officially hit a major milestone: For the first time, it has topped $1 billion in annual revenue. Here's a look at the company's past 20 years.

          February 6, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Data Suggests Many Counties Lag on Website Encryption

          A study from cybersecurity firm McAfee of county websites in 13 states found that smaller jurisdictions were generally less likely to encrypt their websites — a standard security measure — than larger ones.

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          McAfee Finds County Websites in 13 States Lack Basic Security

          The cybersecurity firm found that many counties in a group of electoral battleground states haven't taken measures — encrypting their websites and moving to .gov domains — that protect their credibility.

          January 14, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Springbrook Acquires Small Government-Focused BIAS Software

          Springbrook was itself just sold by Accela to the private equity firm Accel-KKR. Now, a matter of days later, it is acquiring a firm that works in the same space but with different customers.

          January 10, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          One Concern Acquires Startup Datmo for AI Expertise

          The "acqui-hire" will bring Datmo's founders in to lead One Concern's solutions and data sciences teams. One Concern uses AI to help governments simulate disasters so they can better prepare for them.

          January 7, 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Expectation versus Reality of Five Years in Gov Tech

          We asked five leaders in the gov tech market what they expected to happen in the past five years that did — or did not — come to pass. Their answers offer insight into what ground was gained and where there’s room to grow.

          December 5, 2019

          New York City Names Police IT Leader Jessica Tisch New CIO

          Tisch has led IT efforts for NYPD for six years, and has overseen the rollout of smartphones, tablets and body cameras for the largest police department in the country江苏体彩11选5走势图. Now she will steer citywide technology.

          November 6, 2019

          Strava Redesigns Data Product for the Government Layperson

          Strava Metro, which offers data on cyclists and joggers to the government for decision-making, used to be geared more toward technical users. A dramatic facelift has turned the product more toward the average employee.

          October 29, 2019

          Indiana CIO Neely to Depart State Government Next Month

          After 15 years working for the state government of Indiana, Dewand Neely is leaving for a role with a nonprofit. He leaves behind a legacy of technological progress, along with some big fans.

          October 17, 2019

          Oracle Uses AI to Improve Complex Case Management Software

          The technology giant has made changes to a platform made for the public sector that will, among other things, recommend actions for caseworkers to take and suggest possible benefits programs for citizens.

          October 9, 2019

          CityBase, Varuna Partner to Create Better Water Quality Data

          By moving from a few expensive, sophisticated water quality sensors to a lot of cheaper, less sophisticated ones and using AI on the resulting data, this young startup thinks it can change things for utilities.

          October 4, 2019

          4 Ways Gov Tech Startups Can Make Themselves More Secure

          Security is government IT's No. 1 priority, but startups like to "move fast and break things." At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, three security professionals gave advice on how tech companies can reduce risk.

          October 3, 2019

          Can Standardized Financial Data Help Government Save Money?

          Florida has passed a bill that could require local governments to submit financial data in a machine-readable format. California and the federal government are also considering bills. Here's how it could help cities.

          October 1, 2019

          Startup Uses Open Source to Help Cities Crunch Mobility Data

          Lacuna, a young startup based in California, wants to help local government set up the infrastructure necessary to gather and analyze data from scooter-share, bike-share, ride-hailing and more.

          September 30, 2019

          Who Is the State CISO? Data On Government's Cyberguardians

          Cybersecurity is government IT's number one priority, and its importance is only growing. So who are the people charged with protecting government's information? We gathered data on 158 state CISO terms to find out.

          September 27, 2019

          Colorado CTO McCurdy Leaves for Private Sector After 5 Years

          The state has changed rapidly during David McCurdy's time there, with a general push toward modernization and the cloud. As he leaves, the state is embracing experimentation with emerging technology.

          September 23, 2019

          Hackers Are Hitting Government More, but That’s Nothing New

          Data from cybersecurity researchers shows that ransomware attacks against government are spiking right now. But that's part of a larger trend — for years now, government has faced more and more hacking attempts.

          August 30, 2019

          BIOS Attacks and Four Other Security Trends from VMworld 2019

          Cyberattacks on state and local governments in the U.S. have been making the news lately, but what's coming down the road? Here are five security trends from the annual conference in San Francisco this week.

          August 29, 2019

          Second Data Center Gives City a World of Possibilities

          Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has a new data center that was originally meant to provide redundancy. But now, it's become a path toward the cloud, remote workforce, improved backups and more for the city.

          August 28, 2019

          Virtualization Lets Scotland Rapidly Modernize a Vital App

          At the VMworld 2019 conference, a representative of the Scottish government plotted out how his agency virtualized an application and lifted workloads into the cloud in order to get quick results.

          August 12, 2019

          Map: State Working Groups Studying Blockchain Technology

          Several states have established bodies to study blockchain technology in the past several years. They range from departmental groups with report deadlines to policy groups meant to bring forward bill ideas.

          August 9, 2019

          What Body Cams Do: Policy, Discretion and Deeper Problems

          In our series examining the impacts of body cameras, we conclude by looking at how different policies can influence outcomes, and why some problems are just too deep to be solved by technology alone.

          August 2, 2019

          What Body Cams Do: Resolving Complaints Against Officers

          In our ongoing examination of the impacts body cameras have on policing, we turn next to one of the clearest areas they make a difference — providing evidence when citizens complain about officers' conduct.

          July 26, 2019

          What Body Cams Do: Behavior, Accountability and Trust

          Five years after the killing of Michael Brown, has the widespread adoption of body-worn cameras by U.S. police departments changed the factors that led to his death, and the subsequent protests?

          July 12, 2019

          New INRIX Tool Could Help Scooters Park, and a Lot More

          The goal of the software is to help government digitize rules in a standardized format so that apps, navigation systems, researchers and anyone who's interested can find things like parking restrictions and speed limits.

          July 1, 2019

          Locking Down Data: The Rise of the Chief Privacy Officer

          As government collects more citizen data and cyberattacks increase in frequency, states are hiring chief privacy officers to keep all that data secure. Here’s a data-driven look at who’s doing the job and where.

          June 28, 2019

          Just How Common Are Body Cameras in Police Departments?

          There's not much in the way of hard numbers, but a solid guess based on surveys would be that a little more than half of all law enforcement agencies in the U.S. use body-worn cameras in some capacity.

          June 24, 2019

          States, Cities and Counties That Don't Have a Permanent CIO

          Six states, as well as three of the largest cities and counties in the U.S., are either lacking a chief information officer or have the position filled only in an interim capacity at the moment.

          June 3, 2019

          The Club of 50: Data on State Chief Information Officers

          Who are the people leading technology in state government? What career paths do they come from? How long do they stay in position? We gathered data for 206 state CIO terms going back to 1994 to find out.

          May 3, 2019

          Minn. Governor Wants to Abandon MNLARS, Buy Software Instead

          It's the first week at work for the state's new CIO, and the governor wants him to freeze work on the troubled vehicle licensing and registration system in order to buy a software package as a replacement.

          May 3, 2019

          Meet the Companies That Could Bring Government to Space

          The cost of accessing space has dropped rapidly, making it more feasible for state and local government to work with companies that launch, maintain and provide a range of services through satellites.

          April 23, 2019

          Connecticut Names State's First Chief Performance Officer

          David Wilkinson will be charged with setting up an interagency data sharing and performance management system so that the state can operate more efficiently, serve residents better and save money.

          April 23, 2019

          Brett Goldstein Leaves Ekistic Ventures for Federal Post

          Goldstein, who co-founded the urban tech investment firm in 2016 — and started the first predictive policing company to put its code online — is going to serve as director of the Defense Digital Service.

          April 12, 2019

          Massachusetts CIO Leaves for the 江苏体彩11选5走势图 that Makes Roombas

          Dennis McDermitt led IT for the commonwealth for four years but has moved on to the private sector. Spokespeople for Massachusetts and McDermitt's new company, however, offered scant details.

          April 11, 2019

          Startup Debuts Tractor for Gluing Fiber to the Ground

          It's called the FiberTRAXtor, and it looks like some kind of riding lawnmower. The machine uses a protective substance to glue fiber to the ground at 500 feet per hour, hoping to cut install time and costs.

          April 4, 2019

          Granicus Moves Into Digital 江苏体彩11选5走势图 With U.K. Acquisition

          Granicus bought the London-based company Firmstep, which has nearly two decades of experience setting up online services for local governments in the U.K. Now Granicus aims to bring Firmstep's platform stateside.

          March 26, 2019

          Pete Buttigieg

          Mayor, South Bend, Ind.

          March 22, 2019

          Federal Grants, Vendors to Break — at Long Last — from DUNS

          Dun & Bradstreet has provided the proprietary identification system to the federal government for decades. Now, the General 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Administration has picked a new contractor to move to a government-owned system.

          March 4, 2019

          Microsoft Speeds Show Broadband Use Is Far Lower than Access

          Much of the government conversation surrounding high-speed Internet revolves around who has access to it. But new data from Microsoft shows that access and actual use of broadband are two very different things.

          February 22, 2019

          Finding the Magic Line Below Which Cities Can Buy Stuff Easily

          A city's purchasing threshold can determine whether buying something involves calling up a few people for quotes or spending a year trudging through a rigid contracting process. So where's the line?

          February 12, 2019

          Linux Foundation Revives Mapzen, an Alternative to Giants

          The company shut down last year, but its user base remained. Now, the Linux Foundation is taking on the project so it can continue to provide an open source alternative to platforms that lock users in.

          February 6, 2019

          Florida Governor Proposes Yet Another Technology Shakeup

          The state of Florida's IT structure has been fluid for a long time, and the new governor is planning once again to shake things up. But this time, a technology advocate in the state says, it feels different.

          February 1, 2019

          Tyler's Latest Buyout Moves It Toward Federal, Platform Work

          Tyler Technologies, no stranger to mergers and acquisitions, has purchased MicroPact for $185 million. The company works a lot with the federal government, and its state and local efforts lean toward larger customers.

          January 29, 2019

          New Oklahoma Governor Adds Digital Transformation Secretary

          The secretary will not have direct oversight of the state IT department, but he is going to be working with the secretary who does, as well as CIO Bo Reese. Here's what he wants to accomplish.

          January 28, 2019

          Data Pinpoints the Moment When Police Body Cameras Took Off

          The protests in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014 started a national discussion about police body cameras. But data shows that it took some time — and money — for law enforcement to really become a big market for the technology.

          January 18, 2019

          Bill Splintering Oklahoma IT Would Counter National Trends

          The proposal, filed by the chair of the Oklahoma Senate Appropriations Committee, would rewind a long push to unify state IT operations. The bill's sponsor says it could save costs and fix services for certain agencies.

          January 16, 2019

          After 10 Years Serving Ohio, Randy Cole Joins Blockchain Startup

          The former executive director of the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission is joining a Cleveland blockchain company that wants to use the emerging technology to help government become more efficient.

          January 11, 2019

          UrbanLeap Launches in Larger Cities, Plans Expansion

          The company, which offers a platform for government to systematically try out new technology and ideas, has launched in pilot-happy Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and San Mateo County, Calif. It's also working to double its team.

          January 1, 2019

          Police Body Cameras: Digging Through the Data

          In the past two years, body-worn cameras have gone from a rare technology to a booming demand among U.S. law enforcement agencies. How did we get here, what does that market look like and where is it headed?

          January 1, 2019

          The 2019 GT 100: What It Takes to Win in Gov Tech

          In our fourth annual look at the growing market serving public-sector technology needs, 2018 saw some big deals and big exits that reshaped the way companies are approaching the gov tech space.

          December 10, 2018

          Nearly Half of U.S. Cities Have Fewer Than 1,000 Residents

          Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the vast majority of cities in this country江苏体彩11选5走势图 are small. In fact, most would be better described as "teeny tiny." Here's a look at the number of cities by population category.

          November 30, 2018

          江苏体彩11选5走势图's New API Gives Access to 260K Government Contacts

          Carroll Publishing has been collecting and validating government contact information and organizational charts for more than four decades. Now, it's opening that information up to developers via API.

          November 26, 2018

          AI Cuts Crashes 17 Percent in Vegas — But There's a Catch

          The experiment, which used AI to identify hot spots that police and transportation officials then responded to, was limited to one section of highway. And there are other mitigating factors — like hockey, for one.

          November 16, 2018

          Why Innovation May Be Easier at Small Public Safety Agencies

          It might seem counterintuitive, but in the public safety space, tech startup entrepreneurs say that big agencies with big budgets might not be the most innovative. Many like the creativity and agility of small agencies.

          November 9, 2018

          All the States with New Governors — and Maybe, New CIOs

          All in all, 20 states elected new governors on Tuesday, and eight changed parties. Governorship changes often — but not always — portend changes in IT leadership, so these will be states to watch.

          October 29, 2018

          Gwinnett County, Ga., Receives $50K Grant to Expand Use of Recidivism-Reducing Software

          The company, Acivilate, has been working with Gwinnett County for a while.

          October 26, 2018

          Just After Merger, CentralSquare Closes Its Only California Office

          Many workers at the office will still work remotely from California.

          October 22, 2018

          Verra Mobility Goes Public, the Second Gov Tech 江苏体彩11选5走势图 to Do So in Two Months

          The company provides traffic enforcement cameras and works closely with tolling authorities.

          October 19, 2018

          Oracle Hires Napa Assistant City Manager to Help Develop New Land Use Platform

          Peter Pirnejad had a lot of experience with Accela, which Oracle is now competing against.

          October 16, 2018

          Startup Crowdfunds App to Permit the Lemonade Stand

          Plus, ShotSpotter Moves Into Predictive Policing with Acquisition, Startup Raises $865k to Turn Facebook Into a Constituent Feedback Tool and more...

          October 15, 2018

          Oracle Launches Community Development Solution, Competing with Tyler and Accela

          The product, which Oracle plans to update on a quarterly basis, will begin with a focus on permits and inspections before moving on to zoning, land use, professional licensing and other areas.

          October 12, 2018

          To Weed Out Irrelevant Government Bids, Tech 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Turns to AI

          The company, Periscope Holdings, also thinks it can use the technology to help government procurement officials find cooperative purchasing opportunities.

          October 9, 2018

          Data Sharing in Cities: What's the Worst That Could Happen?

          Plus, Startup Raises $865k Seed Round to Make Facebook a Constituent Feedback Tool, New York City Uses Street Kiosks to Tell Open Data Stories and more...

          October 8, 2018

          Startup ePluribus Raises $865k to Turn Facebook into a Feedback Tool for Local, State and Federal Officials

          A core piece of the company's work is verifying user's identities to help deliver feedback to the right people.

          October 2, 2018

          Accela Officially Announces Collaboration with Microsoft, Smarsh and Actiance Finalize Merger

          Plus, Smarsh and Actiance finalize merger, FirstNet names new acting CEO and more...

          September 25, 2018

          CDT Awards $36M Contract for New LifeLine Program Management

          Plus, Anti-Bias Toolkit Offers Government a Closer Look at Automated Decision-Making and more...

          September 18, 2018

          As California Ends Money Bail, A Tech Startup Aims to Help People Make Their Court Dates

          Plus, 6 Gov Tech Companies Acquired by GTY Technology Holdings, Infiniti, an IT 江苏体彩11选5走势图 in California's Agile Vendor Pool, Has Been Acquired and more...

          September 12, 2018

          As California Ends Money Bail, Tech Startup Aims to Help People Make Their Court Dates

          As the most populous state replaces its bail system with risk assessments to determine who is most likely to fail to appear for their court dates, Uptrust is expanding its tool that it says helps people stay in compliance.

          September 11, 2018

          One of the Largest Gov Tech Mergers Now Has a Name: CentralSquare

          Plus, As Cities Push Back Against E-Scooters, One 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Launches "GovTech Platform", Startup ZenCity Raises $6M Series A, Round Includes Microsoft's Venture Arm and more...

          September 7, 2018

          As Cities Push Back Against E-Scooters, One 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Launches "GovTech Platform"

          The e-scooter company Bird's offering is tailored toward some of the exact complaints of cities like San Francisco and San Jose.

          September 6, 2018

          Startup ZenCity Raises $6M from Investors, Including Microsoft's Venture Arm

          The company analyzes 311 data and other citizen feedback sources to give local government a view into performance and sentiment.

          September 4, 2018

          Statecraft Becomes Openland, Not-Exactly-Slack for Real Estate Communications

          Plus, Columbus, Ohio, Publishes RFP for Multi-Modal Trip Planning App, San Francisco Chooses E-Scooter Companies, Releases Scoring Rubric and more...

          September 1, 2018

          Data Sharing: What's the Worst that Could Happen?

          Startups are producing lots of transit data that could help inform government policy — but not everyone agrees on what should be shared.

          August 31, 2018

          National League of Cities Releases Small Cell Guide for Local Government

          The equipment is popping up in urban environments across the country江苏体彩11选5走势图, and the NLC is trying to educate local governments before 5G hits.

          August 30, 2018

          Statecraft Pivots, Builds Communications Tool for Developers and Local Government

          The company has been busy — it also just raised more than $2 million.

          August 28, 2018

          Napa, Calif., Looking for Tech to Give a Better Experience to Tourists

          Plus, Startup Digitizes 17 Cities' Zoning Codes, Lets Local Gov Use It for Free, Texas City to Try Driverless Shuttles to Test its Infrastructure and Gather data and more...

          August 24, 2018

          Through Startup in Residence, Napa Wants to Personalize the Tourism Experience

          The city is already an international draw. Now it wants to focus on experience.

          August 21, 2018

          Startup Digitizes 17 Cities' Zoning Codes, Aiming to Answer Developers' and Governments' Questions

          The company's clients tend not to be in the public sector, so cities get to use its product free.

          August 21, 2018

          After Acquiring Paladin Data Systems, Dude Solutions Rolls Out Licensing & Permitting Software

          Plus, Next-Gen 911 Startup Raises $15M Series B, Columbus, Ohio, Requests Proposlas for Mobility-as-a-Service App and more...

          August 17, 2018

          After Acquiring Paladin Data Systems, Dude Solutions Rolls out SaaS Permitting and Licensing Software

          The company has worked a lot on facilities and asset management in the past, but with Paladin's SmartGov system it's getting into a new space.

          August 14, 2018

          A Startup Documented a Sharp Drop in Calls for 911 "Frequent Fliers" — Just by Sharing Information

          Plus, Responders Ventures, AWS Partner to Connect Emergency Responders to Tech, StreetLight Data Raises $10M Series C and more...

          August 13, 2018

          One 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Saw a Sharp Drop in Calls for 911 'Frequent Flyers' — by Sharing Information

          RideAlong is all about giving information to emergency responders who are interacting with people who have mental health problems. The company is working with its first few customers, and it's already seeing results.

          August 9, 2018

          More Government Websites Encrypt as Google Chrome Warns Users Non-HTTPS Sites Are 'Not Secure'

          The most popular Web browser has taken a stance against unencrypted websites. The move appears to be driving a shift toward encryption among state and local governments.

          August 7, 2018

          Conduent Sells Piece of Gov Tech Business to Avenu

          Plus, NIC launches drug prescription monitoring system, as new wildfires rage, California governor reconsiders statewide emergency alerts system and more...

          August 7, 2018

          Responder Ventures, Amazon Web 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Create Program to Connect Emergency Responders to Tech

          The program is called ResponderXLabs, and it's beginning with 13 companies that will focus on back-office work and software that saves time and money.

          August 7, 2018

          StreetLight Data Raises $10M, Plans for Data Visualization and International Growth

          The company provides transportation data and analytics on demand.

          July 31, 2018

          Superion, TriTech and Aptean Merge into One Gov Tech Behemoth

          Plus, PayIt makers former Illinois CTO its Chief Client Officer, ACLU tests Amazon Rekognition on lawmakers, software misidentifies many and more...

          July 25, 2018

          Superion, TriTech and Aptean Merge into Gov Tech Behemoth

          The companies offer administrative, public safety and health-care solutions for thousands of state and local government agencies across North America.

          July 24, 2018

          Los Angeles Set to Install 1,500 Smart Traffic Signal Controllers

          Plus, County Sheriff in Washington State Attributes Decline in Preventable Crashes to Telematics, Kentucky CIO Considers 5G to Connect Rural Residents and more.

          July 20, 2018

          Illinois Makes Its IT Department a Permanent Fixture

          The Department of Innovation and Technology was created through executive order in 2016. Now it's officially codified in state law.

          July 17, 2018

          Google Maps Restricts Its API, Government Shrugs

          Plus, Former Accela Leader Heads to Seamless Docs, CivicPlus Acquires CMS 江苏体彩11选5走势图 and more...

          July 13, 2018

          Google Maps Restricts Its API, Government Collectively Shrugs

          The changes will make it more difficult for people to make custom maps using Google's software, but it doesn't appear likely to mean much to state and local government.

          July 10, 2018

          Can Gluing Fiber to the Ground Lower the Cost of Broadband?

          Plus, Iowa aims for mobile driver's licenses this year, how government is using IoT as adaptive technology for people with disabilities and more...

          July 6, 2018

          By Gluing Fiber to the Ground, Startup Thinks It Can Slash Broadband Installation Costs for Local Government

          The startup is running a series of pilot tests right now to try out a new way of setting up last-mile fiber connections.

          July 3, 2018

          Accela CEO Steps Down, 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Launches New Products

          Plus, welcome to Droneville, USA, Tacoma, Wash., awards $5m contract to new red light camera operator and more...

          July 1, 2018

          Drones Take Flight for Local Government

          Four regions of the country江苏体彩11选5走势图 are poised to take advantage of relaxed rules from the FAA.

          June 29, 2018

          Accela CEO Ed Daihl Steps Down, 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Embraces Microsoft Azure for its Future

          The CEO was only on board for a little more than a year, but a lot happened in that time. Now, as he leaves, the company is taking on a major cloud computing partnership.

          June 26, 2018

          Civic and Gov Tech See Positives in Microsoft Buying GitHub

          Plus, BidPrime sues SmartProcure, SmartProcure calls it a misunderstanding, urban innovation fund officially closes $22.5M first fund and more.

          June 26, 2018

          Accela Launches Planning and Building Apps, Hoping to Streamline Development

          The company said transparency — among other functionalities — can help reduce the amount of time it takes for a city to approve development.

          June 21, 2018

          BidPrime, SmartProcure Lawsuit Highlights the Competitive Nature of Government Bid Space

          BidPrime has accused SmartProcure of scraping thousands of bid listings from its database. SmartProcure doesn't deny doing it, but contends it didn't keep the data and did nothing wrong — and that BidPrime is trying to "disrupt" SmartProcure's business.

          June 19, 2018

          Civic Tech, Gov Tech See Positives in Microsoft's Acquisition of GitHub

          Microsoft bought GitHub for $7.5 billion. What will that mean for the platform, which has become a big part of the work of transforming how government works with technology?

          June 19, 2018

          How Will Government Grapple With the Fallout of Public Data Concerns?

          Plus, getting to tech woke, Colorado moves benefits management system to Salesforce and more.

          June 12, 2018

          GovTech Fund Announces $25M Second Fund, New Advisory Council

          Plus, NIC co-founder departs, high-profile CIOs step in, how Sacramento plans to use its digital license plates and more.

          June 11, 2018

          Govtech Fund Announces Second Fund, Reveals Where Boston and OpenGov Leaders Went

          The firm has a pool of about $50 million total to draw from now.

          June 5, 2018

          Digital License Plate Pilot Brings New Opportunities to California’s Capital

          The city of Sacramento is piloting digital license plates on a couple dozen of its electric cars, and the potential benefits of the dynamic new devices are many, including safety, diagnostics and public information.

          June 5, 2018

          How Will Tech Help Government Deal with a Changing World?

          Plus, Microsoft acquires GitHub, Colorado to test Integrated Roadways' smart pavement and more.

          June 1, 2018

          Can Government Turn Up the Heat on Climate Change?

          Cutting-edge tech could help governments manage the impact of a shifting environment.

          May 29, 2018

          San Francisco's Agile Approach to Designing Housing Portal Offers Lessons for Others

          Plus, 江苏体彩11选5走势图less health care to on-street parking: 9 more startups from Bridge SF, Integrated Roadways announces contract with Colorado to install smart pavement and more.

          May 25, 2018

          Long Beach Finds Data Sharing Is Worth the Struggle

          City Innovation head Tracy Colunga highlights what happens when multiple departments agree to share data that uncovers the high impact of repeat offenders.

          May 24, 2018

          From 江苏体彩11选5走势图less Health Care to On-Street Parking: 9 More Startups from Bridge SF

          The Bridge SF conference embraced startups this year. Here's a sampling of them.

          May 23, 2018

          Four Things San Francisco Learned While Upending its Affordable Housing Application Process

          The department tried an agile, user-centered approach to building its new housing portal. It liked the outcome.

          May 22, 2018

          A Look at the Eight Newest Startup in Residence Companies

          Plus, Callyo names Steve Ressler its new president, Seminole County, Fla., to accept payments in Bitcoin — sort of, plus more.

          May 22, 2018

          Startup in Residence Aims to Expand to 100 Cities, Announces Newest Local Government Projects

          The program's latest projects range from improving 311 efficiency to rounding up a city's list of buildings for hurricane damage assessment.

          May 18, 2018

          Seminole County, Fla., Becomes First to Try Taking Payment by Bitcoin — Sort of

          The county expects the new system to be faster and cheaper than regular card payments.

          May 15, 2018

          Miguel Gamiño Becomes Mastercard's Point Person for Government Work

          Plus, to fight opioid addiction with sewage, startup raises $2.5M, Tyler Technologies shakes up leadership, announces Socrata purchase price, plus more.

          May 15, 2018

          Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop, to Lead Police Tech Startup Callyo

          The company has made a cellphone alternative to police body cameras.

          May 8, 2018

          Civic Engagement Startup ZenCity Wins Microsoft Money

          Plus, MuniCode buys agenda and meeting management company, Boston Marathon serves as an early testbed for FirstNet and more.

          May 8, 2018

          Miguel Gamiño Joins Mastercard to Lead City Partnerships

          He will focus on finding the urban problems the financial company can address.

          May 1, 2018

          ZenCity, an AI Civic Engagement Startup, Earns $1M from Microsoft and Other Investors

          The company beat out about 200 other startups to win the prize.

          May 1, 2018

          Sidewalk Labs Debuts a New Transportation Data Tool

          Plus, Texas hires Deloitte to manage digital services, AI assistant project, Salt Lake City, New York City take on wireless tech research and more.

          April 27, 2018

          Sidewalk Labs' New Tool Uses Smartphone Data to Model Changes in Transportation

          With some educated guessing, one can pull a lot of information out of a cellphone's location data.

          April 24, 2018

          Tyler Technologies Acquires Data Pioneer Socrata

          Plus, VaultRMS also acquired, RapidSOS raises $16M plus more...

          April 23, 2018

          VaultRMS Acquired, Makes Its Software Free

          The company offers tools for firefighters to track their exposure to harmful substances.

          April 18, 2018

          Tyler Technologies Acquires Socrata

          At their core, Tyler Technologies and Socrata are two government data companies.

          April 17, 2018

          What Does a Blockchain Property Deed Look Like?

          Plus, Bridge SF conference to serve as demo day for STiR companies, PayIt debuts new Kansas platform, and more.

          April 10, 2018

          How Rural America Might Get Creative to Achieve High-Speed Internet

          Plus, Atlanta seeking smart city infrastructure, more ideas from the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge, and more.

          April 3, 2018

          Blockchain Voting Has its First Testbed State: West Virginia

          Plus, a startup is helping cities run pilot tests before buying, Superion buys the main tech for dealing with false 911 calls, and more.

          March 28, 2018

          West Virginia Becomes First State to Test Mobile Voting by Blockchain in a Federal Election

          The state is performing a pilot test for military service members who can't vote in person.

          March 28, 2018

          Superion Acquires the Market's Main 911 False Alarm Technology

          The company is buying Public Safety Corp., the firm that makes CryWolf.

          March 28, 2018

          Mark Campbell

          CIO, Atlanta Housing Authority

          March 27, 2018

          Mark43 Raises $38M Series C Round

          Plus, the anatomy of a Gov Tech pitch (podcast), even more Bloomberg Mayors Challenge projects, and more.

          March 26, 2018

          How Many Government Apps Are in App Stores? (Editorial)

          Hard to say, really.

          March 26, 2018

          UrbanLeap Wants to Shake Up City Tech Testing – and Some Big Names Are Helping

          The startup has been quietly building itself for nearly a year, but now it's got its first customers.

          March 20, 2018

          SeamlessDocs Raises $7.5M Series B Round

          Plus, New York City's CTO heads to the private sector, want data on opioid use? It's beneath your feet, and more.

          March 14, 2018

          New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño Departs for Private Sector

          He hasn't yet said where he's going, and the city has not named a successor.

          March 14, 2018

          Exclusive: SeamlessDocs Raises $7.5M in Funding, Pushes into State Government

          The company has expanded beyond its core services and is looking to grow.

          March 13, 2018

          Lots of Government Websites Don't Encrypt. Does it Matter?

          Plus, Accela launches out-of-the-box products for regulating marijuana and short-term rentals, Google launches service to help 911 centers locate callers' phones, and more.

          March 9, 2018

          As Google's Deadline for Web Encryption Looms, Many State and Local Websites Don't Meet the Standard

          The most popular Web browser wants every page on the Internet encrypted. Government is still behind.

          March 5, 2018

          'Sweat Equity': New Investor InState Partners Helps Overlooked Gov Tech Startups Find Early Customers

          It's venture capital meets government affairs, with a focus on middle America.

          February 27, 2018

          PayIt Adds Former State CTO to Board of Directors

          Plus, Georgia smart cities challenge will give local governments cash to play with, FirstNet off to a good start, and more.

          February 27, 2018

          Seneca Systems Raises $3.5M, Emphasizing Quick Deployment for Constituent 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Platform

          The company takes a fast-deployment, low-risk approach when it works with new customers.

          February 22, 2018

          PayIt Adds Former Illinois CTO to Board of Directors

          Mike Wons will be the newest voice advising the company.

          February 20, 2018

          Granicus Buys Vision Internet

          Plus, Louisville's drones-plus-ShotSpotter plan is first of its kind, CSC reorganizes, embraces the cloud and APIs, and more.

          February 16, 2018

          Louisville Plans to Become First U.S. City to Use Drones to Respond to Gunshots

          The city has applied for federal permission to launch self-guided drones to collect video at the scene of gunshot reports coming from its ShotSpotter system.

          February 15, 2018

          'Cryptojackers' Hit Government Websites: A New Flavor of Hacking, Courtesy of Third-Party Code

          Using a vendor's software, hackers were able to hijack the computing power of people visiting government websites this weekend.

          February 15, 2018

          Looking for End-to-End Integration, Granicus Acquires Government Website Builder Vision Internet

          Both companies are regulars on the GovTech 100 list.

          February 14, 2018

          CSDC Preps for Move to the Cloud, Hires New Leaders and Embraces the API

          The company offers enterprise software, most notably in permitting and licensing functions.

          February 13, 2018

          Data-Crowdsourcing Startup Hires Maury Blackman, Preps for Expansion in U.S.

          Plus, Berkeley, Calif., wants to pioneer the blockchain muni bond, fighting the flu with data, and more.

          February 9, 2018

          Berkeley, Calif., Plans for First Muni Bond Issued on Blockchain

          Elected officials in the city are working with a startup and university faculty to try to revamp the municipal bond issuance process.

          February 6, 2018

          How Three Gov Tech Startups Found Market Success

          Plus, Vermont city tests blockchain for real estate transactions, Columbus, Ohio, releases major smart city RFP, and more.

          February 6, 2018

          Maury Blackman Takes Leadership of International Data-Gathering Startup

          The company, Premise, has a worldwide network of contributors it pays to gather data, as well as machine learning capabilities set up to vet the data as it comes in.

          February 5, 2018

          Vermont City, Real Estate Startup Try Out Blockchain for Recording Property Transactions

          Examples of local government using blockchain are pretty hard to come by, but one city is testing the technology on property transactions.

          January 30, 2018

          Exclusive: Y Combinator Startup Tackles California's Notorious Housing Prices

          Plus, Accela hires experts to advice local government in emerging areas, thread response company Centrallo raises $1.5M seed round, and more.

          January 26, 2018

          Exclusive: New Startup Working on Software to Help Government Fix Housing Problems Enters Y Combinator

          The startup, Statecraft, is in its early stages — but it's got some very big ideas.

          January 25, 2018

          Marijuana Regs Top List of Challenges for Accela Expertise Center

          The center is designed to help government address the tech issues in emerging areas such as environmental health and the regulation of legalized pot.

          January 23, 2018

          Maury Blackman Jumps into Investing

          Plus, it's time for an UrbanOs, pairing cities with startups, and more.

          January 22, 2018

          2018 Gubernatorial Elections Likely to Reshape State IT Efforts

          A lot of statehouses will be changing hands after this year's elections, and with them will come a new wave of IT leaders.

          January 17, 2018

          Former Accela CEO Maury Blackman Jumps into Investing

          Blackman has made investments and taken positions on several company boards since leaving Accela.

          January 10, 2018

          Anne Roest Retires, NYC Hires Atlanta CIO Samir Saini as IT Commissioner

          The city is trading one Top 25 winner for another.

          January 9, 2018

          The Launch of the 2018 GovTech 100 List

          Plus, Martin O'Malley joins ClearGov's board of directors, and Mapzen shuts down.

          January 9, 2018

          Martin O'Malley Joins Startup ClearGov's Board of Directors

          The former Maryland governor made a name for himself with data. Now he's going to help lead a startup built on data.

          January 8, 2018

          2018 GovTech100: Raising the Profile

          Three years in, more signs emerge that upstart tech companies see government as a legitimate market.

          January 8, 2018

          Blockchain Voting Startup Raises $2.2M

          The money will help Voatz continue to test its mobile voting system in new places.

          January 2, 2018

          GIS 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Mapzen to Shut Down, but Users Can Still Grab the Open-Source Code and Data

          Mapzen's API and services will stop running on Feb. 1.

          January 2, 2018

          The Top Biz Stories of 2017

          Making marijuana legal, a new spin on predictive policing, and more.

          December 20, 2017

          After Raising $43M, Passport Jumps into Tolling and Eyes International Expansion

          It's going to be a busy 2018 for Passport.

          December 19, 2017

          Nextdoor Raises Gargantuan Fundraising Round

          Plus, White House report ignores some of Oracle's key complains, Connecticut estimates half-million-dollar savings from open data, and more.

          December 14, 2017

          Net Neutrality Repeal: Government IT Officials Respond with Trepidation

          Public IT leaders worry that the end of net neutrality will harm their constituents, and are searching for solutions.

          December 12, 2017

          Startup Pulls in $3M to Help Prisoners Assimilate Back into Society

          Plus, Dallas eyes city-county partnership on public safety radio modernization, with net neutrality vote looming, cities look to publicly owned internet options, and more.

          December 11, 2017

          Startup Aiming to Help Prisoners Return to Society Pulls in $3M Seed Round

          Acivilate's funding round includes money from a public-private venture firm that the state of Georgia has capital invested in.

          December 5, 2017

          Filing Shows GovTech Fund Raising Second Capital Pool

          Plus, NEOGOV acquires online training company, legislators press for answers, Minnesota hires FAST to work on troubled system, and more.

          November 28, 2017

          Neighborly Angles for the Big Fish, and Preps for Blockchain

          Plus, Seattle uses SADA systems software to streamline construction work, Rhode Island, Tech companies work to bring the Caribbean online after hurricane, and more.

          November 22, 2017

          Neighborly Launches Effort Aimed at Big Bond Investors, Tinkers with AI and Blockchain

          To lead the new Neighborly Investments effort, the company has brought in financial-sector veteran Christine Todd.

          November 21, 2017

          After Three Years and 200 Cities Served, Transit Startup Optibus Raises $12M Series A Round

          Plus, new transit fare systems sweep the nation, New Orleans data leader heads to Socrata, and more.

          November 16, 2017

          Ed Winfield Joins Maricopa County, Ariz., as CIO

          The former Wayne County, Mich., CIO will start his new position with the U.S.' fourth-largest county in January.

          November 15, 2017

          Optibus, a Fast-Growing Transit Optimization Startup, Raises $12 Million Series A Round

          The company uses machine learning to suggest the most efficient use of resources. But it wants to offer more.

          November 14, 2017

          Peer-to-Peer Website Aims to Connect Governments as They Evaluate Tech

          Plus, Virginia police collect crime tips through mobile app, cyberinsurance is gaining steam in state government, and more.

          November 7, 2017

          Startup Launches Peer-to-Peer Tech Solution Network for Local Government

          Govlaunch will ask local government officials to verify what technology they're using and submit use cases.

          November 7, 2017

          AI Chatbots, Government Mobile Apps and How to Approach IoT the Right Way

          Plus, traffic accident prediction startup pulls in $2.3M seed round, Cubic wins half-billion-dollar contract for NYC transit payment overhaul, and more.

          November 3, 2017

          How Government Can Avoid Rushing into IoT

          If the Internet is going to creep out into the nooks and crannies of the world, there are some questions government will need to answer.

          November 1, 2017

          Will AI Chatbots Replace the Government Mobile App?

          A look at where the emerging technology of artificial intelligence-powered chatbots is headed.

          October 31, 2017

          Agile Gov Tech at the Local Level, Minus Procurement Reform

          Plus, traffic accident prediction start up raises $2.3m seed round, constituent engagement startup finishes $10k crowdfunding round, and more.

          October 26, 2017

          Constituent Engagement Startup ePluribus Raises $10,000 Through Crowdfunding

          The company is in very early stages, but now it has some money to move forward.

          October 25, 2017

          Agile at the Local Level: New York Town Tries a New Approach with Tax Software

          It was a new twist on what started as a traditional procurement process.

          October 24, 2017

          Exclusive: OpenGov Acquires Peak Democracy

          Plus, CivicPlus buys BoardSync, Mark43 announces system for body cam video, plus more.

          October 23, 2017

          Mark43 Announces Digital Evidence System for Body Cams, Other Recordings

          The company says the product will automatically match digital evidence with crime logs and case files in other systems.

          October 20, 2017

          Exclusive: OpenGov Acquires Peak Democracy, Aims for Citizen Feedback Across Product Lines

          OpenGov had a lot of tools to help government work better with itself. Now it wants to bring citizens further into the process.

          October 17, 2017

          Online Voting Has a Security Problem. Is Blockchain the Answer?

          Plus, Oracle's federal comments draw tech community criticism, DigitalTown makes sixth acquisition since 2015, and more.

          October 16, 2017

          Exclusive: New York City Hires Quiessence Phillips as Deputy CISO to Help Lead New Cyber Command

          Phillips brings a decade of information security experience to the job.

          October 13, 2017

          Hackers May Have Breached System Containing Government Email; Deloitte Says None Were "Impacted"

          Many details of the hack remain unclear.

          October 12, 2017

          Oracle's Federal IT Modernization Comments Draw Fire from Tech Industry

          A company leader railed against open source coding, custom software, 18F and the U.S. Digital Service in comments to a White House council.

          October 9, 2017

          BuildingEye Launches Fire Department Inspection Map in San Francisco, Looks to Expand to Other Cities

          The company was already mapping permit and inspection data from other departments, but this is the first time it's worked with a fire department.

          October 2, 2017

          NIC Expands Gov2Go to All 50 States

          The platform, which emphasizes mobile devices, offers reminders and one-tap payment for government services.

          October 1, 2017

          Can Blockchain Bring Voting Online?

          Blockchain has the potential to bring online voting to the mainstream, but some experts worry security concerns outweigh its potential benefits.

          September 29, 2017

          Ask Joe: Five Common Mistakes Marketers Make When Targeting Government

          Joe Morris, vice president of research for e.Republic, Government Technology's parent company, writes about pitfalls people make when trying to market to the public sector.

          September 28, 2017

          Private Equity Firm Acquires Accela in What May Be the Biggest Gov Tech Deal Ever

          The move likely means rapid growth for Accela, starting with expansion into the European market.

          September 26, 2017

          Deloitte Admits Email Hack, Says No Government Clients Impacted

          The scale, timing and nature of the attack remain unclear.

          September 25, 2017

          App Aims to Provide Police with Cheaper Alternative to Body Cams

          The 10-21 Video service aims to bring police video recordings to cellphones, without the burden of storing it.

          September 21, 2017

          Ohio Turns to Private Sector Data Analytics for Smarter, Safer Transportation

          A contract, awarded to Inrix and StreetLight Data, will extend out to multiple state agencies and local governments, streamlining information sharing and improving the state's transportation network.

          September 19, 2017

          Four Companies Working to Fix the RFP

          Plus, DigitalTown offers "stock" in websites to city residents, Henderson, Nev., develops a smart city strategic plan, and more...

          September 15, 2017

          DigitalTown to Offer Stock Market-Style Shares in Web Portals to City Residents

          This share transaction system, which would enable people to buy and sell digital stakes as they wish, will run on a blockchain.

          September 12, 2017

          How Artificial Intelligence Fits into State and Local Government

          Plus, how to win at gov tech, no more secret surveillance in local law enforcement, and more...

          September 7, 2017

          Ask Joe: What Does it Take to Win in Gov Tech?

          Joe Morris, vice president of research for e.Republic, Government Technology's parent company, talks about what winning looks like when selling to the public sector.

          September 1, 2017

          Automation Beyond the Physical: AI in the Public Sector

          26 ways artificial intelligence is, or could, help government do its job.

          August 31, 2017

          To Build a Better Way to Talk to Elected Officials, Startup Turns to Crowdfunding

          Two brothers attending Stanford University are launching a civic engagement startup together.

          August 29, 2017

          Splunk's Public-Sector Expansion Will Lean on the Smart City

          Plus, an app that clears parking tickets is under legal scrutiny, Colorado is named the top state for online businesses and more...

          August 17, 2017

          CityBase Acquires Department of Better Technology

          Both companies work on digitization for local government, especially in the field of back-end automation, an area that has been underserved by gov-tech startups.

          August 16, 2017

          Survey Looks for Gov-Tech Startup Insights

          Plus, a company explores whether roads can pay for themselves, Granicus makes its first acquisition since merging with GovDelivery and more...

          August 16, 2017

          Startup Seeks Cities to Test Bonds that Put a Twist on Pay-for-Success

          Neighborly wants to try a kind of risk-reducing bond to finance infrastructure projects that have an element of uncertainty to them.

          August 14, 2017

          Roads that Pay for Themselves: Startup Nears Two Smart Pavement Pilot Project Contracts

          Integrated Roadways is close to securing contracts for projects where they could test out "smart pavement" aimed at making roads financially self-sufficient.

          August 11, 2017

          To Benchmark Gov-Tech Startups, Investment Firm Surveys the Field

          Urban.Us wants to paint a clearer picture of the gov-tech startup ecosystem. So they're going straight to the source: the companies that make it up.

          August 10, 2017

          Granicus Acquires Agenda Tech 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Novusolutions

          It's the first acquisition Granicus has made since merging with GovDelivery last year.

          August 8, 2017

          The Rise of the Government Chatbot

          Plus, Munetrix sues Socrata, FiscalNote buys advocacy-focused firm VoterVoice and more...

          August 3, 2017

          Munetrix Sues Socrata for Allegedly 'Screwing' it Out of Michigan Contract

          Munetrix alleges in a lawsuit that Socrata went back on an agreement to work together to build a data system in Michigan.

          August 1, 2017

          San Francisco's Gov Tech-Focused Startup Program Is Looking to Expand

          Plus, a Texas marketing agency creates platforms for cities to launch Alexa skills, the Montgomery County, Va., Sheriff's Department tests smart bulletproof vests, and more...

          July 25, 2017

          All About State and Local Government Contracts

          Plus, data startup LiveStories raises $10 million, Chattanooga launches a Socrata data mapping application and more ...

          July 21, 2017

          Ask Joe: So I Got on a Government Contract ... What Now?

          Joe Morris, vice president of research for e.Republic, Government Technology's parent company, discusses how companies should proceed once they've gotten onto a government contract.

          July 20, 2017

          Ask Joe: How Do I Get on a Government Contract?

          Joe Morris, vice president of research for e.Republic, Government Technology's parent company, discusses differences between RFPs and state- or county-wide contracts, and offers tips for companies looking to get their foot in the door.

          July 19, 2017

          Digital Counties Survey 2017: Winners Focus on Knowing When, How to Introduce New Tech

          The first-place winners in this year's survey don't deploy technology for technology's sake.

          July 19, 2017

          Civic Data Startup LiveStories Pulls in $10M Series A Round

          The company is looking to stand out in a competitive niche.

          July 18, 2017

          Public Safety Venture Capital Firm Is Raising Money for Its First Official Fund

          Plus, DropCountr raises a $600K seed round, Nextdoor teams up with NOAA and more...

          July 13, 2017

          Public Safety Investors at Responder Ventures Pursue First Official Fund

          The firm thinks now is the time to be investing in public safety technology. One of the big reasons why? FirstNet.

          July 12, 2017

          Dropcountr Raises $600k Seed Round, Launches Spanish Version of Product

          It's the first time the company has turned to venture capital since its founding four years ago.

          July 11, 2017

          Las Vegas Awards First Pilot for Startup's Traffic Accident Prediction Software

          Plus, FAST wins a contract to modernize Oregon's DMV systems, Colorado's education transparency site garners mixed reviews and more...

          July 10, 2017

          Las Vegas to Pilot WayCare's Accident Prediction Artificial Intelligence Software

          In its first U.S. pilot, the startup plans to use AI software to predict accidents hours before they happen.

          July 7, 2017

          Oregon DMV Buys FAST Software to Replace Systems Older than Mark Zuckerberg

          It's a huge contract that will quite literally bring the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles into a new century.

          July 5, 2017

          One Startup's Quest to Help Local Government Find Its Own Citizens

          Plus, California's agile pilot project awards a key contract to CivicActions, Louisville offers its data through the IFTTT app, and more...

          July 3, 2017

          California's Agile Child Welfare Project Awards Bid to CivicActions

          The company will serve a central role amid other vendors working to set up a new child welfare system for a project the state is watching as a possible new way of approaching tech.

          June 27, 2017

          GovTech Fund Quietly Doubles Its Portfolio

          Plus, Chicago looks for new procurement tech, titans of local gov pursue 911 texting and more...

          June 20, 2017

          Govtech Fund Quietly Doubles the Number of Companies It's Investing In

          The fund has added seven new companies in a relatively short period of time.

          June 20, 2017

          When It Comes to 311, Cloud Solutions Now Dominate the Field

          Plus, ShotSpotter beats IPO expectations, Pondera receives private equity backing and more ...

          June 13, 2017

          Socrata FedRAMPs Up

          Plus, ShotSpotter hits the public market, Court Innovations secures a $1.8 million seed round and more ...

          June 7, 2017

          Socrata Clears FedRAMP, Embraces Non-Open Data

          The company is moving past its roots as an open data company.

          June 6, 2017

          Who Are the Big Cloud Players for State and Local Government?

          Plus California sets up three marijuana licensing systems, tips for designing with government employees in mind and more...

          June 1, 2017

          California Department of Technology Coordinates Integration of 3 Separate Cannabis Licensing Systems

          When voters in the state chose to legalize marijuana in November, they also gave the government a deadline by which they needed to start licensing cannabis businesses: Jan. 1, 2018.

          June 1, 2017

          Cloud Players: Who’s Who in the Government Market

          An examination of the industry’s big players in the state and local government market.

          May 30, 2017

          ClearGov Builds Comparative Data Portals for...Everybody

          Plus, ShotSpotter sets IPO targets, San Francisco's new and improved RFP, and more.

          May 26, 2017

          SAP Launches Cloud-Based ERP for Smaller Cities and Counties

          The company has retooled one of its existing products to meet government’s functionality and reporting needs.

          May 23, 2017

          OpenGov, Neighborly Continue Hot Streak for Gov Tech Funding News

          Plus three things election tech officials are looking for, the transformational power of blockchain, and more...

          May 19, 2017

          Twitter, Uber Plan to Further Evolve Their Civic Engagement Strategies

          The tech companies aren't political, but they're most definitely getting involved in elections.

          May 17, 2017

          3 Things Election Tech Officials Need Right Now

          The opportunity to build tech for elections is growing.

          May 16, 2017

          OpenGov Raises $30M in Series C Round, Plans More Product Launches

          The company has been growing fast.

          May 16, 2017

          2 Tech Startups Rake in the Cash

          Plus CIOs talk cloud and procurement, states pilot a digital driver's license, and more ...

          May 10, 2017

          Remix Raises $10M, Sequoia Leads Series A Round

          The transit planning company plans on using the money to help expand internationally.

          May 9, 2017

          Solar-Powered Bench Maker Raises $2.5M in Seed Round

          The makers of Soofa are growing.

          May 9, 2017

          3 Pieces of Advice for Success in Gov Tech

          Plus, a Gov Tech 100 company goes public, Los Angeles sets up an AI chatbot, and more...

          May 8, 2017

          3 Pieces of Advice for Setting Up a Successful Gov Tech 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          At TiECon 2017 in Santa Clara, Calif., some gov tech leaders parceled out advice on how to successfully sell to the public sector.

          May 2, 2017

          Kansas Picks Startup to Lead Digital Citizen Service Initiative

          Plus, a Silicon Valley tech conference embraces gov tech, a purchasing co-op signs a cloud access security broker and more ...

          April 27, 2017

          TiECon Tech Entrepreneurship Conference Embraces Gov Tech Market

          The conference is offering a free track on gov tech for the first time.

          April 27, 2017

          Kansas Chooses PayIt to Build Digital Citizen 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          The company has a contract, but isn't saying much about what its work will be at the moment.

          April 21, 2017

          Young Startup Wants to Train AI Better, Faster Using Synthetic Data

          Automated DL is going through an accelerator program right now, focusing on cybersecurity. But that's not the only thing the company is thinking about.

          April 19, 2017

          APPCityLife's AI Chatbot Could Help Computer-Less Immigrants Access City 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          The team is working on the project for its submission in the 2017 NYC BigApps competition.

          April 14, 2017

          Federal Certification for Encryption Software Could Help Government Use Legacy System Data, HPE Says

          Hewlett Packard Enterprise has won a first-of-its-kind validation for format-preserving encryption.

          April 12, 2017

          Cupertino, Calif.'s Buildingeye Launch Puts Apple's Construction Permits on a Map

          The Bay Area city makes the 15th government the startup has a contract with.

          April 10, 2017

          ClearGov Launches Stat Dashboard for School Districts

          The company is appropriating a tool for local government to use at the K-12 level.

          April 6, 2017

          How Government Is Reforming IT Procurement and What it Means for Vendors

          The way state and local government buys technology is changing. But how?

          March 30, 2017

          ProudCity Offers Free Websites to Small Cities, Builds API for Digital Benchmarking

          The company is shifting its business model as it grows out its product offerings.

          March 29, 2017

          Team Urban.Us

          Co-Founders Stonly Baptiste and Shaun Abrahamson

          March 27, 2017

          How Long are State and Local RFPs On the Street?

          A look at the pace of the market.

          March 27, 2017

          Accela's New CEO: Focus is on APIs, Gig Economy Tools and Faster Product Implementation

          The company has named its new permanent chief executive.

          March 20, 2017

          Exclusive: Predictive Policing Startup Publishes Code Online, Seeks to Address Bias

          CivicScape, now in the pilot test phase, thinks it can answer concerns about predictive policing.

          March 17, 2017

          SeamlessDocs Project Offers Free Web Analytics Dashboard to State, Local Government

          The company wants to bring a Web analytics portal created at 18F and the U.S. Digital Service to state and local government — no coding required.

          March 13, 2017

          State and Local IT Spending Forecast: Education, HHS Top the List

          A look at where governments will open their wallets in 2017.

          March 10, 2017

          Exclusive: OpportunitySpace Engages Y Combinator, Rebrands and Launches New Product

          Goodbye, OpportunitySpace; hello, Tolemi. And BuildingBlocks. And Y Combinator.

          March 8, 2017

          Pre-Seed Startup Begins Collecting Pilot Cities, Hopes to Build Seamless Citizen 江苏体彩11选5走势图

          Simple Connect is just getting its feet on the ground, but its ambitions are large.

          March 6, 2017

          Governments with an Eye on the Cloud Participate in Cooperative Cloud RFP

          Combining data sets to see which of the states that signed onto a cooperative cloud RFP have shown room to grow in buying cloud services.

          March 6, 2017

          Making It Legal: The Tech Implications of Regulating Recreational Marijuana

          Legalizing recreational marijuana has a broad range of policy implications for government. Do jurisdictions have the IT systems in place to deliver on the will of the voters?

          February 28, 2017

          How One Startup Thinks it Can Enable Cities to Use Drones

          AirMap thinks cities can use unmanned aircraft for a lot more than they are.

          February 17, 2017

          To Test Accident Prediction Software, Startup Aims for Three City Pilots

          An Israeli firm that hopes to predict traffic accidents is expanding to the U.S.

          February 9, 2017

          Procurement Startup Raises $1.8M with Eye Toward Serving Cities

          Vendor Registry thinks it can make procurement less painful.

          February 8, 2017

          STiR Startup Binti Rapidly Signs California Clients with Foster Care Software

          The company seeks to streamline the foster application process through automation and better process tracking.

          February 6, 2017

          Five Questions with New Granicus CEO Mark Hynes

          Plus, resolution on what the name of the company will be.

          February 3, 2017

          GovTech Business Watch: SunGard Acquisition Closes at $850M, NIC Plots 2017 Growth

          Plus, end-of-year earnings for Amazon Web 江苏体彩11选5走势图 and a new government support unit at Verizon.

          January 27, 2017

          GovTech Business Watch: Startup Working on AI for Police Body Camera Video, Itron Seeks App Functionality for Smart Meters

          Plus, a digital security and privacy-focused investment from the Omidyar Network.

          January 20, 2017

          For Civic Tech, Hope and Fear in the Age of Trump

          Will government tech advancements progress under President Donald Trump? Few answers, many questions.

          January 20, 2017

          GovTech Business Watch: Long Beach Signs $12 Million ERP Contract, AngelList Partner Names Gov Tech as Sector to Watch

          Plus, a new vice president at mySidewalk.

          January 19, 2017

          What's New in Civic Tech: GovLab Pushes Data Collaborations, Trump Names Federal Chief Digital Officer

          Plus, a sneak peek at the new federal Web design standards and further efforts to encrypt government Web domains.

          January 17, 2017

          Demystifying Civic Data Through Song, and 10 Other Civic Tech Finalists in the Knight Cities Challenge

          One organization's quest to pair data with a banjo.

          January 13, 2017

          GovTech Business Watch: Knight and Omidyar Fund Ethical AI, Aclara Acquires Smart Grid Firm

          Plus, Taser receives approval to launch a new police body camera.

          January 12, 2017

          What's New in Civic Tech: U.S. CTO Becomes Permanent Position, BigAppsNYC Winner to Gain Access to Wi-Fi Kiosks

          Plus, a new data visualization partnership within federal government.

          January 9, 2017

          New Asset Management Platform Plugs Machine Learning into Transportation

          The product, Atom, can “learn” how to transform data on its own, and draw on Google’s proprietary traffic data taken from user’s mobile phones.

          January 6, 2017

          GovTech Business Watch: $100B Tech Fund Sets Sights on AI and IoT, Taser Sells Thousands of Body Cameras at Year's End

          Plus, Socrata signs its first Alabama open data customer and Tyler Technologies wins an ERP bid in Texas.

          January 5, 2017

          What's New in Civic Tech: AI Compiles Database of Trump's Words, Crowdsourcing App Leads to Policy Change in Chicago

          Plus, data storytelling at the Department of Defense and a conversation about civic tech under the president-elect.

          December 22, 2016

          Can 18F’s Experimental Tech Procurement Make Its Way to State and Local Government?

          The federal agency wants to work quicker and more iteratively.

          December 21, 2016

          How CIOs and Other New Roles Help Government Address 'Wicked Problems'

          If a problem exists across departments or groups of people, collaboration is key to getting things done.

          December 20, 2016

          Tech Transitions in 2016

          Take a look back at the major career changes of the year.

          December 16, 2016

          GovTech Business Watch: Using Cloud-Based Analytics to Manage Stormwater Runoff, Oracle’s Cloud Business Grows

          Plus, Boston is on the hunt for smart city ideas.

          December 15, 2016

          What's New In Civic Tech: Tech Workers Say No to a Muslim Registry, U.S. Senate Passes OPEN Government Data Act

          Plus, San Francisco releases a Startup in Residence playbook and Long Beach, Calif., welcomes a new innovation director.

          December 9, 2016

          GovTech Business Watch: Tech-Centric Waste 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Chooses First City Partner, Omidyar Invests $4.5M in Three Groups

          Plus, new state police orders for TASER and 20 governments begin using new budgeting tool from OpenGov.

          December 8, 2016

          2016: The Year in Tech / Spotlight on the Gov Tech Scene

          In the fourth quarter of 2016, an Accela departure, major merger in the gov tech space and the general election outcome took center stage.

          December 8, 2016

          What's New in Civic Tech: Federal Agencies Struggle to Meet DATA Act Requirements, Los Angeles Releases Web Analytics Dashboard Guide

          Plus, meet the new round of Congressional Innovation Fellows.

          December 7, 2016

          2016: The Year in Tech / States and Counties Get Smart, Digital

          In the third quarter of 2016, winners of the Digital States and Digital Counties surveys were announced, among many other things.

          December 6, 2016

          2016: The Year in Tech / Tackling Social Media and Increasing Civic Engagement

          In the second quarter of 2016, social media, public-private partnerships, broadband and police data took center stage.

          December 6, 2016

          Six Years and $23 Million Later, mySidewalk CEO Steps Down

          Nick Bowden has left the company he started, and Chief Operating Officer Stephen Hardy is taking his place.

          December 5, 2016

          2016: The Year in Tech / Breaking Down Barriers to Data, Access

          In the first quarter of 2016, innovation, open data, Wi-Fi and the GovTech 100 list took center stage.

          December 2, 2016

          GovTech Business Watch: AWS Cloud Launches Partner Network, California Counties Embrace Digital Signatures

          Plus, Q3 earnings for Itron and a customer signing for Accela.

          December 1, 2016

          What's New in Civic Tech: Securing the Presidential Innovation Fellows, Open Data as a Bridge Between Parties

          Plus, San Francisco crowdsources feedback on tech spending.

          December 1, 2016

          2016: The Year in Tech

          According to our analytics, these are the stories readers most wanted to read in 2016 -- it’s a revealing look into the issues foremost on the minds of public-sector technology decision-makers.

          November 23, 2016

          What's New in Civic Tech: One-Step Representative Lookup, Mapping Hate Crimes, an Open CIO Position and a Civic Tech Guidebook

          A look at highlights and happenings in the world of civic tech.

          November 23, 2016

          Long Beach Innovation Offices Wave Goodbye to Two Leaders as End of Funding Looms

          The California city is preparing to move onto the next phase of innovation.

          November 21, 2016

          GovTech Business Watch: San Diego County Approves Nearly $1B IT Contract, Mergers and Acquisitions Abound

          A weekly roundup of news in the government technology market.

          November 17, 2016

          What's New in Civic Tech: Government Portals on Facebook, Spreading City-Startup Partnerships

          A look at highlights and happenings in the world of civic tech.

          November 15, 2016

          Boundless Launches GIS Products Based on Open-Source, Data-Rich Future

          Boundless is looking to create a license-free model for mapping tools.

          November 10, 2016

          What's New in Civic Tech: Uncertainty in the Age of Trump, Open Source Projects Abound

          A look at highlights and happenings in the world of civic tech.

          November 9, 2016

          2016 Digital Cities: Winners Focus on Transparency, Security, Infrastructure

          This year’s top digital cities know data demands are only going to grow, and they want to be prepared.

          November 3, 2016

          How to Overcome the 'Bad Story' Fear and Open Up Your Data

          How does a city make its data more accessible if the people who have the data are afraid to release it?

          November 3, 2016

          As Socrata Shifts, OpenGov Competes for Smaller Customers

          OpenGov's new open data product is launching for its first customer — the city of Denton, Texas.

          November 2, 2016

          3 Cities Where User Experience Design Helped Make 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Better

          There are often easier ways to do the things that government does.

          November 2, 2016

          USDS Launches Multi-Benefit Application Prototype, Looks for Feedback

          What if people could apply for multiple services in one place?

          October 27, 2016

          3 Reasons Some Local Governments are Eschewing Big Tech Vendors for Startups

          What used to be multi-million-dollar work is now getting broken down at the local level.

          October 26, 2016

          18F Hasn't Cared Enough About Making Money, Report Finds

          The federal digital consultancy hasn't been meeting financial expectations, according to a report from the inspector general.

          October 25, 2016

          Gov Tech Market Event to Dig into an Evolving Industry

          Venture capitalists, government-focused tech companies and nonprofits will gather in San Francisco this Thursday to consider the state of the trillion dollar gov tech industry.

          October 25, 2016

          Granicus Merges with GovDelivery

          The deal is happening with financial backing from Vista Equity Partners, which acquired the two companies within a couple months of each other.

          October 18, 2016

          Sharing Economy, Marijuana Top Local Government Tech Concerns in Accela Survey

          The election, as well as overall technology trends, promise plenty of challenges in the new year.

          October 14, 2016

          Louisville, Ky., Becomes 12th City to Hire Chief Data Officer

          The incoming chief data officer will focus on standardizing data and creating a more centralized system.

          October 11, 2016

          Ekistic Ventures Brings Government Experience to the World of Tech Startups

          On the roster for the newly launched venture capital firm: a former Philadelphia mayor, a former chief data officer from Chicago and a New Jersey attorney general.

          October 10, 2016

          Inside One of the Most Aggressive Intelligent Transportation-IoT Efforts in the U.S.

          Florida's Miami-Dade County is getting ready for connected vehicles and ubiquitous intelligence.

          October 5, 2016

          Santa Monica Plans High-Tech, Super-Green City 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Building

          A look inside a project that Santa Monica hopes represents the future.

          October 3, 2016

          A Possible IPO, and 3 Other Ways Accela Might Grow Post-Maury Blackman

          Maury Blackman is leaving Accela. What does it mean for the company's future?

          September 26, 2016

          How 100 Local Governments Will Work Together to Speed up Sustainability

          The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Communities Alliance is aiming to get energy-related programs at the local level off the ground, faster and smarter.

          September 22, 2016

          Wyoming Governor Names New CIO

          Tony Young, the governor's deputy chief of staff, will replace Flint Waters as the head of the Wyoming Department of Enterprise Technology 江苏体彩11选5走势图.

          September 20, 2016

          U.S. DOT Lays Out Role for States in Regulating Self-Driving Cars

          The administration has offered up a model policy for states to follow when regulating self-driving cars.

          September 18, 2016

          How Digital is Your State?

          Results of the 2016 Digital States Survey indicate that the effort states are putting into innovation, collaboration and aligning their investments with citizens' priorities has never been higher.

          September 18, 2016

          KC Kiosks Avoid LinkNYC's Porn Troubles, Rollout Going Smoothly

          As New York City's Internet-connected kiosk program stumbles, Kansas City's is rolling along smoothly.

          September 14, 2016

          Welcome江苏体彩11选5走势图 to the Age of the Government Business Portal

          Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif. are both launching Web portals aimed at helping businesses navigate complex systems of regulations. They are only the latest in a trend of business portal launches.

          September 13, 2016

          National Transit Map Seeks to Close the Transit Data Gap

          Transit data has been standardized, but not for everyone.

          September 8, 2016

          Gas Heaters: The Next Front in the Energy Battle?

          Transportation and electricity dominate the clean energy discussion today. But that's not the whole picture.

          September 7, 2016

          Still Waiting for the Transportation Revolution

          There's a lot to talk about when it comes to new transportation technology. But how much has actually changed?

          September 6, 2016

          Electric, Driverless Freight Shuttle Might Solve Trucking-Related Problems in Texas

          The freight shuttle system is slated for its first commercial rollout at Houston's seaport.

          September 1, 2016

          Predicting the Unpredictable: How Data-Based Forecasting Helped One Town Prepare for Climate Change

          An update to a free-to-use tool from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks to make it easier for local government to prepare for a changing future.

          August 25, 2016

          Facing Lack of Driver Interest, Lyft Hits Pause on Carpooling Experiment

          Carpooling will become part of the company's services eventually, but for now, its pilot project has petered out.

          August 24, 2016

          California to Test Road Vibrations as an Energy Source

          Piezoelectric energy harvesters are unproven at scale, so the California Energy Commission wants to see just how much power they could produce.

          August 22, 2016

          Massachusetts Sets First-of-Its-Kind Tax on Uber, Lyft

          The Bay State will redirect ride sharing money toward infrastructure and taxis.

          August 16, 2016

          In Kansas City and D.C., Two of the Newest Streetcar Lines Outdo Ridership Expectations

          Two major urban streetcar lines are doing more than planners expected.

          August 11, 2016

          Better Mapping Helps Federal, State, Local Governments Fight Zika

          Geographic information systems are becoming a tool for multiple stages in governments' fight against disease.

          August 4, 2016

          4 Ways Self-Driving Trucks Could Improve Transportation

          Self-driving truck company Otto showed off its automated semi-truck in Concord, Calif., on Aug. 4 while announcing the beginning of a testing program at GoMentum Station.

          August 3, 2016

          Three Ways Local Governments Can Use Solar Power for Themselves, Part 3: Phoenix

          Solar sounds good, but what does it actually look like when a local government decides to set up some panels?

          August 2, 2016

          Three Ways Local Governments Can Use Solar Power for Themselves, Part 2: Washington, D.C.

          Solar sounds good, but what does it actually look like when a local government decides to set up some panels?

          August 1, 2016

          Three Ways Local Governments Can Use Solar Power for Themselves, Part 1: Yolo County

          Solar sounds good, but what does it actually look like when a local government decides to set up some panels?

          July 19, 2016

          Data, Public Perception and the Tesla Crash: Exploring Options for the Self-Driving Car Industry

          In order to put self-driving cars on the streets, auto makers must first prove themselves, speakers at an automated driving convention have argued.

          July 18, 2016

          California Considers Connecting Electric Vehicles, 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Batteries Up to the Grid

          The state's system operator has received federal approval to begin aggregating small-scale, disparate technology into coordinated groups.

          July 8, 2016

          Stronger Together: Could Data Standards Help Build Better Transportation Systems?

          The future will have a lot of data, and a number of transportation experts in both private industry and the public sector are pushing for a vast group of stakeholders to collaborate on setting up standards that make that data as useful as possible.

          June 29, 2016

          In Isolated Alaska, Microgrids Aren't for Emergencies — They're for Every Day

          Microgrids are often pitched as a solution to power outages in very specific places. But in rural Alaska, they have an entirely different purpose. And the federal government is now funding research into improving those microgrids.

          June 16, 2016

          Talking Self-Driving Shuttle Debuts in Maryland

          The Olli is ready to roll, and it may be used in the U.S. Transportation Department’s Smart City Challenge.

          June 16, 2016

          3 Ways Cities in the Same Metro Area Can Benefit from Working Together

          At the 2016 Intelligent Community Forum Summit, members explored what it means for cities that are essentially competitors in economic development to work together.

          June 14, 2016

          3 Ways Ohio Cities Overcame the Telecoms to Set Up Broadband Networks

          When government gets into the Internet business, things can get dicey. But Ohio has found a few ways to sidestep the ire of industry.

          June 14, 2016

          How to Defeat the Endless Cycle of Deferred Maintenance, as Told by Two Southern California Cities

          A look at two bold, sweeping approaches to solving local government's infrastructure problems.

          June 10, 2016

          Going Green Can Help the Poor — and So Much More

          Meet the people working to apply the principles of sustainability to poverty.

          June 2, 2016

          Driverless Car Testing May Spark a Tech Transformation for One California Town

          The Concord Naval Weapons Station is today a testing site for automated driving. In the future, its city and county want it to be much, much more.

          May 31, 2016

          Effort to Build a Smarter Transportation Network Takes a Giant Step Forward

          A $50 million prize awaits one of seven cities testing the best ways to deploy intelligent transportation.

          May 27, 2016

          3 Technologies that Could Transform Water Management

          Water use can be more efficient, speakers at a symposium in California said May 23 — not just in terms of conservation, but in terms of doing more work for society.

          May 27, 2016

          What Role do States Play in the Push to Get Smarter?

          IoT projects in cities grab most of the headlines, but there's a place for states.

          May 25, 2016

          Report: Changing Transportation Means Changing Government's Way of Thinking

          In order for transportation to decarbonize, become more efficient and serve more people, an environment advocacy group has said that government must become a manager of systems.

          May 20, 2016

          Can Batteries Make Solar Work for Local Government?

          The town that delivers more solar power per customer than any other in the country江苏体彩11选5走势图 used batteries to get the job done. Could the same model work for other small towns and counties?

          May 12, 2016

          Driverless Car Makers Need to Win Humans' Approval

          Researchers argue that if society is going to switch to automated driving, people must first trust the technology.

          May 9, 2016

          California Pushes for Non-Gas Vehicles in State Fleets

          With an ever-expanding market of available alternative-fuel vehicles, one state agency in California is seeing new opportunities to go green.

          May 5, 2016

          Martin O'Malley Joins MetroLab Network as National Advisor

          The government-research collaboration network has tapped the former Maryland governor to help build out its reach across the U.S.

          April 29, 2016

          City IoT Networks to Launch Across the Country

          The first machine-to-machine networks from Ingenu have launched in Texas and California, but the company isn't stopping there.

          April 28, 2016

          FTA to Fund State, Local Mobility-on-Demand Projects for Transit

          Far from acting as competition for public transit, on-demand mobility has the potential to help connect more people with vehicles such as buses and trains. The Federal Transit Administration is looking to fund demonstrations of that concept.

          April 22, 2016

          Leader in Driverless Vehicles Doubts Cars Will Ever Be Fully Autonomous

          Will vehicles ever be able to handle the complex and unpredictable challenges of driving without ever needing humans? One leader in the field is skeptical.

          April 21, 2016

          California Cities: Plan for Futuristic Transportation One Step at a Time

          Even as the world of transportation technology rushes forward, two of the Golden State's largest cities are preaching evolution rather than revolution.

          April 20, 2016

          U.S. DOT Calls on State, Local Agencies to Help Build National Transit Map

          The map will add public transit to the list of transportation-related data available at the national level.

          April 19, 2016

          Long Beach, Calif., Innovation Team Strikes Up Data-Gathering Internship Program

          The city's i-team program will use interns to help speed up its economic development efforts.

          April 7, 2016

          Startup Aims to Make Auto Cybersecurity Ironclad

          Karamba Security has raised $2.5 million from private equity firms to develop software it says can prevent hackers from ever infiltrating a car's computers.

          March 30, 2016

          Smart Transportation Can't Repeat Yesterday's Mistakes, Says U.S. Transportation Secretary

          Emerging technology could mean many things for mobility. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation wants to make sure that technology serves to bring people together rather than push them apart.

          March 29, 2016

          Kansas City, Mo., Installs First Smart City Kiosks Downtown

          The city has put in the first two of its planned network of 25 kiosks meant to help connect people to what's going on around them.

          March 23, 2016

          Charlie Catlett

          Director, Urban Center for Computation and Data at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago

          March 22, 2016

          The Gas Tax is in Trouble, and the DOT Wants to Help States Find an Alternative

          The Federal Highway Administration is planning to fund state efforts to find an alternative revenue source for transportation projects.

          March 17, 2016

          Alphabet-Backed 江苏体彩11选5走势图 to Provide Wi-Fi, New Analytics Platform to Smart City Challenge Winner

          Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs will use the Smart City Challenge as a means to test out new products like a transportation analytics platform and Wi-Fi hotspots.

          March 15, 2016

          Cybersecurity, Privacy and Safety Among Self-Driving Car Concerns Raised During Senate Hearing

          A U.S. Senate Committee heard testimony from private industry and academia on March 15 about potential issues with autonomous vehicles.

          March 14, 2016

          'Array of Things' Expands to Cities with Research Partnerships

          Seattle will likely be the first city in the U.S. outside of Chicago to participate in the project, which involves deploying a network of sensors around urban environments.

          March 8, 2016

          Boston Uses Big Data to Make Electric Grid Predictable, May Apply Model in Other Cities

          By predicting how much power each building in Boston will need during any given hour, the city hopes to transform its electrical grid.

          March 2, 2016

          5 Startups for Local CIOs to Watch

          Security robots, blockchain and other new services are looking for ways to serve government needs.

          March 2, 2016

          Do Universities, Research Institutions Hold the Key to Open Data’s Next Chapter?

          Where government has raw data, professors and researchers have expertise and analytics programs.

          March 1, 2016

          4 Ways Government Can Support the Transition to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

          Electric and hydrogen fuel cell fuel vehicles are coming. How can the government help speed them along?

          February 29, 2016

          More Reliable Data Means More Accurate Governance

          Systems connected: Data-gathering infrastructure, regulation, transportation, freight, state budgeting

          February 29, 2016

          Decentralized Transit Pickups Improve System Efficiency

          Systems connected: Public transit, economic growth, ride-sharing

          February 26, 2016

          How Cities Can Get Smart: 6 Tips from Local CIOs

          Local CIOs gathered in Sunnyvale, Calif., on Thursday to discuss what it means to be a smart city and how to position today's government for the future.

          February 23, 2016

          10 Places to Watch for Autonomous Vehicle Developments (Interactive Map)

          States, counties, cities and universities are all working to put self-driving cars on the road.

          February 16, 2016

          Defining the Autonomous Vehicle: Black and White or Shades of Gray?

          As private industry plows ahead to develop, test and deploy autonomous vehicles, there are differing views on where — and how — to draw the line between those cars and conventional ones.

          February 10, 2016

          Feds to Google: Software Could be Considered a 'Driver' for Regulatory Purposes

          While a letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Google suggests that fully self-driving cars could pass safety inspections, it acknowledges that regulatory hurdles still remain.

          February 9, 2016

          Las Vegas to Launch 'Innovation District' Geared Toward High-Tech Transportation Testing

          In the fight to lure transportation companies testing emerging technologies to Las Vegas, the City Council has voted to open its downtown core to testing.

          February 3, 2016

          San Francisco Looks to Spread Water Reuse Systems Across State, Country

          The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is working to help other cities smooth out regulations to make it easier for developers and vendors to build systems that reuse water for non-potable purposes.

          January 29, 2016

          Los Angeles Turns to Mapping to Break Data Silos, Improve Efficiency

          Mayor Eric Garcetti met with the press Friday to announce the launch of GeoHub, which he described as one of the most complete municipal open mapping platforms in the country江苏体彩11选5走势图.

          January 29, 2016

          Solving a Problem with Data: Researchers Build System to Protect Roads in the Spring

          Using near-real-time data collection, researchers are demonstrating a way to improve states' ability to protect brittle roads from heavy vehicles at the end of winter.

          January 28, 2016

          Leading the Charge on Regulating Self-Driving Cars, Will California Take the Fast or Slow Route?

          At a public workshop in Sacramento, Calif., the auto industry pushed for the state to allow fully autonomous vehicles as opposed to the proposal that only lets cars drive themselves if a licensed driver is behind the wheel and ready to take over.

          January 25, 2016

          7 Ways Local Governments Are Getting Creative with Data Mapping

          Government entities appear to be using maps more and more as a tool for creating useful applications. Here are seven ways they're doing it.

          January 21, 2016

          Will Jet Aircraft of the Future be Powered by Electricity?

          NASA and a group of corporate and academic partners are exploring a wide range of technologies that could make aircraft of the future far more fuel-efficient, including all-electric jet engines.

          January 15, 2016

          Colorado, California Agencies Deploy Data Analytics to Determine Traffic Project Impact

          Three agencies in the two states have turned to private company INRIX to learn more about how traffic flows on public roads.

          January 14, 2016

          Colorado Pushes for Early-Stage Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Test on Mountain Highways

          Working with a private company, the Colorado Department of Transportation's RoadX program will test out a pilot project that will deliver early alerts to drivers on Interstate 70.

          January 12, 2016

          Self-Driving Cars in California Handed Control to Human Drivers Thousands of Times, Reports Show

          Mandatory reports released Jan. 12 by the California Department of Motor Vehicles from seven companies testing self-driving cars on public roads in the state come amid a debate about whether cars should be able to drive themselves without a human present.

          January 8, 2016

          Open-Source Toolkit Aims to Make Stormwater Management Easy

          A group of government, nonprofit and engineering stakeholders in the Midwest has published a toolkit of "green infrastructure" templates meant to help prevent flooding.

          January 7, 2016

          California Governor's Budget Puts Rising Cap-and-Trade Money Toward Affordable Housing, Transit

          Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposes $3.1 billion in cap-and-trade spending, more than ever before.

          January 5, 2016

          New Mapping Tool Asks: How Can Government Build More Sustainably?

          California state government is the first to try out a tool from the U.S. General 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Administration and Environmental Protection Agency meant to give insight into which potential locations for new office space are more energy-efficient than others.

          January 5, 2016

          RentRocket Aims to Solve Chicken-and-Egg Problem of Rental Energy Efficiency

          Bloomington, Ind.’s Web app provides renters with information that they otherwise might not consider, potentially leading to demands for better housing.

          January 4, 2016

          Online App Moves Institutional Knowledge into the Digital Age in Manassas, Va.

          To improve the customer experience, the city’s curbside pickup information goes from Stone Age tech to cutting edge.

          December 17, 2015

          California PUC Allows State's Largest Utility to Charge Customers More for Joining CCAs

          The Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 on Dec. 17 to allow Pacific Gas & Electric to charge its customers more when they leave to form renewable energy-focused electricity procurement plans.

          December 16, 2015

          California DMV Regulations for Self-Driving Cars Earn Mixed Reviews

          The draft regulations require a licensed driver to be present in cars while in autonomous mode. Experts said on Wednesday that that move could put AVs on the road more quickly, but prevent their full benefit from being realized.

          December 16, 2015

          California DMV Regulations Allow Self-Driving Cars with Licensed Drivers Present

          Though the regulations would allow autonomous vehicles on the road, they would delay some of the technology's possible uses.

          December 15, 2015

          Capturing El Niño, Part II: The System that Works Best

          Technology can only do so much if the people using it don't operate an efficient system.

          December 14, 2015

          Capturing El Niño, Part I: The Tech that Harnesses Storms

          El Niño will bring much-needed moisture to the Golden State. But how much of that moisture will the state be able to use?

          December 8, 2015

          Cities Should Help Bring About the Smart Car, Transportation Tech Leaders Say

          Smart, connected, possibly self-driving vehicles are coming — and leaders trying to make them happen say cities can and should serve as accelerators for their development.

          December 3, 2015

          New York's Community-Aggregating Power Pilot Passes Milestone

          Westchester County, N.Y., is working to show the rest of the state that community-supported renewable energy makes sense.

          December 3, 2015

          Year in Review 2015: Hefty IT Investments; Fighting (and Succumbing to) Cyber Threats

          From smart city investments and use of Bitcoin technology in government to the Ashley Madison and U.S. Office of Personnel Management hacks, news during the third quarter of 2015 didn't disappoint.

          November 25, 2015

          SF Hackathon Explores Ideas for Citywide Internet of Things Network

          Three winners that used sensors and GPS trackers to gather various types of data were named following the 48-hour hackathon.

          November 25, 2015

          Analytics Poised to Take Guesswork Out of Transportation Planning

          Using data from sensors placed throughout Los Angeles, a team of researchers at the University of Southern California have completed an impact study they say breaks new ground in traffic analytics.

          November 24, 2015

          Researchers: The World Could Go Green by 2050

          The technological capability exists for the entire world to be powered with renewable energy, researchers have found. It's the political willpower that's in question.

          November 19, 2015

          UC Merced: The Sun Can Clean Water, Cool the Air and Pasteurize Milk

          Researchers at the university have developed a system to use the sun's heat in a cheap, efficient way and are working on demonstrating its uses.

          November 18, 2015

          Energy Atlas Offers New Insights into LA's Power Consumption

          The atlas lets users compare energy usage statistics across time, location, demographic and other factors.

          November 16, 2015

          Smart 江苏体彩11选5走势图 Concept Makes Its Way to Renters

          A Portland, Ore.-based company called IOTAS hopes to roll out smart apartment technology across the nation in the coming year.

          November 13, 2015

          Google Autonomous Vehicle Pulled Over for Driving Too Slowly

          The incident may be the first time a police officer has pulled over a self-driving car.

          November 13, 2015

          When It Comes to Climate Change, Texas Is an Impediment — and a Leader

          The Lone Star State is pushing against federal efforts to cut carbon emissions, while simultaneously building itself up as an example of a leader in clean power and other greenhouse gas-reducing systems.

          November 3, 2015

          Emerging Air Quality Mapping Tech Shows Promise for Industrial Cities

          A local company won a hackathon in Richmond, Calif., by demonstrating the ability of mobile air quality sensors to give greater insight into local pollution.

          October 30, 2015

          First Driverless Car Crash Study: Autonomous Vehicles Crash More, but Injuries Are Less Serious

          The sample size is still small, but researchers from the University of Michigan have taken on the first public attempt to determine whether self-driving cars are safer than conventional vehicles.

          October 28, 2015

          'ThingSpace' Aims to Break Down Barriers for Developers Entering IoT Market

          Verizon's new platform is looking to jump-start the development and deployment of technology that will connect everyday objects.

          October 28, 2015

          California Cities Turn to Internet of Things to Solve Parking, Traffic Problems

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          October 27, 2015

          California Seeks to Base Future Growth on Climate Change Adaptation

          The Safeguarding California report calls on state agencies to take action to help the state adapt to a hotter climate.

          October 21, 2015

          California, Texas, Illinois Cited as Most-Improved on Energy Policy Scorecard

          The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy named some of the most populous states in the country江苏体彩11选5走势图 as having made some of the biggest strides toward energy efficiency in a new report released Wednesday.

          October 20, 2015

          Global Partnership Uses Data to Fight Ebola, Halt Flooding

          Facing big challenges from the United Nations, more than 70 groups have joined together to solve worldwide problems.

          October 16, 2015

          Smarter Road Weather Sensor Networks Offer Better Safety, Forecasting

          Pennsylvania is installing high-quality roadside sensors that can help guide road safety efforts.

          October 12, 2015

          California DMV Creates First Public Data Set on Driverless Car Crashes

          The state Department of Motor Vehicles has released the details of nine crashes that have happened on public roads since September 2014, and will continue to release reports in the future.

          October 8, 2015

          Energy Storage Occurs Less in the Places It Would Be Most Useful

          According to a new report, installing battery packs in 江苏体彩11选5走势图s and businesses could help prevent blackouts and would save money during peak demand hours — and the feasibility of installing such systems may be increasing.

          October 7, 2015

          California Governor Signs Climate Bill as U.S. Pushes for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

          Senate Bill 350, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, calls for half the state's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2050.

          October 7, 2015

          5 Tech Tools Governments Can Use to Alleviate Traffic Troubles

          Traffic problems are poised to worsen as the population grows and more people gravitate toward cities. But a lot of people in both the public and private sectors are working to find solutions.

          October 5, 2015

          Google Smog-Mapping Project Offers Alternative Approach to Internet of Things

          The small project establishes a conceptual framework for deploying less-precise mobile sensors en masse, with the ultimate goal of allowing scientists to analyze the measurements, detect hot spots and understand trends over time.

          October 2, 2015

          White House Nudges States Toward Offshore Wind Power

          Though researchers have projected huge energy generation capacity potential from offshore wind farms, the U.S. has yet to set up a single turbine.

          October 1, 2015

          Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Not Enough, Analysts Say

          World leaders will head into the Conference of Parties summit in Paris in December with plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through 2030, but reports published this week suggest that those plans still don't do enough to limit global warming below a critical benchmark.

          September 29, 2015

          Will California More Closely Scrutinize Driverless Car Crashes?

          As the number of companies testing self-driving cars on public roads rises, nonprofit Consumer Watchdog says the public should have more information about the crashes those vehicles are getting into.

          September 25, 2015

          World Leaders Pledge Drastic Cuts in Carbon Emissions

          Leaders representing cities, states, state-equivalents and one country江苏体彩11选5走势图 signed onto the “Under 2 MOU” in New York City on Thursday, along with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

          September 23, 2015

          Silicon Valley Builds Data-Sharing Network to Mitigate Threats During Super Bowl 50

          Several businesses and public entities have banded together to share camera feeds and sensor data in an effort to identify security threats early.

          September 22, 2015

          USGBC: Green Projects Gaining Ground in the Construction Industry

          Environmentally friendly construction has grown consistently in recent years, even through the recession. Green construction advocates expect that trend to continue.

          September 21, 2015

          California Becomes First State to Open Whole-Building Energy Usage Data

          Proponents say Assembly Bill 802, the quieter companion to a controversial climate change bill, will force building owners to compete for tenants on energy efficiency.

          September 16, 2015

          Obama Places $160 Million Bet on Smart Cities, Internet of Things

          Public-sector participants see the White House's initiative as a means of accelerating investment and interest in building smart cities and the Internet of Things.

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