More than 2,000 students from 169 high schools in 32 states and three territories took part in the challenge, which is designed to help build up the cyber workforce.
Google's grant to nonprofit Code for America will support fellowships to develop software applications for the public sector.
The state of California is targeting online crooks with its new cyber crimes unit announced this week.
New York's on-again, off-again bid to join a multistate database of students' academic information is back on.
An app that would send out real-time alerts when a topic will be debated or voted on at a public meeting was a highlight of the CityCampSF Hackathon.
A report by NASCIO advises states CIOs to pull legal, human capital, finance and data management expertise into their teams to grapple with policy complexities of cloud computing.
Open government should get a boost from an event being held this weekend in San Francisco, according to event sponsor Granicus Inc.
When a water pump burned out in Illinois, everyone was ready to point the finger at Russian hackers, proving we don't know enough about cyberspace and our own systems to effectively engage in cyber warfare.
VT Alerts, installed after the 2007 rampage that left 33 dead, alerted people on campus via Web postings, e-mail, electronic messages, loudspeakers, phone calls and a desktop app.
Electronic health record system would enable residents to store advanced health directives on Microsoft's HealthVault personal health record platform.
The policy, adopted the wake of last summer's protests during which cell phone service was shut off, is not likely to quell criticism. The FCC says it will review the matter.
Government's increasing use of analytics software could help pull the nation out the current economic stall and make government programs smaller, smarter and cheaper.
The nation's first municipal 311 non-emergency call center now lets citizens report problems and request services through a mobile app that supports images and GPS data.
The Open 311 Application Programming Interface allows third parties to develop apps that integrate with cities' 311 non-emergency service systems.
Police are using technologies originally developed for business analysis to investigate cases, catch criminals and even predict crime trends.