The best open data portals enable updated information, mapping support, clean data and efficient delivery mechanisms.
Some of the most commonly used platforms offer support for large datasets, visualization and search, easing agencies' transition to open data.
The Citygram app, which turns structured data into citizen-friendly local updates, can be a model for federal agencies’ open-data efforts.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper is donating up to $500,000 to provide every California county with a year-long subscription to OpenGov, a cloud-based financial analysis and transparency platform.
The Offender360 jail management system gives the Illinois county security, stability and the data officials need to make better decisions.
By harnessing newly available data, mobile tools, cloud technology and personalized responses, Indiana has made significant improvements in the effective delivery of government services.
The Department of Homeland Security expands its FedVTE program, giving state, local, tribal and territorial government employees free access to cybersecurity training.
The Multimedia Gateway is being tested as a quick fix for communications across government and first responder networks.
A recent Brookings Institute report highlights the challenges governments can expect from widespread adoption of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is the law of the land for federal agencies looking to the cloud, but could FedRAMP become a broader standard for other governments as well?
While red light camera systems promise a revenue stream and safer intersections, some cities are not so sure.
Not all agencies have the back-end systems integration or maintenance resources to get the most out of customer-facing mobile apps.
The Department of Homeland Security pushes remote sensing imagery and GIS data through Terra Pixel to provide information to first responders.
A new financial management and HR system offers highly flexible permissions, near-real-time reporting.
The emPOWER Map helps communities and first responders identify and plan for those with electricity-dependent medical equipment who may need assistance in power outages.