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When your phone tells you to stop texting and drive

When your phone tells you to stop texting and drive

An app alerts drivers sitting at red lights in Walnut Creek, Calif., that the light is about to change and refocuses them on the road.

Hiring cybersecurity staff is hard for states

Facing recruitment, retention and retirement hurdles, states are finding creative solutions to attract and keep cybersecurity talent.

DC turns to the cloud to boost building efficiency

The District of Columbia has partnered with BuildingIQ to use its cloud-based based heating, ventilation and air conditioning management solution in eight government buildings.

scenedoc policing as a platform

Policing as a platform helps Palm Springs slash paperwork

SceneDoc’s mobile documentation platform lets police securely collect text, photos, video and audio in near real time, cutting multiple steps from the department’s workflow.

Frustrated drivers in traffic jam

Big data takes on the traffic jam

Inrix’s new services will help transportation officials better understand GPS-data driven traffic patterns.

How to write a winning GCN Award nomination

GCN Awards: Crafting a winning nomination

Know of a great IT project and team that deserve some time in the spotlight? Involved in a project yourself that delivered great value or made a big difference for its users? Nominate those projects for a GCN Award. Here's how.

How Humboldt County is reinventing business workflows

How Humboldt County is reinventing business workflows

A business process management solution originally purchased for permitting is being put to much broader use.

Are state websites up to the mobile challenge?

Are state websites up to the mobile challenge?

A look at which state websites are falling short on Google’s new mobile-friendly rankings and why.

NH preps agile, off-the-shelf solution for the DMV

NH preps agile, off-the-shelf solution for the DMV

The New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles is nearing the launch date for its Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM-based Motor Vehicle Enterprise System.

What mobile means for your site

What mobile means for your site's search ranking

With Google's PageRank putting new emphasis on mobile friendliness, agencies will feel more pressure to speed the move to mobile.

How cities can incubate innovation

How cities can incubate innovation

A recent report examines how new technologies, policies and approaches to governance are helping cities improve services.

FirstNet releases draft RFP

FirstNet releases draft RFP

The First Responder Network Authority Board released a draft RFP for the construction, operation, maintenance and improvement of the nationwide public safety broadband network.

Chris Estes, State Chief Information Officer, North Carolina (moderator) Eric Ellis, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, State of North Carolina & Director, North Carolina Innovation Center  Bill Oates, Commonwealth Chief Information Officer, Massachusetts David Fletcher, Chief Technology Officer, Utah

'How do we adopt new technology? Painfully'

State IT leaders discuss the realities of implementing innovative tech.

Watch out:  Smart city defenses are not up to snuff

Watch out: Smart city defenses are not up to snuff

A new paper details the many vulnerabilities in common city systems and suggests steps for beefing up defenses.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

McAuliffe: Virginia is getting serious about big data

Building on state's IT strengths, the governor pushes for public-private partnerships to increase analytics for bioscience.