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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.

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Bloomberg investing $42 million to open local data

"What Works Cities" initiative aims to help 100 municipal governments do more with their data.

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Seattle tests Wi-Fi via 'TV white space'

Pilot program offers high-speed access to thousands, and could be extended to other city neighborhoods.

Data transfer in the cloud

What you can learn from CalCloud

A NASCIO report digs into the lessons learned during California's big cloud infrastructure project.

Ohio checkbook

Ohio moves for unprecedented financial transparency

Officials want to extend the OhioCheckbook.com initiative to every city, town, school district and local governing entity in the state.

Data-driven government

Salary shortfalls and scary skill gaps

A new NASCIO study details state governments' struggles to recruit and retain IT talent.

detroit open data portal

Detroit drives toward open data

The city recently announced its open data portal and the Innovate Detroit 311 app.

Suffolk emergency operations center

How Suffolk future-proofed city hall

A network modernization has given the city more reliable communications and the infrastructure to deploy future technologies.

Rescue workers use apps to help save lives

Rescue workers, hospital staffers and patients themselves are using mobile apps to improve responses to health emergencies.

Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

City officials hope to cut emergency room visits with a program designed to connect residents in their homes with a doctor, via the emergency medical technicians and firefighters who answer the 911 call.

Researchers develop food safety inspection database

Researchers develop food safety inspection database

Scholars from the University of Maryland and UCLA built a national database for food safety inspection information.