smart city challenge

City mayors make final pitches in Smart City Challenge

The finalists explained how they would use technology and prize money to make their cities safer and easier to navigate.

Acquisition: More like jazz, less like practicing scales

Acquisition: More like jazz, less like practicing scales

Federal IT purchasing needs more room for innovation.

UCLA app aims to improve meeting dynamics

Can an app make for better meetings?

Three UCLA students are working on an app to track and improve the dynamics of group interactions.

 Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

Utah’s Department of Public Safety and Department of Technology Services built a drivers license quiz application for Amazon Echo using the Alexa digital assistant.

Can biometrics be used to provide better citizen services?

Can authentication deliver better citizen services?

Security credentials could be based on a primary payment card, a mobile phone or a driver's license -- items users are unlikely to lose or misplace.

mobile authentication

Mobile devices: A better route to ID security

Advances in biometric authentication and smartphone technologies make the marriage of the two a strong platform for identity verification.

The 2016 GCN dig IT Awards: Make your nominations today!

The 2016 GCN dig IT Awards: Make your nominations today!

Celebrating discovery and innovation in government IT.

Arlington national cemetery

Database, app to streamline operations in national military cemeteries

The virtualized Enterprise Interment Services System uses a mobile app to help cemetery operations teams streamline maintenance and a common virtual database and network environment for military cemeteries nationwide.

rendering of new MTA wi-fi enabled bus

NYC's new Wi-Fi-enabled buses lack collision avoidance tech

New buses feature USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi, but they are missing collision avoidance systems despite two pilot programs currently running in the city.

USDS’s 5 steps to mobile success

USDS’s 5 steps to mobile success

Erie Meyer, a founding member of the White House’s U.S. Digital Service, offers five tips for building mobile services.

Modular smartphone on the horizon

Modular smartphone on the horizon

Google’s Project Ara smartphone frame has six slots for detachable hardware components and is shipping to developers soon.

HBO’s John Oliver explores why emergency call centers can’t accurately locate mobile callers

Need an ambulance? Better call Uber.

HBO’s John Oliver explores why emergency call centers can’t accurately locate mobile callers.