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Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America, speaking at the opening of Open Up! Photo by the UK Department for International Development

Retaining and sustaining tech talent post-Trump

Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka said change agents have good reason to stick around in federal agencies -- but also can find fantastic opportunities at the state and local levels.

Cities explore environmental sensor networks

Cities explore environmental sensor networks

Baltimore and Lafayette, La., won $40,000 in seed money from the EPA for their plans to build systems to measure and manage environmental sensor data.

IoT broadens smart cities attack surface

IoT broadens attack surface of smart cities

As smart cities start investing in connected devices, there is arguably a much broader threat vector from botnets taking advantage of the unsecured Internet of Things.

Boston seeks creative ideas for smart city strategy

Boston seeks creative ideas for smart city strategy

The city is asking innovators to think of new ways it can deploy connected technology on existing assets to enhance service delivery.

Modernizing emergency communications for the 21st century

Modernizing emergency communications for the 21st century

Unified, multimodal emergency communications can help municipalities share potentially life-saving information more efficiently and effectively.

What’s needed for data-driven government

What’s really needed for data-driven government

Data held by local government is a potential goldmine of insights into how to improve people’s lives and their communities, a recent report says. But fundamental changes and best practices are needed for agencies to effectively use it.

Illinois maps its smart state transformation

Illinois maps its smart state transformation

The state plans to use its information and communications technology to enhance livability, workability and sustainability in its cities, towns, rural areas and state agencies.

NJ city boosts communications resiliency

NJ city boosts communications resiliency

Sea Bright’s “Resilient City” plan aims to serve as a model for other municipalities planning for natural disasters.

How emergency response centers can get more data from callers

How emergency response centers can get more data from callers

An enhanced 911 solution lets users create online safety profiles that include any information they would want response teams to have in an emergency.

stingray report

Committee urges standard, transparent policies for Stingrays

Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded.

State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

The steady growth in state and local government IT spending will continue, as agencies look to replace legacy systems and protect against cyber threats, a recent report says.

Police are prioritizing the use of social media

Law enforcement officials say social media is key for both outreach and investigatory purposes, a recent survey shows.

LouieLab:  An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

LouieLab: An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

LouieLab is a public-private collaborative coworking space designed to promote and build smart city projects.

How blockchain will transform our cities

How blockchain will transform our cities

The blockchain can become the city’s operating system, invisible yet ubiquitous, improving citizens’ access to services, goods and economic opportunities.

San Francisco seeks public input on government tech

San Francisco seeks public input on government tech

The city’s technology committee has launched a survey to make the technology planning efforts more transparent for residents.


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