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Philly 311: Innovation that was worth the wait

Philly 311: Innovation that was worth the wait

A funding crunch put plans for Philadelphia’s 311 non-emergency system on hold for years, but the payoff was better technology and new levels of citizen service.

NYC tests two systems to keep city buses out of accidents

NYC tests two systems to keep city buses out of accidents

The MTA is testing collision-avoidance and turn-warning systems to see if citywide deployment makes sense.

Rhode Island releases state cybersecurity plan

The Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission evaluated the state's cybersecurity infrastructure and made recommendations to enhance the resiliency of operations in executive branch agencies.

state governments can save big money through IT-enabled productivity

11.2 billion reasons to focus on productivity

A new study suggests state governments can save big money through IT-enabled efficiencies.

Cyber, mobile and managed services:  What state CIOs are saying

Cyber, mobile and managed services: What state CIOs are saying

NASCIO's latest poll of state CIOs explores a wide range of IT problems and priorities.

A Texas-size test of digital government

A Texas-size test of digital government

Bexar County has embraced video, automation and mobile services to get citizens online instead of in line.

Pittsburgh tests a new traffic management system

Pittsburgh expanding test of traffic management system

The city approved a traffic modeling study of Surtrac -- a system that has shown promise for reducing both traffic and vehicle emissions.

City boosts financial oversite with asset and maintenance management software

City boosts financial oversight with asset and maintenance management

Carson City, Nev., uses eRPortal enterprise tracking for capital assets and maintenance, which helps officials comply with financial regulations and budget more effectively.

Secure file transfer: The cornerstone of digital government

Secure file transfer: The cornerstone of digital government

With encrypted file transfer, city departments can quickly and efficiently process requests involving sensitive information.

Building a template for successful health exchanges

Building a template for successful health exchanges

Connecticut proved that state exchanges could work from the get-go. Now it’s taken enrollment mobile.

How NYC is untangling the tech-hiring knot

How NYC is untangling the tech-hiring knot

A fresh look at recruitment, coupled with innovative design, is helping the city speed the hiring of tech talent.

Terrorism info-sharing network gets health check

Terrorism info-sharing network gets health check

The state of the nation’s Information Sharing Environment is ‘strong,’ says ISE program manager.

The potential of partnerships for improving public transit

The potential of partnerships for improving public transit

Panelists at the Code for America Summit discussed how public-private data sharing can help cities build innovative and inclusive transportation services.

smart cities

Snow sensors, Wi-Fi on Chicago trains, better child abuse tracking and more

What smart cities are doing these days.

Code for America Tech Awards

Code for America awards celebrate “techquity”

The group’s Technology Award program honored 13 companies, government entities and civic hackers that are building or implementing software for the public sector.