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What's New In Civic Tech: Hawaii Launches Month-Long Innovation Competition:


Plus, Arkansas' governor announces actions aimed at fostering tech employment growth in state, and judge dismisses AT&T lawsuit against Louisville related to clearing city infrastructure for broadband ...


Michigan's Volunteer-Based Cybersecurity Strategy Catches On :


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Great Falls, Montana in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge to get funding for creative problem solving. What other Montana communities are participating?:


The City of Great Falls is in the running to win a chunk of cash to solve a pressing issue in the city. The project is the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge http://mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org/ ...


How Kansas City, Mo., Is Snuffing Out Potholes Before They Appear:


Public works and IT officials use traffic and other data to predict where the next pothole will form -- allowing it to repair or resurface 35 to 45 miles of streets per year versus the previous 20 to ...


Montana Shows How Government Can Be More Like Google Using Agile Development - You Should Work Here :


In Montana, a team of 50 application developers collaborates using agile development https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development . Is this the future of government IT? Montana CIO Ron ...


San Francisco's Startup in Residence Program Seeks to Expand to Other Cities Across North America:


If the program continues its successes, it could change how startups and government work together, leading to an increase in civic innovations. All interested cities must RSVP before Aug. 4 to be eligible ...


Local Governments Still Using Russian Security Software Kaspersky Despite Federal Warning:


Numerous U.S. local and state governments are still using security software from the Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab despite the federal government's warnings to its own agencies against buying from the company ...


Hawaii Plans Prize Money, Tool Enhancements to Month-Long Annual Hackathon:


Now in its second year, the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge looks to build upon 2016's success. As Hawaii prepares for its annual month-long hackathon, organizers have added a number of enhancements ...


Kansas City likes sharing its smart city data so other cities benefit too:


In a press release, Kansas City announced that it is now opening up the gates on its smart city data. In its first batch of data, it will share smart city insights with leaders from 18 cities, two countries ...


San Jose, Calif., Taps the Expertise of Retired Silicon Valley Execs:




3 State Transportation Agencies Turn to Smart Technologies to Save Time, Money on Road Projects:




How 3 Jurisdictions Are Using Tech to Bolster the Health of Trees in Their Communities:




CourtSystem.org is free, and provides accurate and up-to-date information for local court or prison records or background information on people -- as well as details on local government offices. :


"I just wanted to share a resource that I've found useful, and perhaps others might as well :-) For years, now, it's been tough trying to figure out how to contact local law enforcement or related offices, ...


New state economic development website raises the bar:


Dashboards like this http://tn.gov/transparenttn/article/openecd-rural-community-development-main-streets are a popular way to share information on government program performance. Economic development ...


Roseville, Calif., Looks to Boost Engagement Through Tech-Savvy Response Program:


The city is finalizing a contract to build a Web application through which residents will find explanations of what each department and division budget does, and be able to leave notes and comments. by ...


Cities Look to New Predictive Tool to Meet Vision Zero (eliminate roadway deaths completely) Goals:


According to a new study, cities may be able to predict where collisions are most likely to occur by collecting data on dangerous driving behaviors. Full Story: http://www.govtech.com/fs/Cities-Look-to-New-Predictive-Tool-to-Meet-Vision-Zero-Goals.html ...


North Carolina Cities Use Data to Improve Quality of Life:


Whether monitoring traffic counts, water and air quality or water lines for leaks, sensors and other evolving technologies are increasingly being used by the Triangle cities and nationwide to make more ...


Optimizing Government Performance: Tips from the Trenches:


Lessons learned on data-driven decision-making and creating a culture of innovation. Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher opened day two of the summit with a brief overview of the city's three principles ...


3 Pieces of Advice to Governments for Making the Transition from Waterfall to Agile:


Maine's agile journey began five years ago, so CIO Jim Smith and Associate CIO Paul Sandlin offer tips to IT officials looking to make the change. by Jessica Mulholland Full Story: http://www.govtech.com/people/3-Pieces-of-Advice-for-Making-the-Transition-from-Waterfall-to-Agile.html?utm_term=3%20Pieces%20of%20Advice%20for%20Making%20the%20Transition%20from%20Waterfall%20to%20Agile&utm_campaign=Optimizing%20Government%20Performance%3A%20Tips%20from%20the%20Trenches%2C%203%20Pieces%20of%20Advice%20for%20Transitioning%20to%20Agile&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email ...


ClearGov Launches Budget Portals, Comparison Tools for Every Municipality in the U.S.:


The startup has gone nationwide. After initially rolling out spending portals and comparison tools in selected states, ClearGov has now taken its services nationwide -- nigh-comprehensively. "We ...


How Boston's Citywide Analytics Team Holds Lessons for Other Cities:


Managing Boston effectively using data has been a central focus for Mayor Marty Walsh since he took office in January of 2014. Now in its third year, the team has grown significantly, worked with ...


Are State Ethics Rules Keeping Up With Social Media?:




Blockchain a 'Next Big Transformational Technology' in Government:




Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Eyes Toronto for Its Digital City:


Larry Page's dream of using technology to fix cities may come to Canada first. The urban tech moonshot born at Google wants to reinvent cities `from the internet up' by Mark Bergen Full ...


Crispr Makes It Clear: The US Needs a Biology Strategy, and Fast:


Biology has emerged as one of the most important technology platforms of the 21st century. With the arrival of the gene-editing technology Crispr, biology will soon converge with everyday medicine, big ...


Video: Millions in Savings Expected from Montana Technology Consolidation Effort:


Montana CIO Ron Baldwin https://sitsd.mt.gov/About-Us/State-CIO talks about what he expects to gain from an executive branch consolidation now underway. by Noelle Knell Full Story: http://www.govtech.com/computing/Millions-in-Savings-Expected-from-Montana-Consolidation-Effort.html *** Conversation ...


NYC's New Tech to Track Every Homeless Person in the City:




5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Already Changing Government:




What's New in Civic Tech: A Look at How Mapping Data Makes It Useful:


What do San Francisco, Santa Monica, Calif., Seattle and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have in common? Recently released maps detailing various data sets are shedding light on information ...


Arizona Management Systems Principles Improve State Processes, Save Millions:


Focusing on customer value and continuous improvement, and engaging employees to improve productivity, quality and service has helped Arizona save millions of dollars so far. by Theo Douglas Full ...

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