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Colorado Is Fifth State to Release RFP for a FirstNet Alternative:


On March 22, the state of Michigan issued an RFP so that it could potentially opt out of a national public safety network contract with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) -- an increasingly ...


5 Tech-Centric Legislative Trends Coming to Your State:




A New, Powerful Data Tool For Cities - The Peer City Identification Tool:


The Peer City Identification Tool https://www.chicagofed.org/region/community-development/data/pcit was developed by the Community Development and Policy Studies department of the Chicago Federal Reserve. ...


Planning the Data-Driven City:


How do cities effectively collect, publish, and use data? by Laura Adler Full Story: http://www.govtech.com/data/Planning-the-Data-Driven-City.html *** SeamlessDocs Project Offers Free ...


SeamlessDocs Project Offers Free Web Analytics Dashboard to State, Local Government:


SeamlessDocs is now putting up Web analytics dashboards for state and local governments -- for free, and with about two minutes of work involved. That's not an exaggeration. by Ben Miller Full ...


Utah Finds Unexpected Benefits from Statewide Road Data Project:




Live From SXSW 2017: Where Mayors Meet Innovation:




Analytics Tools Could Be the Key to Effective Message-Driven Nudging in Your Community:




Rhode Island 'Innovation League' Mimics Google's '20 Percent' Initiative:


"How do you expect people to take on new approaches if they don't even know what the options are?" A new approach is putting agency representatives in a room with new voices and new ideas in hopes ...


Kick-Starting Data-Driven Government:




Cities Discover the Power of Collective Intelligence:


Executives at the Barcelona engineering firm Bax & Co. argue that when it comes to smart cities, too often “solutions are developed without asking the end users whether they actually need the solution. ...


Contemplating Change for Coding Competitions, Hackathons:


State and municipal agencies take different approaches to hackathons, coding competitions and app challenges, which have altered -- and are an important fixture in -- the tech world. by Theo Douglas Full ...


Idaho's Wireless Weigh Station Could Generate $2.1 Million in Estimated Savings:


Continuing the rollout of Weigh-in-Motion/Automatic Vehicle Identification technology should save cargo carriers money and improve highway safety, Idaho officials said. by Theo Douglas Full ...


How Data Visualization is the Future of Information Sharing:


By creating easily accessible visual representations of data and building interactive models, engagement in infrastructure planning and disaster preparedness increases exponentially. by Ryan McCauley, ...


San Francisco's Data Academy Develops a Data-Savvy Workforce:


The academy's success shows that a path exists to address the need for continuous professional data development in government at low cost. by Blake Valenta, Data Fellow, San Francisco Open Data ...


How Cities Can Help Local Institutions Monetize Their Data:


With a new online marketplace, Copenhagen is trying to enable an 'access economy' Beyond its promise of transparency and accountability, open data has become a hallmark of good government because ...


The Data That Turned the World Upside Down:


The strength of their modeling was illustrated by how well it could predict a subject's answers. On the basis of an average of 68 Facebook "likes" by a user, it was possible to predict their skin color ...


A new tool sheds light on how your state and local tax dollars are spent:


Why do state and local governments collect taxes and allocate spending the way they do? A new interactive, online tool http://apps.urban.org/features/what-drives-state-spending/ breaks down state ...


Why the RFP Is the Enemy of Innovation:




Why Big Data Is a Big Deal for Cities:




How State and Local Tech Leaders Are Looking at 2017 Differently:


Representatives from state and local governments convened to discuss tech trends they are preparing for in 2017, and some of the difficulties they face. by Ryan McCauley Full Story: http://www.govtech.com/computing/How-States-and-Local-Tech-Leaders-Are-Looking-at-2017-Differently.html ...


Artificial Intelligence Will Help Create a More Responsive Government:




Ohio Launches Highly Anticipated 18F-Style RFP:




Uber to release ride data for city planners:




Public Sector Must Embrace Change to Embrace Data's True Value:


When it comes to data, the research suggests government is limited not by a lack of data, but by the process and tools it uses to examine it. Before data transformations can occur in government, researchers ...


The Data Revolution Hits Kansas:


Municipalities across Kansas are mobilizing their data to inform the citizenry and drive performance improvements. Open data: It's not just for Silicon Valley nerds and East Coast policy ...


Montana fails to retain decades of emails despite open government law:


Not a single email is stored in the state archives, even though Montana leaders have used them to conduct state business for decades and state law requires emails of importance to be preserved. The ...


New Model of Digital Election Equipment Produces Instantly Verifiable Results:




Montana Child and Family Services' New System Delayed, But Says It's Worth the Wait:


A replacement for the antiquated Child and Adult Protective System, which was implemented 20 years ago, was first scheduled to be completed this fall. by Holly Michels, The Montana Standard Full ...


Boston Invites Smart City Providers to the Table:


On Dec. 9, the city released a request for information (RFI) calling for new ideas to help it deliver better services while keeping in mind that adding human value is the primary driver for new technology. ...

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