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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 ...


Can Blockchain Technology Secure Your Vote?:


How can we build more trust in future election results? Can we securely move to online voting to increase voter turnout? Some experts think that blockchain technology is part of the answer, and this ...


Montana's Real ID Compliance Comes with $4.6 Million Price Tag:


As it stands now, starting Jan. 1, 2018, to board a plane state residents will need a passport. Montana has bucked a mandate for enhanced driver's licenses since the federal Real ID Act passed in ...


How Agile Is Ushering Millennials into IT in Nebraska:


Through a partnership with a local college, a group of young tech professionals is running the state's enterprise content management system and building the future state workforce in the process. by ...


Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove About the U.S. Government - USAFacts:


Guess what Steven A. Ballmer has been up to for the last several years. (No, not just cheering for the basketball team he owns, the Los Angeles Clippers.) It's a novel project. Mr. Ballmer plans to ...


Boston Open Data Challenge Will Highlight City's New Data Portal:




Boston Open Data Challenge Will Highlight City's New Data Portal:




Health portal offers new resource for Montana workers:


The Montana Department of Labor and Industry recently launched a new portal http://www.mtworkerhealth.com to provide information on workplace health and safety in an effort to make Montana's workplaces ...


Strategic Goals Help South Bend, Ind., Achieve Accountability:




Driving Innovation Beyond the Big City: A Model for Small and Midsized Cities to Achieve Data Excellence:


While large cities have long embraced open data, smaller cities are just beginning to implement such policies, largely in partnership with the What Works Cities initiative. by Mark Headd Full ...


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. ...

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