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These Savvy Cities Are Using Tech To Spark Citizen Engagement:




Smart City Pioneers: Forging Solutions to Early Challenges:


Many share the hope that today's troubled urban centers can be transformed into tomorrow's smart cities. At a recent conference, "Smart Utilities: A Bridge to Smart Cities of the Future," co-sponsored ...


What's New in Civic Tech: A Range of Exciting Work is Under Way in Alaska:


Plus, San Francisco announces Internet as a utility effort; New York City announces three finalists for its NYCx Governors Island Connectivity Challenge; Louisville, Ky., applies for a pilot program ...


Sex, Money Laundering and Blockchain: 11 States Look at FinTech:




Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Launches a Platform for Making the City of Tomorrow:


In October of last year, Alphabet, Google's parent company announced it was taking its data-hoovering powers out of purely digital realm and into 3-D space. Sidewalk Labs, its urban innovation venture, ...


Government-Focused Information Exchange Goes Live - The government Digital Transformation Exchange (DTE):


A new information network is putting the collective wisdom of public sector IT agencies within reach of their colleagues and trying to solve some of the big problems that vex government. The government ...


Baltimore Rolls Out Smart Trash Cans:




Welcome to the new Missoula Gov Blog!:


It was time to change up the old technology and move to a more traditional blog format https://www.missoulagov.org/ . Thank you so much to the current City Council members for continuing to post updates. ...


What's New in Civic Tech: Bloomberg's What Works Cities Honors Best at Using Data to Improve Residents' Lives:


Plus, NYC mayor's office issues RFI to promote open and transparent Internet; the Long Beach, Calif., innovation team helps launch new city justice lab; Regional Housing Solutions tool helps stakeholders ...


Montana's Chief Technology Officer Matt Van Syckle Named Interim CIO:


Montana, which is beginning a search to replace former CIO Ron Baldwin, named Chief Technology Officer Matt Van Syckle as its interim CIO. by Theo Douglas http://www.govtech.com/people/Montanas-Chief-Technology-Officer-Named-Interim-CIO.html *** Montana ...


These Future Doctors Are Learning How to Influence Urban Design:




Cincinnati Building Fiber Ring, Pursuing Smart City Projects Downtown:


As it builds a downtown fiber network, Cincinnati is laying the foundation for improved traffic management and other smart city initiatives, as well as offering the kind of communications infrastructure ...


Florida's First Geographic Information Officer Maps Out a Statewide Strategy:




All Mayors Should Launch Policy Labs:


The Lab's mission is to embed the scientific method into the heart of city operations to provide decision-makers with high-quality evidence that they can use to achieve better outcomes for residents. by ...


The Government IT Workforce: Pivoting Toward the Cloud:


"If somebody has knowledge of how they've been doing something four years ago, and that's still their job," he said, "we've probably failed as management and as leaders in not modernizing those systems ...


Pockets of Rural America at Risk of Being Undercounted in Census:


Rural African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Appalachians are the most likely to be overlooked in the 2020 census. One reason is lack of internet connectivity. By Bryce Oates http://www.dailyyonder.com/pockets-rural-america-risk-undercounted-census/2018/01/02/22913/ *** How ...


Estonia, the Digital Republic - "In Estonia? Why not Montana?":


Its government is virtual, borderless, blockchained, and secure. Has this tiny post-Soviet nation found the way of the future? E-Estonia is the most ambitious project in technological statecraft ...


Government Websites Need More than a Facelift:


Technology use in government is on the rise, but a lot of tech isn't being implemented to its full capacity. Often, governments invest in changes that offer aesthetic improvements but lack the fully ...


New York City Broadband RFI Generates Strong Response:


New York City Chief Technology Officer Miguel GamiƱo said digital equity is front and center in the mayor's goal for the eventual rollout, to make theirs "the fairest big city in America." "The Internet ...


What's New in Civic Tech: Open Data Saves Connecticut $500,000:


Plus, Atlanta throws a smart city coming-of-age party; Palo Alto, Calif., explores using drones to bring blood samples to hospitals; and a new project builds on Cincinnati's opioid data work to predict ...


Four Blockchain Bills Introduced in New York State Assembly:




In search of new ideas and tech, Illinois turns to Corporate Innovators Council:




Oklahoma's IT Unification Nets Hundreds of Millions in Savings:




Connecting Talent with Purpose: Why Cities Must Collaborate with Academia on Gov Tech Innovation:


Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Harvard's Stephen Goldsmith shared their insights and experiences at the MetroLab Network Summit in Atlanta on Dec. 13. Mayor ...


With 2020 Census Looming, Worries About Fairness and Accuracy:


Census experts and public officials are expressing growing concerns that the bedrock mission of the 2020 census -- an accurate and trustworthy head count of everyone in the United States -- is imperiled, ...


Going National: Code for America's Integrated Benefits Initiative to Roll Out Across the Country:




Startup in Residence Program Expands to 12 Jurisdictions Nationwide:


The San Francisco-born program now includes Boulder, Colo., Houston and Washington, D.C, among others. A fresh set of challenges to lure startups to participate will go live Nov. 15. While the size ...


Bill Gates Buys 25,000 Acres in Arizona for a Master Planned 'Smart City':


"Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new ...


66 percent of Surveyed Cities Investing in Smart Cities Technology:


A report from the National League of Cities shows that US cities are incubators for new technology, and a sharing economy is a major part of the plan for many municipalities. By Teena Maddox ...


A Wake Up Call for Government Leaders: If we don't invest in innovation now, the U.S. can say goodbye to being #1:



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