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Reaching Out: 2nd Annual Government Experience Award Winners Embrace Citizens Where They Are:


Across the country, governments at all levels are working to improve the way they reach citizens digitally. This year's first-place winners include Utah, Oakland County, Mich., and Louisville, Ky. The ...


Montana CIO Tim Bottenfield Steps Up to the C-Suite:


Tim Bottenfield on coming into the role of state CIO from an agency-level position, and how his past experience affects his future plans. I'm coming into the position of state CIO with the perspective ...


Montana lieutenant governor praises 'transformative' effect of IT on citizen services:


From a net neutrality policy to shared enterprise infrastructure agreements, IT is creating better and faster services for citizens, says Mike Cooney, deputy to Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. By ...


Montana's New CIO Aims to Focus on Cybersecurity and Efficiency :




Stanford Undergrads Build New Platform to Connect Citizens with Elected Officials:


Pulse is a civic engagement platform that simplifies info about legislation, allows constituents to make their opinions known and gives elected leaders a simplified dashboard to process input. by ...


Take a number: Long lines greet Missoulians trying to register vehicles:




States turn to blockchain technology for growth, efficiency:


The emerging blockchain industry has recently caught the attention of some state political leaders and economic development officials as a potential driver of economic growth as well as a potential ...


Beyond The Hype Factory: 7 Steps To Make Cities Smarter:


From New York City to Dubai, cities across the globe are racing to exemplify the best model of what it means to be smart. Using significant capital investment, public-private-partnerships (P3s), ...


Hackers break into voting machines within 2 hours at Defcon:


An older story but more relevant now than ever. Hackers from around the world had the rare opportunity to crack election-style voting machines this weekend in Las Vegas -- and they didn't disappoint. After ...


Montana's CIO Tim Bottenfield Forges Ahead to Improve State Government Through IT:


Montana's new CIO will build on his experience and work history to forge better staff connections and further Gov. Steve Bullock's effective government initiative. by Theo Douglas http://www.govtech.com/people/Montanas-CIO-Forges-Ahead-to-Improve-State-Government-Through-IT.html *** State ...


What's New in Civic Tech: Dashboard Gauges Local Government Representation:


Plus, a federal government single-sign-on platform enters public bug bounty testing phase; Louisiana debuts digital drivers' licenses; and a new report highlights states' use of data and evidence to ...


How the Blockchain Can Transform Government:


The blockchain is one of the most significant, fundamental advances in digital platforms since the internet and also probably the most overhyped technology in current times, according to Kevin Werbach, ...


University Students Create Spatial Analysis Tools to Help Cities Do More with Data:


Graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania's Master of Urban Spatial Analytics Practicum are working with city officials in Philadelphia, Providence, R.I., and Minneapolis to develop data ...


To Combat Potholes, Cities Turn to Technology:




Colorado's More Modern CRM:


A modular, cloud-based system positions Colorado on the leading edge of benefits management. Most state government health and human service agencies continue to rely on unwieldy legacy software to ...


Montana's New Chatbots Built By Levi Worts Provide Major Benefits to Residents, Government:


Through the course of this work, Levi Worts https://www.linkedin.com/in/levi-worts-9a9388152/ found that Montana was not exactly giving the right impression online, so much so that he began to suspect ...


How to Reap Millions in Cost Savings from a State-Sponsored Hackathon:


Hawaii Gov. David Ige and state CIO Todd Nacapuy took an unusual approach and launched a monthlong hackathon, rather than a typical weekend warrior hackfest. The results? Millions of dollars and hundreds ...


A New 'City Health Dashboard' for 500 U.S. Cities:




The Path Towards Smart Cities: Best Practices for Action:


The awareness of the potential of Smart Cities has grown exponentially over the past year as governments realize that they can positively alter the lives of their citizens with technology and data - driven ...


The Seven Steps Data-Savvy Governments Are Taking:


The role of the chief data officer continues to expand and become more entrenched in local and state government, prompting CDOs to share their experiences and expertise with one another. by Stephen ...


Look Carefully, Unconventionally for Tomorrow's IT Workforce:


The talented men and women who will constitute the IT workforce of the future are out there, public officials said, but they may come to government from unusual occupations. by Theo Douglas http://www.govtech.com/workforce/Look-Carefully-Unconventionally-for-Tomorrows-IT-Workforce.html ...


How Honolulu Cut $1 Million from the IT Budget and Continues to Innovate:


Honolulu CIO Mark Wong slashed annual IT budget costs by $1 million for four consecutive years during his tenure at the Aloha State, yet he continues to innovate. Here's his secret. by Dawn Kawamoto ...


Government CIOs Say It's All About Relationships:


As the nature of the CIO position within government evolves, a new skill is becoming increasingly vital: building relationships, both in the business world and internally within agencies that haven't ...


Florida's Data-Driven Future:


Chief Information Officer Eric Larson talks about Florida's plans to work on how the Agency for State Technology manages data to realize better outcomes across the state. by Lauren Harrison, Noelle ...


Montana Interactive is the eGovernment services provider for the State of Montana:


Saving Montana over $16 million since 2001 We offer and support hundreds of eGovernment solutions in partnership with state, county and city entities that benefit the citizens and businesses of ...


Oklahoma Grows its Tech Economy by Developing an Online Portal for Government Innovation:


While Oklahoma has experienced a fall in competitiveness when it comes to building a digital economy and e-Government, the state has initiated several efforts to address this problem by removing legacy ...


Cities Need to Evaluate Wireless Standards for Sensors and IoT:


Many cities rely on basic WiFi and 2G networks for their sensors and connected devices. As the number of devices increases, and carriers are abandoning 2G, new wireless standards have emerged, offering ...


Bozeman unveils online city map that details history of buildings, locations:


The city of Bozeman has released a map for citizens to see when their house was built. Citizens can access the map at https://www.bozeman.net/government/community-development/historic-preservation ...


Digital Literacy Is at the Heart of a Thriving Smart City:


During the Smart Cities Conference in Kansas City, Mo., earlier this week, thought leaders broke down the issues facing technology deployments and the importance of bringing constituents along for the ...

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