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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:




Smart Cities Council Accepting Applications for 2018 Challenge Grants:




The Latest Social Media Trend in Government:


It's hard to get people to follow their local government on Facebook or Twitter. A few cities are using their employees' personal accounts to connect with more residents. By Katherine Barrett ...


AOL's Steve Case says 'smart cities' are the next big thing:


"The third wave is now happening. It's really integrating the internet in seamless ways throughout health care and energy, food, agriculture, transportation [and] smart cities," Case told Maria Bartiromo ...


Technology Is Key to Local Citizen Engagement:


The mayors of Austin, Texas, Louisville, Ky., and Raleigh, N.C., hope their successful resident engagement projects will serve as guides for other major cities across the country. by Mayor Steve ...


Smart Cities Will Take Many Forms:




What New Tech Holds the Most Promise for Colorado Government?:




States Compete for Top Data Science Talent:




FirstNet 90-Day Window Ups Ante for Undecided States:




What's New in Civic Tech: FCC Proposal to Lower U.S. Broadband Standards Raises Concerns:


Plus, Nashville launches one-stop website to better serve residents, encouraging tech growth in Detroit is an ongoing project, and technologists in Anchorage work with city's treasury department to ...


Can Blockchain Bring Voting Online?:




Analytics, Blockchain and Cybersecurity at NASCIO:




Small Towns Confront Big Cyber-Risks:




As Federal Data Disappears, New Tool Gives Power to Smaller Cities:


San Rafael is one of a dozen cities that recently began testing a new tool created by the Redwood City, California-based OpenGov https://opengov.com/ , which organizes and visualizes data from local governments. ...


Indiana's Analytics Strategy: Unlocking Data to Unlock Solutions:




Startups Deliver Gov Tech Pitches at STiR Demo Day 2017:


This year's class of Startup in Residence entrepreneurs is the last to work exclusively with Northern California cities as the program prepares to expand nationwide in 2018. The program will largely ...


A Better Approach to Smart Cities - The intersection of smart lighting and smart grids is key to new services and more value.:


Although many government leaders want to turn their communities into smart cities, they often don't know the best way to achieve this goal. This paper defines a smart city, describes its components, ...


7 State or Local Governments Using Amazon Alexa:




Can Government Change the Online Citizen Experience?:




National Day of Civic Hacking Events Aim to Be More Inclusive - Are any Montana communities hacking this year?:




The Next Big Technology to Transform Government:




Global support for TM Forum "City as a Platform" Manifesto Good Thinking:


The manifesto outlines 11 fundamental principles for deploying city platforms and is designed to accelerate the development of smart cities and act as guidelines for those setting public policy. Mike ...


Why Leading Smart Cities Are Often Bike-Friendly Cities:


The International Cycling Safety Conference in Davis, Calif., will explore how data from vehicles, smart and connected devices or sensors and other objects in the urban landscape can work to serve the ...


Smart Cities on the Map :




Innovate Your State: What Cool Technologies Should Government Consider Implementing?:


"The idea is, we identify a problem, we put out the question to our innovation community and ask them to help solve it with technology," said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. The third iteration of ...


Some States Return to Paper Ballots Following 2016 Election Hacks:




Why Small and Mid-Size Municipalities Don't Fear Smart City Tech:



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