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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:




Best States for Data Innovation:




Are SuperClusters the Future of Gov Tech Collaboration?:




Bots Flood FCC with Millions of Comments About Net Neutrality:


Once fake comments are weeded out, the large majority of commenters seem to support the position of AT&T and other Internet providers that could open the door to differential rates for consumers for ...


Montana Secretary of state's business services going digital:


Starting Friday there is no more such thing as paperwork when it comes to matters of business filings with the secretary of state's office as it's going digital through a $4 million computer system. The ...


SF Mayor Encourages Cities Nationwide to Apply for Expanded Startup in Residence Program:


San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee took to the blogosphere this week with some advice for city governments across the country: Apply for the Startup in Residence (STiR) program https://startupinresidence.org/stir/join/stir-for-cities/, ...


Tech Tools, Dashboards Help Boston Spark Citizen Interest in Open Data:




What's New In Civic Tech: Hawaii Launches Month-Long Innovation Competition:


Plus, Arkansas' governor announces actions aimed at fostering tech employment growth in state, and judge dismisses AT&T lawsuit against Louisville related to clearing city infrastructure for broadband ...


Michigan's Volunteer-Based Cybersecurity Strategy Catches On :


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Great Falls, Montana in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge to get funding for creative problem solving. What other Montana communities are participating?:


The City of Great Falls is in the running to win a chunk of cash to solve a pressing issue in the city. The project is the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge http://mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org/ ...


How Kansas City, Mo., Is Snuffing Out Potholes Before They Appear:


Public works and IT officials use traffic and other data to predict where the next pothole will form -- allowing it to repair or resurface 35 to 45 miles of streets per year versus the previous 20 to ...


Montana Shows How Government Can Be More Like Google Using Agile Development - You Should Work Here :


In Montana, a team of 50 application developers collaborates using agile development https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development . Is this the future of government IT? Montana CIO Ron ...


San Francisco's Startup in Residence Program Seeks to Expand to Other Cities Across North America:


If the program continues its successes, it could change how startups and government work together, leading to an increase in civic innovations. All interested cities must RSVP before Aug. 4 to be eligible ...


Local Governments Still Using Russian Security Software Kaspersky Despite Federal Warning:


Numerous U.S. local and state governments are still using security software from the Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab despite the federal government's warnings to its own agencies against buying from the company ...


Hawaii Plans Prize Money, Tool Enhancements to Month-Long Annual Hackathon:


Now in its second year, the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge looks to build upon 2016's success. As Hawaii prepares for its annual month-long hackathon, organizers have added a number of enhancements ...


Kansas City likes sharing its smart city data so other cities benefit too:


In a press release, Kansas City announced that it is now opening up the gates on its smart city data. In its first batch of data, it will share smart city insights with leaders from 18 cities, two countries ...


San Jose, Calif., Taps the Expertise of Retired Silicon Valley Execs:




3 State Transportation Agencies Turn to Smart Technologies to Save Time, Money on Road Projects:




How 3 Jurisdictions Are Using Tech to Bolster the Health of Trees in Their Communities:




CourtSystem.org is free, and provides accurate and up-to-date information for local court or prison records or background information on people -- as well as details on local government offices. :


"I just wanted to share a resource that I've found useful, and perhaps others might as well :-) For years, now, it's been tough trying to figure out how to contact local law enforcement or related offices, ...


New state economic development website raises the bar:


Dashboards like this http://tn.gov/transparenttn/article/openecd-rural-community-development-main-streets are a popular way to share information on government program performance. Economic development ...


Roseville, Calif., Looks to Boost Engagement Through Tech-Savvy Response Program:


The city is finalizing a contract to build a Web application through which residents will find explanations of what each department and division budget does, and be able to leave notes and comments. by ...


Cities Look to New Predictive Tool to Meet Vision Zero (eliminate roadway deaths completely) Goals:


According to a new study, cities may be able to predict where collisions are most likely to occur by collecting data on dangerous driving behaviors. Full Story: http://www.govtech.com/fs/Cities-Look-to-New-Predictive-Tool-to-Meet-Vision-Zero-Goals.html ...

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