Government Technology

Can Cities Wait Until 2084 for Google Fiber?

Technology is becoming the new religion, and the dogma is just as impenetrable. Issues of personal privacy, social equality, and economic policy are each day bound tighter to outcomes in the digital world.

Long Island Town Puts Brakes on Social Media

Town officials of Oyster Bay (NY) likely aren’t scoring points with transparency advocates after clamping down on how the town’s information is released through social networks.

NYC Council Members Want Better Access to City Laws

Residents of the Big Apple will have an easier time finding New York City’s laws online, under new legislation proposed by a handful of city council members.

Wyoming’s State Broadband Gets Huge Speed Boost

For the state of Wyoming, high-speed broadband Internet access is more than a matter of convenience.

Nebraska Senator Aims to Break Down Siloes, Open Up Data

A Q&A with Nebraska State Senator Dan Watermeier (R-Syracuse). State Sen. Dan Watermeier doesn’t have the kind of professional foundation most people would consider “technology-savvy.”

What Do Public Health Officials Want From Big Data?

One of the central themes of the fifth annual Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, DC was how innovative approaches to data can help local public health agencies better target their limited resources.

Rethinking Privacy: Though Technology has Outpaced Policy, That's No Reason to Give Up

[Commentary] Privacy isn’t dead, it’s just going through an identity crisis.

Rise of the Chief Privacy Officer

As we become an increasingly data-based society, security breaches and the associated legal risks have escalated.

Can Student Data Improve Learning Without Compromising Privacy?

Instead of locking student data in the principal’s office, more school districts are moving it to cloud providers.

The Drive to Modernize: Governments Hatch Strategies to Bring Legacy Applications Up to Date

Some public entities have been working for years to get their applications in line with business needs. Others are just getting started.