Government Technology

Accelerating the Internet of Everything

The movement to allow everyday items to connect to the Internet has gained momentum, as toothbrushes, bathroom scales and trash cans (to name a few) are available with sensors and online access.

Does Kenya's National Broadband Strategy Position it for Second-World Status

In July 2013, Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology along with the Communications Commission of Kenya launched the National Broadband Strategy, one piece of the nation’s ambitious Vision 2030 program.

Are You Ready for a Driver’s License for the Internet?

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has adopted an online authentication tool the agency is using to ensure that the benefits it issues, like food assistance, are going to the right people.

Meet the Tech-Savviest Legislators in the US

Technology has become a major factor in many of the proposals introduced by lawmakers during state legislative sessions.

Is California Reversing Course on Government Transparency?

A California appeals court recently ruled that emails and other forms of electronic communication about public business are not subject to the state’s Public Records Act if they’re conducted on a private computer or device.

ConnectNYC Brings Fiber Internet to Local Businesses

On March 12, 2014, a contest to connect New York City businesses with high-speed Internet came to a close.

How Open Data and Higher Ed Networks Can Decrease Poverty

This century, we face a much larger challenge than bringing 100 gigabyte connectivity to college campuses. We have to figure out how to feed 9 billion people and decrease poverty.

Social Media Analysis Aids in Washington Mudslide Response

A social media monitoring tool developed in 2013 by Pierce County (WA), got its first real-world use in March during search and rescue efforts following the massive mudslide in Washington State.

Florida Town Simplifies Transparency

Longboat Key (FL) is setting an example for fiscal transparency.

County Government Asks: Why Rent Fiber When You Can Own?

When Martin County (FL) was faced with increased telecommunications cost, CIO Kevin Kryzda used the phrase “rubber chicken circuit” to persuade community leaders, business owners and elected officials to build a county-owned fiber network rather t