Glitchy voting machines in South Carolina spur new investment

by Benjamin Freed • 6 days ago

Officials aim to replace 13,000 aging machines faulted for long lines at polling places and reports the devices changed voters' choices.

West Virginia says 144 people voted using mobile blockchain app

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Overseas residents like active-duty military members were able to cast their ballots in this year's election using the blockchain-backed Voatz mobile app.

Half of local IT agencies left out of smart strategy planning

by Public Technology Institute • 2 weeks ago

Many city and county technology officials surveyed by PTI reported they do not play a main role in the development of their government’s smart strategy.

Ready or not, states are about to find out if their election security investments worked

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

State and local election officials have hired new cybersecurity personnel, purchased new hardware and software and even brought in the National Guard.

New toolkit shows little cities how to buy like big ones

by Jared Beinart • 3 weeks ago

A new online tool developed by The Atlas guides small and midsize cities through "big city" tactics for doing business with the private sector.

Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

Twenty-two West Coast cities and counties are challenging a recent federal ruling that restricts what municipalities can charge phone companies for installing next-generation wireless equipment.

State and local tech partnerships take finesse, but pay dividends

by Colin Wood • 4 weeks ago

It's all about finding the right opportunity or "lever," two state IT officials told a conference audience.

New York City fills long-vacant chief analytics officer role

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

Kelly Jin, a former technology policy adviser to the Obama White House, was hired as the city's new top data official.

Startup in Residence launches 81 local-government projects for small tech companies to solve

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

The projects will address transit, housing, public safety and other issues for 28 participating governments.

'Internet of things' poised for greatest impact, local IT leaders say

by Public Technology Institute • 1 month ago

IoT, artificial intelligence, blockchain and autonomous systems top the list of most impactful emerging technologies for local government, according to a new infographic from the Public Technology Institute.

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