'Smart' technology benefits? Indiana mayor looks for cost efficiency
Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, says her city takes a practical approach to getting "smart" technology implemented in government.
LocalSmart Awards honor top local government leaders, projects
The new award series from StateScoop highlights the people and projects making local government work more effectively and efficiently.
LocalSmart city winners emphasize flexibility, empathy in service
The winners of the GoldenGov: City Executive of the Year award say their passion for their work and the citizens they serve define their public sector careers.
California's new digital services office puts people over projects
Michael Wilkening, Gov. Gavin Newsom's innovation adviser, says the state's new digital innovation office will bring user-centered design to agency projects.
Geospatial data-sharing effort needs shared strategy for success
The National Spatial Data Infrastructure is celebrating its 25th anniversary — but it remains an unrealized vision of geospatial data sharing.