New mayoral consultancy wants to help 'smart city' projects succeed

The organizer's CEO, George Burgacia, says the mayor's office is the perfect place to begin fixing the fundamental flaws in wayward urban technology.

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Cross-government collaboration tough, but fruitful in California

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Forming and sustaining partnerships across state, local and education branches of government is a challenge, but well worth the effort, IT leaders say.

Creating quality digital services essential but time-consuming, say California IT leaders

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State, city and county agencies are catering to convenience by putting more of their services online, but often at a humble pace.

CIO retentions under new governors 'surprising,' says NASCIO director

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Unusually, at least four state chief information officers will be kept in this year's round of gubernatorial transitions.

Broadband expert says USDA shutdown is hurting rural internet expansion

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The government's partial shutdown may affect communities seeking grants, though experts say more technical help is available today than ever before.

NYU's 'People-Led Innovation' project launches new website

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NYU's GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation have published resources for city government officials interested in tapping their populations for new ideas.

Balance tech growth with social responsibility, says Sacramento's mayor

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Darrell Steinberg advocated for government policies and attitudes that lift up all parts of society simultaneously.

'Wall that damn thing off': What government CIOs can do to improve cybersecurity

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The number of new applications and new devices coming into use means governments have to architect their networks for defense, San Francisco CIO Linda Gerull said.

Dallas hires city's first chief innovation officer

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Laila Alequresh, a former official in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, will work on ways to improve the city through technology and new ideas, while also serving as a consultant to other city leaders.

40 startups named in Startup in Residence's 2019 cohort

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The companies will pair with 22 local governments to develop innovative government solutions over the next 16 weeks.

Miami Beach PD circumvents ban on drone surveillance with a blimp

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The "sleek, yet friendly"-looking tethered aerostat has dredged up old questions of safety versus privacy.

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