North Texas communities launch innovation consortium

A group of 21 communities surrounding the Dallas region have convened to share best practices on economic resiliency, transportation and the pandemic.

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Security luminary Dug Song dives into securing the surge in remote work

by • 4 days ago

Duo Security co-founder and cybersecurity trailblazer Dug Song on how state and local governments can keep ahead of the security challenges in a working-from-home world.

Columbus, Ohio, launches 'digital capstone' of smart city advice

by • 5 days ago

The Ohio capital city says it's surpassed several environmental benchmarks of a 2016 federal transportation award, particularly with electric vehicle adoption.

'Speed is expected' in government's post-coronavirus IT projects

by • 1 week ago

The Indiana Department of Child Services is developing new tools rapidly as the state reopens — a trend the agency's CIO said he expects to continue.

Counties say IT spending remains a priority as budgets run dry

by • 1 week ago

Continued investment in technology is nearly as important as supplying medical masks and other personal protective equipment, officials from cash-strapped counties said on a phone briefing.

Pennsylvania launches broadband map to prepare ISPs for federal auction

by • 2 weeks ago

The map, developed by Penn State researchers, shows the underserved areas where broadband companies will be eligible for federal funding to expand coverage.

Cities, counties unenthused by 'smart' projects in 2020, survey shows

by • 2 weeks ago

According to survey data released by the Public Technology Institute, just 10% of local government CIOs believe “smart” initiatives are met by agency leaders with enthusiasm.

Are your performance management efforts being misdirected?

by • 2 weeks ago

Commentary: Performance dashboards are common in local government, but public administration professor David Ammons says many aim too high in the organizational chart.

Slow internet, poor preparation plague local governments amid pandemic

by • 2 weeks ago

Local government IT leaders say they're facing a raft of issues as they work remotely, which they expect to continue managing for many months more.

As pandemic threatens budgets, 911 services begin scaling back

by • 3 weeks ago

Emergency call centers already reporting challenges getting enough cleaning supplies and staff say they're now redrawing their plans as tax revenues collapse.

FCC shouldn't delay broadband upgrades for better data, industry tells lawmakers

by • 3 weeks ago

One industry group says broadband expansion projects should go ahead in parallel with changes to the FCC's data-collection process, not after.