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Broadband expert says USDA shutdown is hurting rural internet expansion
The government's partial shutdown may affect communities seeking grants, though experts say more technical help is available today than ever before.
These app makers are trying to shatter Facebook's echo chamber
By giving users a direct link to their representatives, Aidan and Liam McCarty say their tool could transform online political discourse.
Radio, 911 upgrades top priorities for county law enforcement
In an infographic from Public Technology Institute, county law enforcement agencies report radio communications as the top priority over the next five years.
Code for America asks public for ideas that transform government
Accepted proposal writers will present their ideas at the nonprofit's annual Summit event in May.
Tips to improve cybersecurity with a data-analytics nerve center
New report shows how coordinated, data-driven security platforms can help state IT leaders fortify cybersecurity defense against potential threats.
GIS Day 2018 highlights importance of collaboration
Officials from all levels of government say the annual event is a chance both for education and to reinforce the necessity of cooperation across boundaries.
Half of local IT agencies left out of smart strategy planning
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.
South Carolina experiment adds social media to 911 response
And it works best when the data is curated before it reaches a first responder.
Local governments lack defined digital services strategy, survey says
A new infographic from the Public Technology Institute shows that local government digital strategies are predominantly 'ad-hoc' and 'not defined.'
On cybersecurity, many local governments still lack strategic or disruption response plans
A new infographic from the Public Technology Institute shows that while local governments are increasingly adopting cybersecurity training for employees, they often lack cyber planning.