Nevada presses pause on 'innovation zones'

by • 1 week ago

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said the idea of communities governed by technology companies warrants further public examination before the legislature makes a decision.

Nevada weighs letting tech companies build their own communities

by • 3 months ago

Gov. Steve Sisolak voiced support for legislation allowing emerging-tech companies to develop land where they could assume the power of county governments.

Massachusetts is training local governments on blockchain

by • 9 months ago

In an attempt to kickstart a blockchain industry in Massachusetts, the commonwealth's economic development agency is searching for use cases in its municipal governments.

Colorado names former Oregon CIO Alex Pettit as CTO

by • 1 year ago

Pettit, now helping to lead his third state IT organization, said he's looking forward to discovering how technologies like AI and blockchain can improve citizen services.

Vermont to start using blockchain for cannabis tracking

by • 1 year ago

Since decriminalizing the drug in 2018, state CIO John Quinn says interest in growing licenses has skyrocketed.

Colorado CIO Theresa Szczurek shares her three WIGs

by • 2 years ago

From blockchain to firewall migration, the state’s top technology official is managing a lot. Here are her top three “wildly important goals.”

Utah considering blockchain for vehicle title transfers

by • 2 years ago

State CIO Mike Hussey said the distributed-ledger technology can reduce time wasted by shuttling documents to and from the bank.

Los Angeles announces blockchain pitch competition

by • 2 years ago

"Block Tank LA" will feature four entrepreneurs competing for more than $50,000 and a chance to pilot their ideas with the city.

Utah County, Utah, begins review of mobile-app votes

by • 2 years ago

Officials said the participation rate in an August election by overseas voters who used a mobile app was far higher than in-county residents who voted by mail.