Nevada weighs letting tech companies build their own communities
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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.
West Virginia and Denver say mobile voting pilots increased turnout
New research credits the Voatz app with slightly boosting ballots cast by overseas voters, but other reports raise questions about the reliability of online voting.