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'Govhacks' survey points to crucial role for technology in government
A 'Govhacks' survey from Accenture revealed the need for technology in government innovation.
New York City child services gives new tablet computers to all child abuse investigators
More than 2,000 caseworkers will be equipped with Microsoft Surface Pro devices, which will give them access to critical files while in the field, the city says.
California state lawmaker calls for resignations of DMV, technology directors
Vince Fong, a Republican state assemblyman, demanded new leadership via a Facebook video this week.
Former Ohio CIO Stu Davis lands at data analytics firm Sense Corp
Davis, who resigned last month after nearly eight years as the state's top IT official, will be a managing director in the company's public-sector division.
Startup in Residence launches 81 local-government projects for small tech companies to solve
The projects will address transit, housing, public safety and other issues for 28 participating governments.
New York City launches a smartphone threat-detection app
NYC Secure will tell New Yorkers if their phones encounter unsafe networks. The city insists it's not tracking users.
D.C. targets transportation, environment in latest civic app challenge
Programmers will pursue grants to develop applications that make the most of the incoming generation of high-speed wireless infrastructure.
San Antonio's new 311 app boasts 90 percent success rate so far, developer says
The new app, which launched in August, uses social media and a game-like environment to encourage residents to report issues.
NYCx publishes 'Moonshot Launchpad' toolkit for hosting civic challenges
Mayor Bill de Blasio's office is encouraging city agencies, community organizations, and private businesses to rally the public in search of solutions to common urban challenges.