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Sidewalk robot test program extended in Washington, D.C., with strong government support
City council is standing behind a pilot program that it says could both relieve congestion on city streets and enable new data collection to support operations.
Portland looks to analytics, clean transit to meet 2050 renewable energy goal
Officials in Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon, say data, partnerships and political willpower can help them hit their goal of operating on fully renewable energy by 2050.
Oakland launches digital service to fight illegal rent hikes
A new website to helps renters and property owners in the California city fight practices that are pushing residents out of gentrified neighborhoods.
Bluegogo bikeshare asks San Francisco for a chance to compete
After initial concerns by city officials that the company would be a nuisance, the drop-and-go bicycle service asks for equal treatment with the city's existing bikeshare.
Chicago's open records lawsuits totaled more than 70,000 in 2016
An inordinate volume and volatility of unfulfilled open information requests in a single year underscores the role of federal leadership, specifically law enforcement transparency policies started by President Barack Obama.
Ransomware recovery lessons from an Indiana county: Budgets matter, people matter
And vendors make decisions that government will ultimately be responsible for.
In San Diego, push to include city workers' private devices under public records law fails
Open government advocates are frustrated that their latest push to make all communications about government business subject to disclosure laws won't be moving forward this year.
Austin lawmakers vote to outfit police with body cameras, iPhones
The city council approved the department's bid to spend millions on the two major technology upgrades.
Study: N.J. localities poorly equipped to manage IT risk
A Rutgers University study argues that many of New Jersey's municipalities don't have the tools to keep their networks safe and data secure.