North Texas communities launch innovation consortium
A group of 21 communities surrounding the Dallas region have convened to share best practices on economic resiliency, transportation and the pandemic.
Don't let 'smart city' buzzwords confuse people, IT leaders say
If the public will interact with a project, they shouldn't be exposed to confusing terms that obscure the purpose of a project, IT officials told a conference audience.
Virginia invites tech innovation by keeping its door open
State CIO Nelson Moe said his agency’s created an environment that encourages vendors to share their creative ideas with the commonwealth.
In Sacramento, civic technology guides progress
The city's chief innovation officer says civic tech undergirds a vast array of economic development and strategic initiatives in the state capital.
Innovation labs take a gamble to improve city government
Institutions seeking new ideas in government often fizzle out before their projects find solid footing. But their champions say that risk is the entry cost to realizing substantive change.
New Jersey touts 'first' innovation training platform for state government
The Innovation Skills Accelerator will put state workers through a 10-course program to prepare them for deeper in-person training around topics including AI and blockchain.
Nevada lawmakers approve four blockchain bills
New legislation is hoped to encourage innovative uses of the record-keeping technology by the public and inside government itself.
Why state CIOs should embrace 'the power of purpose'
Commentary: Chris Estes explains the path he took while serving as North Carolina's CIO, from "uniting around purpose" to digital transformation.
The 5 most challenging IT tasks facing local governments
Commentary: From cybersecurity to time management, PTI's Dale Bowen shares what IT leaders from across the country are saying about their toughest tasks.