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.
Utah to shut down its innovation incubator
As state lawmakers approve closure of the Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative, governors in other states plan new ways to innovate.
Tech will 'support all the new things' cities do, says San Francisco CIO
Linda Gerull, San Francisco's chief information officer, says technology will be an integral part of the future of government services.
Delaware offers cash to state employees with innovative ideas
The new program follows on a 2017 initiative designed to cut costs and streamline government operations.
Inspired by Vonnegut, Maine governor creates 'Office of Innovation and the Future'
The new agency will examine forward-looking policies that include broadband expansion and state workforce development.