NASCIO names State IT Recognition Award finalists for 2020
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers says it plans to announce 10 winners at its virtual online conference in October.
Four ways local governments can promote startup innovation
Commentary: Two "smart city" experts urge local leaders to create regulatory environments that encourage growth and innovation.
Permitting software, fire cameras among Philadelphia's latest innovation projects
The latest round of funding in Philadelaphia's Innovation Fund includes seven projects, many redesigned to meet agency needs during the pandemic.
What role should innovation play in states’ pandemic response?
North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley and Utah CIO Mike Hussey said new technologies and ideas helped their states prepare for the pandemic and will continue to aid their responses.
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.