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.
Technology can help government change, says Sacramento's mayor
Government needs to change, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg says, and with technology, it can.
Balance tech growth with social responsibility, says Sacramento's mayor
Darrell Steinberg advocated for government policies and attitudes that lift up all parts of society simultaneously.
University partnership brings innovation campus 'Aggie Square' to Sacramento
The 25-acre facility will be dedicated to academic research, professional education, and incubating tech startups that can help build technology investment in the region.
Sacramento wants to become the next big tech center
A new initiative called the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab is the California capital's bid to become a global influencer in the emerging technologies market.
Sacramento-Verizon partnership brings free Wi-Fi, digital kiosks and 5G cell towers
A 10-year agreement with Verizon sets in motion plans for major infrastructure upgrades for the city.
Sacramento appoints Louis Stewart as chief innovation officer
Joining from the California governor's office, the city's new innovation lead will oversee a 0 million fund designed to support technology startups and civic engagement.
Distracted-driver snitching app rewards users with bounties
The goal is to make California's roadways safer by issuing cash to users who capture video of people breaking the state's aggressive distracted-driving regulations.
California Dept. of Tech, Sacramento agree to share fiber network
The accord will extend the department’s fiber optic Internet infrastructure into the city’s fiber network — and save the state an estimated 40,000 a year.