White House’s Cecilia Muñoz takes position directing national civic tech network
The former Domestic Policy Council director is taking a position with policy and tech outfit New America to develop a network for professionals working in civic tech.
White House launches new push to get communities using data to cut down on incarceration
The Obama administration is partnering with dozens of states, localities and tech companies to spread data-sharing and analytics techniques focused on moving people out of prisons.
White House sending $150M in grants to local IT training programs
The Department of Labor hopes to jumpstart efforts in communities across the country to educate workers on the latest tech skills.
N.C. city police reaching out to community following launch of open data portal
Fayetteville's police department is hoping to get people educated about how to take advantage of the data sets they're now sharing online.
Police chiefs: 'There is nothing to fear' about White House open data initiative
Police officials participating in a national open data initiative urge their colleagues to join the movement.
A year on, White House pushes police open data partnerships
The Obama administration is redoubling its efforts to get departments around the country opening up their data.
Experts: Boston's response to 2013 bombing exemplifies use of smart city, IoT tech
While many cities are only in the nascent stages of using connected tech, experts agree that there's increasing adoption of the IoT in municipalities nationwide.
White House expands program to spur state, local tech hiring
The Obama administration is partnering with 15 new communities to get leaders working with the private sector to jumpstart IT hiring.
White House tech advisers urge greater federal smart cities focus
The President's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology issued a new report laying out how the feds can support cities using IT to get smarter.