Highlighting Minnesota Government’s IT Innovations

A new awards program in the Land of 10,000 Lakes selected these four winners.

The Case Against Library Fines—According to the Head of The New York Public Library

For many families across the US, library fines are a true barrier to access.

Cybersecurity Quest Sends States to Vets, Students and Women

Hiring and keeping qualified IT staffers, particularly cybersecurity experts, is a serious problem for states.

Seven US States Were Too Small to Even Apply For Amazon’s HQ2.

But two other states with less than a million people tried anyway.

How Operational Intelligence Is Saving One County Time and Money on Troubleshooting

An IT operations use case has spawned a security use case as well in Hennepin County, and they’re not alone.

When Prisoners Are a 'Revenue Opportunity'

As jails install systems that let inmates videochat with "visitors" no matter where they may be, it’s private companies that appear to have the most to gain.

State and Local Attorneys Brace for a Workload Increase

Laws keep evolving, budgets keep tightening and more experienced attorneys are ready to retire, making automation that much more important for governments.

Meet Missi, Mississippi’s 1st Artificial Conversational Chatbot

You can also now take a virtual reality tour of the Magnolia State’s Capitol.

The Route Fifty Roadshow Goes To Columbus

We hope you'll join us as we explore partnerships, technology and smart cities live from the National Association of Counties Annual Conference.

How One Bay Area CIO Is Moving His County to the Cloud

Hyperconverged infrastructure has meant major savings for San Mateo County, California, as it bridges the technology divide between its disconnected and affluent cities.

Will the Supreme Court Take Up Cellphone Surveillance?

The U.S. Supreme Court could soon consider whether police can review a cellphone’s whereabouts without a warrant.

Watch Out for Unclaimed Property Scams, State Officials Warn

State officials are urging residents to be wary of scammers who promise to reunite them with unclaimed property for a fee upfront.

Attacks, Crashes Underscore Need for New 911 Systems

State and local 911 call centers increasingly are besieged by pranksters and buggy software. Next-generation technology may provide relief, but few states or localities can afford it without help.

Our Cities Are Getting Smarter And You Probably Didn’t Even Notice

Cities don’t need to implement every single connected solution to be considered “smart.”

Why Cities Should Get Smart About Their Environments

Getting “smart” about environmental monitoring doesn’t just put a city at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, it could also mean life or death for its residents.

High-Tech Innovation Is Happening in More Places Than You Think

And federal funding should match the the economy’s diaspora, according to a newly released ITIF report.

The Need for Jail Management Technology Solutions in Modern Corrections

Expecting facilities and agencies to run efficiently and cost effectively without sophisticated technology in today’s modern criminal justice system is simply unrealistic

How Data Drives Government

How can government agencies use the data they collect, generate, protect and share to inform better decision-making and drive mission success?