Mobile Fieldworkers the Focus of New Smart Communities Challenge

Grants totaling $143,250 in tools, training and technical support for data collection are up for grabs.

D.C.’s Foster Care App Illustrates the Importance of a Mobile-First Mentality

Many government agencies shy away from mobile apps, but the District of Columbia's Child and Family Services Agency recognized that’s just what it needed.

This Housing Authority Took App Delivery Into the Cloud

Workplace entry is easier when core software can quickly be pushed to anyone’s device securely.

New Apps Help Taxpayers Report Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Cities and states are spending thousands on mobile apps that allow people to report government fraud, waste and abuse. Are they worth it?

How One Mayor Started Treating His Citizens More Like Customers

“We forget it’s the person whose trash we’re picking up who is the one who puts us in office,” says Provo, Utah, Mayor John Curtis.

Arkansas’ Popular Highway App Would Be Nothing Without the Cloud

With 80 percent of the state’s licensed drivers using IDrive, scalability is a necessity.

Smart Cities Pushing Public Wi-Fi Must Be Mindful of Overcrowding Frequencies

Cell carriers’ new LTE-U technology could further strain broadband’s open spectrum, barring FCC regulation or the establishment of agreed-upon industry standards.

‘Godzilla El Niño’ May Have Met Its Match in Los Angeles’ Crisis Mapping

The City of Angels is providing residents with location intelligence where they’re at—on their mobile devices using Google Maps.

San Diego Invests $11 Million in a New Land Management Solution

The permitting tool is 16 months out from launch but has the potential to scale with the city.

Water Utilities Embrace Customer Engagement

Behavioral psychology can promote conservation in a drought.

Why NY.gov’s Pageviews Quadrupled Last Year

A new user-centric approach to Web design is being employed with state agency sites.

How Georgia Reorganized All Its Parks and Rec Data in 9 Months

What was once scattered across multiple agencies is now easily accessible through one portal thanks to a cross-sector collaborative effort. And the effort is also boosting digital engagement and state revenue.

This New, Scalable Disaster Recovery Solution Can Help Cities Weather Storms

Ewing, New Jersey police cruisers rolled with Pertino software and Cradlepoint hardware before the latter acquired the former earlier this week.

When Revamping Public Engagement, Governments Can Use the Cloud

A West Virginia state agency sped up its grant processing by building an app on top of a CRM.

Cities and States Try to Crack Down on Distracted Bicycling

Bans on texting or cellphones and even headphones or earplugs abound.