Cities Address Hurdles to Sharing Data

An increasing number of operating systems are available to municipalities looking to streamline data sharing, but a global network wants them thinking about urban resilience as they do.

Eliminating Tech Tribalism in Government

Are public sector agencies ready take tech collaboration to the next level? Our survey says government officials want to, but don’t know where to start.

Security Clearances Won’t Get in the Way of Responding to Election Cyber Threats, Officials Say

One intelligence leader urged a “just get it done, we’ll worry about the consequences later” approach to countering threats on Election Day.

Homeland Security Invests $11.6 Million in Countering Large-Scale Internet Outages

The grants are focused on the effect outages could have on critical infrastructure.

More States Appoint ‘Chief Privacy Officers’ to Protect People’s Data

Eight states now have top officials whose job is to keep residents' personal information safe.

Blockchain for Government Has Already Arrived

COMMENTARY | State governments are testing projects—and, no, it’s not (just) about cryptocurrencies.

The Government Needs Better Data to Stop Election Meddling

Tech companies must be more forthcoming as misinformation campaigns ramp up before the midterm elections, internet researchers said.

Census Bureau Fumbles a 'Foundational' Part of the 2020 Trial Run

The Census Bureau is facing more problems in the lead up to the 2020 Census.

Champion of '211' Call Centers Set to Lead National Counties Group

“I’ve become, maybe, a fanatic about 211,” says San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, who's expected to be the next president of the National Association of Counties.

5G Compromise Bill Still a Hit to Local Government

Wireless industry groups support the new Senate bill, but the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues it sacrifices too much local government authority.

When Push Comes to Shove, Here Are Local Leaders' Priorities

Route Fifty asked local government officials what is most important to their communities’ future. Their answers may surprise you.

Louisiana Debuts Digital Driver's License

About 27,000 residents have downloaded the LA Wallet app, which launched last week.

Here’s How That $380 Million in Election Security Funding Is Being Spent

State election officials are mostly using new election security money to shore up the basics.

Facebook Will Offer Platforms Teaching Tech Skills in Cities

“When people get the opportunity to get the training they need, they can get great jobs,” said COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Welcome Robot Overlords! Now We Can Get Some Real Work Done.

Despite tech transforming government, public employees aren’t concerned for their jobs. Maybe because it’s letting them focus on the work they signed up for.

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.