Five States To Get A Smart Tech Boot Camp

The states will be the first in the multi-year "Smarter States, Smarter Communities" learning lab, which grows out of National Governor Association Chair Brian Sandoval's 'Ahead of the Curve' Initiative.

Monitoring Fire Truck Health in Real Time

For fire departments, nothing is more problematic than an out-of-service rig.

Why Cities Should Jump at the Chance to Add Cell Towers to Streetlights

COMMENTARY | In a contributed piece, the authors suggest compromises and efficiencies to ensure cities do not get left behind in the 5G revolution.

Homeland Security Wants Industry Input on Wearable Tech for First Responders

Wearables are great—but they can't get in the way when firefighters and paramedics do their jobs.

Smart Technology Must Be Part of the U.S. Infrastructure Discussion, Too

Q&A: Security and privacy issues will abound if they go unaddressed as cities increasingly install smart infrastructure, according to federal officials.

Kansas City Enters ‘Phase 2’ of Its Smart City Transformation

“There is a greater value to the data we maintain as a city than we anticipated,” according to the city’s chief innovation officer.

Virginia Beach Is Using an IoT-Enabled Sensor Network to Predict Flooding in Real Time

Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.

Eliminating Net Neutrality, FCC Plans Battle With State and Local Authorities

Language in the net neutrality repeal sets the groundwork for an attempt to aggressively constrain and eliminate state and local regulations.

How States and Cities Can Secure the Internet of Things

As we connect more and more devices, governments must keep an active watch on their network.

Buying Into the Internet of Things

States need to be smart and strategic when purchasing connected devices, according to Alaska's chief procurement officer.

Utah’s Cloud Flexibility Welcomes Innovative IoT and AI Solutions

In an interview with Route Fifty, state CIO Mike Hussey discusses rural broadband and lingering “last mile” challenges.

Spokane Pursues Smart City Goals With Collaborative Approach

Urbanova is a living lab set in the heart of the 770-acre University District near downtown to "pilot technologies while testing what creates value and how economical they are."

The Internet of Things Is Totally Unregulated and That Might Have to Change

As more “machine to machine” connections go online there will be even less manual oversight of connected devices, meaning greater potential for their hijacking and abuse.

The Dream of a Fully Connected Future Is Starting to Look Like a Nightmare

Gadgets connecting the Internet of Things, or IoT, haven’t been designed with the robust security we now take for granted on our phones and laptops

‘Internet of Things’ Brings New IT Challenges for State Governments

As the number of sensors being deployed continues to soar, there are important data storage, security and analysis needs to consider. “Start the learning curve now,” says Michigan’s deputy chief security officer.

Building the Digital Enterprise: Intelligent Lighting Isn’t Just for Cities

Individual sensor deployments are useful and are helping businesses to optimize their operations. But also, like in cities, they have significant drawbacks.

Groundwork for a Connected Vehicle Pilot Program in Tampa Forges Ahead

“This is the next paradigm shift in transportation,” says one official helping to lead up the program.

NASCIO: States Should Be Laying Groundwork for the Internet of Things

“Before long we won’t be talking about IoT, it will just be the way we do business,” according to a new policy brief.