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August 18, 2017

Data needs accountability.

August 07, 2017

Like a growing number of cities, Austin, Texas, is getting ready for the arrival of autonomous vehicles. On any given afternoon, self-driving test models can be seen darting along a Formula One race track. More than 500 electric vehicle charging stations are already spread throughout the city.... read more

August 02, 2017

When the state of Pennsylvania crafted a recovery plan for the bankrupt city of Harrisburg, money was obviously tight. The state and the city were at odds, and the federal government had made Harrisburg the first and only city in U.S. history to be charged with securities fraud.

July 18, 2017

When the Great Recession created a wave of bankruptcies, the federal government responded by bailing out large for-profits and quasi-federal corporations, such as Fannie Mae. But there was no such help for insolvent cities or counties. Nevertheless, from the nation's smallest troubled cities,... read more

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July 05, 2017

It’s impossible to know whether Congress will provide federal funding to stimulate infrastructure spending.

June 23, 2017

It’s easy to take in the technological splendor that is Singapore and miss the diverse reasons and hidden virtues that make the city possible. A collective spirit of ingenuity can be found in its swooping architecture, its wealth of smart traffic lights, a budding sensor network and the... read more

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June 20, 2017

Billions of dollars in congressionally approved funding for transit systems throughout the country are currently on hold.

June 20, 2017

A Cisco report claims $2.3 trillion is waiting to be realized through digitized services, city management; cites Houston, Oslo, Barcelona as examples. It's not only enterprises that need to make the digital transition; the public sector must do so as well.

June 20, 2017

Radio towers and wireless spectrum are only half of the equation for the public safety data network now being planned and built by FirstNet and AT&T. The other half is software, some of which was revealed Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and... read more

June 07, 2017

Federal chief information officers may have one of government's hardest jobs: protecting our country's largest networks against rapidly evolving cyber threats, while being stuck with technology that's often decades old. Add to the mix a set of bureaucratic rules dictating how they buy IT, and it... read more

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