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October 29, 2018
With a fast-approaching deadline, startups from across the globe are urged to take action in tackling civic challenges. Startup in Residence (STIR) connects startups with government agencies to develop technology products that address civic challenges. In following its mission to do so, STIR is... read more
November 01, 2018
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) presented a number of awards in recognition of outstanding service during the 2018 NASCIO Annual Conference, held October 21-24 in San Diego.
October 31, 2018
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), Grant Thornton LLP and CompTIA have collaborated for a ninth consecutive year to survey state government information technology (IT) leaders on current issues, trends and perspectives.
October 29, 2018
An oft heard refrain about Smart Cities insists that they’re not about technology, but about people. This same mantra could be heard at Smart Cities Connect’s Fall Conference and Expo, where Think Big Partners’ Herb Sih reiterated the intended focus of Smart Cities in his keynote address. “Think... read more
October 30, 2018
In releasing its latest report, the National League of Cities (NLC) has offered an analysis of current regulations surrounding autonomous vehicles (AVs). Presented as a municipal action guide, “Autonomous Vehicle Pilots Across America,” also serves as a guide which offers an overview of successful... read more
October 29, 2018
Portland State University (PSU) is preparing to launch two research centers – addressing homelessness and future cities – with $3 million in funding toward smart technology to solve community issues. The creation of the Homelessness Research & Action Center, and the Digital City Testbed Center... read more
October 30, 2018
Just weeks after presenting the updated 2018 Green Works Orlando Community Action Plan to the Mayor and City Commissioners, Orlando’s top sustainability expert brought insight and expertise to fellow city leaders and innovators during Smart Cities Connect this week in Tampa. The Director of the... read more
October 29, 2018
King County Metro, which was recently named as the best large transit system in North America by APTA, has launched a pilot project intended to answer the first and last mile needs of Seattle area commuters.
October 26, 2018
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has named the next rounds of winning cities in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. Winning cities, of which half have now been selected, will be awarded with resources and technical... read more
October 22, 2018
Of the numerous methods used by black hat hackers to infiltrate computer systems, few (if any) are as brutal and unforgiving as ransomware. This is a type of malware which prevents a computer user from accessing crucial files or websites until they pay a specified amount of money to a hacker who... read more
October 19, 2018
The city that never sleeps is uniting the might of civic technology, private innovation and academia to combat ever-growing cyber threats. New York City, in a major announcement which is receiving international attention, recently unveiled plans for a Chelsea-based Global Cyber Center, a SoHo-based... read more
October 18, 2018
The mutual benefit that community solar brings to local leaders and residents is the source of increased attention.
October 17, 2018
In a variation on the civic engagement theme, America’s 6th largest city is investing in employee involvement to tap encourage creative solutions to common challenges. The City of Philadelphia’s Innovation Fund has announced seven grants allowing City employees to launch pilot initiatives, with the... read more
October 22, 2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) made clear its strong support of smart city solutions in its recent news announcement of major funding for 13 programs involving researchers at 35 institutions across the country. The independent federal agency reported a total of $24.2 million in funding to... read more
October 16, 2018
A Los Angeles public-private partnership aimed at protecting critical infrastructure and helping businesses address cyber attacks, the LA Cyber Lab will be getting a boost from local and federal sources. In a news release issued October 3, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced he will be... read more
October 11, 2018
Bay Area city greenlights broadband expansion, and reinforces resilience efforts with public events to educate and engage residents. Having just approved a plan to expand broadband, the City of San Leandro, CA, is observing “Resilient San Leandro Week” from October 6-13, with a series of public... read more
October 10, 2018
The City of Seattle’s Mayor has reinforced her intention to reduce the city’s dependence on fossil fuels, and focus on smart transportation investments. In addition to presenting her first budget address, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan recently signed an Executive Order to reduce the size of Seattle... read more
October 09, 2018
To collect data is one thing. To analyze said data is an entirely different endeavor. Making the most out of the the vast quantities of data now available requires organizations to embrace a healthy data culture. Seeking to help develop and nurture such an environment, McKinsey has interviewed... read more
October 09, 2018
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced a five-year, $5.25 milion dollar initiative aimed at bringing residents to the center of self-driving vehicle pilot projects happening in five U.S. cities. The new investment will support pilot projects in Detroit, MI, Long Beach, and San... read more
October 08, 2018
An Ann Arbor, MI-based startup is making news after announcing plans to bring driverless shuttles to a third U.S. city by early next year. May Mobility has reported plans to add a route in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The plan includes bringing four of its six-seat electric shuttles to Michigan’s second... read more
October 05, 2018
To transform into a Smart City is no easy undertaking. From planning to procurement to deployment to operations, all centered around cutting-edge technology and solutions, the process of becoming Smart is a monumental undertaking for municipalities already under strain.
October 05, 2018
Smart city leaders and start-up collaborators in San Antonio, TX are pleased with early success of a new resident-friendly initiative to address local issues. Cityflag, a San Antonio-based tech start-up, released its 311SA app in August, and is reporting a 90 percent resolution rate. The goal was... read more
October 02, 2018
Following an intensive, multi-month search, James J. Tymon was selected to become the Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) during the association’s annual board of directors meeting. Tymon, who will serve as its chief operating... read more
October 01, 2018
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized public transit leadership during its Annual Meeting, held September 23-26 in Nashville, TN.
September 28, 2018
With the arrival of October comes the deadline for LiveWorx 19 Call for Papers. Planners of the event are reminding industry professionals that presenter submissions will be accepted until October 12, 2018. The LiveWorx 19 Technology Conference is set for June 10-13, 2019, in Boston, MA, and is... read more
September 27, 2018
In September 2015, the FBI released an official warning to the public about the dangers of the Internet of Things (IoT) ㄧ Have our devices become any safer since?
September 27, 2018
New technologies are disrupting the entire transportation ecosystem at a rapid pace. The internet of things, autonomous cars and mobility-as-a-service are just a handful of the innovations that governments will have to reckon with. As to how the proper agencies will handle the change, the AARP ... read more
September 28, 2018
Global Climate Action Summit issues summary of bold commitments announced by thousands of states, regions, cities, business investors and NGOs
September 26, 2018
The former commander of NSA Georgia, Col. Eric Toler, has been named executive director of the Georgia Cyber Center. In his new role, which will begin October 1, Col. Toler will work with Augusta University, Augusta Technical College and Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) executive stakeholders to... read more
September 25, 2018
According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, North America Microgrid Market is set to reach over USD $7B by 2024. Aging grid infrastructure coupled with stringent government policies toward adoption of sustainable power... read more
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