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Lighting Dark Fiber Could Raise Legal Challenges in Columbia, Mo.

Government officials in Columbia, Mo., want to light and expand the city’s dark fiber infrastructure. But incumbent Internet service providers may raise unfair competition claims if the plan goes forward.

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How Denver's Attracting Top Private-Sector Talent from Places Like Chipotle
The city's new hiring approach has inspired many to take big pay cuts to work in government.

Oct 24, 2014
Kansas has completed next-generation 911 pilot studies  
Next-Gen 911: Two States, Two Approaches to Implementation
Connecticut and Kansas are working to install next-generation 911 systems, which some say are a necessity in an ever-burgeoning wireless mobile society.

Oct 24, 2014
Texas High-Speed Rail Routes Revealed
The 240-mile project, which could be the first high-speed rail line in America, is expected to get people between the two cities in 90 minutes. If funding is secured and federal approval granted, the train could be running by 2021.

Oct 24, 2014
Los Angeles First in U.S. to Post Fire Response Times Online
The LAFD has posted the information on its website, which details overall average response times and those for each of the individual 102 stations in the city.

Oct 24, 2014
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Lessons from the Grateful Dead on Replacing Workers with Technology
If managers don't know when technology should replace people, they can destroy the product they're trying to create.

Oct 24, 2014
Big Data Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions
The initiative will be led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, who propose to construct a new data-sharing infrastructure that is distributed across multiple institutions, including third-party and for-profit vendors.

Oct 23, 2014
Google Exec Urges Educational System to Evolve with New 'Techweb' Generation
Google Global Education Evangelist Jaime Casap explains how schools are preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet in the new knowledge economy, and encourages educators to start rethinking how children are taught.

Oct 23, 2014
Local Governments Help Lead the Way to HHS Convergence (Industry Perspective)
HHS convergence is a coordinated, agile and common sense approach that contributes to healthier residents, healthier communities and a healthier nation.

Oct 21, 2014
Colorado Springs' IT Department Can be Fixed for $1.7 Million, Chief of Staff Says
The budget increase is for hardware and a redesign of the system, including close attention to network security.

Oct 21, 2014
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The Center for Digital Government's Digital Cities Survey is conducted annually in the summer: July - August. All United States cities, towns, villages and consolidated city/county governments are invited to participate in this survey. The awards are presented concurrently with the NLC conference held each November.

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Digital Counties Survey

The Center for Digital Government's Digital Counties Survey is conducted in partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo) annually in the spring: March - April. All U.S. counties are invited to participate (consolidated county-city jurisdictions are invited to participate in the Digital Cities Survey in the summer). The awards are presented during NACO's annual conference each July.

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