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San Francisco's Migration of 29,000 Employees to the Cloud is Under Way

Now in line with FBI regulatory policy requirements, the city's move to cloud services will be more government compliant and enable easier collaboration for all city and county workers.

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Credit Demands Trust; Bitcoin Bypasses It
At martial arts gym Atlanta Kick, they accept credit cards, debit cards and… bitcoin.

Apr 21, 2014
 
Shared Cities: Building the Infrastructure for a Collaborative Economy
Today, in many U.S. cities, an innovative, shared infrastructure is being erected, fueling a renaissance in how people live, work, and play.

Apr 21, 2014
Massachusetts Army National Guard at the 2011 Boston Marathon  
Boston Marathon Begins Under Heightened Security
The added security for this year's race includes 3,500 security personnel and 3,500 uniformed Boston police officers, 450 state police and 600 members of the National Guard, according to the Boston Athletic association's website.

Apr 21, 2014
 
San Francisco's Migration of 29,000 Employees to the Cloud is Under Way
Now in line with FBI regulatory policy requirements, the city's move to cloud services will be more government compliant and enable easier collaboration for all city and county workers.

Apr 18, 2014
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Boulder, Colo., Against Photo Traffic Enforcement Ban, Says Cameras Make Streets Safer
The city is opposing Senate Bill 14-181 which would ban the use of automated vehicle identification systems, a practice already prohibited in 10 states.

Apr 21, 2014
Robots of New York City
A look at some integral members of city government who are not usually in the public eye.

Apr 21, 2014
Bill That Would Allow Three Connecticut Municipalities to Share Dispatch Passes Committee
The bill is in response to a request from New London, Waterford and East Lyme for authorization to create a regional dispatch center with a governing board.

Apr 16, 2014
One Year After Approval, Pittsburgh Gunshot Detection System Remains Inactive
Councilman Ricky Burgess sponsored legislation that would authorize the city to buy and integrate the equipment, but officials aren't sure how long it will be until it is utilized.

Apr 15, 2014
Seattle Hires Interim CTO, Focuses on Broadband and Microsoft 365 Pilot
After the cancellation of the city's fiber rollout and the departure of Chief Technology Officer Erin Devoto, the city has found a temporary replacement to head technology efforts.

Apr 11, 2014
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Digital Cities & Counties Survey: Best Practices Quick Reference Guide
This Best Practices Quick Reference Guide is a compilation of examples from the 2013 Digital Cities and Counties Surveys showcasing the innovative ways local governments are using technological tools to respond to the needs of their communities. It is our hope that by calling attention to just a few examples from cities and counties of all sizes, we will encourage further collaboration and spark additional creativity in local government service delivery.
Wireless Reporting Takes Pain (& Wait) out of Voting
In Michigan and Minnesota counties, wireless voting via the AT&T network has brought speed, efficiency and accuracy to elections - another illustration of how mobility and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology help governments to bring superior services and communication to constituents.
Why Would a City Proclaim Their Data “Open by Default?”
The City of Palo Alto, California, a 2013 Center for Digital Government Digital City Survey winner, has officially proclaimed “open” to be the default setting for all city data. Are they courageous or crazy?
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Surveys & Awards Programs

Digital Cities Survey

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 with populations of 30,000 or greater 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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