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Lessons Learned from Boston’s Move to the Cloud

Google App and SalesForce deployments are transforming city IT.

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Lyft Remains Under Restraining Order in St. Louis, Judge Rules
Circuit Judge David Dowd, citing public safety concerns from the city's taxi commission, said he saw no compelling reason to set his order aside.

Apr 23, 2014
 
Brief: New York City Police Department Twitter Campaign Backfires
Although a few friendly pictures were produced using a unique hashtag, the campaign was soon overtaken.

Apr 23, 2014
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Lessons Learned from Boston’s Move to the Cloud
Google App and SalesForce deployments are transforming city IT.

Apr 22, 2014
 
New Email Program Brings More Tips to Minnesota County
As a way to boost public engagement, the Sheriff's Department in Stearns County, Minn., launched a citizen engagement policy that has helped solve crimes.

Apr 22, 2014
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Mayors of Tampa, St. Petersburg Say Cities Will Cooperate to Help Start-Ups
The mayors joined forces with leaders of the Tampa region’s technology incubators and discussed how to become a place young entrepreneurs will want to call home.

Apr 23, 2014
Oakland, Calif., Mayor Candidate Bryan Parker Sees Bitcoin Paying Off
Parker shares his ideas about how Oakland can capitalize on its proximity to Silicon Valley and use technology to innovate.

Apr 23, 2014
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
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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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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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