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2014 Boston HubHacks Challenge

Can Boston Hack Its Way to a Better Permitting System?

The HubHacks Challenge brought city officials and the tech community together to design a more user-friendly version of its outdated permit application process.

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Munirent Brings the Sharing Economy to Government
A new service could bring the benefits of the sharing economy to public works departments around the nation.

Aug 21, 2014
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Abhi Nemani Talks Open Data in Los Angeles
The city's new chief data officer wants to use data as a platform for developing solutions that benefit citizens, business and government.

Aug 21, 2014
 
Solar Arrays Now at a Dozen California Prison Sites
The solar panels at the dozen California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sites are projected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 61,000 metric tons in 2014 and will save approximately $78 million in energy costs over the next two decades, officials said.

Aug 21, 2014
 
Siluria Technologies Turns Natural Gas Into Gasoline in Hayward, Calif.
Siluria Technologies says it can produce large quantities of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and chemicals at roughly $1 per gallon.

Aug 21, 2014
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Gigabit Broadband Speed Spreads Throughout Wisconsin
Internet providers in Siren, Wis. and a handful of other rural towns now offer what's called gigabit broadband speed, adopting the saying 'big city technology and small town service.'

Aug 20, 2014
Maine Comes Out of the Dark and Into the Digital Age
As Rockport, Maine lights its municipal gigabit fiber-optic network, many other towns across the state contemplate the economic and quality of life benefits fiber promises.

Aug 20, 2014
Local Governments Open Data with Performance Dashboard
Pushed through Code for America's 2012 Accelerator, Revelstone is offering municipalities a chance to monitor operations and build public trust with its Public Performance Dashboard.

Aug 18, 2014
San Diego County to Modernize Criminal Case Management System
The new system will provide real-time updates, data transfers, data exchanges and alerts to more than 50 agencies.

Aug 15, 2014
Rockport, Maine, Now Boasts Connection 35 Times Faster than San Francisco
The town and its partners own the network and will make it available to any service provider that wants to connect homes and businesses.

Aug 15, 2014
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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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