Government Technology

Adam Stone

Contributing Writer

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

Need for FirstNet Greater Than Ever, First Responders Say
October 19, 2016 - With an award on the $7 billion First Responder Network Authority program potentially just weeks away, those on the front lines say that despite years of planning, they still have more questions than answers - but the need for such a network remains.

Massive Connectedness: Formal Structures Emerge to Take on Cyberthreats
October 03, 2016 - Key players across the nation are forming alliances to ensure that when new cyberthreats emerge, all relevant participants can be prepared to act.

The Gramercy District: Building a Smart City from the Ground Up
September 14, 2016 - The vision begins with something tangible: a fiber network that will span the entirety of the development, providing connectivity for business tenants, residents and the public.

Peachtree Corners, Ga., Budgets for Smart-City Initiative From the Start
September 13, 2016 - The city, incorporated in 2012, set money aside for a big smart-city initiative before competing needs could scarf up every line item in the budget.

Tackling the 'Homework Gap': Maryland County to Expand FiberNet Infrastructure, Forge Public-Private Partnerships
September 07, 2016 - Montgomery County, Md., wants to ensure that all children have access to the Internet to further their education, and public officials are devising a strategy to make it happen.

3 Ways Governments Are Working to Make Broadband Universally Accessible
August 26, 2016 - Broadband is commonly described as a critical piece of modern infrastructure. Here's how a city, a state and a school district are working to make sure everyone has access.

Emergency System Equips Responders with More Data in Boone County, Mo.
August 08, 2016 - About 2,000 residents have created profiles that include personal and property details that can help inform emergency personnel responding to 911 calls.

NYC's Smart Bench Pilot to Give Detailed Sense of Usage Trends in Highbridge Park
August 05, 2016 - The initiative is part of the city's broader effort to generate data-driven decision-making in its parks department, a move reflected in large and small municipalities nationwide.

Gov Tech Companies Are Finding a Business Model
July 25, 2016 - Investor interest is helping to point a lot of startup energy at government. Does this mean there's a place for innovation at city hall?

Austin, Texas: A Model for Cities Working to Narrow the Broadband Gap?
July 07, 2016 - The city's Office of Digital Inclusion aims to give all residents access to digital and communications technology, and make sure they understand technology and its relevancy to their daily lives.

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