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Big Data Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions
October 23, 2014 - 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.

Google Exec Urges Educational System to Evolve with New 'Techweb' Generation
October 23, 2014 - 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.

Local Governments Help Lead the Way to HHS Convergence (Industry Perspective)
October 21, 2014 - HHS convergence is a coordinated, agile and common sense approach that contributes to healthier residents, healthier communities and a healthier nation.

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

Hampton Roads, Va., Police Agencies Quietly Sharing Telephone Data
October 21, 2014 - Participating police agencies are given special software, and agree to automatically upload collected phone data to a master database that is accessible to others within the network.

Voters will Decide Fate of Broadband Authority in Boulder, Colo.
October 20, 2014 - Issue 2C on the Boulder ballot would allow the city to provide its own broadband service to the public or to partner with private companies to expand access to the city's network.

Data Analytics and the Soup that Made You Sick
October 17, 2014 - How can 32 Chicago inspectors monitor 1,500 restaurants? Figuring out which ones aren't likely to pass inspection is a good start.

California Court Eliminates Hurdle to High-Speed Rail
October 16, 2014 - The California Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for further construction of the state's $68-billion bullet train when it declined to hear an appeal filed by Central Valley opponents of the controversial project.

CivicMakers Movement Spreading from Coast to Coast (Industry Perspective)
October 16, 2014 - While talking heads battle out their political agendas in daily opinion pieces and Sunday talk shows, regular citizens are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work in local governments and communities.

San Bernardino County, Calif., Website Lists Personalized Election Information
October 15, 2014 - With the new application, voters can get their registration status, polling place location, which districts they’re eligible to vote in, and other personalized information.

Accela Extends Platform with Government Outreach Acquisition
October 15, 2014 - Through Accela Citizen Relationship Management, the company says it will support all Government Outreach solutions and their customers will now have access to the Civic Platform.

Westminster, Md., Plans Groundbreaking Ceremony for Installation of Broadband Network
October 15, 2014 - The city's new fiber optic broadband will provide faster connection speeds and greater bandwidth than the current DSL and cable connections.

North Kansas City, Mo., Opens Gigabit Network to Public
October 13, 2014 - After a decade of serving local businesses, the city is releasing business operation of its gigabit network to a private company.

Boston the Hot Spot for Bots
October 13, 2014 - The city is set to host the 10th annual RoboBusiness conference, an event that draws visitors from more than 22 countries to network, meet experts and see the newest technology in the global robotics industry.

High-Tech Recycling Plant in Sun Valley, Calif., an Economic Boost
October 13, 2014 - The sprawling Athens Services material recovery plant is set to contribute $234,000 a year to a mitigation fund, as well as help the city achieve its goal of zero waste by 2025.

University of Pittsburgh Gets Grant to Set up Big Data Center
October 10, 2014 - The goal is establishing better methods of storing, sharing and analyzing large data sets, all of which is necessary to coordinate research, drug development and medical records and resources.

New E-Filing System to Spread Across Kentucky by End of 2015
October 10, 2014 - In addition to making filing easier for attorneys, official say citizens will eventually be able to look up cases online and examine documents.

Texas Rep. McCaul: New Tech Needs to be Deployed on Border
October 7, 2014 - The new technology ranges from radar equipment developed for spotting enemy ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, to other mechanisms that help spot Ultralight aircraft.

Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards 2014 - Winners Announced
October 6, 2014 - The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its Best of the Web (BOW) and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA), honoring city, county, and state websites and applications from all levels of government.

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