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Pittsburgh Public Data Center Work Underway with Help from Foundation’s $1.8M
December 18, 2014 - Officials hope the center will eventually include information and statistics from municipalities, nonprofits, civic organizations and universities from across the region.

What’s Ahead for Open Data in 2015?
December 17, 2014 - Moving government toward big, open and interoperable data.

Tom Schenk is Chicago's New Chief Data Officer
December 16, 2014 - In September, the city filled it's chief data officer position as opportunities for efficiency and improved service delivery are uncovered.

Howard County, Ind., Expands Electronic Notice System
December 12, 2014 - Once enrolled, a citizen will receive advance email notification of all regularly scheduled public meetings and special public meetings of the commissioners and the council.

Want to Innovate? Determine Your City's Greatest Need and Get to Work
December 11, 2014 - Governments must ask themselves critical questions before change can happen.

Farmers, Ag Tech Providers Strike Big Data Agreement
December 10, 2014 - A meticulously negotiated agreement outlines areas of concern that will guide cooperation and evolution over the next four to five years.

New Website Tracks Economic, Quality-of-Life Issues in Southern Arizona
December 8, 2014 - The website’s visitors can explore detailed data sets — on measures like median home price, air quality and teen pregnancy rates — and compare their city’s performance to others.

Can’t Afford a Chief Digital Officer? Here’s How to Fake It.
December 5, 2014 - Affordable technology is providing new ways for governments with limited resources to improve their services and engage with residents.

L.A. Unified Schools Chief Shelves Apple Contract After FBI Seizure
December 3, 2014 - Supt. Ramon Cortines said his decision was not based on Monday’s surprise visit from the FBI, who removed 20 boxes of documents related to the controversial iPad project.

2014: The Year in Data
December 1, 2014 - Trends and priorities from the top digital states, cities, counties and public-sector websites at a glance.

Fiber Fight: Broadening Gig City Touted as Model in Broadband Debate
December 1, 2014 - If cable and phone companies don't provide faster web service, more municipalities say they want to do it themselves as municipal electric utilities have done in Chattanooga, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Dalton, Ga.

Technology Center Planned in Gary, Ind.
November 26, 2014 - The city is heralding the project, in tandem with the demolition of the blighted Sheraton Hotel, as the start of a downtown resurgence.

Hello Cleveland! City Plans 100-Gig Network
November 24, 2014 - Cleveland is partnering with a host of public- and private-sector organizations to build a downtown high-speed broadband hub.

Group Plans Robot Playground Outside Boston
November 24, 2014 - This robot playground -- called the Devens Interoperability Playground -- aims to keep local robotics companies in the area, thus adding jobs and encouraging economic development.

San Diego Hires its First Chief Data Officer
November 21, 2014 - The Southern California city is making an investment in the future of open data.

The Rise of Customer-Centered Human Services
November 20, 2014 - Technology-based practices adapted from the commercial world are taking social services beyond the one-size-fits-all approach.

San Jose State University Clams Up on No-Bid Cisco Contract
November 17, 2014 - How much over budget is the campus's unfinished wireless network expansion -- already $2 million over -- expected to go?

Law Enforcement Social Media Use Up, But Policies Lacking
November 13, 2014 - Study reports lack of formal training to take advantage of social media as a tool for crime investigation, prevention and anticipation.

CivicMakers: Access to Democracy Cuts Both Ways
November 13, 2014 - With over 250 schools and 25 colleges and universities within San Francisco’s 49 square miles, what’s the holdup on high speed internet in tech’s cultural epicenter?

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