There are more than 160 million smartphone users in the United States today. 61% of mobile phone users own a smartphone. And the global smartphone audience surpassed the 1 billion mark in 2012 and will total 1.75 billion in 2014.
Clearly, mobile is here to stay. Consequently, the rapid rise of smartphones and tablet computing has set off a race to produce apps for just…Continue
"Cloud computing has changed the way that CIOs procure goods and services in the government. The cloud computing train left the station a long time ago, it is more than past time for governments to fully jump on board.” – Meredith Ward.
More than 74% of state CIOs say they have at least one application in the cloud. That’s up from just 33% who answered the question in 2010. These numbers are from a recently released National Association of State Chief Information Officers …Continue
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Women owned small businesses make up less than 5% of the federal procurements, but the federal government is trying to make a change. They have created requirements and set-asides to help women-owned businesses enter into federal contracts. The Small Business Administration and American Express Open have also teamed up to help get the word out…Continue
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Dating sites spout all sorts of algorithms on love. They say if you join their dating service, their computers will crunch the numbers and find you the perfect match. Sometimes it works. But when it comes to…Continue
What is the recipe for a perfect innovator or an innovative city? One dash idea. Two cups execution? Three cups metrics? Four cups risk?
Creating the perfect recipe for innovation might be impossible. But the City of Denver has been working…Continue
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Ever heard the phrase, "What's good for the gander, is good for the goose?" In government, the sentiment holds true. What is good for the federal government, is good for the state and local governments too.
That is why the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has released their…Continue
In 2003, I had a single-minded focus, get my drivers license. Like most 16 year olds, getting my license meant freedom, and I was ready to take any measure necessary to achieve the open road. But one thing stood in my way, the dreaded DMV. I can remember vividly waiting in line for…Continue
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Going to college is an exciting, terrifying and downright confusing time for students and parents alike. Choosing the right college is a difficult choice. Paying for that college is tricky and figuring out student aid is almost impossible. That is why the White House Innovation fellows were tasked with opening up Education Department data to help private companies develop tools and apps to help.
James Sanders is on the Presidential Innovation Fellow team. Sanders…Continue
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Getting a government job can seem like an uphill battle and the application process can be brutal and bureaucratic. But now the people at Vision Internet have created a tool to help streamline the process for local governments. Ashley Fruechting the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Vision Internet. …Continue
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The idea behind the Presidential Innovation Fellowship program was simple, bring in some of the most creative and innovative entrepreneurs to work for a year on some of the government's most intractable problems. It was a winning idea. So winning, in fact, that the city of Philadelphia is launched a similar program. It's called FastFWD. This program bridges the gap between entrepreneurs, the City and the University — and aims to source and cultivate solutions to the world’s most…Continue
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Happy Monday GovLoop- last week I gave you all a quick look at some of the research we’ve done at GovLoop. To start of this week, I wanted to get a little more focused, so let’s start off this week talking about one of my favorite topics-…Continue
I may have to retract my statement yesterday that webcams are my favorite public good. I have been doing some research on government mobile apps that has changed my opinion. In the past, I only utilized government apps for reference or career information. These apps were usually visually boring and not very much fun to use. However, I found a whole new genre of government apps that are both educational and…Continue
Social media has revolutionized government's interactions with its citizens. A new survey by NASCIO found 100% of state chief information officers said social media is apart of their business operations. 83% said they use Facebook. 81% use Twitter. 83% use Youtube. 80% of CIOs say social media is either essential or a high priority at their agency.
That's a big change from…Continue
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Sol is the world's first interplanetary weather app, it integrates weather data from the Curiosity rover on Mars with weather data from here on Earth. The app was developed by Ingenology for the NASA Space App Challenge.
Mike Wilson is the President of Ingenology. He told Chris Dorobek on the…Continue
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In 2010 the General Services Administration launched Challenge.gov. The idea was simple the site would house agency contests and competitions together in one place. But no one could have predicted the success. Now three years in, Challenge.gov…Continue
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Becoming an innovator doesn't happen overnight, you need strong support from your leaders, an ability to take risks and budgetary support. Michigan's CIO David Behen and CTO Rod Davenport know all about implementing innovation. They recently been named as Government Technology's Top 25 in Technology for their work in Michigan.
In part one of our discussion we talked about the hard truths of implementing a…Continue
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