A key component of what makes a community smart is its ability to embrace civic inclusion, or foster public participation, engagement and crowdsourcing that helps a whole community understand what matters more to constituents.
State and Local
The heartbeat of any organization is its people. People are often the costliest, and undeniably the most valuable, resource within an agency.
“Instead of buying something new, we realized that we had this technology already on our fleet,” Syracuse CDO Sam Edelstein said in tackling the city’s rife pothole problems.
When you consider the law enforcement sector and how often cases span cities, counties and even state lines, it’s imperative that governments can coordinate and easily share information. A federated identity system could lay the groundwork for new systems that allow for these seamless connections.
Placer County’s HMIS System Administrator Sue Compton needed to find a solution fast for the biannual January count of people experiencing homelessness, and a paper-based format was not going to cut it.
Las Vegas is adopting smart technologies that its mayor and advisors are confident will boost the city’s reputation for going big to a whole new level.
Arkansas CIO Yessica Jones shared insights from her career and updated GovLoop on the latest IT projects and cybersecurity advancements in the state.
Answering personnel management questions will be critical if the government is to excel in its missions and break free from overly bureaucratic processes in the 21st century.
We’ve identified three mega trends that anyone interested in the future of cities should care about: data as a fuel for progress, intelligent experiences, and autonomous entities. Let’s explore each.
The best way to find out what citizens need is to ask them. In municipal government, we can do that in a variety of ways.