Local Government

3 California Cities Prepared to Spend Big on IT

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Local Governments Air Concerns on Proposed Small Cell Legislation

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Sacramento Welcomes New Chief Innovation Officer

As was hinted at earlier this month, Louis Stewart started Monday as the city of Sacramento's chief innovation officer. He comes aboard just two months after officials in Mayor Darrell Steinberg's administration told Techwire that they would be restructuring the city’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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L.A. County Continues on Path to Data Center Consolidation

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Bay Area Counties Plan to Develop Shared Database for Child Welfare

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Demonstration Partnership Policy Readies Sacramento for Smart City Pilots

California's capital city released its demonstration partnership policy, which is applying the principles of agile software development to procurement processes.
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Los Angeles, Microsoft Unveil Chip: New Chatbot Project Centered on Streamlining

Named Chip, for "City Hall Internet Personality," a new chatbot unveiled at a New York Smart Cities conference answers nearly 300 questions a week on the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network website.
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10 Tech Objectives in San Diego County's 2017-18 IT Operations Plan

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L.A. County, IBM to Develop Data Sharing Portal for Child Welfare Investigations

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Oakland Proposes City Budget, Includes Tech Projects

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S.F. Could Spend Nearly $185M on IT Projects Through 2022

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Read: Sacramento's Proposed Policy Framework for Demonstration Projects

The policy seeks to encourage rapid deployment of emerging technologies, in partnership with innovators in nonprofits and the private sector.
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Roseville Could Spend Up to $45 Million on Technology

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Debate Rages About Regulating Small Cell Technology

Proponents argue that to have a blanketing “statewide framework” for approving small-cell projects would streamline the process of deploying the most cutting-edge technology for customers. But local governments, and others, are concerned.
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Sacramento Turns Attention to Partnering with Emerging Businesses, CIO Says

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L.A. Is Fighting 'Brain Drain' from Retiring Tech Staff

Los Angeles is using its help desk solution to help keep institutional knowledge within the city's technology agency.
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Caltrans-Led Program Could Use Software to Ease Traffic Woes

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Buildingeye Launch in Cupertino Puts Apple's Construction Permits on a Map

The Bay Area city makes the 15th government the startup has a contract with.
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What's in Sacramento County's Technology Improvement Plan? (Infographic)

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Local Government Contracts: Streamwrite, Tevora, Vigilant Solutions

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L.A. Hackathon Showcases Student Talent and Could Get Them Jobs

LA Hacks offers college students everything they need to work very hard for a short period of time on a coding project. Founded in 2013 by UCLA students, the hackathon is meant to encourage students who are newly interested in coding and to connect students with vendors who eventually could hire them. And many sponsor companies do end up hiring participants.
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L.A. Tech Experiment Mixes City Business with Pleasure

Will collocating government services with movie times and local restaurant ratings improve citizen-to-government engagement? Los Angeles aims to find out.
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Local Government Contracts: GovDelivery, Netsmart Technologies, Time Warner Cable

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What's Blockchain and How Could It Impact Government?

Blockchain technology is the latest system governments are considering in the long-standing effort to increase efficiency.
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State Subsidy Gives Big Boost to North Coast's 'Digital 299' Broadband Project

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