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Jason Shueh

Posted By Jason Shueh

Sep 20

2016 Startup in Residence Program Comes to a Close as Participants Showcase Inventions

Tech entrepreneurs partnering with San Francisco, Oakland, San Leandro and West Sacramento reveal how they are reinventing city services in California and beyond.
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Sep 16

Sacramento Signs Up for Second Round of 'Innovate Your State'

In California's capital city, Innovate Your State and the Sacramento Mayor's Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are hosting the second annual Civic & Gov Tech Showcase,
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Sep 14

TechCrunch Disrupt: U.S. Defense Secretary Seeks Fresh Start with Silicon Valley Techies

Ash Carter reaches out to the tech industry with an open ear for feedback, a push for collaboration and an influx of investment dollars for defense solutions.
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Sep 13

There’s No Turning Back on Digital Gov, U.S. CTO Says

At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Sept. 12 in San Francisco, the question circulating in the tech community isn’t so much about next IT projects, but whether Obama's innovation initiatives — and the government tech movement as a whole — will live on.
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Sep 2

California Launches First True Open Data Portal

Officials from the California Government Operations Agency (CalGovOps) announced the launch after a successful pilot that began earlier this summer. The intent, technology leaders say, is to make the state’s vast collection of data easier to access and more intuitive to use.
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Aug 19

San Rafael Plans Digital Transformation

This month San Rafael, Calif., released a beta site along with a new strategy to modernize its digital presence. The Bay Area city just north of San Francisco plans to revitalize its outreach and citizen services with a number of digital upgrades.
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Aug 5

Low-Cost Budget Visualization Tool Gains Momentum

Over the last year and a half, an open source budget visualization app called “Visual Budget” — which helps users understand figures with interactive and color-coded diagrams — has seen an increase in adoption rates.
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Jul 18

San Francisco Opens Superpublic Innovation Lab

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth opened the lab intended to create solutions for cities by harnessing academic, private-sector and government partnerships.
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Jul 13

The Case for 18F: Why Federal IT Procurement, Contracting Need to Change

Former GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini discusses the forces working against innovation — and why they should fail.
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Jul 11

Former GSA Head: Internal Procurement Groups Were Against 18F from the Start

Innovators in 18F are also confronting resistance from internal groups within the General Services Administration.
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Jul 5

IT Showdown: Tech Giants Face Off Against 18F

Tech lobbying groups are looking for more transparency from 18F, the group working to increase competition and decrease the costs of high-profile tech projects.
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Jun 13

Civic Tech Sees Strong Growth Despite Disunity, Report Says

Until civic tech generates more momentum, it will remain more of an aspirational movement than a movement in itself.
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Apr 20

13 Startups Chosen for San Francisco Regional 'Startup in Residence' Program

The California cities of San Francisco, Oakland, West Sacramento and San Leandro partner to embed startup solutions in city departments.
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Apr 14

Sacramento County Hackathon Apps Fight Homelessness, Assist the Handicapped and Connect County Resources

Sacramento County’s Hack4Sac competition winners demo 13 apps to help citizens and departments.
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Apr 12

S.F. 'Smart Garbage' Startup Cuts City Trash Costs by 40 Percent

The Internet of Things cloud solution by Compology uses sensors that detect garbage levels in city trash bins and notifies waste removal trucks when it’s time to collect.
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Apr 1

Accela Bets Big on Cloud, Civic Engagement for 2016

Accela CEO Maury Blackman talks about his company's aggressive pursuit of new technologies and acquisitions as it broadens its reach with civic tech solutions for government services.
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Mar 25

Stanford Alumnus Applies Artificial Intelligence to Emergency Management

One Concern CEO and Co-Founder Ahmad Wani explains how cities can save lives during disasters by applying analytical disaster assessments and calculated damage estimates.
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Feb 24

Feds Extend 18F’s Silicon Valley Expertise to Cities, States

In a partnership with federal agencies, digital service group 18F plans to assist city, county and state officials with federally funded IT projects.
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Feb 4

5 Google Government Innovation Lab Projects Happening in San Joaquin County

The initiatives are viewed as part of a dramatic turning point for innovation in the county.
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Jan 13

How Palo Alto Brought the Amenities of a Startup to Government

The city’s new Civic Tech Center houses a consolidated IT department and doubles as a community innovation hub.
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Dec 7

SeamlessDocs Grabs $5 million in Series A Funding

SeamlessDocs CEO Jonathon Ende details the document digitizing service's current progress and future plans.
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Nov 19

Code for America Returning to Long Beach

The civic tech organization returns to five previously-selected cities and one new county to jump-start apps and civic innovation initiatives.
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Nov 4

Silicon Valley Selects 4 'Hack My Ride' Transit App Winners

Winners of the Hack My Ride 2.0 App Challenge, run by the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority, created apps that featured augmented reality, crowdsourcing, social media and real-time information.
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Oct 30

OpenGov Offers Head-to-Head Budget Comparisons for Government

Civic tech startup OpenGov has released a tool to analyze budgets city to city, department by department, for financial strategy and policy making.
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Oct 20

Civic Graph Charts the New World of Civic Tech

Microsoft’s innovation teams launch a map of crowdsourced insights for civic tech leadership and organizations.
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