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Jason Shueh
Tech entrepreneurs partnering with San Francisco, Oakland, San Leandro and West Sacramento reveal how they are reinventing city services in California and beyond.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the second iteration of the Startup in Residence program, four Northern California cities are gaining valuable tools and resources for citizens while chosen startups are earning persuasive use cases to help them scale into the gov tech market.
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.
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.
Former GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini discusses the forces working against innovation — and why they should fail.
Innovators in 18F are also confronting resistance from internal groups within the General Services Administration.
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.
Until civic tech generates more momentum, it will remain more of an aspirational movement than a movement in itself.
The California cities of San Francisco, Oakland, West Sacramento and San Leandro partner to embed startup solutions in city departments.
Sacramento County’s Hack4Sac competition winners demo 13 apps to help citizens and departments.
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.
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.
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.
In a partnership with federal agencies, digital service group 18F plans to assist city, county and state officials with federally funded IT projects.
Officials announce plans for a next-gen open data portal for agencies and departments.
The initiatives are viewed as part of a dramatic turning point for innovation in the county.
The city’s new Civic Tech Center houses a consolidated IT department and doubles as a community innovation hub.
SeamlessDocs CEO Jonathon Ende details the document digitizing service's current progress and future plans.
The civic tech organization returns to five previously-selected cities and one new county to jump-start apps and civic innovation initiatives.
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.
Civic tech startup OpenGov has released a tool to analyze budgets city to city, department by department, for financial strategy and policy making.
In Long Beach, where Mayor Robert Garcia has probed avenues to expand civic tech and open data, CIO Bryan Sastokas said the coastal city has opted to experiment with crowdsourcing — it intends to test whether members of its community can deliver.
Microsoft’s innovation teams launch a map of crowdsourced insights for civic tech leadership and organizations.
These seven new projects are intended to drive exponential improvements to county services.
Can these companies make a difference in how governments share, conserve and connect?