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Digital Transformation Is in Session: U.S. Courts Embraces Mobility

Digital Transformation Is in Session: U.S. Courts Embraces Mobility | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
Learn how the U.S. Courts are approaching mobility initiatives and bringing workflows into the digital era.
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Younger employees in U.S. courts are helping drive data-enabled innovation  - digitalization of government processes is the new normal for innovation in the judicial branch as well as state government. 
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Taking a global perspective on innovation in government - Civil Service

Taking a global perspective on innovation in government - Civil Service | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
The Civil Service does the practical and administrative work of government. More than half of all civil servants provide services direct to the public.
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Is innovation in government the new normal? 
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How innovation in government can break trade-offs and improve services

How innovation in government can break trade-offs and improve services | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
​Trade-offs abound in government. A common debate is whether the value of regulatory protections offsets the accompanying burdens on businesses and citizens. But what if emerging technologies and new techniques could help break these trade-offs?
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State leaders should consider using technology-based innovation to achieve competing government objectives - like increasing security and convenience with the right innovative solution. Here's an interesting discussion from William D. Eggers, Amrita Datar, Bruce Chew of Deloitte.  
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Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Government - Vonage

Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Government - Vonage | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
This article is a continuation of my series looking at how digital transformation trends are changing various industries. I’ve previously discussed sectors such as healthcare and finances, and today we’ll focus on how digital transformation is revolutionizing government. Local, state and federal governments are using technology to improve their citizens lives. From automation, to using... Read more »
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Digital transformation is an important way to innovate government and how services are provided to citizens. Here are some relevant examples.
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Brownfields Redevelopment: Turning to Land Banks for Innovation - EHS Daily Advisor

At the close of its 2017 regular legislative session, the Connecticut General Assembly adopted an increasingly popular nationwide trend in brownfields remediation and redevelopment. By establishing the framework for a state brownfields land bank program, the Connecticut legislation represents a shift in the way brownfields projects are being administered around the country. With reduced budgets [...]
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Connecticut adopts an innovative state brownfields land bank program. Land banks acquire, remediate, and stabilize abandoned sites and work to promote the productive reuse of the properties.
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Technology Innovation Showcase | Georgia Technology Authority

The following nine projects have been selected to receive top honors in the 2017 Technology Innovation Showcase:
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The Georgia Technology Authority spotlights innovative use of technology in the annual Technology Innovation Showcase. 
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Senators release bipartisan principles for self-driving vehicles legislation

Senators release bipartisan principles for self-driving vehicles legislation | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) released principles for bipartisan legislation on self-driving vehicles in advance of tomorrow’s Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee […]
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US Senators reach across the aisle for bipartisan innovation. 
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MA Invests $250K in Digital Health Innovation

The Baker-Polito Administration of MA plans to invest $250k into digital health incubators that accelerate mHealth use across the state's healthcare ecosystem.
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MA continues investment in digital healthcare innovation.
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5 Reasons Why Australia is Becoming an Innovation Hub

If you're an innovator on the move, you might want to consider heading to the land down under!
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Australia continues to lead innovation in government...

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Triangle cities using data to improve efficiency, quality of life

Triangle cities using data to improve efficiency, quality of life | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it

Local government, industry and university leaders discussed the use of data at the first Triangle Smart Cities Summit in Raleigh on Tuesday. The event, hosted by N.C. State University and the City of Raleigh, focused on sharing technology and data to tackle regional problems in the future.

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North Carolina cities are using data in innovative ways to improve quality of life for their citizens. New approaches to data analytics that incorporate machine learning will be needed to handle large streams of data.

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A Guide for Leveraging Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning

This is a very brief look at what is needed to field a data analytics program that will support digital innovation and help avoid being disrupted.
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Here are seven actions leading to a successful data analytics program to support innovation.
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How Will Governors Address Cybersecurity and Infrastructure in 2017?

How Will Governors Address Cybersecurity and Infrastructure in 2017? | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
The National Governors Association (NGA) 2017 Midyear meeting was held last weekend in Washington, D.C., and the top priorities included cybersecurity and innovative infrastructure strategies in the states. Here are top highlights and several next steps.
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Cyber security has Governors across the US working together for better solutions to a growing problem.
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Are Car-Free Bridges the Future?

Are Car-Free Bridges the Future? | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it

On Portland’s newest bridge, there’s just one rule: no cars allowed. Other cities may follow the progressive city’s lead.

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Trying new things is an important innovation practice - here Portland builds a bridge for moving people - not cars and trucks.
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, th
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"We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another."
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Citizens as Civic Innovators

Citizens as Civic Innovators | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
<p>Citizens have become central players in bringing innovation to government. John Kamensky of the IBM Center writes about a new study exploring how citizens can become co-creators of government solutions, and how government can spur greater innovation. </p>
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"Innovation in government is increasingly coming as a result of citizens’ offering their own time and expertise."
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Software Is Reorganizing the World

Software Is Reorganizing the World | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
When cloud formations take physical shape, neither their scale nor duration has an upper bound: We may begin to see cloud towns, then cloud cities, and ultimately cloud countries. At first this sounds rather implausible. Perhaps the internet will spur a wave of internal migrations as online communities begin gathering in person -- but could this process really lead to a new city, or country?
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Here's an interesting take on how our digital connections are likely to shape our lives in the near future. This is especially interesting for states that are trying to encourage high-tech economic development. 
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Troopers Use ‘Big Data’ to Predict Crash Sites

Troopers Use ‘Big Data’ to Predict Crash Sites | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
Some state highway patrols are using predictive software to determine where serious or fatal traffic accidents are likely to occur to try to prevent them.
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At the end of 2016, Indiana joined Tennessee, Missouri, Wisconsin in using advanced data analytics to predict traffic accidents, and Indiana shares their data with the public: https://www.in.gov/isp/ispCrashApp/main.html ;
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RAIN | Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network

RAIN | Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
RAIN serves entrepreneurs in Oregon's South Willamette Valley by connecting them to resources and partners to help them build successful companies.
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Oregon's new public private innovation partnership accelerates innovative business development
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AWS Prepping Second GovCloud Region In Eastern U.S.

AWS Prepping Second GovCloud Region In Eastern U.S. | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
AWS said Tuesday it will introduce next year an Eastern region to its GovCloud Page: 1
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AWS GovCloud is good for digital state government: "This means that the high pace of cloud innovation that AWS is bringing to market will now be fully available in the GovCloud environment,"
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While California, New York push hard on clean energy, Texas hopes the market is enough | Climate Change | Dallas News

While California, New York push hard on clean energy, Texas hopes the market is enough | Climate Change | Dallas News | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
Texas is playing small ball on clean energy.A few months ago, a bill was introduced in Austin to study energy efficiency in the state and loo
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Clean energy showdown - market alone vs. state activism in clean energy allows for study of two approaches to innovation in the three largest US states - stay tuned...
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Feds May Override State Autonomous Vehicle Laws

Feds May Override State Autonomous Vehicle Laws | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
Automakers and technology companies argue that a patchwork of state regulations is slowing progress on the research and development of self-driving cars.
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Innovation in states is about to get a boost from the federal government when it comes to autonomous vehicles. A group of senators has established principals for autonomous vehicles, while the House is considering a 14-bill  package that would designate the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as the lead agency for regulating autonomous vehicles (authority currently held by individual states). 
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First mass timber high-rise building in the U.S. cleared for construction following permits approval

First mass timber high-rise building in the U.S. cleared for construction following permits approval | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it

The Framework building receives go ahead; paves the way for new wood construction economy.

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This Portland Oregon 12-story wood high-rise required innovation in construction techniques as well as in public policy.
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A Guide for Leveraging Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning

This is a very brief look at what is needed to field a data analytics program that will support digital innovation and help avoid being disrupted.
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Here are seven actions leading to a successful data analytics program to support innovation.
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IT Strategic Plan 2025 | Georgia Technology Authority

IT Strategic Plan 2025 | Georgia Technology Authority | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
The Georgia Enterprise IT Strategic Plan 2025, published in May 2017, is intended to assist technology and business leaders in Georgia state government in making informed technology decisions for their agencies. It establishes focus areas and goals for the state's IT enterprise through 2025.
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The Georgia Technology Authority has just published "The Georgia Enterprise IT Strategic Plan 2025." This 24-page booklet was developed to support Georgia agencies in innovative uses of disruptive technologies. It's based on leadership vision, agency business needs, and a seven-year forecast for technology-enabled business processes: (https://gta.georgia.gov/it-strategic-plan-2025)  
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Georgia Governor Gives Green Light for Cyber Innovation Center

Georgia Governor Gives Green Light for Cyber Innovation Center | Innovation in State Government | Scoop.it
The Innovation and Training Center will require collaboration between government, education and law enforcement to make way for the incoming Army Cyber Command headquarters.
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The state of Georgia is working to bring innovation to cyber security in a big way.
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