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Sexting is just the start of workplace privacy concerns

Our readers like the Supreme Court's ruling in a California sexting case. But there are other issues to consider.

Sexting case outcome changes the rules on workplace privacy

Supreme Court rules that government employers can look at private messages on employer-owned equipment, as long as they have a legitimate reason to do so.

Florida site catches what the Census missed

The cloud-based platform will become a redistricting tool next year, using Census data collected this year.

Texas city tests two-way emergency comm platform

The City of Manor, Texas, is deploying a pilot platform designed to deliver location-specific alerts to residents during a crisis and allow them to send information back to emergency responders via smart phones.

How Web-based technologies are reinventing government services

Web-based technologies on display at the Gov 2.0 Conference are helping governments across the globe serve citizens more effectively.

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Tax evaders beware: NY state has an app for that

A 10-year collaboration between IBM and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has produced analytical tools to help with auditing returns and collecting delinquent taxes.

NY turns $10 million investment into $1 billion in savings

The N.Y. State Department of Taxation and Finance is enjoying big savings as a result of its work with IBM in creating tools to help automate audit and collection.

Geo-spill: Tracking the oil muck by GIS

State and federal officials are using a program from the Homeland Security Department to share geospatial data about the oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico.

HHS to make grants for prescription monitoring systems

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration will make grants to help states set up and improve prescription monitoring programs for controlled substances.

IG questions SSA's data center siting process

The SSA's Inspector General knocks agency's process for choosing a location for its new $800M data center.

HHS awards $267M for health IT regional centers

The Health and Human Services Department funds centers designed to help doctors and rural hospitals use health IT.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!