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Technology

In support of basic service delivery as well as to keep residents connected to city government, our communities rely on the best technology resources available. Technology has the ability to provide real-time data and helps local government introduce improvements in service delivery. Furthermore, technology can help enhance democracy and government transparency. Open data, cyber security, and innovations such as driverless cars represent some of the issues that NLC works on in this field.

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Recent

  • Press Release

State, county, and city leaders serving as the elected governing board of NLC corporate partner IBTS (Institute for Building Technology and Safety) heard reports on significant achievements during the final board meeting of 2015 at the IBTS…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

First in a Series of ‘City of the Future' Reports from NLC Focusing On Five Different Factors that Affect Cities: Technology, Economics, Climate Resilience, Culture and Demographics

NASHVILLE, TENN.—A new report released today from the…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC) announced that two companies—BlueLight and Ride Report—received the most votes for their civic tech solutions by more than 20 cities participating in the Multi-City Innovation Campaign. The companies…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

Earlier this week, Mayor Gary Resnick, Wilton Manors, FL testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at the "Removing Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment" hearing.

Mayor…

Resnick Testimony
Resnick Testimony
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today the National League of Cities (NLC) and Next Century Cities (NCC), in partnership with Google Fiber, announced a new program to celebrate city-led efforts to bridge the digital divide. The first-ever "Digital Inclusion Leadership…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Katherine Bates.

Libraries have always played a critical community role in offering low-income residents access to information. Although most libraries offer free public internet access, computers are in high demand…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Gayatri Mohan. This article was originally published as part of a 311 Day series on the PublicStuff blog on March 11, 2015.

Remember Life Before 311?

Residents lucky enough to live in communities that operate 311…

U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra (L) talks with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra (L) talks with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
  • CitiesSpeak

With President Obama’s announcement at the NLC Congressional Cities Conference of the new TechHire initiative, the White House will make available $100 million in grants to expand the number of Americans in well-paying tech jobs. The program will…

President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama
  • CitiesSpeak

"It doesn’t matter whether you’re the mayor of a big city or a small town - you understand that the economy is dynamic now, and you can’t just stand still; you can’t rest on your laurels."

– President Barack Obama…

Obama
Obama
  • CitiesSpeak

Like so many aspects of our national infrastructure, internet service has become such an integral part of our work, our personal lives, and our social interactions that we tend to take it for granted; we don’t often pay much attention to the…

FCC
FCC