State & Local

FirstNet announces Innovation and Test Lab

America’s first nationwide public safety communications network took one step closer to reality Wednesday when the First Responder Network Authority — better known as FirstNet — announced…

Medicaid chief visits Silicon Valley

The head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services visited the West Coast this week to pitch Silicon Valley startups to innovate around Medicaid.
Anthony Foxx announced the finalists for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge Saturday during a mobility showcase at South by Southwest Interactive. (NXP/Twitter)

Transportation announces Smart City Challenge finalists, new partnership with AWS

Out of 78 cities across the country that applied, U.S. Transportation Department Secretary Anthony Foxx announced seven finalist cities that will compete for $40 million in funding.

NIST announces grant for smart cities contenders

In advance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s 2016 Global City Teams Challenge, the agency issued a new $100,000 grant program for cities who participate…