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What it is and why it’s great for government technology By Andrew Watkins, Co-founder and COO, Marketplace.city Piggybacking on technology contracts can help cities and counties acquire great tech at a competitive price, while drastically streamlining the procurement process. We see a shift toward this process for...

An effective smart city uses technology to make it easier for households and businesses to interact with their government. To meet this standard, a key variable is whether or not people use the technology that local government makes available. A panel at Smart Cities Connect...

By Josh Goldstein, Chief Product Officer When we as citizens interact with city or state government, it’s often because the law requires that we do so. If we want to open a restaurant, for example, we apply for a business permit, get a building inspection, and...

By Vidal Anguiano, Jr., CityBase intern, Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy candidate at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy The decision to implement a messaging or voice-based interface can make good business sense. Organizations that use conversational interfaces can...

6 Best Practices for Government Payment Tech By Matt Zwicky, Product Manager Cities looking to increase access to public services have many things to consider when accepting payments online. We can learn numerous lessons from e-commerce players that continue to innovate the payments landscape and have made...

As a government entity, your budget is set to cover all expenses throughout the year. But advancements in technology happen continuously. Aligning your agency’s priorities and the procurement process can be a slow, complex process. It’s important to find the ROI. Limited flexibility in funding...

By Josh Goldstein, Chief Product Officer When California voted to legalize marijuana in late 2016, a lot of people were excited, especially the prospective cannabis buyers and sellers. For regulators, though — the group of government officials tasked with setting up a system of permitting to...

By Brenton Peck, a consultant, and relationship manager at the Center for Financial Services Innovation, a nonprofit focused on improving Americans’ financial health. Brenton works with a diverse set of clients on financial health strategy including product design, marketing, and measurement initiatives. Brenton can be reached...

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