'Informed Communities' gives cities a roadmap for open data engagement

by Colin Wood • 7 days ago

The Sunlight Foundation has released a new online resource that shows local governments how to share data and collaborate with their residents.

'Govhacks' survey points to crucial role for technology in government

by Ryan Johnston • 2 weeks ago

A 'Govhacks' survey from Accenture revealed the need for technology in government innovation.

Collaboration on GIS can smooth the path for state and local agencies

by Jake Williams • 1 month ago

On this episode of GIS Addressed, Arkansas GIO Shelby Johnson addresses the challenges of collaboration and why they're worth overcoming.

Former Ohio CIO Stu Davis lands at data analytics firm Sense Corp

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Davis, who resigned last month after nearly eight years as the state's top IT official, will be a managing director in the company's public-sector division.

Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

The city will host five public meetings in the coming weeks to ensure locals have a chance to be included in the evolution of the local government's privacy policy.

Tennessee CIO Mark Bengel announces retirement

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

After more than a decade in the role, his deputy, Stephanie Dedmon, now replaces him.

Cities object to FCC's new rules on 5G rollout

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

"The FCC is threatening the public’s right to control public property," New York City CIO Samir Saini wrote.

Zoning codes are confusing and controversial, but this startup says it can help

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

Early-stage software tested by several cities promises to demystify one of government's most complicated and misunderstood topics.

State CISO job portfolios are growing faster than their offices

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

Chief information security officers are taking on more and more aspects of the "broker" approach that CIOs have, arguing for bigger budgets and farming out what can't be accomplished in-house.

Here's how states plan to spend the federal money they're getting for election security

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

From down payments on voting machines to specialized cybersecurity units, here's what states are doing with the 80 million granted from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

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