West Virginia says 144 people voted using mobile blockchain app

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Overseas residents like active-duty military members were able to cast their ballots in this year's election using the blockchain-backed Voatz mobile app.

New toolkit shows little cities how to buy like big ones

by Jared Beinart • 3 weeks ago

A new online tool developed by The Atlas guides small and midsize cities through "big city" tactics for doing business with the private sector.

New York City fills long-vacant chief analytics officer role

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

Kelly Jin, a former technology policy adviser to the Obama White House, was hired as the city's new top data official.

Startup in Residence launches 81 local-government projects for small tech companies to solve

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

The projects will address transit, housing, public safety and other issues for 28 participating governments.

Illinois hires CIO to oversee tech in state education programs

by Jared Beinart • 1 month ago

Kevin Parker, previously the leader of Rhode Island's government innovation office, started the role in July.

Blockchain-enabled voting has started in West Virginia

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

The state's overseas voters started casting ballots using a mobile app that runs on the decentralized ledger last Friday.

D.C. airports are selling their in-house facial-recognition system to other airports

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Washington Dulles International Airport is the latest terminal to adopt the new biometric screening technology, but when commercial options were too costly, it developed its own solution.

Boston police make body cameras permanent, citing positive report

by Mark Satter • 3 months ago

A yearlong study by Northeastern University showed "small but meaningful benefits" that are now encouraging further investment in the technology.

'Govern For America' wants to solve state government's workforce problem

by Colin Wood • 3 months ago

Attracting and retaining talented young people into state government has been a struggle for years. Govern For America is building a new pipeline.

West Virginia may offer blockchain-based ballots to all of its overseas voters this November

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

The state, which tested the technology in two counties during the May primary, is waiting on the results of a post-election audit, despite pointed critics of online voting.

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