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Crypto's crash tamped down mayors' hype, but cities are still chasing it

by • 2 months ago

Bitcoin has lost half its value, but many cities are still looking to embrace cryptocurrency, even if there's not really a good use for it.

Code for America's 'Safety Net Innovation Lab' names first 4 states

by • 3 months ago

Social-services agencies in California, Colorado, Connecticut and Louisiana are working with the group's new Safety Net Innovation Lab.

How the pandemic got Massachusetts texting

by • 3 months ago

When COVID-19 closed government offices, the state's Department of Transitional Assistance started texting people who rely on its benefits.

Former 18F chief of staff to lead San Francisco's digital services

by • 4 months ago

Cyd Harrell, who worked at 18F from 2016 to 2018, was named as San Francisco's second-ever chief digital services officer.

Kansas prioritizes cyber, IT modernization, workforce

by • 4 months ago

On the Priorities Podcast, Kansas IT chief DeAngela Burns-Wallace talks about how cyber fits into her top priorities, and NSGIC’s Jenna Leveille and Dan Ross on the group’s future.

Code for America to launch safety-net innovation project after $100M investment

by • 4 months ago

The group said its new Safety Net Innovation Lab will help 15 states make their benefits programs more accessible.

What U.S. courts learned using video communications platforms

by • 5 months ago

The nation’s court systems have a rare opportunity to reform costly and time-consuming judiciary procedures using the virtual technology lessons learned during the pandemic.

New algorithm to expunge 500,000 criminal records in Utah

by • 6 months ago

Using technology from the nonprofit Code for America, Utah will begin removing low-level offenses from eligible criminal records.

New mayors need data to succeed, says Bloomberg Philanthropies

by • 7 months ago

Bloomberg Philanthropies urged new mayors to use existing technology initiatives to avoid having to "reinvent the wheel" of government innovation.

City CIOs no longer in 'crisis mode,' but there's no going back to normal

by • 8 months ago

City IT leaders say they've mostly exited the "crisis mode" of the pandemic, but that they must continue to push for innovation.