State GIS community strives for greater diversity
On StateScoop's GIS Addressed podcast, two GIS leaders say they're hoping to attract broader participation in GIS, both in leadership positions and in organizations like NSGIC.
'Not a data scientist' says Florida Gov. DeSantis of fired GIS manager
Rebekah Jones, who said she was taken off Florida's COVID-19 dashboard, "exhibited a repeated course of insubordination," according to the governor's office.
States say next pandemic relief bill needs IT and cybersecurity aid
A coalition of 12 groups, led by the National Governors Association, say Congress needs to support state and local IT infrastructure in any future COVID-19 relief package.
State, federal collaboration key to GIS growth going forward
State GIS leaders need to work together with their federal counterparts in order to advance the national spatial data infrastructure, NSGIC’s president says.
Industry groups add to support for state and local cybersecurity pandemic aid
Seven tech industry organizations want Congress to shore up government IT security as states and cities continue running many of their operations remotely.
GIS plays critical role in states' response to coronavirus pandemic
GIS officials from Maryland and Montana say geospatial data has provided real-time support for disaster relief during their states' responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Data on pace to dominate GIS in 2020, experts say
Three geospatial information systems experts say data science and data analytics will play a bigger role this year.
For a 'golden' user experience, digital services need GIS
NSGIC President Karen Rogers says GIS is not only essential for user experience, but it pervades nearly all data government touches.
N.Y. Gov. Cuomo vetoes municipal broadband bill, favoring state initiative
The state will postpone studying the merits of municipal broadband as it waits out the results of the state's $500 million Broadband For All initiative.
Senator wants Pentagon cybersecurity review of mobile voting app Voatz
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants the Defense Department to look under the hood of Voatz, which he says has not been transparent about how its technology works.