Data is about much more than decision-making

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Commentary: Socrata Data Academy Director Oliver Wise says improved decision-making is valuable, but not the full proposition data makes to government.

Emergency shelters and housing map returns after Hurricane Michael

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

Engineers from government software firm Tyler Technologies first developed the map for relief workers after Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

'Connected Government Cloud' bridges disparate data in Utah DOT

by Ryan Johnston • 8 months ago

State transportation officials told StateScoop the days of asking questions are over, and the data needed for definite and immediate answers is now at the ready.

Government data firm Socrata acquired by public-sector software giant Tyler Technologies

by Benjamin Freed • 9 months ago

The Seattle-based Socrata will become Tyler's new Data and Insights division, executives from both firms said.

7 things that happened in government tech this year

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

Cybersecurity and GIS got their due, and a lot of people changed jobs.

Bellevue, Nebraska, claims it was ‘duped’ on its Socrata open data portal

by Jason Shueh • 1 year ago

Despite Socrata’s offer to assist, officials have canceled the city’s contract and are asking for a refund.

New open data directory collects standards from around the world

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 year ago

Its creators say the website, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is the first of its kind.

New Orleans data director Oliver Wise exits for Socrata

by Jason Shueh • 1 year ago

As director of the city's Office of Performance and Accountability, he helped found data and performance management programs that helped the city earn a reputation as a national leader.

To jumpstart data-driven decision making in government, Socrata launches Data Academy

by Colin Wood • 1 year ago

Live workshops and online training are customized to help cities find ways to collaborate across their organizations.

Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform exposes challenges in Los Angeles County

by Jason Shueh • 1 year ago

A partnership between the city and the University of Southern California is arming residents and policymakers with data on local challenges like air pollution, food insecurity, and heart disease.

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