A Twitter bot is trying to fix D.C.'s parking problems

by Ryan Johnston • 11 hours ago

The Washington, D.C. license plate lookup tool is seeing early success on Twitter. Now its creators want to develop it into a fully fledged mobile app.

Idaho plans to hire a cybersecurity specialist for elections

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

The new position would be responsible for monitoring threats against the state's voter registration database and coordinating with county-level officials.

Big changes in store for state CIOs after 2018 elections

by Benjamin Freed • 3 months ago

With 36 states electing governors, there could be major upheaval ahead for chief information officers and the strategic plans they oversee.

Seattle invites public to comment on its surveillance technologies

by Colin Wood • 4 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.

Eight big ideas win $1.6 million in connectivity challenge

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

New initiatives and projects are being awarded for ingenuity that could bring internet connectivity where today there's little or none.

Six months after devastating ransomware attack, Atlanta hires a new CIO

by Benjamin Freed • 4 months ago

Gary Brantley, currently the chief information officer for DeKalb County, Georgia Schools, will start next month, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced.

North Dakota IT team wins 'hackfest' by developing helpful chatbots

by Mark Satter • 6 months ago

"There's nothing more friendly than a chat window," one member of the winning team told StateScoop.

Pennsylvania's opioid 'codeathon' invites public to save lives with technology

by Colin Wood • 6 months ago

Coders, designers and data wonks are encouraged to join from around the state in three cities this September.

Colorado's FirstNet office challenges AT&T's take on interoperability

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

The state authority claims the vendor building the nation's public safety communications network is not following Congress' instructions, and has asked the FCC to clarify.

Two state officials are on a mission to make libraries the public's hub for government data

by Benjamin Freed • 9 months ago

A program in California and Washington state is training librarians to handle open data requests and taking the burden off agency officials. And it's growing.

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