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Vaccine distribution should 'shield' residents from logistical challenges, one official says
Lake County, Illinois, developed two online platforms to manage vaccine distribution to avoid subjecting residents and medical personnel to technical issues.
Biden relief proposal includes $350 billion for state and local government
While none of the money is targeted directly at IT, state and local governments would be able to use the money flexibly to cover a broad range of expenses.
Wake County, N.C., CIO to join software giant SAP
Bill Greeves, Wake County's chief information officer, chief innovation officer and deputy county manager, will depart for a role at software company SAP in February.
CIOs face budget pressure from pandemic in 2021
Financial shortfalls were not as bad as projected, but "we're going to see reduced spending models" for some time, NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson said.
Ryuk ransomware gang made more than $150M, including from local government victims
Ryuk has been one of the most aggressive forms of ransomware since it appeared in 2018, and has collected six-figure payments from several local governments.
With new support, Brown Girls Code plans expansion to additional cities
The nonprofit will receive additional support this year from the consulting group Ignite Cities, furthering its mission to close the gender and diversity gaps in the technology sector.
Baltimore relaunches open data portal on Esri platform
Officials said the new platform will help officials present data to the public in more engaging and helpful ways.
FHWA pumps $50 million into 'advanced' transportation technology
"Smart" traffic signals, pedestrian counters and other connected vehicle and infrastructure projects were recently funded by the Federal Highway Administration.
Kansas jail calls tablets 'a great opportunity' for inmates
Tablets in correctional institutions have been criticized roundly, but a jail administrator said they create opportunities for inmates to find personal growth.
Lacking statewide vaccine plan, Florida counties turn to Eventbrite
In places without centralized vaccine management systems, local governments are turning to ticketing websites more commonly used for concerts and happy hours.