GIS Day 2018 highlights importance of collaboration

Officials from all levels of government say the annual event is a chance both for education and to reinforce the necessity of cooperation across boundaries.

county & local news

Half of local IT agencies left out of smart strategy planning

by Public Technology Institute • 2 weeks ago

Many city and county technology officials surveyed by PTI reported they do not play a main role in the development of their government’s smart strategy.

South Carolina experiment adds social media to 911 response

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

And it works best when the data is curated before it reaches a first responder.

Local governments lack defined digital services strategy, survey says

by Public Technology Institute • 3 weeks ago

A new infographic from the Public Technology Institute shows that local government digital strategies are predominantly 'ad-hoc' and 'not defined.'

On cybersecurity, many local governments still lack strategic or disruption response plans

by Public Technology Institute • 4 weeks ago

A new infographic from the Public Technology Institute shows that while local governments are increasingly adopting cybersecurity training for employees, they often lack cyber planning.

Ransomware hits North Carolina water utility

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

Officials described the resultant data loss as “catastrophic.”

Raising low cybersecurity awareness in local government a matter of culture, training

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

DC CyberWeek panel urges local government leaders to build a culture of cybersecurity awareness to guard against threats.

Homelessness workshop fuels upcoming technology projects in LA County

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

The county is taking a collaborative, community-based approach to understanding its biggest pain points as it attempts to eliminate homelessness.

'Internet of things' poised for greatest impact, local IT leaders say

by Public Technology Institute • 1 month ago

IoT, artificial intelligence, blockchain and autonomous systems top the list of most impactful emerging technologies for local government, according to a new infographic from the Public Technology Institute.

Cook County overcomes 'tremendous amount of skepticism' to complete $75 million ERP upgrade

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

Officials of the Chicago-area municipality tick off the benefits of combining eight outdated systems into a single modern solution for all 22,000 county employees.

Machine learning is helping this North Carolina county keep up on property assessments

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Wake County is now required to do assessments in half the time, but new software is helping the revenue department not fall behind — and even improve the accuracy of its valuations.

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