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Tyler buys police 'transparency' software firm as expansion continues
The civic-tech giant is growing again with the purchase of Detroit-based Arx, which makes data tools used by police departments.
Minnesota IT official took bronze in Paralympic shot put
Joshua Cinnamo, a data center project manager with Minnesota IT Services, represented the United States in shot put at the Tokyo Paralympics.
NASCIO analytics paper says states are becoming 'ecosystem of rationale'
The report's author encouraged state chief information officers to continue improving their data governance to support decision making across a broad range of policy areas.
Kansas City expands civic engagement with data stories, virtual 'lunch-and-learns'
Officials said a pair of new initiatives are geared toward helping residents better understand the city's digital services and open data.
Michigan taps data partnership to reduce recidivism
The Michigan Department of Corrections last week announced a new partnership aimed at using the state’s data to further lower its recidivism rate.
Tired of flawed broadband data, Virginia makes its own map
Virginia Tech researchers are building a statewide broadband coverage map that they say will be more accurate than what's provided by the FCC.
Dallas court cases upended after police data loss
Officials believe eight terabytes of data, including criminal evidence, was permanently lost when a city worker accidentally deleted it in an incident that was not publicly disclosed for four months.
Phoenix flexes data-driven government during pandemic
"Almost real-time" insights to budgeting data during the COVID-19 pandemic helped the city avoid cutting services or instating furloughs, officials said.
Chattanooga's 'Smart Corridor+' to feed researchers street-level data
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga received a $1.37 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build an online portal for smart city researchers to study the city's downtown area.
NYU data lab launches incubator for city data projects
"City Incubator" at NYU's Open Data Policy Lab promises to help 10 local government technology officials from around the world develop their projects.