data & analytics news
Former FTC technologist to lead California's new privacy regulator
Ashkan Soltani, who worked for the FTC during the Obama administration, will lead the new California Privacy Protection Agency, created last year to enforce the state's data-privacy laws.
Civis Analytics raises $30.7 million in new funding
The firm's executives said the funding will pay for expansion into the federal market and development of new statistical models.
San Antonio is getting serious about data governance
The city adopted a new data governance model in an effort to establish clear, long-term data-sharing and use policies throughout the city.
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.