San Jose, Calif., names new innovation chief

Clay Garner, formerly San Jose's deputy innovation chief, said he plans to tap into nearby Silicon Valley to address pressing city issues.

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Colorado's buggy vaccine app to get fixes this month

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After earning a sub-2-star rating, Colorado's vaccine passport app is getting some tweaks as officials take a closer look at their systems.

Michigan starts website refresh after 20 years on old platform

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The state is moving to a new web publishing platform to give agencies' online presences "consistency, but not uniformity," officials said.

New York transit pilots to test surface cleaning tech, bus optimization

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Three startups selected by the Transit Tech Lab plan to test new technologies aimed at reliability and cleanliness.

Louisville, Ky., hires first-ever 'director of innovation'

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Eric Burnette, a former senior policy adviser with Louisville's economic development arm, said he's targeting grant funding in the new role.

Massachusetts launches new COVID-19 vaccine verification tool

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The commonwealth's digital vaccine pass arrives just days before Boston requires proof of vaccination at indoor public venues.

New mayors need data to succeed, says Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Bloomberg Philanthropies urged new mayors to use existing technology initiatives to avoid having to "reinvent the wheel" of government innovation.

San Francisco's digital services lead to step down in March

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Carrie Bishop, who held San Francisco's chief digital services officer role for five years, said she's stepping down to "decompress."

New York City highlights 2021 technology achievements

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Advances in digital services, universal broadband, emerging technologies and inclusive innovation topped a new report.

New York makes vaccine pass available to VA patients

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The change came after an executive order from Gov. Kathy Hochul that allowed the VA to share its COVID-19 vaccine records with the state.

California CIO Amy Tong moved into innovation role

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Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Tong, who's been the state CIO since 2016, to lead the California Office of Digital Innovation.