Former 18F staffers create 'State Software Collaborative'

by • 6 months ago

Robin Carnahan and Waldo Jaquith want states to stop "reinventing the wheel" with each new technology procurement and instead work together to create software they can share.

GSA releases 'de-risking' handbook for state technology projects

by • 1 year ago

Published on Github, the guide is designed to help non-technical budgeting officials grasp modern software-development best practices.

Crime data is explorable by state on the FBI's new portal

by • 3 years ago

The new website is designed to make it easier to access state-level statistics on violent and property crime.

NYC ‘Planning Labs’ unit to deliver fast-paced civic tech innovation

by • 3 years ago

A new division under the planning department modeled after federal innovation arm 18F will tackle small projects designed to increase efficiency in urban planning and digital service delivery.

Free online agile development course targets government executives

by • 4 years ago

AGL releases new course materials designed to educate and empower public sector 'change makers' on iterative development.

Don't despair over Trump policies, civic tech leader says

by • 4 years ago

Code For America founder Jennifer Pahlka says technologists should continue serving government and put the mission of improved citizen services ahead of partisan politics.

Deloitte researcher calls on states, localities to overhaul IT hiring practices

by • 4 years ago

Bill Eggers thinks state and local governments can model their IT hiring on the work of the federal government to attract younger workers.

Firm aims to work with competitors in chase for California web portal contract

by • 4 years ago

CivicActions is hoping to collaborate with its competitors to build a better child welfare case management system for the state.

Study: Ordinary people struggle to use many state campaign finance websites

by • 4 years ago

A new report by the Campaign Finance Institute charges that dozens of state campaign disclosure websites desperately need overhauls.