California launches open-source COVID-19 forecast tool

by • 1 week ago

The new site uses academic models to allow researchers and members of the public to view projections as the pandemic resurges in the Golden State.

Four cities to pilot traffic-data platform to improve roadway congestion, safety

by • 2 weeks ago

Roadway sensor data will fuel software pilots in Austin, Texas; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Walnut Creek, California; and Westminster, Colorado, after the cities won a competition earlier this week.

California digital innovation office names first director

by • 2 months ago

Udaya Patnaik, co-founder and chief financial officer for a business management consulting firm called Jump Associates, is the first director of California's new Office of Digital Innovation, he announced on Twitter this week.

New statewide food bank map shows Californians where to find food

by • 2 months ago

Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin expanded a countywide map to include resources across the entire state, which he said can help support a growing population of food-insecure residents.

California allows online marriage ceremonies during pandemic

by • 2 months ago

With this Zoom meeting ID, I thee wed.

State unemployment systems are still struggling

by • 2 months ago

Governors continue to apologize for computer systems that continue to have new problems as the pandemic wears on.

Hackers post Calif. city's data online after it denied leak

by • 2 months ago

After a ransomware attack last March, officials in Torrance, California, claimed residents' personal data had not been compromised. It's now available on public websites.

Why is it so hard for DMVs to upgrade their technology?

by • 3 months ago

The answer doesn't lie in the technology itself, but the decades of bureaucratic baggage that even the most innovative leaders have struggled to change.

Vendor-tracking software firm wields pandemic in latest pitch to states

by • 3 months ago

TransparentBusiness, which last year lobbied nearly every state to use its software to monitor IT contractors, sees an opening in the telework surge.