California launches open-source COVID-19 forecast tool
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
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
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
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.
State unemployment systems are still struggling
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
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?
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
TransparentBusiness, which last year lobbied nearly every state to use its software to monitor IT contractors, sees an opening in the telework surge.