Code for America

Code for America's 'Safety Net Innovation Lab' names first 4 states

by • 2 months ago

Social-services agencies in California, Colorado, Connecticut and Louisiana are working with the group's new Safety Net Innovation Lab.

How the pandemic got Massachusetts texting

by • 2 months ago

When COVID-19 closed government offices, the state's Department of Transitional Assistance started texting people who rely on its benefits.

Code for America to launch safety-net innovation project after $100M investment

by • 3 months ago

The group said its new Safety Net Innovation Lab will help 15 states make their benefits programs more accessible.

New algorithm to expunge 500,000 criminal records in Utah

by • 5 months ago

Using technology from the nonprofit Code for America, Utah will begin removing low-level offenses from eligible criminal records.

New mayors need data to succeed, says Bloomberg Philanthropies

by • 6 months ago

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

Code for America wants to help states exit 'crisis mode' gracefully

by • 8 months ago

Code for America plans to launch a new program to help states rebuild their digital social safety nets next year.

State, local tech leaders push for post-pandemic modernization

by • 1 year ago

NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson and other tech leaders told members of Congress how state and local tech can mature after COVID-19.

Government is ‘missing the boat’ on understanding outcome data

by • 1 year ago

The chief data strategist for California’s social services agency said government collects a lot of data, but it isn’t always informative.

Code for America gets $1 million from Knight Foundation

by • 1 year ago

Building on a decade of contributions, the Knight Foundation is giving another $1 million, which will be split among seven Code for America city brigades.