Code for America

State, local tech leaders push for post-pandemic modernization

by • 4 months 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 • 6 months 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 • 6 months 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.

Pandemic spurred tech collaboration, White House interest, Code for America CEO says

by • 6 months ago

Code for America's CEO, Amanda Renteria, said that the coronavirus pandemic is fostering more "behind the scenes" collaboration among civic technology groups.

Michigan prepares to automate expungement of criminal records

by • 1 year ago

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's signing of recent criminal-justice reform bills notches another victory for Code for America's "Clear My Record" program.

California 'strike team' found unemployment agency was 'reactive,' recommends two-week reset

by • 1 year ago

An investigation led by Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka and state Operations Secretary Yolanda Richardson concluded Monday with recommendations to prevent the state's unemployment backlog from growing larger.

California Gov. Newsom unveils unemployment-tech 'strike team'

by • 1 year ago

The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov. Gavin Newsom called an "unacceptable" claims backlog.

Pahlka tells Congress 'we cannot afford' government's outdated processes any longer

by • 1 year ago

Speaking before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, Code for America's founder said it's imperative they "stop pouring millions of dollars into projects everyone knows will fail."

After aiding pandemic projects, U.S. Digital Response sees a future with government

by • 1 year ago

Leaders of the nonprofit group U.S. Digital Response said that what started as an emergency project to help government during the pandemic may stick around after the health crisis has ended.