coronavirus pandemic

Private NYC coalition to share data with city for pandemic recovery

by • 2 hours ago

Eleven tech companies, nonprofits and community organizations have agreed to share their data with the city as agencies strive to understand the coronavirus pandemic's effects and how they can mitigate them.

For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies

by • 6 days ago

A new program launched by the civic tech company CityInnovate, called STIR Labs, seeks to match state and local government agencies with nearby universities that can help solve upcoming challenges, such as economic recovery.

Tech upgrades could save Chicago millions, a working group found

by • 1 week ago

One estimate shows savings of more than $225 million if the city government moves its legacy IT systems to cloud-based storage and management systems.

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

by • 2 weeks 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The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov.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.

West Virginia launches CARES Act portal for quick pandemic relief

by • 3 weeks ago

The new portal, designed to accelerate financial relief to businesses, is the first step to transforming West Virginia's grant management system, officials said.

Pahlka tells Congress 'we cannot afford' government's outdated processes any longer

by • 4 weeks 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."

MTA's Transit Tech Lab asks startups for COVID-19 technology ideas

by • 1 month ago

The New York transit group says it's seeking everything from technologies that can provide remote mental-health counseling to its workers to "cutting-edge" filtration systems.

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

by • 1 month 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.

Government's technology officials step out from 'behind the curtain'

by • 1 month ago

Technology officials said they believe the next 10 years of government IT will be marked by a more integrated environment in which their expertise is brought to the fore.