coronavirus pandemic

Denver builds data analytics hub for easier COVID-19 analysis

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The city's chief data officer said the pandemic has served as "an accelerator" for Denver's data-driven initiatives.

California's new data strategy aims at interconnectivity

by • 3 weeks ago

California's new data strategy aims to bring relevant data sets from across the state government to agency officials working on problems ranging from homelessness to public health, statewide Chief Data Officer Joy Bonaguro said.

Pandemic gave government's digital services a new 'baseline'

by • 4 weeks ago

Georgia Chief Digital Officer Nikhil Deshpande said that the pandemic has irrevocably altered expectations around the speed and sophistication of the public sector's digital offerings.

LA needs a long-term digital services strategy, says city controller

by • 4 weeks ago

A new report from Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin urges the creation of a digital services unit and greater governance to ensure that extended disruptions caused the coronavirus don't degrade the city's service offerings.

How Maryland used GIS to build its COVID-19 response website

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Julia Fischer, Maryland’s geographic information officer, said many agencies didn't know how powerful GIS could be when the state began building its informational portal in March.

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

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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.

For fighting fires, video conferencing is 'game-changing,' says Nevada department

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Fire teams are drawing video feeds from drones and using video conferencing to communicate across jurisdictions, replacing manual processes that could take days to complete previously.

Utah's troubled COVID-19 tech contracts could spur procurement reform

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A report from the state's legislative auditor this week showed that departments did not communicate effectively as they rushed into no-bid technology contracts necessitated by the pandemic.

Permitting software, fire cameras among Philadelphia's latest innovation projects

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The latest round of funding in Philadelaphia's Innovation Fund includes seven projects, many redesigned to meet agency needs during the pandemic.