In virtual conference, NSGIC to highlight GIS in COVID-19 response
The organization’s first fully virtual conference will kick off next week and highlight the role of GIS in COVID-19 response across state governments.
NJ Transit tests crowdsourcing feature to reduce rail and bus congestion
The transit agency's mobile app now asks passengers to grade how crowded they think their trains or buses are as a way to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19.
LA's use of Citizen for contact tracing has some privacy advocates worried
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the selection of Citizen, a company that uses GPS to track users' locations, as the city's contact-tracing app vendor.
Coronavirus data errors reveal 'uncharted waters' for states
Counting errors, political feuds and a lack of common data governance is making it more difficult for states to get control of the pandemic, a government data expert said.
Counties pleading for more, flexible funds in next pandemic relief package
Local governments have been able to use some federal relief funds for IT, but much more is needed, county leaders said during a conference call with reporters.
Digital playbooks offer governments pandemic relief strategies
The data management company BrightHive developed two guides to help governments improve the digital components of their COVID-19 responses.
Coronavirus response is more culture than technology, says one CIO
Maintaining a positive and agile IT culture is at least as important as the technologies that officials oversee, said San Antonio's Craig Hopkins.
New Jersey's innovation office shares digital service lessons from the pandemic
The New Jersey Office of Innovation worked with the Beeck Center at Georgetown University to transform the state government into a digital-first operation.
NJ Transit may equip buses with UV lights to fight virus spread
Rutgers University researchers will help the state transportation agency identify the optimal location to install coronavirus-killing lights inside its buses.