Colorado's new broadband advisory group to boost coordination
Colorado's broadband advisory committee is tasked with coordinating broadband expansion projects that include multiple agencies and recommending policy to the governor and state lawmakers.
Pandemic showed local IT digital transformation work ‘paid off’
Local IT leaders who won 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic proved the importance of the work IT offices had been emphasizing for the last decade.
How the pandemic sparked Miami's data-driven culture shift
Miami CIO Michael Sarasti told StateScoop the city's "data-driven culture" was made legitimate by the pressures of the ongoing health crisis.
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.