NJ Transit may equip buses with UV lights to fight virus spread

by • 2 weeks ago

Rutgers University researchers will help the state transportation agency identify the optimal location to install coronavirus-killing lights inside its buses.

Virginia launches digital tools to aid communities' COVID-19 response

by • 2 weeks ago

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expanding two statewide data analysis platforms to help people find jobs and support localities allocate resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remote work wasn't in Delaware's IT plan when the pandemic hit

by • 1 month ago

While some employees were ready to work from home, large-scale telework efforts were not in the plans for Delaware’s tech agency. Coronavirus changed that.

Counties say IT spending remains a priority as budgets run dry

by • 2 months ago

Continued investment in technology is nearly as important as supplying medical masks and other personal protective equipment, officials from cash-strapped counties said on a phone briefing.

Designer of Florida's COVID-19 dashboard says she was removed for not censoring data

by • 2 months ago

A GIS manager for the state's health department said management of a highly praised coronavirus dashboard was taken away after she refused to alter data.

Newark, New Jersey, taps car dealerships for food delivery

by • 2 months ago

Newark, New Jersey, is using interactive dashboards to connect local charities with car dealerships to fight food insecurity during the pandemic.

In $1 trillion state and local government aid, no specific IT funding

by • 2 months ago

The latest pandemic relief bill contains funding that governors have been clamoring for, but not the state and local cybersecurity grants some officials sought.

Most local CIOs bracing for budget cuts, survey finds

by • 2 months ago

About half of local IT leaders polled by CompTIA expect budget cuts in 2020, but COVID-19's effect on government spending will ripple for years.

For emergency food assistance during pandemic, GIS plays star role

by • 2 months ago

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is one of many local governments using maps to ensure the public has up-to-date and actionable data to find food and essential supplies.