CivStart names 13 govtech startups for 2021 cohort
The group's third annual startup cohort gains access to its adviser network and can work with established companies like Amazon Web Services.
ARPA instructions unclear for IT uses, CIOs say
Two state CIOs said direction from the federal government on how to use the latest relief funding is not as clear as it could be.
Memphis, Tenn., fostered data culture through competition, mayor says
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said monthly meetings that publicized agency figures pushed city leaders to embrace data and improve their numbers.
GIS' profile grew during pandemic, says certification group
More professionals are getting certified and more government agencies are requiring tighter standards on their GIS work, according to a nonprofit that administers the certification.
To get digital services right, government needs to stay crisis-ready
How can you prepare for the next decade of digital service? Stay in crisis mode a little longer, says Jessica Cole of U.S. Digital Response.
How did the pandemic affect states' IT modernization efforts?
The CIOs of Nebraska and Ohio said their success in weathering the pandemic was largely thanks to preparation and good governance.
Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions
Local governments adapted well to their remote working environments, but city leaders now want more thoughtful governance before making the switch for good.
New survey to examine digital divide progress during pandemic
The University of Southern California and the nonprofit California Emerging Technology Fund seek to understand how the state's broadband access changed over the past year.
Simplify citizen services with centralized cloud infrastructure
Maryland’s secretary of IT, Michael Leahy shares how the pandemic ramped up the state’s plans to simplify services on a secure, one-stop platform.