COVID-19 pandemic

State, local agencies learned strategic IT thinking during pandemic, says USDR

by • 3 months ago

State and local agencies are now taking seriously the connection between technology and policy, said members of USDR.

Colorado's buggy vaccine app to get fixes this month

by • 4 months ago

After earning a sub-2-star rating, Colorado's vaccine passport app is getting some tweaks as officials take a closer look at their systems.

Digital services aided domestic-violence survivors during pandemic, New York officials say

by • 8 months ago

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, New York officials are educating the public on technology's role in mitigating and supporting abuse.

CivStart names 13 govtech startups for 2021 cohort

by • 8 months ago

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

by • 9 months ago

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

by • 10 months ago

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

by • 12 months ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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?

by • 1 year ago

The CIOs of Nebraska and Ohio said their success in weathering the pandemic was largely thanks to preparation and good governance.