COVID-19 pandemic

CivStart names 13 govtech startups for 2021 cohort

by • 1 week 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 • 1 month 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 • 2 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 • 4 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 • 5 months 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 • 6 months ago

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

by • 6 months ago

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

by • 6 months ago

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

by • 10 months ago

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.