New York City launches portal to crowdsource COVID-19 information
The city is trying get a better picture of potential coronavirus exposure. "This will all depend on our New Yorkers signing up," CIO Jessica Tisch said.
How Los Angeles suddenly moved 10,000 city workers online
As governments of all sizes struggle to continue operating under the pandemic, CIO Ted Ross said his city's nimble response was actually years in the making.
North Carolina expands online voter registration amid coronavirus
The state will allow anyone with a DMV-issued identification to register to vote online, as the spread of COVID-19 has shuttered government offices and halted in-person registration efforts.
Colorado adds COVID-19 info to state's mobile app
The Colorado Office of Information Technology said it's added new features to the myColorado app reflecting the measures the state has taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
NLC, Bloomberg Philanthropies launch coronavirus action tracker
Officials from dozens of cities have contributed more than 500 different measures they've taken to respond as the pandemic has reached their communities.
Financially stressed by outbreak, fire departments foray into digital
As one of the slowest industries to adopt new technology, fire departments are now trying new apps and services, chiefs say, as the pandemic stretches resources thin.
What's in the pandemic relief bill for state tech?
The $2 trillion emergency relief bill contains several provisions that could address states' IT needs brought on by the spread of the coronavirus.
'Not business as usual' for government's tech workers
State and local technology officials say they're being confronted with new tasks, like preparing what could soon become extra intensive care medical facilities.
Coronavirus delays Toronto's 'smart city' decision
The new coronavirus pandemic has delayed until June 25 a decision on whether Sidewalk Labs will be permitted to build its "smart neighborhood," Quayside, on the city’s eastern lakeshore.