COVID-19

Seattle awards additional $330,000 in grants to close digital divide

by • 2 weeks ago

Seattle will support 14 additional community organizations by dipping into its $128.4 million federal recovery fund.

California shares the code for its digital vaccine pass

by • 2 weeks ago

The California Department of Technology published the code to its COVID-19 vaccine pass on GitHub in the hopes other states develop similar products.

Hawaii unveils digital COVID-19 'health card'

by • 3 weeks ago

Officials said the pass will help support the economy as case levels and tourism surge on the islands.

Oregon could be next state to launch a vaccine app

by • 3 weeks ago

With COVID-19 cases filling up the state's hospitals, officials are reportedly considering the development of a mobile pass for people to show their vaccination status.

U.S. Digital Response appoints new interim CEO

by • 1 month ago

Jessica Cole, a co-founder of the organization that formed in response to the pandemic, will succeed founding CEO Raylene Yung, who is joining the Biden administration.

Hawaii’s COVID-19 ‘health pass’ still isn’t ready

by • 1 month ago

Earlier estimates targeted a summer launch, but officials said they still don't know when the tool might be ready.

Security vendor says its access of Indiana COVID-19 data was not 'unauthorized'

by • 1 month ago

UpGuard, a security firm that researches software vulnerabilities, said it discovered a data leak and wanted to help state officials fix it.

Phoenix flexes data-driven government during pandemic

by • 2 months ago

"Almost real-time" insights to budgeting data during the COVID-19 pandemic helped the city avoid cutting services or instating furloughs, officials said.

Election disinformation fight offers lessons for pandemic, NGA says

by • 2 months ago

States should respond to falsehoods about vaccines by looking to how election officials countered lies about the 2020 vote, NGA suggests.

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