NYC joins international coalition for civic innovation

by • 2 weeks ago

Along with Berlin, London and Paris, New York City will challenge the public to create digital tools that help small businesses and artists grow.

Pandemic was a 'tipping point' for government modernization

by • 3 weeks ago

A new report from Deloitte found that COVID-19 pushed many agencies from "doing digital" to "becoming digital." Now the challenge is to make it last.

Hawaii adds facial recognition to COVID-19 airport screening

by • 4 weeks ago

Travelers whose body temperatures set off thermal cameras at the state's airports will have their pictures taken so they can be pulled aside for further screening.

'Everything is a public interest technology story,' authors argue

by • 1 month ago

A new book by former federal tech officials Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank makes the case for putting user experience at the center of service delivery.

How the pandemic changed state IT, according to chief technology officers

by • 1 month ago

Survey data from the National Association of State Technology Directors shows that very few believe their operations will go unaffected by the health crisis.

California officials defend $50M vaccine website

by • 2 months ago

The "My Turn" site has been called incompatible with systems used by county-run and retail vaccination programs, but state officials say there's no incompatibility.

Arizona governor is latest to ban vaccine passports

by • 2 months ago

Gov. Doug Ducey is at least the sixth governor to prohibit government agencies from requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Civis Analytics releases digital toolkit to reach vaccine skeptics

by • 2 months ago

A new suite of maps and data tools from Civis Analytics enable state and local agencies to view who's hesitant about taking a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 was a 'pivot point' for states' digital transformation. Now what?

by • 2 months ago

The pandemic forced a torrent of new digital government endeavors. Now states and cities need to determine if the successful ones can be made permanent.