New York City has been on two 'work streams' during pandemic, CIO says
Citywide CIO Jessica Tisch said the pandemic forced her agency to rush new services online, while also supporting a pivot to remote work for thousands of staff.
Coronavirus kicks Code for America brigades into action across cities
The civic tech group's local chapters have been developing apps and other tools to help people navigate through the economic hardships of the pandemic.
Pandemic kindled 'newfound interest' in government's IT modernization project
Google executive Todd Schroeder said recent successes rapidly upgrading legacy systems in state and local government will have a lasting effect on the mindsets of IT leaders.
Coalition urges Senate to provide immediate pandemic relief to state and local governments
A coalition of businesses, unions and government organizations urged Congress to pass financial relief to avoid state and local budget disasters.
California launches open-source COVID-19 forecast tool
The new site uses academic models to allow researchers and members of the public to view projections as the pandemic resurges in the Golden State.
Nearly 75% of states launched chatbots to aid pandemic response
Surging demand at health and labor departments spurred adoption of chatbots in state government, according to a new NASCIO report.
Ohio CIO says pandemic prompted statewide cybersecurity push
"It’s everyone’s, not just IT’s, burden to bear," Ervan Rodgers said during an online conference.
Could the pandemic enable CIOs to 'reinvent' government?
The pandemic transformed the state government workforce. Two state chief information officers said they plan to build on some of those improvements after they return to the office.
Ohio asks vendors to take pay cuts as pandemic crunches budget
The state is asking vendors, including IT suppliers, for 15% discounts as the economic fallout from COVID-19 pinches its finances.