Seattle awards additional $330,000 in grants to close digital divide
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
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'
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
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
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
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'
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
"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
States should respond to falsehoods about vaccines by looking to how election officials countered lies about the 2020 vote, NGA suggests.