NYC joins international coalition for civic innovation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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.