Three GIS trends state governments must embrace
Commentary: Mobility, community engagement, and machine learning are changing how governments operate and reach their constituents, say two Esri engineers.
Public safety data needs a strategy, Atlanta CIO says
Atlanta's recent adoption of gunshot-detection devices means there's even more data the city find ways to share and manage.
LA controller calls for data-driven homelessness strategy
Citing "ill-defined" goals and ineffective spending, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin proposes a technological solution to city's homelessness problem.
States look to 'citizen as a platform' for data management
Whether calling it ‘citizen as a platform’ or ‘my government, my way,’ states are rethinking data management, putting the citizen at the center.
New crime-data dashboard illuminates trends in Cook County, Ill.
The tool's creators are hopeful more detailed information on regional felony cases will inform smarter policy in the nation's second-largest county.
Pennsylvania's 'Clean Slate' law presents tricky data challenges
Sealing the records of 30 million old criminal cases is a big stride for criminal justice reform, and huge task for the state court system's IT team.
Cities ply data against declining economic mobility
Under a new initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, 10 cities will track data with the goal of reducing income inequality and boosting economic opportunity for individuals and families.
Idaho launches budgeting portal, hoping to rebuild public trust
State Controller Brandon Woolf says he has plans to encourage data reporting across the state and regain trust from a disillusioned public.
Law enforcement risks being a captive of its video surveillance data, report warns
Rapid growth of state and local law enforcement video footage calls for newer strategies for storing and analyzing data.