California launches statewide homelessness data platform

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Officials said they hope the new data warehouse will allow them to better understand — and ameliorate — the state's homelessness crisis.

How states are using data to manage cybersecurity risk

by • 1 month ago

States are increasingly using data to improve how they address their biggest problems, including their biggest problem: managing cybersecurity risk.

How GIS helps state governments share, drive efficiency

by • 2 months ago

Through the inherent visualization present in geospatial data, the use of GIS in state government decision-making is crucial for better services.

Will Jessica Rosenworcel make the FCC's $20 billion broadband auction fair?

by • 2 months ago

Experts are worried that the FCC already mishandled its $20.4 billion broadband auction, but the agency's new chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, could fix it.

The pandemic made open data bigger than ever. But it's still pretty messy.

by • 2 months ago

COVID-19 radically increased the public's appetite for data. But a year in, political shenanigans and limited federal standards make it difficult to fully understand the public health crisis.

How New Jersey tracked COVID-19 when no data was available

by • 2 months ago

A simple tool, designed in hours, provided critical data to New Jersey officials at the start of the pandemic.

Florida officials weigh major data privacy legislation

by • 2 months ago

A new bill would give Floridians protections similar to those offered by California's landmark 2018 data privacy law.

FCC announces Broadband Data Task Force

by • 2 months ago

The FCC's new task force will lead the implementation of a new broadband data collection effort that's expected to be more accurate.

Oklahoma's new secondary data center can withstand a major tornado

by • 2 months ago

The new data center, located across state lines in a Dallas suburb, is designed to survive tornadoes as fast as 165 mph, officials said.