Evan O’Mahoney

Hawaii's latest digitization project was well-timed for the pandemic

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A new time and leave system replaces 40-year-old paper processes in Hawaii, where state CIO Douglas Murdock said many employees continue to work from home.

Kansas' new coronavirus bill puts privacy limits on contact tracing

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An emergency bill makes compliance voluntary and bans the use of mobile location data to track the identity or movements of the state's COVID-19 patients.

Facial recognition bill falls flat in California legislature

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A state Assembly committee stopped a bill allowing companies and government agencies to use the controversial surveillance technology without consent.

NYC chooses four sustainability-focused startups for accelerator program

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The accelerator will help companies focused on air quality, water quality, cleaning-product delivery and energy-use cut through red tape and build their businesses in New York City.

New York State shares lessons from COVID-19 tech 'SWAT teams'

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The state Office of Information Technology Services published a "playbook" based on the rapid projects it had to undertake during the worst of the pandemic.

Remote Workforce — A StateScoop Special Report

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Working and studying from home has become the norm in 2020. Here's how government and university leaders are responding.

LA police commission forgot to upgrade Zoom license before public meeting

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After the meeting capped at 500 participants, commissioners scrambled for a solution for nearly an hour before Zoom provided an emergency license upgrade.

New NASCIO paper shows how CIOs can use 'four forces'

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The association's new paper demonstrates how political, market, customer and inertial forces can be used to further technology organizations' strategic goals, even during the pandemic.

'Biggest threat to election security is the coronavirus,' security expert warns

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A House Homeland Security panel reviewed the range of options being considered to secure a pandemic-year election.