Coronavirus kicks Code for America brigades into action across cities

by • 1 month ago

The civic tech group's local chapters have been developing apps and other tools to help people navigate through the economic hardships of the pandemic.

Fired Florida GIS manager creates her own coronavirus dashboard

by • 2 months ago

Rebekah Jones, who was fired in May after accusing her superiors trying to manipulate coronavirus data, created her own dashboard, painting a grimmer picture than the state's record.

Florida's unemployment agency leaked Social Security data last month

by • 3 months ago

Florida, which decommissioned its centralized IT agency last year, has compromised the personal information of 98 unemployment insurance applicants.

'Not a data scientist' says Florida Gov. DeSantis of fired GIS manager

by • 3 months ago

Rebekah Jones, who said she was taken off Florida's COVID-19 dashboard, "exhibited a repeated course of insubordination," according to the governor's office.

Designer of Florida's COVID-19 dashboard says she was removed for not censoring data

by • 3 months ago

A GIS manager for the state's health department said management of a highly praised coronavirus dashboard was taken away after she refused to alter data.

State unemployment systems are still struggling

by • 3 months ago

Governors continue to apologize for computer systems that continue to have new problems as the pandemic wears on.

State IT shops deliver during pandemic, but watch for budget cuts

by • 4 months ago

CIOs are rapidly delivering services where they're needed in states that have invested in IT, but they're also bracing for uncertain economic times ahead.

Vendor-tracking software firm wields pandemic in latest pitch to states

by • 4 months ago

TransparentBusiness, which last year lobbied nearly every state to use its software to monitor IT contractors, sees an opening in the telework surge.

Florida on verge of reorganizing IT governance — yet again

by • 4 months ago

The Sunshine State, which has overhauled its technology agencies three times since 2005, is about to do it one more time.