Nigerian man indicted in pandemic unemployment fraud scheme
Federal prosecutors said the man used variations on a single Gmail address to bypass states' fraud-detection systems en route to collecting nearly $290,000 in phony claims.
Virginia awards $82.5 million contract for 'core messaging services'
Virginia gave NTT Data a five-year contract that will allow agencies to choose between vendors for messaging, storage, email and mobile-device management.
Google's COVID-19 vaccination chatbot now speaks 28 languages
Google says its Contact Center AI software can understand the difference between similarly phrased questions in 28 languages and dialects.
Wisconsin selects Google Cloud to back 'virtual career center'
Wisconsin's workforce department will develop an online platform this year to help its unemployed residents get trained and back to work.
Think tank plans to train state lawmakers in cybersecurity
The National Cybersecurity Center is planning a 50-state (virtual) tour to help raise awareness of cyber hygiene and threats among legislators.
25 percent of California adults are using state's contact tracing app
California boasts the highest contact-tracing app activation rate of any state in the country, with more than 8 million users, officials said.
New York launches web app connecting residents to pandemic benefits
A new "Find Services" site, which directs users to social welfare programs, was developed in concert with Google under the state's "Tech SWAT Team" program.
West Virginia to move state employees to Google Workspace
The move is expected to save the state government $11.5 million, Gov. Jim Justice said.
How the pandemic sparked Miami's data-driven culture shift
Miami CIO Michael Sarasti told StateScoop the city's "data-driven culture" was made legitimate by the pressures of the ongoing health crisis.