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West Virginia to move state employees to Google Workspace

by • 2 weeks ago

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

by • 4 weeks ago

Miami CIO Michael Sarasti told StateScoop the city's "data-driven culture" was made legitimate by the pressures of the ongoing health crisis.

Apple, Google: Contact tracing to become standard smartphone feature

by • 2 months ago

Nevada, Maryland, Virginia and D.C. will be the first to use a version of the tech giants' jointly developed API that does not require the installation of an app.

Nevada joins states using Apple-Google API for contact tracing app

by • 2 months ago

The state is the latest to publish a smartphone app based on the tech giants' joint programming kit in an attempt to track the spread of COVID-19.

Virginia launches first statewide contact tracing app using Apple-Google platform

by • 3 months ago

The Covidwise app, which runs on the tech giants' Bluetooth-based API, is being made available to all Virginia residents, Gov. Ralph Northam said.

Alabama launches contact tracing app based on Google-Apple API

by • 3 months ago

The app will be targeted at students returning to the state's college campuses. Meanwhile Google says as many as 20 states are developing apps based on the API.

Privacy concerns have states taking it slow on contact tracing apps

by • 3 months ago

Some states have built contact tracing apps, but a decades-old manual process is the norm in most places as officials address widespread privacy concerns.

Pandemic kindled 'newfound interest' in government's IT modernization project

by • 4 months ago

Google executive Todd Schroeder said recent successes rapidly upgrading legacy systems in state and local government will have a lasting effect on the mindsets of IT leaders.

Digital privacy concerns will follow Sidewalk Labs to next venture, says former consultant

by • 5 months ago

Sidewalk Labs backed out of its "smart neighborhood" project in Toronto, but Ann Cavoukian said its flagrant misreading of the public's privacy concerns may continue to haunt the company.

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