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

by • 1 week ago

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

As pandemic unfolded, local governments turned to projects new and old

by • 2 weeks ago

Winners of the 2020 LocalSmart awards for IT projects say the pandemic accelerated some efforts, and leaned on the success of others already underway.

Six steps to a more innovative government

by • 2 weeks ago

Former Colorado Chief Information Officer Theresa Szczurek says it begins with defining innovation as a core value.

Why it's time for state IT to have a 'federalist moment'

by • 2 months ago

Former New York State IT chief Jeremy Goldberg argues that the same principles of shared power that shape the U.S. political system can drive innovation.

How cloud computing can unlock city innovation

by • 2 months ago

Cities are finally in full adoption mode of cloud services. Will 2021 be the year they make full use of this innovative technology?

NASCIO names State IT Recognition Award finalists for 2020

by • 5 months ago

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers says it plans to announce 10 winners at its virtual online conference in October.

Four ways local governments can promote startup innovation

by • 5 months ago

Commentary: Two "smart city" experts urge local leaders to create regulatory environments that encourage growth and innovation.

Permitting software, fire cameras among Philadelphia's latest innovation projects

by • 6 months ago

The latest round of funding in Philadelaphia's Innovation Fund includes seven projects, many redesigned to meet agency needs during the pandemic.

What role should innovation play in states’ pandemic response?

by • 7 months ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley and Utah CIO Mike Hussey said new technologies and ideas helped their states prepare for the pandemic and will continue to aid their responses.