New York City graduates first class of pandemic innovation fellows
A class of 14 technologists helped the city complete several initiatives, including broadband mapping and a data dashboard to track hate crimes across the five boroughs.
California 'strike team' found unemployment agency was 'reactive,' recommends two-week reset
An investigation led by Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka and state Operations Secretary Yolanda Richardson concluded Monday with recommendations to prevent the state's unemployment backlog from growing larger.
California Gov. Newsom unveils unemployment-tech 'strike team'
The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov. Gavin Newsom called an "unacceptable" claims backlog.
Pahlka tells Congress 'we cannot afford' government's outdated processes any longer
Speaking before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, Code for America's founder said it's imperative they "stop pouring millions of dollars into projects everyone knows will fail."
After aiding pandemic projects, U.S. Digital Response sees a future with government
Leaders of the nonprofit group U.S. Digital Response said that what started as an emergency project to help government during the pandemic may stick around after the health crisis has ended.
Code for America appoints Amanda Renteria as new CEO
Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka is succeeded by Amanda Renteria, former chief of staff to Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Hundreds pledge to help state, local government solve coronavirus challenges
A consortium of technologists and business leaders have formed a coalition called the U.S. Digital Response for COVID-19 to help state and local governments solve challenges on the fly.
New York State launches digital services office
The New York State Digital Service will recruit cohorts of mid-career professionals in 18-month tours to improve government's digital services.
Now 10 years old, Code for America hopes for government to walk alone
After a decade of challenging conventional wisdom, now-former CEO Jen Pahlka says more calls for change will begin cropping up from within government itself.