Phoenix flexes data-driven government during pandemic
"Almost real-time" insights to budgeting data during the COVID-19 pandemic helped the city avoid cutting services or instating furloughs, officials said.
Maricopa County, Ariz., to obtain all-new voting equipment after third-party ballot review
The county spent $6.5 million in 2019 on voting equipment, which will now be replaced over worries the state Senate's partisan ballot review compromised election security.
Ballot review could force Maricopa County, Ariz., to spend millions on new voting equipment
An election law expert said the "audit" of more than 2.1 million ballots by an unqualified firm could force the county to buy entirely new voting technology.
Election disinformation was a 'game changer,' Maricopa County, Ariz., CISO says
Lester Godsey, CISO for the nation's fourth-largest county, told an RSA Conference panel that government cybersecurity teams need to make countering disinformation a core service.
Pre-pandemic foundations were essential to counties' tech success
County executives featured in the 2020 LocalSmart Awards say the establishment of good technology infrastructure before the pandemic made the response easier.
As pandemic unfolded, local governments turned to projects new and old
Winners of the 2020 LocalSmart awards for IT projects say the pandemic accelerated some efforts, and leaned on the success of others already underway.
Pandemic showed local IT digital transformation work ‘paid off’
Local IT leaders who won 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic proved the importance of the work IT offices had been emphasizing for the last decade.
Four states join cybersecurity automation pilot
Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Texas are working with a Johns Hopkins University lab to speed up how they react to threat intelligence.
One Arizona county is showing what GIS can do for elections
Maricopa County, Arizona, which is home to more than 2.4 million voters, has used geospatial information systems to perfect its legislative and precinct maps, and grow voter participation. But GIS adoption still lags in many other jurisdictions.