Maryland universities to track transit patterns of Baltimore residents

by • 3 weeks ago

A group of university researchers and state authorities will monitor the movements of 1,000 Baltimore residents with the goal of improving transit "through an equity lens."

How Maryland used GIS to build its COVID-19 response website

by • 4 weeks ago

Julia Fischer, Maryland’s geographic information officer, said many agencies didn't know how powerful GIS could be when the state began building its informational portal in March.

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.

Maryland’s secret weapon for better IT: basic communication

by • 2 months ago

The state’s top technology official says basic verbal communication paired with critical thinking can save state governments time and money.

Maryland joins analytics platform to monitor sex offenders

by • 4 months ago

Maryland has become the 21st state to adopt OffenderWatch, a tool that helps police focus their efforts on offenders identified to be at the highest risk of reoffending.

Maryland wants to perfect 'classic' contact tracing before launching apps

by • 5 months ago

The state's 1,400 contact tracers will use a combination of cloud platforms, text alerts and old-fashioned phone calls to track the spread of COVID-19.

Remote work to be a 'lasting feature' for state IT offices

by • 6 months ago

Several state CIOs predict that widespread telework will linger in government long after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

Rural America is in 'desperate need' of broadband infrastructure

by • 6 months ago

Distributing laptops and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots won't be enough to keep rural communities connected as remote work and education continues, officials said.

The coronavirus pandemic could crush states' digital transformation

by • 6 months ago

Will the health crisis propel states' upgrade efforts or will the coming economic slowdown introduce years of delays to planned modernization efforts?