Maryland joins analytics platform to monitor sex offenders
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
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
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
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
Will the health crisis propel states' upgrade efforts or will the coming economic slowdown introduce years of delays to planned modernization efforts?
Maryland launches cybersecurity task force for extra protection during pandemic
A new task force in Maryland was created to bolster cyberdefenses of state government websites as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
GIS plays critical role in states' response to coronavirus pandemic
GIS officials from Maryland and Montana say geospatial data has provided real-time support for disaster relief during their states' responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
States centralizing IT must demonstrate value, CIOs say
The call to centralize IT services often comes from the top, but cooperation with agencies takes communication, CIOs say on the Priorities podcast.
Small-city mayor says citizen-centric government is what's 'smart'
Eugene Grant, mayor of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, says digital transformation has allowed citizens to be engaged in the day-to-day activities of city operations.