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Florida on verge of reorganizing IT governance — yet again
The Sunshine State, which has overhauled its technology agencies three times since 2005, is about to do it one more time.
Google, New York build new unemployment website to handle claims surge
As record numbers are killed by the virus in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo attempts to keep the state's computer systems — and the economy — running.
Federal agencies launch innovation challenge for local governments
The National Science Foundation and departments of Homeland Security and Energy are backing the $9 million effort to develop resiliency solutions for local governments
Phone location data offers limited glimpse of virus spread, ACLU says
The mobile data being used to track the COVID-19 pandemic is not accurate enough to tell if people are abiding by social-distancing guidelines — and privacy concerns abound, the ACLU said.
Working from home? North Carolina's new site maps Wi-Fi, ISP deals
To serve a population now largely working and learning from home during the pandemic, North Carolina launched an interactive map to help people get online.
Cities face 'huge trade-off' to adopt new tech for coronavirus response
Tech startups trying to offer cities products at reduced cost said altering processes during a crisis presents a major challenge to local governments.
Elizabeth, N.J., uses drones to enforce social distancing
Five drones loaned to the city from DJI are equipped with pre-recorded messages from Mayor Chris Bollwage, reminding the public to stay indoors during the pandemic.
Indiana developing new strategic plan for drone program
The Dayton, Ohio-based firm Woolpert has been contracted to develop a new plan that will allow the state to ensure its aerial vehicles are being flown "safely and effectively."
911 call centers have enough capacity so far, but upgrades are delayed
Emergency call centers are withstanding surges of calls in areas heavily affected by the pandemic, but key upgrades are being put on hold, a survey found.