Minnesota

Minnesota's new GIS chief wants local government collaboration

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Alison Slaats, formerly a supervisor Minnesota's GIS office, is the state's new chief geospatial information officer.

Not every state IT project needs to cost millions, CIOs say

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The CIOs of California and Minnesota said at NASCIO's midyear conference that sometimes small state IT projects have outsized impact.

Minnesota mapping official to lead NSGIC on interim basis

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Dan Ross, who's leaving state government in January, will temporarily serve as NSGIC's executive director.

Pandemic has heightened IT's accessibility issues

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Jay Wyant, Minnesota's chief information accessibility officer, said in a NASCIO publication that ensuring access for workers and users with disabilities is everyone's job.

Minnesota IT official took bronze in Paralympic shot put

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Joshua Cinnamo, a data center project manager with Minnesota IT Services, represented the United States in shot put at the Tokyo Paralympics.

5 state and local agencies ink aviation-research deals with NASA

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NASA will help agencies develop drone and urban flight strategies as part of a national campaign for more accessible short-distance travel.

Minnesota launches COVID-19 vaccination data dashboard

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Minnesota officials hope the new data tool will support "a covenant of accountability" as the state progresses through early phases of vaccine distribution.

Contact tracing app helped lower COVID cases in Minnesota, CIO says

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The state's contract tracing app helped lower cases after November's spike, and now the state's deploying a tool to track vaccination data, said Minnesota CIO Tarek Tomes.

GIS data will be critical for successful vaccine distribution

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GIS data will enable states and localities to determine where COVID-19 vaccines are needed as they become available, an Esri expert said during a webinar.

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