How open data helps cities be more accountable
On the Priorities Podcast: Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin outlines how his office uses data in its audits and reports on city operations.
Enacting data strategies for better state and local decision-making
Tyler Technologies’ Franklin Williams discusses how state and local agencies are using data as a strategic asset to improve outcomes across communities.
Crypto-affiliated platform to store copies of New York City open data
NYC plans to store some of its open data on the Filecoin Network, a peer-to-peer network that issues digital coins to its participants.
Virginia's data chief says he's stepping down
Carlos Rivero, who joined the state government in 2018, said he's stepping down to spend more time with his family.
Philadelphia publishes 'meta' dashboard for city's open-data efforts
Philadelphia's new open-data dashboard tracks the number of automated and visualized datasets that the city publishes.
The pandemic made open data bigger than ever. But it's still pretty messy.
COVID-19 radically increased the public's appetite for data. But a year in, political shenanigans and limited federal standards make it difficult to fully understand the public health crisis.
Contact tracing app helped lower COVID cases in Minnesota, CIO says
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.
Why local government needs more technologists
Commentary: There are a lot of technologists working to make government better, but former Seattle open data manager David Doyle says it needs more.
Survey of Philadelphia open-data portal finds wide use in academic and nonprofit work
A survey gave high marks to the portal, with 92% of respondents saying its dashboards and other visualizations are helpful to their work.