Oregon

Inside Oregon DOT’s massive system consolidation

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On the Priorities Podcast, Oregon DOT innovation lead Ben Kahn explains how his team took 99 legacy systems and merged them into one.

Oregon DMV to offer video proctoring for driving-knowledge tests

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A state official said offering video proctoring for driving-knowledge exams will be more convenient for the public and unburden DMV offices.

Change management can help IT modernization succeed, Oregon CIO says

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Change management frameworks are much more than just training, said Oregon Chief Information Officer Terrence Woods.

State officials eye 'new era' for Oregon broadband

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A consortium providing broadband infrastructure to Oregon's public and nonprofit sectors has big plans for building out the state's networks.

Some ethnic groups waited longer for unemployment assistance in Oregon, audit says

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Asian Oregonians waited more than two weeks longer than some others for unemployment assistance during the pandemic, auditors found.

Murder hornet tracking, wildfire response get GIS boost

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GIS officials in Washington and Oregon say recent events — including the appearance of Asian giant hornets — have raised their profiles in state government.

Oregon could be next state to launch a vaccine app

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With COVID-19 cases filling up the state's hospitals, officials are reportedly considering the development of a mobile pass for people to show their vaccination status.

Oregon IT audit highlights cyber policy gaps

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The state’s technology division agreed with auditor recommendations but cited challenges with IT’s decentralized structure.

Washington state switches on earthquake early-warning system

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A system already used in California and Oregon, called ShakeAlert, went live in Washington, but third-party apps, which are faster, aren't available there yet.

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