Civic tech website raises additional $1M

by • 4 weeks ago

The company, spun off from a 2016 New York City initiative, will use its new funding to expand the number of city governments that use it to source their IT purchases.

Virginia selects CGI for $137M procurement modernization

by • 1 month ago

A 10-year contract with CGI is set to add new services to the state's purchasing platform, including collaboration tools to improve communication with vendors.

Utah's troubled COVID-19 tech contracts could spur procurement reform

by • 7 months ago

A report from the state's legislative auditor this week showed that departments did not communicate effectively as they rushed into no-bid technology contracts necessitated by the pandemic.

California wants innovative ways to double COVID-19 testing, transport

by • 7 months ago

The state put out a call this week to organizations and community groups with ideas on how to boost the state's collection and transport of biological samples — quickly.

Four ways local governments can promote startup innovation

by • 7 months ago

Commentary: Two "smart city" experts urge local leaders to create regulatory environments that encourage growth and innovation.

Maryland’s secret weapon for better IT: basic communication

by • 8 months ago

The state’s top technology official says basic verbal communication paired with critical thinking can save state governments time and money.

Former 18F staffers create 'State Software Collaborative'

by • 11 months ago

Robin Carnahan and Waldo Jaquith want states to stop "reinventing the wheel" with each new technology procurement and instead work together to create software they can share.

Cities face 'huge trade-off' to adopt new tech for coronavirus response

by • 1 year ago

Tech startups trying to offer cities products at reduced cost said altering processes during a crisis presents a major challenge to local governments.

Connecticut governor says new bill would enable more digital services

by • 1 year ago

The state's purchasing, digital identity management and citizen services are primed for the greatest improvements under Gov. Ned Lamont's proposal.