Rhode Island

Time to ‘get back to transformational stuff,’ says Rhode Island CIO

by • 7 months ago

The pandemic forced state government to respond to urgent needs, but now there's room for longer-term planning, says Rhode Island CIO Bijay Kumar.

Workforce agencies need 'Tinder for jobs,' ex-state official says

by • 8 months ago

Workforce agencies should strive to build digital services with the same ease-of-use as a dating app, a former state official at said at an AWS event.

Why government technologists love the Domino's pizza tracker

by • 8 months ago

The ubiquitous pizza chain's customer-service app has become a model for state governments seeking to improve their digital services.

Deloitte wins $99M contract for Rhode Island social services system

by • 11 months ago

The firm will continue working on RIBridges after past troubles led to payment freezes and official resignations.

Want to fix unemployment systems? Try the Domino's model

by • 11 months ago

A claims tracker modeled on the pizza chain's delivery updates is one way states responded to their pandemic unemployment surges, according to a guidebook from New America.

Rhode Island gets C+ for unemployment service in early pandemic, says former official

by • 1 year ago

Rhode Island has since converted to a cloud-based system, but its initial ability to respond to a massive influx of claims wasn't great, said the state's former Labor and Training director.

Five states tap real-time data to improve roadway safety

by • 2 years ago

Louisiana, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas have boosted their use of real-time roadway data in recent months.

Rhode Island's contact tracing plan sparks privacy concerns

by • 2 years ago

Gov. Gina Raimondo's plan to use a mobile app to track COVID-19 patients' movements and personal encounters has raised objections about data collection.

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo eliminates role for cybersecurity officer

by • 3 years ago

Good-government groups and security experts are criticizing the state's decision to liquidate the salary of its top cybersecurity official.