St. Louis launches portal to track coronavirus expenses

by • 5 months ago

The city is publishing its spending on personal protective equipment and other essential supplies during the COVID-19 crisis.

Maryland's new budget portal gives residents a peek at state spending

by • 1 year ago

The site's designers say this is the next iteration of data transparency for the state. AI-powered bots could be next.

New York City's algorithm task force to hold first public meetings nearly a year after creation

by • 2 years ago

The first public meeting is scheduled for April 30, but transparency advocates say the city has been slow to open its discussions to the public.

New toolkit helps governments vet 'black box' algorithms for bias

by • 2 years ago

The toolkit, developed by Johns Hopkins University and San Francisco's data agency, nudges local leaders to ask questions about whether civic data is being used fairly in providing services to their residents.

New Jersey fills data privacy and IT operations roles with a single hire

by • 2 years ago

Carrie Parikh is the state's first chief data and privacy officer and the new chief operating officer for the statewide IT agency.

Why Puerto Rico still doesn’t know how many people died in Hurricane Maria

by • 2 years ago

The island's independent statistics institute is on track to be merged into another department, upending a decade of work.

To be fair, New York City assembles algorithm task force

by • 2 years ago

The panel will look at whether the city's automated decision systems are racially biased.

Department data dashboard keeps IT discussions honest in Hawaii

by • 2 years ago

A new data transparency tool is forcing more thoughtful planning by agencies and bringing objectivity to discussions with the legislature.

After complaint of 'political interference,' Atlanta mayor says she'll order citywide open records website

by • 2 years ago

Keisha Lance Bottoms is responding to a complaint from local news organizations that the city is violating transparency laws.