Software firm OpenGov acquires ProcureNow
The company said the acquisition will add procurement and contract management to its stable of cloud-based services.
Chicago postpones police-misconduct database, citing cost concerns
Proponents of a new database said it would lend the city transparency and credibility, but others — including Mayor Lori Lightfoot — questioned the cost.
Utah auditor unveils new, faster financial transparency portal
Built on Google Analytics tools, the new website represents a move to "transparency 3.0," said Utah State Auditor John Dougall.
St. Louis launches portal to track coronavirus expenses
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
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
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
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
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
The island's independent statistics institute is on track to be merged into another department, upending a decade of work.