How Will Government Grapple With the Fallout of Public Data Concerns?

Plus, getting to tech woke, Colorado moves benefits management system to Salesforce and more.

by / June 19, 2018

TOP NEWS

Getting to Tech Woke It's not like Facebook is the only company — or organization, for that matter — trying to convince the public that it can be trusted with data. But, for better or worse, it has become the face of the public's concern about privacy and the unintended consequences of unbridled data collection. In the aftermath, writes Paul Taylor, "public agencies have a responsibility to take a fresh look at not only their own terms of use, but also those of the platforms they use in serving their publics."

Colorado Moves Benefits Management System to Salesforce More than 5,000 county and medical assistance employees across the state use the system.
 
Illinois is in the Market for Cybersecurity Tools The state, whose election systems have been targeted by hackers, will use federal money to buy technology to bolster its cybersecurity for those systems.
 
Alaska Creates Chief Innovation Officer Position with an Eye on Data The state has become the latest to create a dedicated innovation leadership role, and it wants to use it to explore new ways to use data and artificial intelligence.

MARKET SPOTLIGHT

Tech-Related Ballot Measures are Packed into the West There are some very tech-relevant initiatives either on the ballot or headed to it for the midterm elections, but they are mostly crowded into the western states. We've got more on the initiatives here.

WATCHLIST

GovTech company on our radar this week:

Design4SocialChange: Collaboration, engagement and change management tools meant to help government incorporate new technology into the urban fabric. Based in the U.K., D4SC recently participated in the Global Startup Battleground at the BridgeSF conference in San Francisco..
 
Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.

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Ben Miller Associate Editor of GT Data and Business

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.