The early stages of a new pilot program are forming and could incorporate blockchain into the city's government. Officials have asked technologists to show how the tech might improve service delivery and solve challenges.
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From online services and cybersecurity to artificial intelligence and virtual reality, these are the highlights from the 55 top-performing jurisdictions in the 2021 Digital Cities Survey.
All year, we track chief information officers, data officers, security officers and more as they move in and out of government agencies at states, counties and cities across the country. Here's our 2021 roundup.
While 2021 still felt the impacts of COVID-19, government IT agencies began the transition to a more hybrid future — modernizing systems, navigating cybersecurity and preparing for whatever is next.
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The pandemic laid bare the integral part technology plays in today's government, and chief information officers are now getting a seat at the table at the beginning of the process to modernize and implement new systems.
To support its goals and revitalize neighborhoods, the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development uses GIS and location data that keeps records up to date and transparent for all stakeholders.
Texas Chief Information Officer Amanda Crawford discusses broadband, the push to connect all residents to government and how the state is supporting local cybersecurity efforts.
SponsoredHacks continued to make headlines and disrupt multiple aspects of daily life in 2021, from gas consumption to meat production and more.
SponsoredFour key points for digital transformation and IT modernization projects.
SponsoredPreparations for the fall must include strategies to defend against the rising tide of ransomware and other security threats.
SponsoredFuture-focused thought leader talks about how schools will win the education revolution.
While the lion's share of the funding available to state government in the just-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill will be dished out based on formulas, the majority of the grant programs will be competitive.
Most state CIOs expect remote work to continue and for digital services to keep proliferating. That introduces a host of shifting priorities, including a renewed need for cybersecurity enhancements and identity tools.
While tech makes up a minority of spending for local governments that received federal COVID relief funds, it has pushed many toward modernization, cybersecurity and digital service efforts, a new survey has found.
State, local, territorial and tribal entities have used $150 billion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund — part of the CARES Act — for many things. But with the Dec. 31 deadline approaching, some still have a lot left.
A visual, data-driven look at the 52 winning counties in the 2021 Digital Counties Survey, from IT spending and CIO priorities to emerging tech and the future of workforce.
State and local governments are set to receive billions if the legislation passes, including funding to support cybersecurity, broadband, transit, roads, water and more. Here are the details.
GovQA, a company that makes software to help public agencies with records requests, has put out a report measuring the difficulty of the job over time, using data from its customers. Here's what they found.
Five years ago, a report from the municipal website builder OpenCities found many ways local governments needed to improve. Now a follow-up finds that they’ve improved in some areas, but still have plenty of work to do.
GovQA, which sells software to help the public sector handle public records requests, is putting out a quarterly index to benchmark how difficult the job is. By their measure, complexity has more than doubled since 2018.
The annual report from Search.gov, which aggregates statistics from searches performed on federal government websites, shows an increase in overall activity as well as several changes in topic interest.
Granicus, which has a wealth of data on the performance of emails sent from government to the public, has released statistics on which kinds of emails about the COVID-19 vaccines do best. Here are the big takeaways.
The nationwide communications network for public safety has come a long way since it started operating in 2018. New numbers from AT&T, the company hired to build out the network, illustrate how it continues to grow.
In an email to company employees, Elon Musk said SpaceX, under which the satellite broadband service Starlink is housed, could face bankruptcy if it's unable to accelerate its engine production.
The Braintree Electric Light Department in Massachusetts is selling its broadband service to Comcast, affecting a total of 2,500 customers. The transition begins this month, ending a 20-year municipal broadband run.
Yesterday, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee said an app that can show proof of a resident's COVID-19 vaccination status should be ready in a couple of weeks. State businesses can decide whether they require such proof.
Napa Valley Unified School District voted this week to continue meeting virtually for another 30 days, citing accessibility and state and local health recommendations while some parents responded with profanities.
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