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Plus, San Francisco is hiring for multiple roles, a report examines the world of intergovernmental software co-ops, and a new organization has called on the Biden administration to create a local innovation unit.
Mayor Brandon Scott recently made two key technology hires – a chief data officer and a director of broadband and digital equity – that will help to address the city’s data needs and digital divide.
Karkera, who Government Technology recently named to its Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers list for 2021, will work at Deloitte to advise chief data officers in state and federal government.
As local water departments look to modernize their infrastructure with available technology, several cities are already laying out a model that utilizes artificial intelligence.
Philadelphia’s unique model for data and GIS governance, combining the roles of GIS lead and chief data officer, offers an example for other cities looking to get more out of existing data systems.
Work from of the University of Miami’s Office of Civic Engagement plots the city’s affordable housing against anticipated sea level change to provide decision-makers with a comprehensive look at housing needs.
Lawmakers in Olympia are running through the specifics of House Bill 1127, which aims to protect the data collected related to the coronavirus. Washington has been a frontrunner in the creation of data privacy rules.
Tech companies are now creating tools to help government find and fight misinformation online. One startup, Logically, explains how its new platform Logically Intelligence can root out dangerous content.
The State CDO Network, convened by the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, met in January to reflect on their role in their state’s pandemic response and set priorities for 2021.
Building on the early successes of moving citizen-facing services online, the city of Indianapolis is broadening digital transformation efforts, adding new facets through new partnerships.
Through a compilation of cellphone location tracking data, Google has painted a picture of how Californians have changed their travel habits as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Pittsburgh’s partnership with Google Cloud is in the early stages of changing how the city’s 19 departments store, analyze and protect data while boosting the services staff can offer to residents.
The company has been growing in recent years, gathering city customers around the world and expanding into curb management and street closure solutions. Now its investors are re-upping, and new ones are jumping aboard.
The Hoosier Talent Network, built out of a partnership between the state of Indiana and Eightfold AI, will help jobseekers find fitting employment with a little help from artificial intelligence.
From communicating with residents to building lines of communication with county and state entities, four mayors discussed their experience with using open data in local government during a virtual event last Friday.
Portland Metro, an elected planning body serving the greater Portland, Ore. region, is no longer working with movement data company Replica, due to disagreements around the level of data the company would share.
The move brings Zencity's sentiment monitoring tools together with Elucd's polling technology, which the companies hope will give public officials a better way to see how the public responds to their actions.
The new system, developed in partnership with IBM, will allow users to print out their negative test results or vaccine status or store the information in a smartphone app for use at certain venues.
The police force of Durham, N.C., has teamed up with SAS Institute to create a data system that will put a spotlight on exemplary police work and reveal cases where officers may need training or counseling.
A federal district court in southern California has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s collection of real-time trip data from shared mobility providers.