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Facing book bans and programming controversies, an increasing number of libraries are publishing data dashboards for transparency, public accountability and strategic focus.
With driving while intoxicated arrests rising, Minnesota is turning to tech for solutions. The state is piloting cutting-edge roadside drug testing devices with unexpected participants: people arrested for DWI.
As the use of automatic license plate readers grows, Government Technology reviewed public safety agencies’ audits and policies to determine progress.
While many states have rolled out digital ID programs, the number of law enforcement agencies who accept them remains limited. One agency shared with Government Technology the challenges and successes they’ve experienced conducting traffic stops with users of digital wallets.
Laws requiring age verification for adult content and social media are spreading. That raises a question: How can companies and government reliably verify ages in the absence of centralized state digital ID systems?
A recent survey confirms that government employees are increasingly turning to online platforms like LinkedIn to vet potential vendors. A poorly optimized personal profile could cost a vendor valuable contracts.
“Password” and “12345” were popular .gov email passwords in 2023, reveals a new report from cyber crime analytics company SpyCloud. There’s also been an increase in password reuse among accounts.
Survey data released by NASCIO reveals many state chief privacy officers feel confined by a lack of enforcement influence and dedicated funding. Additionally, fewer CPOs report having an established privacy program than two years ago.
Government Technology wanted to know what a generative AI model thought was the best AI use case for governments in each state — and if those uses were ethical or feasible. Google AI’s Gemini answered in surprising ways.
While millions of Americans have opted to use mobile IDs that can be carried on a phone instead of physical identification in a wallet, many businesses and agencies, including law enforcement, don’t yet accept them. What needs to happen next?
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers released a report Wednesday examining data literacy in state government. All state employees must have a “certain minimum level of understanding of data,” it said.
The state’s new risk assessments aim to strike a balance between harnessing the benefits of AI and managing data and ethical concerns. Meanwhile, Indiana’s first customer-facing AI tool is now in service.
The creation of a new position in Indianapolis highlights an emerging trend of recruiting employees with technical data skills to focus on DEI initiatives. But can agencies successfully fill the roles and develop robust programs?
According to a Government Technology analysis of CISA data, only 42 percent of counties have registered .gov domains. Now that the federal government is making it easier than ever to get a .gov domain, will more agencies make the change?
The Open Data Index for Schools, a new data tool programmed by an education nonprofit, offers a buffet of federal data within school attendance boundaries. Here's how local government agencies can use it.