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Technology innovation and evolution are driving an exponential increase in data to support emergency response — but much work needs to be done to make it actionable.
How data analysis can help government agencies send and receive mail and packages securely and efficiently while reducing costs.
Facts and figures from a recent survey of more than 500 state and local government leaders reveal where the public sector stands on key issues like cybersecurity funding, standardization and training.
If one excludes education, where employment fell, state and local government saw slow gains in jobs in the latest federal report. But the virus is still spreading, and economic recovery is not happening quickly.
A visual look at how 57 of the country’s most digital counties are using technology not only to make services available during the fight against the coronavirus, but to drive government ahead beyond the crisis.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local governments have been challenged in new ways to make life-and-death decisions and plan for an uncertain future
Colleges and universities store vast amounts of data, but they generally don’t do a good job of using it. Today, amid COVID disruptions, a new blueprint for IT leaders shows how universities could make better use of data to drive student achievement.
Survey data shows that most U.S. counties are either already using chatbots or plan to soon. The COVID-19 pandemic is a big reason why, but their flexibility means they're also serving other purposes.
With millions of Americans suddenly out of work, state unemployment systems are struggling and many are buckling under the surge in demand leading to system failures and slowdowns.
Federal data show that government was able to quickly transition to telework at rates comparable to many other industries. They also shed light on trends over time, as well as differences at state and local levels.
State and local governments are incrementally working back toward the employment levels they saw before the pandemic, but one organization points out that many job losses have been permanent.
In a regulatory filing, the secretive firm revealed key financial and operational details — including a surprisingly small number of customers and a far greater focus on federal agencies than state and local government.
There's a lot to be worried about in government cybersecurity, but according to IBM, the buildout of modern security infrastructure, more solid planning and thorough testing has started to pay off.
The pandemic has led to the steepest yearly decline in sales tax revenue in at least 24 years, according to a just-released report. And the National League of Cities expects recovery to be slow.
A regularly updated look at how a historic pandemic has changed the public-sector workforce, month by month and sector by sector. Plus, is seasonally adjusted data missing something important?
Numerous studies show there are physical and mental health benefits to spending time in green spaces. Local parks, trails and open spaces have recently become even more of a respite from stress.
Even as cases of COVID-19 surged, public-sector employment — like the rest of the economy — continued a slow, steady recovery in July. But state and local governments foresee danger as they prep for next year's budgets.
Tech departments are moving quickly to meet the unique, urgent needs of the moment. Meanwhile, their elected leaders are grappling with gigantic revenue losses. So what does it all mean for IT?
Which states have shed the most public employees? Which have added the most? And what types of jobs are leading the pack? New numbers from the Census Bureau help to illustrate the big picture.