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Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom will soon review a variety of bills aiming to improve the state's unemployment insurance system, which has come under fire for slowness, fraud and poor management.
Ongoing efforts to automate manual processes are underway in the city with the end goal of making government more responsive, efficient and mobile. Citizen programmers and developers are helping this along.
Thanks to a program created by the Alachua County Library District in Florida, library cardholders can check out Wi-Fi hot spots with no fees. Currently, the district has 200 hot spots that residents can use.
Plus, the United States Digital Service has named Mina Hsiang to be its third-ever administrator, the Federal Communications Commission has met a new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program milestone, and more.
Despite recent spikes in COVID-19 cases, some states, such as Georgia, Florida and Nebraska, have scaled back efforts to share relevant health data to the public. Health experts are raising concerns about transparency.
The move closely follows ArchiveSocial's acquisition of NextRequest, meaning the combined company now covers social media communications, websites and public records requests in one organization.
The latest acquisition in government technology could help agencies better fulfill records requests from citizens and others. Those requests have increased significantly during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the need to address the digital divide in the Los Angeles area. However, it also led to funding and collaboration opportunities for government agencies to combat the issue.
Dane County is growing faster than any other county in Wisconsin, so its transportation network has to change to accommodate demands. Transportation planners have released a map for residents to provide input.
On Aug. 7, a ransomware attack, perhaps brought about by phishing, led to the shutdown of multiple systems in Twin Falls County, Idaho. Between 2018 and 2020, governments have seen 246 cases of ransomware.
Pittsburgh has launched two transportation innovations to make multimodal trips easier to book and navigate, and a program to make a package of transportation options more accessible for low-income workers.
Ohio has released a new website that gives state residents the chance to weigh in on the drawing of congressional districts. The maps will be redrawn next month by a bipartisan commission.
A pilot project led by the South Carolina Department of Aging and Palmetto Care Connections aims to teach seniors the digital skills they need to combat social isolation and access telehealth services.
Plus, Code for America teams with the U.S. Treasury Department on a tax portal, Pittsburgh launches a new public health dashboard with an equity focus, and North Carolina promotes rural broadband work.
After a successful pilot program using what3words’ location detection tool, the Los Angeles Fire Department has officially adopted the technology to reduce the time required to locate and help callers.