In the face of COVID-19, government agencies looked to drones, thermal sensing and other sometimes controversial tech to help track and trace the virus and maintain public health. Will a new-found open-mindedness last?
As automation becomes an ever-more viable tool for government for everything from cameras on light poles to using AI to set prisoners’ bail, can policymakers ensure it is used responsibly and ethically?
Interim New York State Chief Information Officer Jeremy Goldberg discusses the transition from city to state IT, and what lessons from initiatives like Startup in Residence can be applied at higher levels.
California has led the way as state legislatures grapple with how to protect the vast amount of data citizens share online every day. In the absence of federal policy, a variety of tactics are being explored in states.
Data on the availability of text-to-911 is spotty, so it's difficult to get a consistent national picture. However, the numbers that are available show that some states are far more advanced than others.
Advocates and government staffers in the broadband and digital equity space say there is a renewed interest in supporting their work, with shelter-at-home orders emphasizing the need to bridge digital divides.
Plus, an ultra-small workstation from Dell is aimed at tight workspaces and edge computing, and Fujitsu’s Lifebook U7310 is a lightweight, versatile laptop with long battery life and extra security features.
The pandemic has transformed many online services from “nice-to-have” to “need-to-have.” Public-sector IT leaders are central to reimagining government, and they continue to find new ways to deliver for citizens.
Unexpected situations can bring unforeseen questions, especially when tensions and stakes are high. But a little preparation goes a long way. Here are three tips for navigating difficult questions, no matter their source.