Among the aspects of life that went remote during COVID were public meetings where New Yorkers spoke opinions on administrative rules and decisions at every level of government, from rezonings to regulations and more.
Public-sector IT budgets are facing unique, though not insurmountable constraints in the wake of COVID-19. CIOs consider the pros and cons of monetary flush times, and how to build a better future.
If the country's infrastructure is to continue supporting its people — and if new federal funding is to be used well — then government officials must digitize, argues the CEO of Aurigo Software Technologies.
Shifts in how we think about work in a post-COVID-19 world could create an opening for fairer hiring with the help of asynchronous interviews, using AI to aid in reducing bias in recruiting.
An infrastructure bill provision that calls for cameras or sensors inside our cars to constantly monitor our eyes, head bobs and more does stand to bolster safety while at the same time raising privacy concerns.
Examples include last year's launch of a Policing and Racial Equity Dashboard which displays citations, arrests, use of force, citizen complaints by race, and details of closed internal affairs investigations.
In this quarterly series, gov tech adviser Jeff Cook reflects on a particularly wild three months of market activity, including huge deals involving Granicus, Mark43, OpenGov, NEOGOV, CivicPlus and others.
A zero-trust environment may suggest a hardened cybersecurity posture, but it’s important to keep the approach in check. Some definitions that go beyond questioning trust in data may be impractical.
The ability to verify online that someone is who they say they are is critical for an increasingly digital world. While a federal solution would be ideal, state-issued digital licenses are a move in the right direction.
As governments navigate the return to in-person work — or not — leaders must make deliberate efforts to make sure staff feel engaged and valued regardless of where they’re working from.
Drones can now do lots of things in this city better than people can. They can help look carefully at buildings’ roofs and facades without the need for scaffolding and sidewalk sheds, among other things.
The Biden administration’s proposals to increase funding for physical assets like roads are essential, but should not overshadow the need for digital infrastructure to maximize technology, equity and transparency.
With federal funding for broadband in the pipeline, anchor institutions like libraries are well-positioned to make themselves available to increase patron access to telehealth services.
If used properly, a body camera when assigned to police officers does not take sides, and therefore it draws a distinction between the type of competing stories that can often muddy a court case.
While governments have traditionally been risk-averse as they strive to do the people’s work responsibly, embracing new technologies and being open to how they can change and even improve the public sector is essential.
Cameras have been used for security for some time, and like it or not, they will be used more in the future. We should work to find resources to offer this visual neighborhood watch opportunity to all communities.
The Digital Equity Act, which was originally proposed in 2019, was reintroduced last week by U.S. Sens. Patty Murray, Rob Portman and Angus King — a Democrat, Republican and Independent respectively.
Politically powerful AT&T, a very generous contributor to legislators' campaign kitties, opposes the governor's plan. So does the cable TV industry. They object to the state creating competitors.
The last year has seen an increase in ethical questions around how law enforcement uses tech. But not all policing technology is meant to catch criminals — much of it is designed to support community re-entry.
U.S. armed forces are widely considered the most formidable military force on the planet, the ultimate deterrent to foreign invasion and attack. However, there’s an invisible enemy breaching U.S. defenses all too often.
Building on its existing 5G small cell networks with AT&T and Verizon, San Jose, Calif., asked the companies to shift expansion to neighborhoods of high need, creating a “virtuous cycle” to boost connectivity.