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Stories about state and local government using data and analytics capabilities to streamline operations, work more efficiently and provide public services as effectively as possible.

Joy Bonaguro launched the San Francisco Data Academy during her time with the city. Now as California's chief data officer, she's expanding and improving the model to support agency-level analytics.
Illinois law enforcement leaders fighting a surge in gun violence have launched a searchable database they say will allow departments to quickly access information on how illegal firearms are moving around the state.
Developers of the newly updated website say it will provide more transparency on how the state’s school districts are spending COVID-19 relief funds, and eventually how it relates to student outcomes.
The domain registration giant has partnered with mySidewalk to share data from their Venture Forward platform. The data suggests micro businesses are most concentrated in Nevada and Delaware.
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati is going to be piloting a technology solution to gain a better understanding of its wastewater network and more advanced sampling methods.
Through a project launched during a recent SAS Hackathon, Milwaukee County, Wis., is looking to AI to examine and improve ordinances and policies related to foreclosure that may inadvertently promote racial inequities.
A new certification program aims to prepare public-sector technology leaders to make their organizations more data-driven, evidence-based and responsive, with a focus on data management, digital innovation and AI.
The Center for Data Innovation held a panel discussion Tuesday in which education and AI technology leaders discussed how AI could help K-12 classrooms, centering the role of the teacher as the most pivotal.
The California Department of Water Resources is using technology to map groundwater throughout the state, enabling better basin management from local water managers by providing access to more thorough data.
As part of the California state budget, Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed the merging of the Office of Digital Innovation (ODI) with CalData. The new amalgamation will be called the Office of Data and Innovation.