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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.

As the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities nationwide, New Jersey and Ohio are using data to understand how overdoses impact constituents as well as to inform their ongoing responses.
Launched last year to track student success after high school, the Indiana Department of Education’s new “Graduates Prepared to Succeed” online dashboard aims to make districts more accountable to state benchmarks.
Gathering and analyzing data are only two components of successful government data projects. Having the right combination of people, perseverance and project scoping are essential to yield actionable results.
McGough, who replaces Josh McGee, has worked for two decades on the state’s technology programs, rising through the ranks. He will now focus on such tasks as improving data structure and security for Arkansas.
Three states resigned from the interstate collaboration aimed at keeping voting rolls accurate and catching improper voting. Departing states point to concerns about possible political leanings and data policies.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of New York City’s 311 service launch, the city released a State of NYC311 report detailing important statistics as well as some of the most outrageous requests received.
Utah's Chief Innovation Officer Rich Saunders discusses the keys to success the state has found for improving customers' digital government experience, as well as what innovations are coming in this space.
The company that owns Merit Health Biloxi says a massive data breach may have exposed patient information, including names, addresses, medical info, birth dates and social security numbers of patients and employees.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is working with cities to use visualizations to make urban heat island data more accessible. For Washington, D.C., this work led to a virtual reality experience.
Plus, the Net Inclusion 2023 event brought together digital equity stakeholders; the final awards were announced for the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program; and Missouri launched a survey to guide broadband efforts.