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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.

Over 67 acres owned by a Catholic liberal arts university in Irving, Texas, have been rezoned for a data center, slated for completion in 2027, that would support regional needs for data collection and artificial intelligence.
A new survey reveals a significant lag in generative AI adoption compared to the private sector. The findings highlight the need to address knowledge gaps, embrace innovative solutions and develop robust AI governance policies.
Just a few years ago, only a handful of cities had chief data officers. Now that the position is more prevalent, experts take stock of what it takes to build an effective, data-driven local government.
Efforts to improve Connecticut's position as a potential host for data centers appear to be stuck in neutral at the moment, despite an increased focus on artificial intelligence and how the two are intertwined.
With AI rapidly transforming government, state leaders are scrambling to improve their data governance and management practices. The Beeck Center's new self-assessment tool offers a comprehensive checkup for states.
Plus, more initial proposals for BEAD funding have been approved, census data reveals insights on the digital divide, and more.
Results for America has recognized nine municipalities for using data to inform policy and improve government service delivery to residents. To date, 83 cities have received the What Works Cities Certification.
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly how many people flee ahead of a storm — and where to find those who remain — but city and county officials say they get a clearer picture with each passing hurricane season.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants a better handle on the deer population in certain areas of the state and is starting a three-year research project to get the answers.
Over the past month, the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report and the Watchguard Technologies Internet Security Report were released. Here are some highlights.