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Data

    Data-driven reporting and analysis from Government Technology writers and editors.

    The number of electric buses on America's roads — as well as the number of transit agencies using them — rose last year, according to new federal data. Here’s a tool to see whether your transit agency has any.
    TikTok, the popular social video platform owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has been banned on government-owned devices in several states for security concerns. The latest governors to ban it are in North Carolina and Wisconsin.
    Chief information officers sit at the top of each state's leadership and shape policy, purchasing decisions and hiring practices. Government Technology has analyzed data on hundreds of CIOs since 1994 to see what trends emerge.
    Many new governors and re-elected incumbents will now consider appointments to lead state departments. But an expert cautions IT leadership to resist the temptation to play politics as states’ power balance shifts.
    Every state has a chief information officer to oversee state IT. Based on Government Technology’s analysis of hundreds of state CIOs going back to 1994, you can test how well you know the industry.
    With gubernatorial elections in 36 states this November, some state CIOs may want to consider the implications of politics on their job prospects. The data suggests that elections can bring about changes in leadership.
    The vast majority of states and local governments now offer open data in one form or another. Looking through the data sets on perhaps the most popular open data host, we found out what they’re publishing.
    Russian-linked ransomware. Billions of dollars in cyber insurance. A growing workforce. Understanding the latest data on cybersecurity in the public sector is critical to establishing a secure and productive operation.
    Two companies have announced a new partnership, combining Aclima’s air quality data with UrbanFootprint’s vulnerability data. The data shows disproportionate impacts on people of color and low-income communities.
    The rise of cloud services in the past decade has been seen across all industries. In the state and local gov tech industry, about one-sixth of funding opportunities are for cloud computing services.