Election officials across the country are waging public information campaigns and utilizing technology to fight misinformation campaigns ahead of Tuesday's election.
California’s Unemployment Backlog Grew to Over 1 Million Applications. Will Automation Speed Up Payments?
State unemployment agencies have started automating identity verification in the hopes of more quickly processing record numbers of new applications. But experts say more fixes to flawed systems are also necessary.
The roughly $10 million deal will also incorporate new hands-on training opportunities for both entities’ personnel.
The Buffalo, New York program highlights how the coronavirus has forced many state and local governments to quickly adopt new technology. Some officials see lasting value in the changes.
COMMENTARY | As society debates law enforcement reform, far better data is necessary to provide a road map for needed changes.
The free service, a product of the nonprofit Fight For The Future, sends daily text messages that urge you—impolitely—to go vote.
COMMENTARY | There's an uptick of people tuning to Twitter, Instagram and TikTok to ask for financial support during the pandemic.
With technicians retiring and fewer agencies using the state-run system, Washington state is turning to an outside vendor to provide mainframe computing services.
National Guard troops currently being activated to monitor cybersecurity in the upcoming elections are paid for by states.
COMMENTARY | Future trends in state IT were highlighted during the 2020 NASCIO Annual Conference.
COMMENTARY | Researchers trained the tool to identify redness associated from Lyme disease from other skin problems.
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Officials also offered updates on how the buildout of U.S. exascale machines is unfolding.
An agreement between the agencies aims to encourage the use of trusted networks and interoperable infrastructure.
Community groups raced to get more people to complete census questionnaires before the count ended Friday, but they still believe many were missed after the deadline was pushed up.
COMMENTARY | Covid-19 exposed gaps in data use for state governments but it also revealed innovative practices that can be applied in the future.
By creating standardized data sharing agreements that cover privacy issues unique to each state agency, Indiana officials say they were able to streamline requests to share data with the public.
“By actually knowing where people are going, we can start to rethink how we plan for investments of all kinds and other policies,” says one of the authors of a new study.
From increasing the capacity of VPN infrastructure to rethinking the IT help desk, chief information officers had to address new challenges during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
COMMENTARY | Educators need to be aware of their own implicit biases that can lead to differences in how they recognize what girls can do in coding.
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