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Election officials on Iowa's app mishap: ????????????‍♂️

The meltdown of a new app that Iowa Democrats purchased to tally the results of their presidential nominating caucuses has famously mucked up the beginning of the party’s primary season. And as results slowly trickle out, election officials around the country are taking pains to distance a political party’s technological bungling from the work that they do on behalf of state and local governments. For infrequent voters who only show up in presidential years, though, images of one state’s preliminary contest going awry could potentially tarnish their confidence in the overall democratic process, said David Bjerke, the elections director in Falls Church, Virginia. “The first thing they see is a nomination process for a party that is not at all representative of how we’re going to do things in November,” he said. Benjamin Freed has more.

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North Carolina CIO named to transportation post

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday announced that the state’s chief information officer, Eric Boyette, will step aside at the end of the month to become the new secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Deputy CIO Tracy Doaks, meanwhile, will take over the North Carolina Department of Information Technology after Boyette moves into his new job, officials said. Boyette was also recently named president of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, though NASCIO could not be reached yesterday for comment about what his move means for the group's executive leadership. Colin Wood reports.

Nominations now open for 2020 StateScoop 50 Awards

The annual StateScoop 50 Awards recognize the people and projects who are redefining state government with technology, and nominations are open now through Feb. 28. Submit who you think is doing the best and most inspiring work in tech policy, cybersecurity, innovation and IT leadership. Voting begins next month, and winners will be announced in May at StateScoop's reception during NASCIO's midyear conference. Submit your nominations.

San Diego County cracks down on human trafficking with app

Officials in San Diego County, California, are cracking down on human trafficking, they announced in a news conference Monday, with a new mobile app that will help the public monitor social media profiles and identify minors most at-risk of becoming victims. The app, called Radlee, claims to "automatically analyze millions of data points in posts and connections, finding where you’re vulnerable and alerting you to suspicious behavior and bad actors." San Diego County estimates it is home to 12,000 victims and survivors of human trafficking, with an average age of 15, and District Attorney Summer Stephan's office said sex trafficking in the county is an $810 million industry. Colin has details.

Check out the UK's new pollution-sucking buses

A fleet of buses that cleanse the air of micro-particles and dirt as they drive is set to expand this year, according to British transportation company Go-Ahead Group. The company, which maintains a fleet of 5,000 buses throughout the United Kingdom, will launch six of its "Bluestar" buses this year after a successful pilot in Southampton in 2018. One of the diesel-powered buses can remove micro-particles from the air to equal the weight of a tennis ball in 100 days, according to the company. Ryan Johnston reports.

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