Code for America

Five 'Safety Net Innovation Lab' states try mobile tools to boost assistance programs

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Code for America said the first five states in its new Safety Net Innovation Lab are making their assistance programs more accessible.

Code for America's 'Safety Net Innovation Lab' names first 4 states

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Social-services agencies in California, Colorado, Connecticut and Louisiana are working with the group's new Safety Net Innovation Lab.

How the pandemic got Massachusetts texting

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When COVID-19 closed government offices, the state's Department of Transitional Assistance started texting people who rely on its benefits.

Code for America to launch safety-net innovation project after $100M investment

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The group said its new Safety Net Innovation Lab will help 15 states make their benefits programs more accessible.

New algorithm to expunge 500,000 criminal records in Utah

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Using technology from the nonprofit Code for America, Utah will begin removing low-level offenses from eligible criminal records.

New mayors need data to succeed, says Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Bloomberg Philanthropies urged new mayors to use existing technology initiatives to avoid having to "reinvent the wheel" of government innovation.

Code for America wants to help states exit 'crisis mode' gracefully

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Code for America plans to launch a new program to help states rebuild their digital social safety nets next year.

State, local tech leaders push for post-pandemic modernization

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NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson and other tech leaders told members of Congress how state and local tech can mature after COVID-19.

Government is ‘missing the boat’ on understanding outcome data

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The chief data strategist for California’s social services agency said government collects a lot of data, but it isn’t always informative.

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