Esri announces FEMA data-sharing portal for pandemic response


The mapping technology company Esri is encouraging agencies at all levels of government to share data related to pandemic response efforts on the new platform.

'Harmonizing' federal regulations NASCIO's top advocacy priority for 2019


The group says slowly making progress on the multi-year effort to simplify the rules state IT offices must comply with.

For cybersecurity and emergency preparedness, FEMA gives state technology leaders a seat at the table


A new requirement calls for state chief information officers and chief information security officers to be included in the governance process for two influential federal grant programs.

Emergency shelter map was a passion project for creators


A small team at open data firm Socrata rushed to build a GIS-powered map with potentially life-saving information in just three days.

Cybersecurity resiliency bill would equip states with new resources, protect critical infrastructure


A new federal mechanism for cybersecurity grants promises to ameliorate workforce woes and give states more control over managing pre-digital infrastructure amid major attacks.

How DHS shutdown would hurt state and local governments


If the Department of Homeland Security were to shut down, states and municipal agencies that receive federal grants would also face struggles to pay employees, protect borders and recover from disasters.