Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology

New Illinois office boosts contracts for women- and minority-owned IT vendors


Illinois CIO Jennifer Ricker established an office to increase the percentage of contracts awarded to women- and minority-owned businesses.

States are striving for smarter data practices during the pandemic


States are using more data and refining their practices on the fly during the pandemic, but they're still often hampered by legacy organizational structures, says a guest on StateScoop's Priorities podcast.

Open data dashboards hoist youth issues in Illinois


Key performance indicators in areas like education and health are hoped to inspire more data-driven policymaking in the state.