Public data

Pandemic was 'stress test' for data office, says Kansas City official


Kate Bender, Kansas City, Missouri’s deputy performance officer, said the pandemic last year confirmed the power of data in improving governance.

Virginia launches digital tools to aid communities' COVID-19 response


Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expanding two statewide data analysis platforms to help people find jobs and support localities allocate resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Knight Foundation funds seven civic data projects


Five cities across the U.S. will share a $1 million prize to expand public data-analysis programs in their urban planning efforts.