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'National Accuracy Clearinghouse' for SNAP data could challenge some states, local governments

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The National Accuracy Clearinghouse has been a long time coming, but it may pose challenges to states and counties with few staff.

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.

Government has a new guide to reduce SNAP 'churn'

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A new guide walks state and local government agencies through creating a text-based system to help eligible families get recertified for nutritional assistance.

Polygamist community food stamp controversy kicks off fraud detection effort in Utah

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An organized effort by leaders of a religious sect to defraud the state's food assistance program has compelled authorities to develop new preventative tactics.

After California food stamp tool, Code for America explores new state partnerships

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Expansion of the nonprofit's food assistance tool is proof that the civic tech market is maturing, says the group's leader.

Feds share experimental one-stop benefits portal

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A new site from the U.S. Digital Service tests the possibility for a single enrollment site for federal benefits.

L.A. moves on plans to expand broadband access

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Officials in Los Angeles are reviewing proposals from vendors angling to help stand up the city's municipal broadband program.

Commentary: How no-touch processing is changing state services

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Automated systems are helping state health agencies free up workers from processing applications, giving them more time to help citizens in state services that require human interaction.

Commentary: Analytics can help states’ neediest families

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Federal, state and local governments spend more than trillion a year on programs aimed at low-income families. Analytics would reduce fraud and help those dollars go further.

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