State & Local News

Eight states awarded for data-driven policymaking

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Results for America and the National Governors Association named eight states they think are best at using evidence-based practices.

Immigration advocacy groups sue LexisNexis in Illinois for selling data to ICE

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LexisNexis was sued by immigration advocacy groups over the sale of personal data to law enforcement agencies, including ICE.

NYC's latest moonshot challenge targets cybersecurity for small businesses

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The city discovered in a recent survey that small business owners are aware of cyber threats but are largely unequipped to address them.

New toolkit shows little cities how to buy like big ones

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A new online tool developed by The Atlas guides small and midsize cities through "big city" tactics for doing business with the private sector.

Technology vendors want better communication from state government

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State IT procurement has long been frustrating for both sides, but industry associations are trying to smooth things over.

Smart infrastructure challenge announces winners of $50 million in seed funding

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Consulting firm Venture Smarter announced the prizes at its Smart Regions Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Can government's centralized data offices put themselves out of business?

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New York City's former chief data analyst says it could happen if they do their jobs correctly.

Seattle readies UPS 'eBike' pilot to assist urban delivery

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The eBikes, operated by UPS, will work alongside traditional vans as part of an experimental project.

California state lawmaker calls for resignations of DMV, technology directors

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Vince Fong, a Republican state assemblyman, demanded new leadership via a Facebook video this week.

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