Ohio CIO: Data Analytics ‘The Most Disruptive Thing That We Have Going On’

IoT, autonomous vehicles, or analytics—CIO Stu Davis is thinking about how to handle a future awash in data.

Using Data to Reduce Stigma and Discrimination Around Mental Illness

“There’s a way to start quantifying things we wouldn’t normally capture,” according to San Bernardino County’s chief of behavioral health informatics.

From Monitoring the Opioid Epidemic to Intervening

Analytics could help us stem the opioid crisis. We just need to solve a few red tape and data problems.

A More Holistic Approach to Social Problem-Solving Requires Interagency Collaboration

Researchers and governments have teamed up through the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust to craft better public policy and metrics.

The Tech That Helps San Francisco Process Its Wastewater

PHOTOS: Treating raw sewage and stormwater involves a maze of pipes and plenty of data analytics, too.

Southern Nevada Has a Plan to Predict the Likelihood of Traffic Incidents 2 Hours Early

“We’re coming to the point where we’re going to have smart cars on dumb roads,” WayCare's CEO said.

Case Study: Have You Found the Secret Key to Understanding Your Citizens?

“Human data” analysis unlocks true public representation.

Simulating Scenarios for Killer Smog Conditions in Pittsburgh

Predictive analytics are getting better at profiling the clinical impact of air- and heat-related emergencies, as well as the stress they place on response infrastructure.

State and Local Evidence-Based Data-Driven Policy Movement Plows Forward

Highlights from the Denver kickoff event for Route Fifty’s Roadshow series.

‘Business as Usual Can Be the Riskiest Procurement Approach’

Top insights about procurement and contracting from the What Works Cities Summit.

Route Fifty’s 1st Roadshow Stop Is in Denver

Join us on April 18, where we’ll explore the DNA of good governance with Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.

Largest Body-Camera Supplier Is Giving Police Free AI to Analyze Crime Footage

The CEO of Taser International, now renamed Axon, says these connected systems would allow police to spend more time doing their jobs, rather than paperwork

A Data-Driven Governance Test for Seattle: Transforming Homeless Services

Two years ago, the Emerald City was among the first to be named to the What Works Cities program and chose to focus on human-services contracting reform. What can other cities learn from Seattle’s experience?

What Works Cities Launches New Certification Program for Municipal Data Practices

As the footprint of the WWC network grows, “other cities will want to copy the cities that do well,” according to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

In Los Angeles, All Data Is Sustainability Data

L.A.’s holistic open performance approach is driven by its chief data officer’s desire to build a truly “smart city” that integrates data from all sectors in real time for faster and more intelligent decisionmaking.

Follow the Data Trail: Using Analytics to Defeat Fraud

Why taxpayers are still paying entitlement benefits to dead people—and other fraudsters.

Route Fifty Special Report: The Health Data Equation

We’re featuring three stories of state and local governments using data to deliver critical health services, make better decisions and improve their communities in the process.

The Challenges of ‘Data Science for Social Good’ in a New Era of ‘Alternative Facts’

What can policy professionals do to combat misinformation and confusion that sows the seeds of distrust in their important work?

Download Our New Ebook: Challenges and Opportunities for Data-Driven Local Governments

Included are stories about the use of data in the governments of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Syracuse, New York; and New Orleans.