Crowdsourcing King Tides to Better Understand Rising Sea Levels

In Washington state and Virginia, the public can help planners and researchers monitor the inundation of low-lying coastal areas.

Watch This State Office Building Twist and Sway

For the past 15 years, the Atwood Building in downtown Anchorage has been outfitted with instruments to measure how it performs during big earthquakes.

California Moves Another Step Toward Open-Source Government

The comprehensive open-source plan rolled out this week is the latest chapter in a story that has been developing for years.

Checking In on a Census ‘Homework Assignment’ for Cities and Counties

These localities have already launched their Complete Count Committees and taken other proactive steps to avoid undercounting. Has yours?

Rhode Island Plans Autonomous Shuttle Pilot for Winter

The service will initially be free for commuters, while bus drivers have raised concerns about their futures.

South Bend’s Mayor on What Local Governments Can Learn From Estonia

The Indiana city’s new mobility-as-a-service pilot is helping low-income shift workers commute for free.

Why Vermont Digital Services Kept Employees Embedded in Agencies

The agency is eying an April launch of its security operations center.

Feds Charge 2 Men in Ransomware Attack That Hobbled Atlanta

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Albuquerque’s troubled electric buses leave town … Wash. state plastic bag ban proposal … Dallas asset forfeitures ... and D.C.’s clean-energy shift.

How North Dakota IT Plans to Reinvent Business Services

Low unemployment across the state poses a threat to talent recruitment.

This Virginia County Tracks Missing Persons With a Drone

Project Lifesaver offered local law enforcement the air support it needed.

How FEMA Could Help Avoid Another Missile Alert Mishap

State and local authorities are responsible for sending and rescinding alerts but FEMA can—and says it will—require the underlying infrastructure be more user-friendly.

New York IT Homes in on Agencies’ Business Challenges

Technology solutions come second, said the state’s executive deputy CIO.

How D.C. Wants to Use Bike-Share Data to Improve Equity

The city already requires operators to share real-time information on vehicle availability.

After a Ransomware Attack, More Unwelcome News for Local Government Employees

An abundance of caution months after a cyber assault on one municipality’s IT systems.

Kentucky’s Approach to Modernizing State Agency Apps

Service delivery is the focus of CIO Chuck Grindle’s second year at the IT helm.

How Mississippi IT Is Getting More Nimble

Craig Orgeron has embraced the “CIO-as-a-broker” model.

How Baltimore and Tulsa Are Using Data to Foster Community

“The great thing people need to understand about data—and this was the incorrect understanding I had at first—is it is not about efficiency,” said Tulsa’s mayor.