Determining Once and for All How the ‘Gig Economy’ Impacts Transit

Cities like Sacramento are helping pilot a new measure of interaction between travel modes.

The Difficult Balance of Transparency and Privacy for Local Governments

“Risk will never be zero so it has to be actively managed,” according to Jason Lally, data services manager for the city and county of San Francisco.

In New Orleans, Using Administrative Data to Save Lives

Local governments collect reams of data, but much of it goes unused. New Orleans shows how cities can tap into this data to reduce EMS response times.

A New Open-Source Framework for Government Projects

Louisville, Kentucky is making the infrastructure for analyzing historic Waze data available to anyone who partners on the process.

Exploring Pittsburgh’s War Monuments and Memorials Inventory

The city's guide currently includes 120 locations and is still a work in progress.

Government Should ‘Stop Pretending’ Your Social Security Number Is Secret

Cyber experts want Congress to explore different ways to prove people’s identities.

Cities, Not States, Should Call the Shots on Bike Share

COMMENTARY | Florida's legislature rejected statewide bike share policies. A bike share company's director of mobility strategy explains why it's the right move.

Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' CIOs discussed data security, relationships with wireless carriers and next-level training at NASCIO’s midyear conference.

Why North Carolina’s Approach to Data Analytics Is ‘People Focused’

Business partners should be the ones identifying the problems IT professionals solve, according to state CIO Eric Boyette.

Wringing Out New Truths From Data: Tracking Social Progress in Cities

Urban designers are ready to help cities learn from each other, combing through data both old and new.

What Cities Need to Know About Chatbots and Data Security

Chatbots make city services more efficient, but are they safe to use?

How Form Automation Is Democratizing Government Services

Technology can help make services accessible to vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens.

Uber Agrees to Expanded Data Breach Settlement With FTC

The ride-sharing company tried to conceal a 2016 data breach through its bug bounty program.

Highlighting Every Census Tract, One by One in Numerical Order

Exploring U.S. geography through a jigsaw puzzle of community snapshots.

States Ready to Sue as Commerce Department Moves to Add Citizenship Question to Census

Civil rights groups, immigration advocates and state AGs prepare for what could “potentially be a long-haul flight.”

Government Seeks Biometric Tech That Doesn’t Need People to Scan Fingerprints

New technology suggests automated machines might be the ones scanning your fingerprints from surfaces in the near future.

What Do State Chief Data Officers Do?

A look at the job that puts analytics to use in decision-making.

Colorado Uses Laser Measurement to Safely Inventory Road Signs

Keeping track of a state transportation department’s infrastructure, including where it’s located, has never been easier.

‘Holy Grail for Snow Geeks’ Looks to Produce More Accurate Water Forecasts

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Fatal fentanyl-related overdoses jump in Vermont; Spokane looking at its municipal broadband options; Florida school security upgrades divert education funds; and priorities for Nashville’s new mayor.