STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | W.Va. teachers strike … Alaska cold case leads to arrest in Maine using genetic genealogy … and the Cincinnati City Council’s attendance record.
States allocate less than one-hundredth of one percent of their budget on archives despite exponential data growth.
“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.
Technology can help make services accessible to vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens.
A look at the job that puts analytics to use in decision-making.
In Oregon, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department can review 300,000 mugshots in seconds and is helping other agencies to query their databases as well.
Pairing online applications with a Customer Authentication Program ensures food assistance goes to those who need it.
Two Republican Assembly members had sought the preservation of IDNYC documents held by the city.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Some drought relief in California; Harrisburg’s ex-mayor wants his curios and collectibles back; and Toledo vs. suburbs water struggle.
“We turned our electronic records management system into a business process automation system," according to the district’s information records administrator.
States have been rushing to catch up with the widespread use of police body cameras by passing laws that govern when and how footage can be released to the public.
“The lines are getting more and more blurred as we move forward,” one state technology official said during a panel discussion at the NCSL summit in Chicago.
Responding to records requests quickly builds public trust.
In its recovery from Hurricane Irene, an Upstate New York county also improved access to records.
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