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NACo and NCL Share Strategies for Sharing Data

There’s a tremendous benefit for cities and counties that share data with each other, between agencies, and with state and ...

The Rise of the Chief Privacy Officer

City governments across the U.S. are grappling with how protect residents’ privacy while increasing the use — and value — ...

How Data Keeps Utah DOT Moving

State-level departments of transportation are masters when it comes to collecting data. No one is more aware of that than ...

Moving from PDFs to the Cloud Brings Big Benefits to DOTs

Given the volume of data collected by state transportation departments, paper- or PDF-based reports can be unwieldy, tedious, and out-of-date. ...

Tech-Based Solutions for the Opioid Crisis

California’s opioid crisis hit hard. For some regions within the state, overdose deaths are higher than the national average. At ...

Using Data-Driven Insights to Tackle Affordable Housing & Homelessness

Cities are expanding across the United States, and for many urban centers, this population boom is accompanied by a shortage ...

New York City Releases 600+ Datasets

Litter basket inventory, bridge ratings, and Citi Bike rides don’t appear to have much in common, but taken as a ...

Georgia and Illinois DOTs Recognized at AASHTO Awards

Congrats to Georgia Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation for their recent wins at the 2018 America’s Transportation ...

Using Data to Turn Workforce Challenges into Opportunities

A deluge of retirements across state and local governments is creating a workforce skills gap best known as the Silver Tsunami. Some state ...

Pennsylvania Statewide Codeathon Fights Opioids with Data

Pennsylvania is using data to fight the opioid epidemic. The Code4PA Codeathon, set for Sept. 21 and 22, focuses on ...

Hawaii Puts Candidates’ Spending on Display

Who is donating to candidates running for office? And, how are those donations used? In Hawaii, finding out answers to ...

Breaking Down Silos Through Single, Secure Data Access Points

Here’s one thing I know from my time in government: Getting your hands on data is often a significant challenge. ...

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