Coronavirus dashboards are built on a pyramid of faxes, spreadsheets and phone calls. Public health technology investments have lagged behind other data-driven systems, making real-time information impossible to come by.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | December 1, 2020
Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, was removed from his position after disputing President Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | December 1, 2020
State lawmakers are increasingly unhappy about being sidelined, while complaining that governors have trampled civil liberties or harmed the economy. But they haven't presented a workable alternative to executive action.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | November 30, 2020
The number of people who traveled through airports on Sunday, the greatest number of travelers since the pandemic hit the U.S. in March. However, the numbers are still half of those who traveled a year ago.
Charlotte's majority-millennial city council has accomplished a few things, but mostly what its members have done is squabble with each other. Succeeding as a 'change agent' is harder than it might seem.
By Alan Ehrenhalt, Senior Editor | November 25, 2020
Despite fears that COVID, cyberattacks and misinformation might jeopardize results, voting was smooth and secure. What contributed to this outcome, and how might lessons learned affect future elections?
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | November 25, 2020
The career public servant has served a president and in the cabinets of three governors, and is not afraid of tackling big, complicated jobs that help the disenfranchised while building better communities.
Well-intentioned transportation projects during the COVID-19 pandemic to slow or remove traffic from city streets tended to serve mostly wealthy, white neighborhoods, said equity activists at the CoMotion LA conference.
By Skip Descant, Government Technology | November 25, 2020
Cities and counties are stepping in to try to preserve their communities' jobs and economies. It looks like it's helping. But the programs need to be designed to prevent mischief and protect taxpayers.
By Girard Miller, Finance Columnist | November 24, 2020
The president-elect should look to the ranks of community-college leaders for filling this critical Cabinet post. Community colleges occupy a strategic position that gives them a unique perspective on education at all levels.
By Jabari Simama, Government and Education Columnist | November 23, 2020