'Citizen developers' help Texas city build digital services quickly and affordably
More than 30 non-IT employees in Garland, a Dallas suburb of about 240,000, taught themselves how to design digital workflows making government more efficient.
North Dakota's building a cybersecurity operations center — and everyone's invited
Technology officials are compiling technologies and forming relationships across state boundaries to build a unified defense against cyberattacks.
St. Louis universities build consortium for cybersecurity students
To help meet a growing need for cybersecurity professionals, universities in the St. Louis region are banding together to share resources and provide their students with new opportunities as they prepare to enter the workforce. The Gateway Higher Education Cybersecurity Consortium was initially formed in late 2017 by six St. Louis-area universities but in recent months has developed bylaws, hired an executive director and is attracting new members. Mary Abkemeier,…
Can collaboration tools like Slack, HipChat and G Suite help fix government? USDS is betting on it
Some members of the U.S. Digital Service have a bold hypothesis about government work: By using modern collaboration tools — applications like Slack, Skype, HipChat, Google Suite and others — overworked federal employees could free themselves up from hours of basic-but-cumbersome tasks every day to focus more on the mission-oriented services the nation depends on. USDS