Philadelphia's first 'Pitch & Pilot' aims to reduce waste with tech
The effort is the latest to bring the private sector into the city government's fold and compensate for limited workforce.
Pentagon partners with GSA on procurement pilot to replace military recruitment system
The next system must meet Defense Digital Service security standards.
California pursues flexibility in procurement as state modernizes IT
State CTO Richard Rogers says changing the state’s relationship with vendors will ultimately allow California agencies to achieve better outcomes.
How to reduce IT friction and better serve first responders
For police, fire and other emergency management personnel, IT and communications systems need to work fast, be interoperable and free of IT friction. The most urgent IT needs facing public safety officials today include streamlining data access, increasing productivity of the workforce and improving access and connectivity for first responders, according to state and local officials in a new report. Produced by StateScoop and underwritten by VMware, the report profiles…
How Louisiana saved $70 million with IT consolidation efforts
The state of Louisiana recently organized an office consolidation and IT modernization project that has so far achieved $70 million in cost savings. The state brought together all of its IT departments from across 20 executive branches. Under this new structure, it has been able to consolidate legacy systems, work toward IT modernization and cut costs by using a shared services model. A new report published by Splunk shows how…
How to strengthen security seamlessly with cloud
State and local government agencies are turning to cloud to streamline and strengthen their organizations' cybersecurity efforts.
Meet PAIGE, San Francisco's promising young IT procurement chatbot
San Francisco city procurement officials are experimenting with a new chatbot for internal use that is expected to clarify one of government’s most confusing processes. After a soft launch on Jan. 1, the Office of Contract Administration is now honing a digital assistant designed for use by workers across the city-county government who want to buy IT products, but aren’t sure how. Her name is PAIGE. She speaks with a…
Wyoming governor orders state IT to consider local companies first
In an executive order, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has directed the state to consider local tech companies when purchasing IT services and products. Mead signed the order on Jan. 26 to incentivize tech companies to relocate to the state and to foster job growth. The governor’s actions were prompted by recommendations made last December from the state’s economic development task force. Mead said that the state spends roughly $100 million on…
With open source pivot, government is poised to innovate business practices
The use of open source technology is not new in state and local government, but the potential to dramatically change the way agencies operate could bring the concept new life. With an ever-increasing demand for better services coming from citizens, state and local government agencies are finding a need to change the way they operate internally in order to move toward creating a more seamless experience of working with technology.…