The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) on August 8 released a new report for the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) on current and potential sources of state death data used by Federal agencies for program administration and payment integrity and pointing to ways for better government cooperation in the sharing of that data.
A group 10 of state attorneys general (AG) wrote a letter to Congress encouraging the legislators to set a Federal floor for critical privacy rights— and not a ceiling— while respecting important work already done by states to provide strong privacy protections for their residents.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Liana Bailey-Crimmins as the Director of the California Department of Technology (CDT) and state CIO.
Turning raw data into actionable insight allows state officials in New Jersey to better serve citizens, N.J. Secretary of State Tahesha Way said at a virtual event hosted by FCW on April 27.
The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has announced a new platform to help officials understand and mitigate trends in human trafficking.
Delaware State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness has launched a new online American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) Fund Tracker, called the Fox Tracker.
Utah’s courts will rely on an algorithm to implement the state’s Clean Slate Law, which automatically expunges old and minor criminal records of individuals who have remained crime free for a set period of time.
The City of New Orleans will use a $474,000 grant to expand the city’s data analytics capabilities to eliminate racial and ethnic inequities in the city’s local criminal legal system.
The Department of Justice (DoJ) has launched a new initiative – dubbed “Justice Counts” – to help states make smarter policy and budget decisions using up-to-date, actionable criminal justice data.
Bloomberg Philanthropies awarded 10 cities a “What Works Cities Certification” in recognition of their “exceptional use of data to inform policy and funding decisions to improve residents’ lives.” The 10 cities are Baltimore, Md.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; Denver, Colo.; Durham, N.C.; Evanston, Ill.; Long Beach, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Rochester, N.Y.; and Salinas, Calif.