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Digital government leaders on the need to rethink funding models for long-term impact

The U.S. Capitol surrounded by binary code. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons
The U.S. Capitol surrounded by binary code. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons


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Why aggregate city data?

Chelsea, Massachusetts City Hall
Chelsea, Massachusetts City Hall
Chelsea, Massachusetts City Hall, where author Ashley Marcoux worked as an Innovation Field Lab Fellow digitalizing and aggregating datasets from across city departments

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A quadcopter camera drone in flight. (Josh Sorensen)

Army Picks Fitbit to Develop Wearable Presymptom COVID-19 Detectors

New President, Congress Must Help Indian Country Fight Coronavirus

Use COVID-19 To Build Back Better, Cities Told


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Animals’ Bridge on Route 93 near Evaro, Montana, on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Sign in English and Salish language. (Vince Devlin)

Tracking COVID-19’s Effects by Race and Ethnicity: Phase Two

Naval Hospitals Deploy Germ-Killing Robots Amid Pandemic

Pathways to the Post-Pandemic Workforce


A Story of Progress and Resistance

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A Democracy Restoration Act supporter holds up a sign in protest of felony disenfranchisement in 2010 (Source: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

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Early reports show signs that the massive effort to recruit poll workers across the United States is paying off, though some counties are still in need of help

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Photo Credit: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

View of downtown Syracuse, New York
View of downtown Syracuse, New York

How COVID Accelerated Smart City Development

The Mumbai Slum That Stopped the Virus

Love Your Block Pivots for the Pandemic


Nearing Election Day, thousands of businesses are encouraging voter participation

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