Tags New York

Pandemic spurred collaboration, more data use, LA and N.Y. officials say

by Ryan Johnston

New York State CTO Rajiv Rao said the pandemic was challenging for IT operations, but "teams rallied, they figured it out and managed to get it under control.”

Pandemic's budget shortfalls push states toward automation

by Colin Wood

As chief information officers anticipate working with smaller budgets and smaller teams, automating processes, they say, appears increasingly necessary.

Google, New York build new unemployment website to handle claims surge

by Colin Wood

As record numbers are killed by the virus in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo attempts to keep the state's computer systems — and the economy — running.

New York State launches digital services office

by Colin Wood

The New York State Digital Service will recruit cohorts of mid-career professionals in 18-month tours to improve government's digital services.

New York State announces winners of online safety poster contest

by Betsy Foresman

How educators can spread cybersecurity awareness in schools has become an important conversation, which is why New York state government announced Tuesday the winners of the statewide poster competition aimed at engaging K-12 students with cybersecurity issues. Held annually by the NYS Office of Information Technology Services since 2005, the contest challenged K-12 students to think about online safety and creatively illustrate cybersecurity issues in ways that would resonate with their…

Challenge winners propose technology to fix, modernize NYC's sluggish subway

by Colin Wood

As an army of daily commuters calls for New York City to fix its sluggish subway system, a new idea revealed through a governor’s challenge may provide at least one piece of a possible solution. Metrom Rail, a transit company based in Illinois, announced last week that it has been named one of eight winners of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Genius Transit Challenge, a competition announced last year by Gov. Andrew…