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With the free toolset, State governments can find newly available CARES grants, track the status of internal grant approvals, build workflows for signing off on subgrants and comply with transparency and reporting requirements.
The National Institutes of Health launched a secure, cloud-based research hub that will apply machine learning to a massive clinical COVID-19 dataset to inform best practices for resource allocation, drug discovery and treatment options.
One positive outcome of the coronavirus pandemic has been agencies’ increased ability to quickly adapt to new circumstances, thanks, in many cases, to their use of robotic process automation and chatbots to deliver internal and external services.
Disruption from the pandemic adds to existing worries around the accuracy of this year’s census data, including the introduction of a technique to protect residents’ privacy and a potentially low response rate stemming from distrust in the government.
Along with a number of IT testing and cybersecurity challenges already facing the 2020 census, it must now also manage new issues and delays caused by the spread of the coronavirus, according to the Government Accountability Office.
COVID-19 highlighted the need for county and city governments to provide their workers and K-12 students with internet connections and related technology, especially laptops.
Staff at Tennessee State Parks built GIS apps to assess risk to visitors and staff, keep the governor’s office informed and alert the public to changes in parks’ status.
The State Department began moving its operations to the cloud in 2019, so it wasn’t caught flat-footed when the pandemic forced a sudden shift to remote work.
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