Category Archives: civic technology

Amazing Projects in Good Government

I just got back from the AISP conference at the University of Pennsylvania.  That was a very inspirational conference!  We heard from many of the members of the AISP network.  Two should be mentioned: Indiana and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Indiana now has an enabling statute where the analytics office is supported by legislative funding.  They even have a staff of 30 people, including data scientists and analysts.  Meanwhile, Allegheny County has been implementing effective government through data analysis for 20 years.  We heard about how they are focused on the opioid epidemic and how they are using data to combat it in their county.  Both of these jurisdictions have inter-agency data warehouses to do their analytics.  Very inspirational stuff.

Here is the link for the Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy network: https://www.aisp.upenn.edu/