Federal Computer Week
January 5, 2021
As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help. Its successes offer insight into existing barriers and the future of the civic tech movement. Read more.
Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin
December 1, 2020
As COVID-19 was sweeping the globe in January 2020, public health officials in Singapore implemented a tried and tested tool to help contain infectious disease: human-led contact tracing, the process of tracking down and notifying individuals who have been exposed to the illness. Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) used contact tracing as an adjunct to screening, free testing and treatment, and strict quarantine measures, drawing on the city-state’s previous experience with pandemics, including SARS, H1N1, MERS, and Zika. Then in March 2020, Singapore deployed the world’s first Bluetooth-based contact-tracing system, TraceTogether, a new digital tool to assist human contact tracers in the fight against COVID-19... Read more.