Procurement Pulse: Should Government Agencies Be More Open with Vendors?

With so many rules aimed to root out cronyism in government contracting, agencies are often so conservative in their communications with vendors that it impedes the dialogue required for a healthy procurement cycle.    State of Utah Director of Purchasing Christopher Hughes thinks agencies, and vendors can do better by being more open.   The Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG) procurement committee interviewed him about his views on communicating with vendors to maintain a healthy and competitive purchasing program for his state.

By |2021-04-13T18:23:07-04:00April 13th, 2021|News|

Artificial Intelligence Shark Tank Event – April 22

Want to know how human service programs might make the most of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML)? Watch HSITAG members jump into the tank and battle to impress the sharks with pitches that offer the next big ideas for AI/ML. With the goal of finding the best solution to forever change government, the competition is steep, and the stakes are high. Don't miss this fierce contest!

By |2021-03-22T17:16:14-04:00March 22nd, 2021|News|

HSITAG Interviews: COVID 19 Response – Part 2

State HHS leaders across the nation have struggled to deal with the unexpected demands of COVID-19; civil servants have gone far beyond their daily responsibilities to serve people during such challenging times.  Highlighting some success stories, HSITAG presents this short video series to focus on what worked.

By |2021-02-05T12:03:31-05:00February 5th, 2021|News|

HSITAG Interviews: COVID 19 Response – Part 1

HSITAG is excited to present this short video featuring HHS leaders from Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Virginia talking about their agency’s response to COVID-19 and how technology played a significant role in meeting the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

By |2021-02-05T12:08:33-05:00January 25th, 2021|News|

A Creative Solution to Homelessness in California Offers Important Data Points and Lessons Learned

As COVID-19 raged, state and local governments enacted “shelter at home” orders, but what did this mean for the homeless? A look at how one state responded with an innovative rapid emergency response and how data analysis and trends collected from this initiative could benefit other states and local communities interested in exploring a similar model.

By |2020-12-07T16:42:01-05:00December 7th, 2020|News|

HSITAG Launches November #HSITAGgivesback Campaign

For the month of November, HSITAG is launching a charitable campaign to give back to the community. Please join us, help promote the campaign on social media using the #HSITAGgivesback hashtag and rise to the giving challenge in November!

By |2020-11-06T10:35:57-05:00November 5th, 2020|News|

Supporting Older Youth in the Midst of a Pandemic

It is clear that government agencies continue to adapt to new ways of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This blog spotlights the creative and diligent work that child welfare agencies are doing to support older youth. The HSITAG FFPSA committee interviewed representatives from Georgia, Nebraska, Idaho, Iowa and Minnesota child welfare agencies to find out what they’ve been doing to engage and care for these young people. Click on the link below to read more.

By |2020-10-21T13:17:44-04:00October 2nd, 2020|News|
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