San Diego Named Nation’s Top Government Website

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The city of San Diego won first place nationwide in recognition of its website and intuitive digital experience.

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City officials said the “2020 Government Experience Award” was awarded by the Center for Digital Government, a national research institute that focuses on the best information technology policies and practices in state and local government.

Submissions were judged on eight categories including citizen feedback and experience, accessibility, and innovation.

The award submissions also took into account how government agencies used technology in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to city officials.

“Our state and local government winners this year demonstrated that focusing on the government experience provides a foundation that played a vital role in responding and adapting to the uncertainties and

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Sustaining your cloud technology in a virtual world

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By Martin Marchetti, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP & Greg Ruebusch, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

With the onset of COVID-19, technology and business leaders have been faced with unforeseen operational, technical, and workforce challenges that have negatively impacted their ability to provide the same level of HR application support and employee experience. The scale to which organizations were forced to shift operations to fully virtual models was unprecedented—having to mandate work-from-home (WFH) policies in some cases literally overnight.

These workplace shifts have placed enormous pressures on the teams responsible for running and maintaining the critical technologies organizations rely on to effectively manage their workforce during this pandemic. Having a well-defined support structure across people, process, and technology is critical. During a pandemic, it is imperative to have the right operational support model—and backup plan—in place as business continuity is key to successfully navigating the unchartered

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Computer pioneer Arnold Spielberg, Steven’s dad, dies at 103

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Spielberg, father of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and an innovating engineer whose work helped make the personal computer possible, has died at 103.



FILE - Steven Spielberg, nominated for best director for his work on "Munich," left, arrives with his father Arnold for the 25th annual nominees luncheon hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 13, 2006. Arnold Spielberg, a pioneering computer engineer, has died. A family statement says he died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles at 103. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)


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FILE – Steven Spielberg, nominated for best director for his work on “Munich,” left, arrives with his father Arnold for the 25th annual nominees luncheon hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 13, 2006. Arnold Spielberg, a pioneering computer engineer, has died. A family statement says he died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles at 103. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Spielberg died of natural causes while surrounded by his family in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to a statement from his four children.

Spielberg and Charles Propster designed the GE-225 mainframe computer in the late 1950s while working for General Electric. The machine allowed computer scientists at Dartmouth College

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