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Fire Data: Having an RMS Isn't Enough

Your fire department likely has a Record Management System (RMS). But it probably isn’t giving you the insights you need. This article explains why a ...

An Attack on Democracy

An Attack on Democracy

Early in my career, I spent some time in Washington, D.C. and at the Capitol. It's always had a special place in my heart and stood for the possibility of what ...

9 Surprising Indicators of a Thriving Community

When I stepped into my office on day one as a local government Deputy Director, the first thing I did was ask for the latest Resident Insights (aka, a better wa...

Democratizing Data through Accessibility

This year my son was asked to join his third grade friend’s fantasy football league. He enthusiastically signed-up - and our draft preparations began in earnest...

Vitalyst Spark: The Health Data Challenge, Part 1

Every day we come to work thinking about how data can make a better world. There are few “probletunities” as exciting and impactful as connecting health care, p...

Assessing Economic Vulnerability in the Greater KC...

Economic vulnerability arises from the interplay of many factors. Understanding how these factors interplay, and how to target policy, programs, and solutions, ...

Democratizing Data for Public Service

Where trust and transparency is key, data is critical. Whether you’re a city leader proving the value of your work, or an organization helping communities under...

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