The state of Iowa has deployed Tyler Technologies’ government-tailored cloud platform to manage internal data with the aim of gauging performance and defining policy.
The company said Tuesday its Socrata Connected Government Cloud offering is designed to help officials use data for applications in social and political matters including public health and road safety.
“We’ve been a Socrata customer for a few years, and by moving from the open data portal to the Socrata Connected Government Cloud, we can support the work of state employees,” said Scott Vander Hart, Iowa's state data administrator.
“This technology will allow us to continue sharing public data such as the Iowa Insurance Division’s information on insurance producers licensed in Iowa. It will also give us better tools for showing how state agencies are fulfilling their missions, such as the Department of Corrections’ efforts to reduce recidivism.”
Iowa’s SCGC implementation follows the state's adoption of Socrata Open Data Portal in 2014 and Socrata Open Checkbook in 2015.
The state has adopted modern data platforms to comply with the Accountable Government and Taxpayer Transparency Acts, legislation that sets requirements for public access to government data.