Joe here. I know that cybersecurity and artificial intelligence are taking over your newsfeed, so today, I wanted to send over anything you may have missed while reading about ChatGPT. This is the “ICYMI” (in case you missed it) edition of Market Insights, a curation of things I have been reading, watching and digesting in relation to gov tech this past month, just in case you may have missed them. Let’s dig in!

5 Points You May Have Missed from Deloitte’s “The Digital Citizen” Survey

Deloitte conducted a survey of how people in the United States and other regions of the world perceive government digital services, and some of the key findings were quite surprising. Below are a few highlights from the United States survey that I found interesting.

  1. Only 23 percent of U.S. respondents regularly (always/often) interact with government through digital channels. There is still a lot of work to do to help governments boost adoption of technology to grow the number of citizens who engage with government online.
  2. Fifty percent of respondents for local/city like to interact with government through a website, and 28 percent prefer face-to-face interactions with government (that’s higher than I would have thought!).
  1. The biggest challenges while accessing digital government services were user experience, privacy, and security (all of which are solvable from your solutions).
  2. Respondents satisfied with an agency’s digital services also tend to rate the agency as being highly trustworthy in protecting their personal data. Better customer experience = more trust in government.
  3. There is a lot more work to do when it comes to the digital divide and digital equity. COVID-19 highlighted how unprepared governments were to bridge this divide when the shift to online services made things easy for some people, and more difficult for others.

Photo and information source: 2023 Deloitte Citizen Survey

4 Articles to Catch Up On: New Grant Program, Cybercrime “Employee” of the Month and More

  • Here’s a fascinating disconnect on government spending. Poll results show Americans feel that government is spending too much. Yet, when you dig deeper, they want government to spend more.
  • Cybercrime can be big business, with the largest criminal organizations having HR departments and cybercrime “employee” of the month programs. Interesting findings from Trend Micro.
  • Do you feel like you can’t keep up on the latest AI tools? It seems like every day there is another tool that can aid your productivity or creative process. FutureTools has curated over 1,300+ tools.
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the launch of the Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient and Cost-Saving Transportation(PROTECT) Discretionary Grant Program, an $848 million competitive grant initiative. The program is part of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

P.S. I often highlight fascinating reads on my LinkedIn, connect with me here!

3 Videos to Watch:

1.  Breakdown of the Ethical Considerations for Generative AI in State and Local Government

Our chief strategy and innovation officer, Dustin Haisler, asks generative AI tools from OpenAI, Google and Bing’s AI chat (built on OpenAI’s ChatGPT): What are the ethical considerations for generative AI in state and local government? This product review, of sorts, offers a look at each tool’s unique attributes.

2.  Public-Sector Event Road Map

Our team explored the latest in-person event trends and tactics that leading companies are using to stay ahead of the curve in the gov tech space (including tips for maximizing event ROI). Check it out here. Learn more about GovTech events here.

3.  Kick-@$$ Women in Gov Tech

Only 8 percent of gov tech companies are female-founded or female-led. Our CEO, Cathilea Robinett, interviewed Chelsea Collier, founder of Digi.City; Catherine Geanuracos, former CEO and co-founder of CityGrows, now ClearForms; and Sophia Zheng, founder and CEO of Bludot, for a special episode of ICYMI.

This was a great episode full of stories, best practices and actionable tips from some of the leading women in gov tech. Watch the episode here.

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