New York State COVID-19 Technology SWAT Team

Leveraging Technology Expertise to Scale our Efforts

New York State COVID-19 Technology SWAT Team

First-in-the-Nation Technology Service Partnership with Leading Global Technology Companies

Technology SWAT Teams to Support New York COVID-19 Response

New York State is launching technology driven products with leading global tech companies to accelerate and amplify our response to COVID-19. We are looking for impactful solutions and skilled tech employees to help. Individuals from leading global technology companies are being deployed across high-impact and urgent coronavirus response activities.

To date, we have received ~5200 submissions representing ~7300 total volunteers. There has been strong interest across the range of functions, including Web/Mobile Development, Data Science/Analytics, End User Support and Digital Content Strategy.

Technology companies, universities, nonprofits, research labs, and other organizations with technology expertise are invited to submit an expression of interest.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the Tech SWAT Team.

SWAT Team Updates & Full Progress Report

New York State Technology SWAT Team Playbook

This Playbook provides recommendations and guidelines for any government entity that is standing up a similar Technology SWAT Team effort.

Teams Will Be Deployed Across Areas Such As Technology, Operations, Analytics and Communications

Open to any Company or Technologist Regardless of Industry

Seeking Highly-Trained Civic-Minded Technologists
Teams will assist in the State’s coronavirus response for 90-day service deployments.
Teams or Cohorts Preferred
Our highest need is for teams or cohorts of individuals from a single institution.
In-Person or Locally-Based is Ideal
Given that many employers are having many workers work from home, volunteers would collaborate virtually with New York State teams. So, preference will be given to those in the Eastern and Central US timezones but we are open to the west coast as well.

New York State’s Coronavirus Response


The Executive Chamber’s Technology and Innovation Portfolio and the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) will coordinate the deployment of the SWAT Team and solicit additional volunteers as industry demonstrates interest in the effort. For questions about the program please reach out.

Support from the Technology Industry

Managing Director and New York State Lead, Accenture

Deborah Snyder

Accenture is proud to be part of New York State’s innovative approach to helping citizens outmaneuver the uncertainty of this pandemic. Accenture has committed skilled technology team members to help address New York’s urgent and high impact coronavirus response activities. We stand together with the state’s digital team to help ensure citizens can access the information they need during this difficult time.

Deborah Snyder

Head of Government Affairs for Google New York

Angela Pinsky

Google is committed to using our tools, resources and talent to help New York State and our communities as we look to help manage the response to COVID-19, together. We are proud to provide the support of a dedicated group of Google Cloud engineers to work alongside the bench of extraordinary tech talent that make up this State Technology SWAT Team. We appreciate New York’s leadership during this unprecedented time and look forward to working together to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Angela Pinsky

Executive Director of Tech:NYC

Julie Samuels

The Coronavirus State Technology SWAT Team concept is just the kind of innovative approach to partnership between private companies and the NYS government that we need to effectively combat the present crisis and rise to the challenge of protecting every New Yorker.

Julie Samuels

President of U.S. Regulated Industries, Microsoft

Toni Townes-Whitley

Microsoft recognizes the challenges this pandemic poses, both to residents of New York State and people around the world. We thank New York State for its leadership in convening this public-private partnership and we are ready to lend our support in joining the Coronavirus State Technology SWAT Team. This is a time for industry to come together with government to tackle this crisis and we look forward to helping New York develop key digital products to meet the challenges of fighting COVID-19.

Toni Townes-Whitley