Government Technology

Matt Williams

Matt Williams

Contributing Writer

Matt Williams was previously the news editor of, and is now a contributor to Government Technology and Public CIO magazines. He also is the managing editor of TechWire, a sister publication to Government Technology.


Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

Will Artificial Intelligence Make California's Tax Board Smarter?
February 17, 2017 - Cathy Cleek, CIO of California's Franchise Tax Board discusses what the next wave of innovation will bring at the state's Franchise Tax Board.

California's Enterprise Migration to Cloud Email Moves Forward
February 09, 2017 - California is inching closer to achieving a single system for email and productivity tools across state government. By the end of 2017, the vast majority of email accounts kept by California's state government - perhaps 90 percent or more - will be hosted off-premises in Microsoft's government cloud.

When a Data Breach Happens, Will California Pay for Protection?
February 08, 2017 - The chairman of the Assembly's Banking and Finance Committee is proposing that in the event of a breach of government data, California state and local agencies would be required to provide identity theft protection or mitigation services at no cost to constituents whose personal data may have been compromised.

California Chooses Accela Software for Cannabis Licensing System
February 03, 2017 - The Department of Technology is currently in negotiations with a systems integrator that will come aboard to install the software.

California Names New Chief Information Security Officer
November 14, 2016 - The state has tapped FireEye executive Peter Liebert for the position, which has been vacant for about eight months.

Analysis: Which Big State IT Project in California Will Next Switch to Agile?
October 28, 2016 - Do agile development principles have a place in upcoming state IT projects?

How Governments are Changing Application Design Using Solid State Drives
October 06, 2016 - Intel's Chuck Brown explains that solid state drives are enabling governments to accelerate existing applications, such as ERP systems and databases, and also to support the storage necessary to move applications into the cloud and virtualized environments.

Sacramento, Calif.'s Innovation Hub Finds New Life
August 05, 2016 - When the Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance folded last fall, one effort the organization abandoned was the region's state-designated innovation hub, called the iHub. Local stakeholders are now working to reinvigorate the region's innovation cluster.

California Innovation Lab Open for Business
August 01, 2016 - The state's innovation lab is a sandbox within the state's private cloud where public-sector developers can experiment with, share and reuse open source code and technology in a secure environment.

Amy Tong Named Permanent California CIO
June 30, 2016 - California Gov. Jerry Brown announced that Amy Tong will serve on a permanent basis as the state's chief information officer after taking over when Carlos Ramos retired earlier this year.

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