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Steve Towns

Steve Towns, Editor


Steve Towns is editor of Government Technology, and executive editor for e.Republic Inc., publisher of GOVERNING, Government Technology,Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. He has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at newspapers and magazines, including more than 15 years of covering technology in the state and local government market.

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Recent Articles

Los Angeles Wants Ideas on Combined Gigabit Fiber and Free Wi-Fi Network
April 02, 2014 - City may link community broadband project with huge IT privatization plan.

Most Schools Don’t Teach Computer Science
March 31, 2014 - Failure to teach students even basic theory behind how computer technology works has several implications-none of them positive. That's the motivation behind a new push to boost computer learning in public schools.

A Step Toward Better Cloud Purchasing
March 31, 2014 - Government leaders and vendors meet to talk about bringing procurement into the cloud era.

CIOs Battle Funding and Staffing Challenges 
March 24, 2014 - And Los Angeles and Baltimore are poised for new broadband projects.

Los Angeles County CIO Improves Communication, Deploys Enterprise Services
March 24, 2014 - CIO Richard Sanchez says one of his first challenges was coaxing 34 very large and very independent departments to collaborate among themselves and with the central IT department.

Open Data Policies in State and Local Government (Interactive Map)
March 17, 2014 - See which state and local governments have made their open data promises official.

A Little Neighborly Competition Can Help Reduce Water Usage
March 04, 2014 - Allowing drought-plagued Californians to see how much water their neighbors use inspired customers to consume 5 percent less.

Are You Paying Attention to FirstNet?
March 01, 2014 - The national public safety network needs state input.

New Mexico CIO Shares Views on Enterprise Services
February 27, 2014 - Darryl Ackley discusses the evolving IT workforce.

How San Francisco Does Innovation: 5 Tips Your City Can Use
February 26, 2014 - Deputy Chief Innovation Officer Shannon Spanhake shared some advice based on the San Francisco experience to a rapt crowd at the California CIO Academy.

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