Government Technology

Paul W. Taylor

Contributing Writer

Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the editor-at-large of Governing magazine. He also serves as the chief content officer of e.Republic, Governing’s parent organization, as well as senior advisor to the Governing Institute. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO and chief of staff of the state Information Services Board (ISB). Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet start-ups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C.

Twitter: @pwtaylor

Recent Articles

Podcast: Social Media Lessons from Donald Trump, Twitter Breaks the 140-Character Cap
August 14, 2015 - The GovTech Social podcast goes on location at the California Technology Forum in Sacramento with a lively discussion of where government social media is going, and the intersection of social media and open data.

Managing Public Records: A Dull and Difficult -- but Necessary -- Job
June 02, 2015 - New technologies add to the dilemma of public records management.

Chopra on The Daily Show: Defends VA Health-Care Systems
May 22, 2014 - Jon Stewart quizzes the former federal CTO on why data-sharing problems have not been fixed.

Twitter Typo Causes Accidental Gay Marriage Endorsement for Texas Senator
February 28, 2014 - Politicians took to Twitter to respond to the court's decision to strike down Texas' ban on same-sex marriage.

Government Transparency Means All-ish Data All the Time
February 25, 2014 - Open data is a change in thinking and behavior as much as legislation.

5 Government IT Trends with Staying Power
November 27, 2013 - What have we learned in 2013?

5 Things Every Good Website Should Have -- and This One Does (Finally)
June 26, 2013 - Government Technology is changing with you: mobile, social, discoverable

Automation Is a Dirty Job
May 22, 2013 - CIOs aren't Mike Rowe, but their job can get really dirty at times.

5 Things We’ve Learned This Year — From Smartphones to Transparency (Opinion)
December 02, 2010 - Cloud computing and IT consolidation were also hot in 2010.

What Happens When a Public Record is Actually Public? (Opinion)
February 04, 2010 - More signal, less noise as Paul W. Taylor's monthly column signal:noise changes frequency.

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