Government Technology

Tod Newcombe

Senior Editor

With more than 20 years of experience covering state and local government, Tod previously was the editor of Public CIO, e.Republic’s award-winning publication for information technology executives in the public sector. He is now a senior editor for Government Technology and a columnist at Governing magazine.

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

3 Best Practices for Successful Shared IT Services Programs
December 23, 2016 - Shared services succeeds when local governments follow certain best practices and focus on the right technologies.

Talent-as-a-Service: The Often Overlooked Shared Service
December 21, 2016 - Organizations are extending the concept of sharing beyond infrastructure and applications to include IT talent.

Digital Communities Special Report: Time to Share
December 21, 2016 - Shared services can make IT faster, better and cheaper. So why aren't more local governments doing it?

Digital Communities Special Report: Time to Share
December 21, 2016 - Shared services can make IT faster, better and cheaper. So why aren't more local governments doing it?

New York's Cyber-Regulations: Are They Necessary?
December 02, 2016 - The state is on track to enacting first-in-the-nation rules about how banks respond to cyberattacks. Some say they're misguided.

Cities Closely Watch Chicago’s Version of a Fitbit
November 28, 2016 - The city is installing sensors that could reveal a lot about the best way for governments to use smart technology.

Washington's Chief Privacy Officer Tackles Issues In 3 Broad Categories
October 27, 2016 - Alex Alben views himself as more of an innovator than a watchdog.

4 Developing Technologies that Could Help Solve Modern Problems
October 21, 2016 - Brilliant men and women showcased how they're looking at developing and applying different types of technology in fundamentally new ways at the Emtech conference at MIT's Media Lab.

Can Security Awareness Training Change Behavior and Reduce Risk?
October 17, 2016 - CIOs and CISOs realize that human error is perhaps the biggest weakness in any information security program -- but proper training may condition employees not to click or open anything that looks remotely suspicious.

Ransomware Is Quickly Becoming a Significant Threat to Organizations
October 12, 2016 - In the past 12 months, ransomware has reached a new level of maturity and menace, according to a special report published by Symantec.

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