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

Hackers Map Water, Wastewater Control Systems
February 02, 2016 - America's power grid has gotten a lot of attention, but water utilities are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Massachusetts Enlists Tech to Help Prevent Drug Overdoses
January 13, 2016 - Massachusetts has begun using data analytics to predict where overdoses might occur.

Learning to Share: How Cities Are Benefiting from the Sharing Economy
December 14, 2015 - Can the sharing economy have a lasting impact on local government?

The Sharing Economy: Developing an Outcome-Based Strategy
December 11, 2015 - Will local governments take the necessary steps to benefit from what the sharing economy has to offer?

Cars That Park Themselves: Can They Reduce Traffic?
December 10, 2015 - Somerville, Mass., is New England's most densely populated city -- and it's testing a new way to alleviate congestion and free up more space for public transit, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The Sharing Economy: Ride Sharing Offers Transportation-Related Benefits
December 10, 2015 - Some cities are conducting research and investing funds to study how ride-sharing models can help them become more innovative in terms of transportation.

The Sharing Economy: Implementing Equipment-Sharing Systems
December 09, 2015 - Government equipment sits idle as much as 70 percent of the time, so why not share with each other?

Shared Housing Offers Disaster Relief for Cities
December 08, 2015 - More than 160,000 shelter stays were provided during and after Hurricane Sandy by a range of organizations, according to the American Red Cross.

Why is Voter Registration in America So Sad?
November 12, 2015 - Automatic and online voter registration have proven to increase voter rolls and save money, yet many states are still using paper.

Are States Slacking on Cybersecurity?
November 03, 2015 - A recent audit finds California's efforts are woefully inadequate. And that's the good news.

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