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

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.

Cities Begin to Take Advantage of App-Based Economy
October 14, 2015 - While many places try to regulate or ban sharing-economy companies like Uber and Airbnb, a few are instead working with them to improve their emergency preparedness and transportation options.

States Look to Modernize Aging Medicaid IT Systems
October 02, 2015 - Most have avoided upgrading the systems that run our biggest health-care program themselves. But some are looking to outsource.

Body Worn Cameras: How Privacy Drives Video Security
September 10, 2015 - CIOs must practice due diligence in planning how the security of video files will be handled.

Can Yelp Help Government Win Back the Public's Trust?
September 09, 2015 - The popular review site is giving public employees a place to directly engage with citizens. Whether that improves services or trust remains to be seen.

Roanoke, Va., Has Incorporated Social Media Into Everything
September 09, 2015 - Facebook, Twitter and all of their social-network cousins have a home in every government agency.

Body Worn Camera Data Storage: The Gorilla in the Room
September 09, 2015 - The vast amounts of video data -- and the metadata to track and manage the video clips for retention and chain of custody purposes -- is a technology issue that CIOs are trying to address.

For the Record: Understanding the Technology Behind Body Worn Cameras
September 08, 2015 - Interest in body worn cameras is growing fast. Here are some issues to consider before you deploy.

States Begin Restricting, Prohibiting Police License Plate Readers
August 14, 2015 - Critics say the now-popular technology needs to be regulated, but cops worry too much regulation will hurt their ability to fight crime.

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