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

How to Unlock Economic Benefits from Open Data: Part II
December 17, 2014 - As the open data movement spreads to smaller jurisdictions, the opportunities and challenges to extracting economic value become more pronounced.

How Government Can Unlock Economic Benefits from Open Data: Part I
December 16, 2014 - Everybody understands how open data makes government more transparent. But the economic value is less clear.

Is E-Gov Really Delivering?
November 03, 2014 - It didn't evolve as pioneers planned, but government's move to digital has been revolutionary.

North Dakota Launches Local Solution for Statewide Next-Gen 911
October 31, 2014 - Having buy-in from all the stakeholders around the technology that should be used in public safety access points likely will make for a better-run network.

How Well Can Technology Fight Ebola?
October 29, 2014 - Efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola epidemic include a variety of tech tools. But their effectiveness remains unclear.

Wages of Fear: How is Ransomware Affecting Government?
October 01, 2014 - Ransomware was once a small-time malware problem, but it has exploded in use and become more sophisticated.

Forecasting the Future for Technology and Policing
September 26, 2014 - With funding spigots turning off, law enforcement agencies must find ways to operate more affordably, such as using technology in more efficient ways, which also means being smarter.

Civic Apps: Can They Help Fight Crime?
September 25, 2014 - The few cross fertilizations between civic data enthusiasts and police departments are bring together the needs of safe communities with law enforcement's efforts to fight crime and improve public safety.

Social Media: Big Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing
September 24, 2014 - Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the importance of social media as a policing tool, in particular Twitter and Facebook, soon became apparent.

Cloud Computing: (Nearly) Ready for Prime-Time Policing
September 23, 2014 - Like other government agencies, police hope they can save some money and get rid of legacy hardware and software by using the cloud.

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