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

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.

How AI Is Infiltrating Government IT and Why It’s a Good Thing
September 30, 2016 - It has the potential to make public services more efficient and citizen-friendly. But first, people have to get over their artificial intelligence fears.

How Digital is Your State?
September 18, 2016 - Results of the 2016 Digital States Survey indicate that the effort states are putting into innovation, collaboration and aligning their investments with citizens' priorities has never been higher.

Ingenuity, Collaboration the Hallmarks of Best of New York 2016 Survey Winners
September 15, 2016 - Winning projects serve internal and external stakeholders well, proving the dedication and hard work in designing and creating these projects was well worth the effort.

Governments Are Working to Fight Hackers — Here's How
September 01, 2016 - Agencies are broadening a few conventional tactics to prevent cyberattacks.

2016 Best of the Web Winners Demonstrate Technological Innovation, Service Delivery Improvements
September 01, 2016 - This year's best government websites shared in common a simple vision of user-centric content, a desire to iterate and collaborate more quickly than in years past, and to watch the market for the latest trends and standards.

Cybersecurity, Encryption Keep the FBI Busy
August 31, 2016 - FBI Director James Comey paints a guarded picture of the bureau's war on cybercrime and its escalating battle on the encryption front.

How Can Local Governments Work More Like Silicon Valley?
August 11, 2016 - Palo Alto's city manager wants governments to rip up the IT rule book to make better investments.

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