Government Technology

David Raths

contributing writer

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Recent Articles

Better Connections: Arkansas Rebuilds its Plodding K-12 Network into a Robust Broadband Service
October 28, 2016 - By July 2017 the project will connect the state's 274 school districts and 600,000 students to the all-fiber Arkansas Public School Computer Network.

Benchmarking Study Provides Wakeup Call for City Websites
October 26, 2016 - A new study finds that there's a significant need in the market for website redesign and a set of tools to make those websites more mobile-first, user-centered and services-oriented.

Legislating Cybersecurity: Breaches Grab Lawmakers’ Attention
October 12, 2016 - It often takes a data breach for lawmakers to pass significant legislation around cybersecurity.

Legislating Cybersecurity: Lawmakers Recognize Their Responsibility with Cyberthreats
October 11, 2016 - Legislators who take the time to study cybersecurity issues and ask tough questions of CIOs and CISOs are still the exception rather than the rule. But that may be changing.

The Big Redesign: What's Next for Government Websites?
September 01, 2016 - States and localities have their work cut out for them when it comes to modernizing their portals.

Assessing the Next-Gen 911 Funding Gap
August 02, 2016 - While FirstNet gets $7 billion, next-gen 911 gets $150 million from the feds.

Can Vendor Scorecards Cut Down on IT Project Failures?
June 03, 2016 - California wants to find out.

When Publishing Open Data, Cities and States Have Variety of Platform Choices
March 04, 2016 - As the open data publishing market heats up, all levels of government have more partners to choose from.

Sending Medicaid to the Cloud
January 12, 2016 - Led by Wyoming, states are ready to pioneer MMIS as a service.

The Promise and Pain of Building a Regional Justice Information Network
September 30, 2015 - This network in the Pacific Northwest not only links data for police officers in the field, it also provides a common platform for jails, computer-aided dispatch centers and district attorneys' offices.

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