Government Technology

David Raths

contributing writer

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

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.

States and Localities Consider Security as a Service
August 31, 2015 - Is security the next as-a-service offering you'll be sending to the cloud?

New Benefits Emerge from Traditional Public Works Infrastructure
July 31, 2015 - In January, the Portland Water Bureau in Oregon flipped the on switch for the first project in the U.S. to produce energy from in-pipe hydropower in a municipal water pipeline.

Disruptive Technology that Could Transform Government-Citizen Relationships
July 28, 2015 - Examples across the spectrum prove that leading-edge technology is spilling into the public sector today.

First Responders Experiment with Social Media in Disaster Response
July 23, 2015 - Emergency management agencies are beginning to work on how to incorporate social media into operations to improve situational awareness for responders

Trading Places: What's It Like to Move from One Government Level to Another?
June 12, 2015 - Five public CIOs who have made significant career changes talk about how they made the transition and use their previous experience in their current role.

Why Public CIOs Are Attempting to Move 'Shadow IT' to 'Shallow IT'
May 27, 2015 - Lately, the term "shadow IT" has grown to include the unsanctioned use of public cloud infrastructure for collaboration or file sharing, and some IT officials are looking to bring that use into the light.

Medicaid IT Systems: The Perfect Storm
April 07, 2015 - Most state governments continue to have trouble with the implementation of Medicaid Management Information Systems, but some are starting to take different approaches.

How New CIOs Can Work with State Legislatures
March 20, 2015 - How does a new CIO gain credibility in the statehouse?

North Carolina CIO Sees Restructuring as Key to Success
February 18, 2015 - CIO Chris Estes addresses some of the weaknesses highlighted in a recent state auditor's report that found 74 percent of IT projects were being delivered a year late and over budget.

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