Government Technology

David Raths

contributing writer

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

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.

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.

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