Government Technology

David Raths

contributing writer

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

A Road Map for Chief Data Officers
January 30, 2017 - As the number of state and local CDOs grows, a newly released white paper identifies some common best practices for the position.

How APIs Are Central to One County’s E-Government Revitalization
January 10, 2017 - Douglas County, Colo., is working to find better ways of sharing data both with the public and between government offices.

5 State IT Leaders Detail Their Path to the CIO's Office
January 09, 2017 - Four state CIOs who came to their positions after careers in other fields and one longtime state IT executive reflect on how their experiences informed their priorities, decision-making and relationship building.

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.

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