Government Technology

David Raths

contributing writer

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

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.

NYC Talks Data Needs for Disease Outbreak Management
January 19, 2015 - Better health IT integration, and rapid access to clinical and lab data are critical for evaluating persons under investigation during an outbreak.

OpenFDA: Making Federal Public Health Data Sets Accessible
January 13, 2015 - Taha Kass-Hout, chief health informatics officer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, talks about the creation of openFDA.

Digital Health Dilemma: Regulators Struggle to Keep Pace with Health-Care Technology Innovation
January 13, 2015 - Health IT firms are urging Congress and federal agencies to clarify and simplify several aspects of regulation, and to more frequently update their guidance.

4 Roadblocks to Agile Development and How to Overcome Them
November 17, 2014 - Agile development -- where software projects are broken into short sprints -- isn't as easy to implement in government as one might expect. Here are the key impediments and how CIOs are working to overcome them.

Growing Innovation: Winning Formulas for Tech Incubators
November 07, 2014 - The best-performing tech incubators collect client outcome data more often and for longer periods of time than their peers, while most high-achieving incubators are nonprofit models, and public-sector support contributes to program success.

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