Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the editor-at-large of Governing magazine. He also serves as the chief content officer of e.Republic, Governing’s parent organization, as well as senior advisor to the Governing Institute. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO and chief of staff of the state Information Services Board (ISB). Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet start-ups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C.
It's not enough to simply produce data — what that data shows must track with residents' lived experience.
The GovTech Social podcast goes on location at the California Technology Forum in Sacramento with a lively discussion of where government social media is going, and the intersection of social media and open data.
New technologies add to the dilemma of public records management.
Jon Stewart quizzes the former federal CTO on why data-sharing problems have not been fixed.
Politicians took to Twitter to respond to the court's decision to strike down Texas' ban on same-sex marriage.
Open data is a change in thinking and behavior as much as legislation.
Government Technology is changing with you: mobile, social, discoverable
CIOs aren’t Mike Rowe, but their job can get really dirty at times.
Cloud computing and IT consolidation were also hot in 2010.
More signal, less noise as Paul W. Taylor's monthly column signal:noise changes frequency.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm to reduce 18 state departments to eight.
Texas' innovative procurement of an updated state portal.
Public records, internal cloud computing and citizen coders figured prominently.
Governments must still protect domains, critical infrastructure and Web 2.0 platforms.
Recovery.gov costs a bundle, but government openness promotes efficiency.
Get ready for a very public test of the federal government's transparency initiative.
State Web sites try to cater to citizens' needs while exploring Web 2.0.
Money cannot fill a public policy void.
Web 2.0 requires public sector to consider security policies.
GIS mapping and Twitter -- once dismissed as toys -- are becoming platforms and platform extenders.
Transparency and accountability are key in using economic stimulus funds.
Utah.gov facelift includes location-relevant information, and state Twitter feeds, YouTube videos and blogs.
Digital State Survey leader to connect more with Twitter feed, modernize government with institute.
Bill Bryan also looks to boost unified communications and collaboration capabilities.
Facebook shows agility in confronting tough transparency and openness issues.
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire's shared services directive aims to reduce government costs.
Mobile phones have plenty of power to file a simple tax return.
Are shovel-ready infrastructure projects a higher priority than information technology?
CIOs improve span of control in crucial areas, survey finds.
CIO Otto Doll troubleshoots so residents can still receive state's public broadcasting stations.
NASCIO and Gartner rate technology strategies and applications for 2009.
Alternative funding goes mainstream; public records go very public.
Paul W. Taylor blogs on making change in government at Center for Digital Government event.
Will unified communications deliver too much 'presence'?
The intersection of Microsoft, open source and public-sector IT grows more civil.
Glassdoor.com offers salary details and workplace reviews from company employees.
Alternative financing offers options for IT modernization in tough times.
Virginia and New York Point to Savings from Green IT Efforts
Governments consider hybrid funding approaches as budget crunch hits.
Presidential Candidates' Stance on Technology
Peggy Feldmann, Virginia's new chief application officer, charts new waters.
SaaS may level the playing field in contentious electronic tax filing arena.
Reviewed by Paul W. Taylor, chief strategy officer, Center for Digital Government
The number and influence of outsiders who criticize IT is growing.
Despite the hype, social networking and Web 2.0 collaboration are what many people expect government transparency to look like.
The lyrics of Back to School Again, a minor and late hit for The Temptations, still seem to speak for the downcast countenances of students as they ride iconic yellow buses back to school.
Hyper local community building and government's place in the mash-up.
Networked approaches may be trendy but tap lack of trust in government.
Cleaning up a dirty game by letting the unwashed masses back into the public square.
Public-sector technology is dead. Long live public-sector technology.
Nothing like the disinfecting power of digital sunshine.
A professional journey for which you may not have signed up.
Digital does not mean "different" where government's responsibility is concerned
Reviewing another year in the life of the public-sector IT community.
Federal agency defies Congress and delays state-based approach to emergency alerting.
Lessons from the first half-century of digital government.
Confounded by government's relationship with data aggregators.
Measuring another year in the life of the public-sector IT community.
"Consolidation often treats symptoms of bad habits without making changes to avoid getting back to the same mess, or worse."
On the tipping point of the next tragedy of the commons.
Measuring a year in the life of the public-sector IT community.
With apologies to Hans Christian Andersen and former CIOs everywhere
The private sector doesn't have a corner on original thinking. Here's how one jurisdiction fostered innovation through a unique school for technology.
A broader view of adjustment assistance to finish what we started.
When digital government becomes digital governance.
Institutional improvisation and disaster-proofing vital government functions.
Management at the dawn of a new era in statecraft.