Andrew Westrope is a staff writer for Government Technology. Before that, he was a reporter and editor at community newspapers for seven years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in physiology from Michigan State University and lives in Northern California.
As an add-on or standalone product, ProudCity Meetings aims to fill a simple niche overlooked by larger software providers: a public meeting tool for small governments that can’t afford huge enterprise systems.
CP Connect works with any online CMS or other communications channel of a citizen’s choice, including phone, text, email, social media or other websites.
Former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is now with a company called One Concern, whose existing tools for earthquakes and floods, and a third in the works for wildfires, create highly detailed maps of possible damage.
The merger between a global tech industry advocate and a locally focused professional development group will bring new resources to government IT decision-makers, with an early emphasis on counties.
One of the largest public-administration software providers, CentralSquare, has absorbed a new tool to help government clients address crumbling infrastructure with asset management software.
A former state comptroller and VP of fiscal affairs for the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Douglas Murdock is set to take over leadership of the state IT department from Todd Nacapuy, who stepped down to enter the private sector.
The New York-based procurement platform sends RFPs to a database of more than 100,000 vendors, most of which are new to the gov tech market, in an effort to ramp up the government's options.
David DeVries helped Michigan launch a statewide ERP system, move the state’s computers to Windows 10 and replace several legacy systems for multiple agencies. Now, with a new governor inbound, he's stepping down.
Gary Kovacs, who has held senior executive positions at AVG Technologies, Mozilla, Adobe and others, hopes to usher the government software company into a new era with speed and adaptability.
A new partnership between the software developer UrbanFootprint and a conservation group could help city planners and others decide where and how to build with minimal impact to natural environments.
As a police officer, detective, undercover officer, intelligence analyst and information officer of various departments over decades, Lonbom navigated the push toward more data-driven, collaborative government.
Exiting Chief Information Officer Suma Nallapati will return to the company where she started her IT career as a programmer in 1997, this time as its chief digital officer overseeing application delivery and digital strategy implementation.
Having spearheaded across-the-board upgrades for public tech in the city of Palo Alto, Jonathan Reichental will join Oracle as its global industries solution leader for gov tech.
Like it did for Sonoma County, Calif., after the Santa Rosa fire in 2017, the digital government platform was able to launch a customizable portal for evacuation, shelter, donation and other info in a matter of days.
The online platform pulls data so officials can make better decisions about how to prepare for, and respond to, disasters. It's working with Kansas City, Mo., to find neighborhoods at the greatest risk of fire.
Two people who worked on Illinois' project to vet blockchain for government uses have started their own company, aimed at solving the fundamental problem they kept running into in government: identity management.
The merger, announced Friday, includes continued support for the acquired company's software for administering the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and is intended to accommodate new growth and more clients.
The data analytics company’s new software suites align problem diagnosis, countermeasure options and design. They also have a tool to expedite information sharing, to cut down on FOIA response time.
As much activity happens on the sides of streets every day, it's not easy to log the features of a curb. So a company backed by Sidewalk Labs — a subsidiary of Google's parent company, Alphabet — is looking to crowdsource the information with a new mobile app.
A text or a ping preceding lights and sirens could save lives.
RADAR helps users document damage and qualify for government assistance.
The cloud-based data platform aims to make record-keeping on close-call incidents easier for law enforcement.
ClearGov Budgets hopes to wean small governments off spreadsheets.