Dawn Kawamoto

Staff Writer

Dawn Kawamoto is a technology and business journalist, whose work has appeared in CNET's News.com, Dark Reading, TheStreet.com, AOL's DailyFinance and The Motley Fool.

May 22, 2018

Tech Companies Embrace Some GDPR Privacy Practices Outside of Europe

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement deadline fast approaching, tech companies like Microsoft are applying their GDPR practices beyond their EU customers.

May 18, 2018

Race Against Time: States Debate Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Amid Aging Population

The number of U.S. residents ages 65 or older is expected to double to 83.7 million by 2050, yet 30 percent of the nation’s states do not have any autonomous vehicle legislation enacted or executive orders in place.

May 16, 2018

Rash of Italian Cyberattacks Target State Governments

The group known as AnonPlus defaced three New Mexico Workers Compensation websites Wednesday, marking the third such attack on state government in six days.

May 14, 2018

Volcano Puts Hawaii's IT, Communications Systems to the Test

Hawaii is bracing for the potential that the Kilauea volcano could explode this week, putting pressure on state IT personnel to keep the lines of communication operational.

May 10, 2018

How Honolulu Cut $1 Million from the IT Budget and Continues to Innovate

Honolulu CIO Mark Wong slashed annual IT budget costs by $1 million for four consecutive years during his tenure at the Aloha State, yet he continues to innovate. Here’s his secret.

May 4, 2018

Nonprofit Sues Georgia, Seeking to Prevent Voting on All-Electric Systems in November

The state is one of five that currently rely on an all-electronic voting system with no paper ballot backup to verify the vote, but some of these states are changing their ways.

May 3, 2018

Will GDPR Rules Impact States and Localities?

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) May 25 enforcement deadline is fast approaching, but state and local governments shouldn't worry, say experts.

May 1, 2018

If Facial Recognition Comes to Body Cameras, How Will Government Respond?

But will cities adopt new policies in the face of controversy over the potential use of the technology in police body worn cameras?

April 25, 2018

Map: As Net Neutrality Officially Ends, States Rush to Pass Workarounds

Portions of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality repeal order officially began to take effect Monday, as more than two dozen states aim to find workarounds to the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order.

April 23, 2018

Data USA Launches ‘Universities’ Section, Offering Comparisons for 7,000-Plus Institutions

The new user interface aims to provide rich data on colleges and universities and make it easier to compare institutions.

April 20, 2018

Munetrix Unveils New Educator Evaluator Tool

The tool’s debut comes as Michigan prepares to give greater weight to student performance and growth when conducting annual teacher reviews.

April 19, 2018

Nevada Appoints New State CIO

Michael Dietrich is named Nevada's new CIO and deputy director of administration, a move designed to aid the state in its digital transformation.

April 18, 2018

If Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Online Sales Taxes, Government Needs a Better Way to Collect

If the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately rules states can collect sales taxes on Internet-based transactions regardless of where the e-retailer is based, CIOs don't want to leave money on the table.