Lauren Harrison

Managing Editor


Lauren Harrison is the managing editor for Government Technology magazine. She has a degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and more than 10 years’ experience in book and magazine publishing.

April 25, 2018

The Workforce Reality in North Carolina

North Carolina Chief Information Officer Eric Boyette talks about recruiting “a new wave” of IT employees.

April 24, 2018

NASCIO Midyear: 3 States Take on User-Centered Design

By designing with the user in mind, websites and other technology tools can come out working better.

April 23, 2018

NASCIO Midyear: Day One Takes on Cybersecurity, Innovation and Analytics

Monday's programming dove deep into top-of-mind issues for state CIOs.

April 23, 2018

Are States Equipped to Fend Off Ransomware Attacks?

Kentucky CIO Charles Grindle weighs in at the NASCIO Midyear conference on what he’d tell an agency confronting ransomware.

April 23, 2018

Post-Consolidation, Nebraska Turns to Applications

CIO Ed Toner talks about how the state is taking stock of applications now that consolidation is out of the way.

April 23, 2018

NASCIO Midyear: To Drive Change, Adjust Your Perspective

The IT community loves to talk about driving change and innovative ideas, but achieving those goals often falls flat without a change in perspective.

April 2, 2018

A Dog's-Eye (Street) View

Plus, Germany doubles its number of EV chargers, a small restaurant hires a robot and Apple Maps improves its bike-sharing services.

March 28, 2018

Mike Hussey

CIO, Utah

March 1, 2018

Former Tech Employees Work to Curb Tech Addiction

Plus, South Australia creates the world's largest virtual power plant, and Amazon solves the problem of accidental Alexa wakes.

January 8, 2018

Girl Scouts Earn Merit Badges for Coding

Plus, the cost savings of electric vehicles, and "living" temporary tattoos.

December 1, 2017

Cloudflare's Groovy Solution to Web Encryption

Plus, the world's tallest wind turbine begins construction in Germany, and Alexa learns Japanese.

November 21, 2017

Texas Reconsiders Citizen Privacy

In the wake of September’s Equifax breach, CIO Todd Kimbriel talks about how to securely represent Texans digitally.

November 15, 2017

Why Dewand Neely Gave Up His Office

The Indiana CIO explains a recent move to a more modern, no-offices workspace for his workforce.

October 19, 2017

Making the Most of Data: Internal, External Partners at the Table in Indiana

Chief Data Officer Darshan Shah discusses how Indiana works to get data to out of government silos and into the hands of groups that can use it.

October 4, 2017

Cybersecurity: Lessons from 5 States

With protection from cyberthreats an ever-present concern for IT leaders at all levels, five states presented their approaches at NASCIO's annual conference in Austin.

October 3, 2017

Opioids, Customer Experience and Workforce Grab Attention at NASCIO, Day Two

The second full day of programming takes deep dives into top-of-mind issues for CIOs.

October 3, 2017

Communication, Collaboration Are Key to Effective Procurement

At NASCIO's annual conference, Minnesota CIO Tom Baden and Idaho Chief Procurement Officer Sarah Hilderbrand talked best practices in procurement, emphasizing the importance of relationship-building.

October 3, 2017

NASCIO: New Tech, Changing Business Models Are Transforming CIO Role

The 2017 National Association of State CIOs survey examines how the job of chief information officer is changing in response to emerging technology and new business models.

October 2, 2017

Indiana’s Analytics Strategy: Unlocking Data to Unlock Solutions

The state’s Chief Data Officer Darshan Shah discusses his approach to using IT to improve citizen well-being.

October 2, 2017

5 State CIOs Discuss Priorities, Share Recommendations

At NASCIO's annual conference, five CIOs were given five minutes each to revisit their respective priorities and make recommendations based on their own experiences.

October 2, 2017

NASCIO Day One Kicks Off with a Call for Teamwork

State CIOs gather in Texas to share ideas and create new relationships.

October 1, 2017

Farm Giant John Deere Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup

Plus, social media grows as a news source, and an app to help protect your smartphone PIN.

September 1, 2017

SpaceX Becomes Fourth Most Valuable Privately Held, Venture-Backed U.S. Company

Plus, the frightening amount of e-waste generated annually worldwide, and artificial intelligence helps protect against drowsy driving.

July 19, 2017

Digital Counties Survey 2017: Winners Focus on Knowing When, How to Introduce New Tech

The first-place winners in this year's survey don't deploy technology for technology's sake.