Steve Towns


Steve Towns is the former editor of Government Technology, and former executive editor for e.Republic Inc., publisher of GOVERNING, Government TechnologyPublic CIO and Emergency Management magazines. He has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at newspapers and magazines, including more than 15 years of covering technology in the state and local government market. Steve now serves as the Deputy Chief Content Officer for e.Republic. 

June 23, 2016

Missouri Charts Path to Better Data Management

Missouri CIO Rich Kliethermes talks about the importance of data sharing, and where his state is in that process.

June 22, 2016

Ohio Considers Data Analytics Partnership Across State Lines

Ohio CIO Stu Davis has his eye on Indiana's analytics achievements. Can their expertise be shared?

June 21, 2016

Georgia and Washington Plot Cybersecurity Strategy

Georgia CIO Calvin Rhodes and Washington state CISO Agnes Kirk weigh in on how to garner support for a cybersecurity strategy that protects against today's threats.

June 16, 2016

Wisconsin Aims to Unify the Customer Experience Online

CIO David Cagigal outlines his vision for a more unified customer experience online.

May 20, 2016

Georgia Human Services Agencies Contemplate Use of Artificial Intelligence Software

Georgia CIO Calvin Rhodes outlines a possible use case for AI software in government.

May 18, 2016

People, Not Computers, Should Be Making the Decisions

Michigan CIO David Behen argues that while data analytics tools can help government be more efficient, the decision-making should be left to humans.

May 17, 2016

Can Chatbots Staff Your Call Center?

Georgia CTO Steve Nichols thinks intelligent software has the potential to help provide better services to citizens.

May 16, 2016

Data Management: Why an Enterprise Approach Is Right for Delaware

Delaware CIO James Collins talks about his state's enterprise data management approach, which positions the state to build on its early analytics successes.

May 11, 2016

The Role of the Cloud in Solving Government's Data Problem

The sheer quantity of data held by government forces a conversation about cloud, according to Washington CIO Michael Cockrill.

May 10, 2016

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Government Serve Citizens?

Wisconsin CIO David Cagigal thinks every time a citizen interacts with government, it should make government smarter.

May 5, 2016

Big Bang, Agile or a Mix of Both?

State CIOs argue there’s a time and a place to embrace iterative development.

May 4, 2016

Collaborators in Chief Share Successes at NASCIO

CIOs share insights into how to make the most of public-private partnerships.

March 28, 2016

Workforce Disrupted: Major Changes Ahead for Public-Sector IT Workforces

The career public servant is a concept nearing extinction. Here's how CIOs are preparing for what's next.

November 13, 2015

How New York City Is Working to Attract and Retain IT Talent

Recruiting a new generation and coping with tech changes are key challenges, says CIO Anne Roest.

November 12, 2015

NYC Uses Big Data and Analytics to Spur Small Business Growth

A new Business Atlas tool combines multiple data sets to provide sophisticated market research for potential employers.

November 2, 2015

2015 Digital Cities: Winners Experiment with Forward-Thinking Tech Projects

This year’s top digital cities have developed a mature infrastructure that lets city leaders experiment with technology projects that are molded in the image of the average citizen's lifestyle.

October 19, 2015

State and Local IoT Activity Heats Up

NASCIO poll and local efforts in Salt Lake City and Lexington, Ky., point to uptick in IoT planning.

October 13, 2015

NASCIO Day Two: Tech-Powered Productivity

The conference's second full day revealed an evolving climate in state IT, and ideas to increase government efficiency and service.

October 12, 2015

Data Is a Big Deal for NASCIO Day One

Officials convene in Salt Lake City to share best practices in innovation, smart technology, cybersecurity and data analytics.

October 2, 2015

Georgia's Pursuit of the 'Golden Record'

Data sharing in the state is being driven by deployment of an integrated eligibility system for health and human services programs.

October 1, 2015

Building an Environment for Innovation

The key? Being open to new ideas.

September 28, 2015

Los Angeles CIO Ted Ross Talks Running a Data-Driven City

To deliver services to a city of 4 million people spread across 469 square miles, you need numbers, to measure, and to have priority outcomes.

September 28, 2015

Getting Connected: Cities Struggle with Broadband Equity

City leaders nationwide fight to close the gap between Internet haves and have-nots.

September 25, 2015

The Cloud Gets More Popular and Complex

With agency customers asking both for more and more complex cloud services, the Georgia Technology Authority is developing an enterprise approach to cloud.

September 23, 2015

How Broadband Helped Make Columbus, Ohio, an Intelligent Community

CIO Gary Cavin says it's a cornerstone of his city's success.

September 22, 2015

Want to Hire Millennials? Keep an Open Mind

Millennials may have different expectations than the employees they replace.

September 17, 2015

Data Center Sharing Grows in Ohio

Ohio’s largest county is latest to move servers to state data center.

September 2, 2015

What Do the Best Government Websites of 2015 Have in Common?

Winning sites in the 2015 Best of the Web competition tend to use simple, high-image, low-text designs; prioritize accessibility and mobility; and start with a design philosophy that puts the user first.

September 2, 2015

New York Seeks to Close Gap Between IT Staff and Customers

New York’s executive deputy CIO discusses the state’s evolving workforce requirements.

September 2, 2015

New York Takes Platform-Centric Approach to Service Development

For New York, the platform approach has a number of advantages over traditional software development.

September 1, 2015

Public CIOs Know It’s All About Solutions

CIOs seek to evolve their agencies in the wake of coming retirements and changing technology.

August 28, 2015

Long Beach (Calif.) Evolves its IT Workforce, Platforms and Focus

Millennial workers without tech backgrounds and coding on their phones -- this isn't your father's IT shop.

August 28, 2015

State CIOs: Meet the Class of 2015

A dozen states appointed new CIOs this year and in late 2014 -- here’s a look who they are and how they’re settling in.

August 27, 2015

Los Angeles County Unlocks its Data

County CIO Rich Sanchez says data sharing and analysis are growing priorities for the nation's most populous county.

August 27, 2015

For Illinois CIO Hardik Bhatt, the Future is Now

Bhatt spent five years as Cisco’s Internet of Everything expert for local government, which gave him a front-row view of how governments worldwide are using the emerging Internet of Things to work smarter and more efficiently.

August 24, 2015

Minnesota CIO Tom Baden Brings a New Level of Service

Baden says it’s time for Minnesota’s central IT department to evolve.

August 19, 2015

New York State’s Maggie Miller Plans Bold Moves

In her new role — her first in the public sector — Miller says she’s determined to carry out the governor’s mandate to transform state IT and re-imagine government programs.

August 18, 2015

Relaunching Florida’s State Technology Office

CIO Jason Allison talks about restoring credibility and adding value through enterprise IT.

July 28, 2015

How Analytics Helps Minneapolis Make Smarter Daily Decisions

Data sharing and analysis platform gives employees access to data from across the city, along with new tools to crunch it.

July 20, 2015

Looking for What’s Next

Emerging technology like blockchain — bitcoin’s backbone — are on the horizon

July 9, 2015

2015 Survey Honors Most Innovative, Pioneering Digital Counties

In this year's survey, the Center for Digital Government recognizes 54 counties as adaptive IT leaders, collaborators and arbiters of the public trust.

July 6, 2015

CIOs Rethink the IT Department

IT chiefs react to looming retirements and tech changes.

June 10, 2015

What’s Next for Government Data Centers?

Public CIOs are deciding what to keep in-house and what to place in the cloud.

June 1, 2015

FirstNet: Still More Questions than Answers

State CIOs still need answers on the national public safety network.

May 20, 2015

Alaska Monitors 'Lights-Out' Data Center via the Cloud

CIO Jim Bates talks about how Alaska uses its private state-owned cloud, challenges and cloud computing's future.

May 2, 2015

State CIOs See Rapid Shift to the Cloud

Cost, pressure and business demands are pushing states toward hosted infrastructure and apps.

April 29, 2015

State CIOs Seek Help on Cyber, Answers on FirstNet

NASCIO members will lobby federal officials on state IT concerns this week.

April 1, 2015

A Great Time for Gov Tech

Gov tech takes center stage.

March 24, 2015

Gov. Dan Malloy

Connecticut

March 24, 2015

Tim Robyn

CIO, Missouri

March 24, 2015

Kevin Counihan

Director and CEO, HealthCare.gov

March 16, 2015

Open Data and the Power of Engagement

Governments don’t need to figure out open data on their own.

March 15, 2015

CIOs in Transition

Veteran CIOs offer advice on how to hit the ground running.

March 10, 2015

Better Budgets Spark Growing Tech Activity

Rebounding from recession, states and localities launch a wide range of system upgrades.

March 2, 2015

CIO Mark VanOrden Discusses Utah's New Open Data Portal

Utah is aiming to have all state and local open data online by December 2016

February 27, 2015

3 Tips for Incoming IT Leaders

Veteran CIOs offer advice on how to hit the ground running.

February 20, 2015

California Works to Grow Private Cloud Customer Base

With rates tied to customer volume, adding users is key to success for the state’s CalCloud service.

February 13, 2015

Is Open Data Running Out of Steam?

City experts say better community partnerships could reinvigorate "check box" transparency.

January 30, 2015

2015 State of the State Addresses: Is Technology on the Agenda?

To find technology in this year’s speeches, you often need to read between the lines.

January 14, 2015

Bigger Data and Smaller Dollars

Dollars may be short, but data is everywhere.

December 17, 2014

Year in Review: Making Sense of 2014

2014 may not have been the year, but there are definitive signs that we’re pointed in the right direction.

December 17, 2014

2014: Big Year for Wearables

Plus, Howard County, Md., launches a CISO-in-Residence program and NIST releases version 1.0 of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure.

December 17, 2014

Mixed Messages on Mobile

Plus, wireless carriers face end-of-year FCC deadline, Los Angeles launches a $1 million innovation fund and a revamped app in Fairfax County, Va., gives citizens access to crime data.

December 4, 2014

Confronting Tech Developments Nimbly, Collaboratively and Head-On

Cities can let potentially disruptive developments just happen to them, or they can embrace the change and figure out how to use it.

November 26, 2014

The Story Behind Connecticut’s Dramatic IT Improvement

State CIO Mark Raymond describes project funding and business transformation efforts.

November 13, 2014

2014 Digital Cities: Winners Focus on Innovation, Boosting Transparency and Privacy

In this year's Digital Cities Survey, top cities recognize the value of technology, empower their tech leaders and use new ideas to make life better for everyone who lives there.

November 11, 2014

A Time of Transition

For public CIOs, change comes with the territory.

November 6, 2014

Tony Parham on Starting Up the Massachusetts Government Innovation Office

Massachusetts' first GIO discusses open data and the evolution of his office.

November 5, 2014

Election 2014: Assessing the Fate of State CIOs

With 36 governorships up for election, the fate of many state IT leaders hangs in the balance. Here’s what we know.

November 3, 2014

Honoring the Best of the Web

This year's top-ranked state and local websites for digital information and services.

October 10, 2014

Cybersecurity Hits the Boardroom

State CIOs and CISOs rank their top priorities.

October 3, 2014

How Does the Cloud Change Cybersecurity?

Texas Chief Information Security Officer Brian Engle talks about how the cloud and the Internet of Things are impacting cybersecurity.

September 30, 2014

States Play Catch-Up on Open Data

Complexity has slowed statewide efforts, but CIOs are launching new initiatives.

September 29, 2014

Data Discussion Dominates NASCIO Day One

State CIOs wrestle with big data, open data and overwhelming complexity.

September 29, 2014

Digital States Survey: Which States Are the Best of the Best?

Idaho and Connecticut take home "most improved" honors in the 2014 Digital States Survey, while other states are singled out for technology success in specific program areas.

August 14, 2014

Public Workers and the Changing Nature of Work

Governments and workers will need to plan for a more sophisticated workplace.

August 1, 2014

A Cloud-First, Mobile-First World

State and local agencies are harnessing the cloud in new and creative ways.

July 22, 2014

Montana CIO Discusses BYOD, Security

Ron Baldwin talks about securing employees' mobile devices in the workplace.

June 13, 2014

Which States and Cities Have Chief Data Officers?

Ranks of government CDOs grow as agencies implement analytics.

May 27, 2014

CIOs Await E-Rate Changes

The FCC plans to update the 20-year-old technology program for schools to streamline the application process and refocus on broadband.

May 23, 2014

Show Me the Money …

An increase in government spending does not necessarily mean an increase in IT spending.

May 9, 2014

How Utah State Government Uses Wearable Tech

Also, transforming procurement and learning from HIX are topics for NASCIO day two.

May 8, 2014

NASCIO Seeks Stronger State-Federal Action on Cybersecurity

Maine internship program copes with the ‘silver tsunami.’

May 1, 2014

A Global View of Technology

Governments worldwide share many of the same challenges and are using technology to address them.

April 2, 2014

Los Angeles Wants Ideas on Combined Gigabit Fiber and Free Wi-Fi Network

City may link community broadband project with huge IT privatization plan.

March 31, 2014

Most Schools Don’t Teach Computer Science

Failure to teach students even basic theory behind how computer technology works has several implications—none of them positive. That’s the motivation behind a new push to boost computer learning in public schools.

March 31, 2014

A Step Toward Better Cloud Purchasing

Government leaders and vendors meet to talk about bringing procurement into the cloud era.

March 24, 2014

CIOs Battle Funding and Staffing Challenges 

And Los Angeles and Baltimore are poised for new broadband projects.

March 24, 2014

Los Angeles County CIO Improves Communication, Deploys Enterprise Services

CIO Richard Sanchez says one of his first challenges was coaxing 34 very large and very independent departments to collaborate among themselves and with the central IT department.

March 17, 2014

Open Data Policies in State and Local Government (Interactive Map)

See which state and local governments have made their open data promises official.

March 4, 2014

A Little Neighborly Competition Can Help Reduce Water Usage

Allowing drought-plagued Californians to see how much water their neighbors use inspired customers to consume 5 percent less.

March 1, 2014

Are You Paying Attention to FirstNet?

The national public safety network needs state input.

February 27, 2014

New Mexico CIO Shares Views on Enterprise Services

Darryl Ackley discusses the evolving IT workforce.

February 26, 2014

How San Francisco Does Innovation: 5 Tips Your City Can Use

Deputy Chief Innovation Officer Shannon Spanhake shared some advice based on the San Francisco experience to a rapt crowd at the California CIO Academy.

February 25, 2014

Photo of the Week - Government Execs Give Survival Tips

A panel of state and local government executives at the California Public CIO Academy discuss communicating bad news and hiring millennials.

February 25, 2014

Jason Murphey -- 2014 GT Top 25 Winner

Oklahoma state representative

February 21, 2014

Introducing the 2014 GT Top 25

Public-sector leaders who are reshaping government operations for the better.

February 10, 2014

Changes for the New Year

Though we're reducing the number of print issues this year, we remain committed to upholding the magazine's tradition of credible, high-quality coverage.

February 3, 2014

Government Needs to Rethink How It Attracts IT Talent

Most agencies can’t match private-sector pay, and governments can no longer depend on superior benefits packages as a recruiting tool.

January 2, 2014

Government Technology Trends to Watch in 2014

The top 3 tech policy trends that will demand attention from state and local leaders this year.

December 13, 2013

A Balancing Act for Public CIOs

Innovate, but don’t forget the basics.

December 4, 2013

2013 Year in Review -- CIOs' Views

State and local CIOs give their take on the biggest issues of 2013.

December 2, 2013

2013: The Year in Pictures

Highlights from 2013 caught on camera.

December 1, 2013

Inspiration for IT Leaders as We Head into 2014

One person can be the start of something big.

November 27, 2013

Arizona CIO Discusses Legacy ERP Replacement

Aaron Sandeen also talks about investment in staff training.

November 6, 2013

3 Stories That Will Inspire You to do Something Big (Column)

Re:public speakers illustrate that you should never discount the power of an individual with a good idea and the perseverance to see it through.

October 30, 2013

Embracing Disruption

Uber, Lyft and other members of the sharing economy are onto something.

October 22, 2013

Did Federal Contracting Process Cause Obamacare Woes?

Some say purchasing rules lock out important IT talent.

October 15, 2013

Why FirstNet Needs State CIOs

Day two of NASCIO conference covers public safety communications, BYOD and project funding.

October 14, 2013

Innovation Reigns at NASCIO Conference

State CIOs hear plenty about thinking outside the box.

October 10, 2013

Are State HIXs Making the Grade?

News reports have state-run health insurance marketplaces faring better than the federal portal, with some marketplaces enrolling thousands in health coverage.

October 8, 2013

Boston's New App Rewards Citizens for Reporting Problems

For cities searching for ways to use mobile technology effectively, Boston's latest app offers a case study on how to do it right.

September 18, 2013

A Tradition of Web Excellence

2013 Best of the Web survey results.

September 4, 2013

What CIOs Need to Achieve Their Top 3 Priorities

CIOs won’t get anywhere without close cooperation with political leaders and agency managers.

August 25, 2013

State and Local CIOs Have Advice for Industry

What government wants from IT vendors.

August 23, 2013

How to Use Gamification in Government

USC professor explains what gamification can — and can’t — do for your agency.

August 6, 2013

Industry Q&A: Splunk CIO on Big Data and Privacy

Splunk CIO Doug Harr explains why his company’s technology is moving out of the data center and into your everyday life.

August 5, 2013

"Best Fit Integrator" Awards Recognize Spirit of Public Service

Center for Digital Government event highlights private-sector contributions to government modernization.

August 1, 2013

When IT Projects Fail, Technology Often Isn’t to Blame

From the moment an IT project is launched, there’s political pressure from agencies to back off business changes that would deliver results.

July 2, 2013

Speeding Up IT Procurement

One of the surest ways to crush innovation is to run it through the typical government procurement process. Government purchasers have to act faster.

June 26, 2013

Disaster Recovery in Oklahoma

Technology can be critical to emergency response and recovery efforts.

June 18, 2013

CIO Michael Powell Discusses Maryland's Push for Big Data

State chief innovation officer says CitiStat and StateStat management programs helped pave the way.

June 9, 2013

It's Time for New Thinking

Feeding the growing demand for innovation in government.

June 7, 2013

Is There a Data Center in Your Future?

Yes, says Oracle’s Peter Doolan. But it’s likely to look very different from today.

June 5, 2013

Orange County’s ‘Textgate’ Scandal Shows Need for Texting Policies (Opinion)

Mobile technology is creating new ways for officials to violate public records laws. Orange County, Fla., learned that the hard way.

May 17, 2013

New York City Wants to Open its Checkbook (App)

The comptroller wants to give software behind its transparency site to other state and local governments, which he hopes will create a community of users that constantly adds improvements and develops new features.

May 3, 2013

Big Data in Maryland

Can big data lead to better understanding of critical issues like health care, crime and unemployment?

April 28, 2013

Investing in Talent (Opinion)

Attract good employees with a good work environment.

March 28, 2013

State and Local Economies Are on the Mend (Opinion)

Now is a great time for CIOs to sharpen their powers of persuasion.

March 12, 2013

Oklahoma Lawmakers, CIO Partner to Change the Face of Technology

The state's IT initiative promises to cut the cost of running IT in state government, and boost service levels by modernizing equipment and housing it in a state-of-the-art facility.

March 5, 2013

Online Registration Helped Increase California’s Youth Vote

If there was any doubt about citizen desire to register online, California’s one-month experience with it running up to the November general election erased it.

February 27, 2013

David Behen -- 2013 GT Top 25 Winner

CIO, Michigan

February 26, 2013

Saluting the Change Agents

Introducing Government Technology’s Top 25 for 2013.

February 5, 2013

International Tech Ideas Worth Importing

These best e-government practices aren't from this side of the pond.

January 30, 2013

Competition Is Everywhere

Living in a hyperconnected world means that your competition is everywhere.

January 2, 2013

3 Technology Issues to Ponder in 2013

Cybersecurity, drones and identity management will figure prominently this year.

December 14, 2012

2012 Year in Review: Government Data Centers

A look at how government data centers changed the way we work and live.

December 4, 2012

A Vote for Big Data (Opinion)

From the presidential campaign to law enforcement, big data aims to improve interaction for citizens.

December 4, 2012

Michigan’s Tech Trio Ready to Prove the Power of Good IT

Gov. Rick Snyder leads a tech-savvy team that aims to prove that strategic technology investments can both lower the cost of running government and make citizens happier with the services they receive.

November 21, 2012

Top 7 Tech Turkeys of 2012

Here's a look at some of our most disappointing stories of 2012.

October 31, 2012

Government Technology’s 25th Anniversary Issue

A look at the future of transportation, higher education, health care and public safety.

October 25, 2012

Massachusetts Struggles to Attract and Retain IT Employees

CIO John Letchford says of the state's 1,600 IT employees, only 32 are under the age of 30.

October 24, 2012

Consolidation Strengthens Virginia’s Cybersecurity Efforts

Virginia CIO Sam Nixon discusses cybersecurity challenges and new technology that is helping protect information.

October 24, 2012

Hawaii CIO Talks Island Broadband (VIDEO)

Sonny Bhagowalia discusses how the state plans to make 1 Gbps connectivity on the islands a reality.

October 18, 2012

Michigan’s John Nixon Named Governing Public Official of the Year

As budget director, Nixon has led the charge for strategic technology investments.

October 9, 2012

The Center for Internet Security Boosts Government Cybersecurity (VIDEO)

In the war on cybercrime, the nonprofit information sharing group may be state and local government’s secret weapon.

August 23, 2012

Putting the ‘I’ in CIO (Opinion)

CIOs are getting more innovative in sharing resources.

August 3, 2012

‘Footloose’ Moment Teaches IT Lessons in Roseville, Calif.

A rapidly spreading rumor about the city last year offers a cautionary tale for public officials who think social media has little to do with the business of governing.

June 29, 2012

2012: The Social Media Election? (Opinion)

Exploring how technologies are changing the way candidates outreach to voters and how voters choose candidates.

June 15, 2012

Public CIOs Can Help Attract Tech Incubators (Opinion)

Tech growth means public CIOs can play a role in drawing tech startups to local economies.

June 5, 2012

Lessons from Utah's Massive Data Breach (Opinion)

Utah's former CIO Steve Fletcher says cybersecurity is everyone's job.

June 4, 2012

Michigan Shows Why CIOs Need a Friend in the Budget Office (Opinion)

In too many instances, they aren’t on the same page — or even speaking the same language.

May 31, 2012

2 Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention to Social Media (Video)

Local IT leaders share practical uses for social media.

May 30, 2012

The Secret Ingredient of a Successful Health Benefits Exchange (VIDEO)

California’s point man for health IT standards and policies says one key component has little to do with technology.

May 16, 2012

Is Government Moving Fast Enough on Mobility and Apps? (VIDEO)

Exciting times are ahead in the mobility space, government CIOs say.

May 11, 2012

State CIOs Want More Federal Support on Cybersecurity (VIDEO)

The prospect of new federal cybersecurity legislation was a hot topic at the NASCIO Midyear Conference in Baltimore.

May 10, 2012

State and Local CIOs See the Future (VIDEO)

You might be surprised where top IT officials think technology is headed.

March 15, 2012

Texas Awards New Data Center Contracts

Three new multiyear deals, worth more than $1 billion, replace comprehensive IBM contract.

February 29, 2012

Milwaukee's Dynamic Duo

Nancy Olson, CIO, Milwaukee; and Laurie Panella, CIO, Milwaukee County, Wis.

February 28, 2012

Recognizing Public-Sector Excellence

Introducing Government Technology’s Top 25 for 2012

February 23, 2012

Are the Clouds Getting Clearer?

Will federal rules pave the way for states and localities to migrate to the cloud?

February 1, 2012

Attracting Skilled IT Workers to Public-Sector Jobs (Opinion)

Governments must learn to compete with private-sector perks.

November 13, 2011

Legacy Replacements Cause Headaches for CIOs

Modernizing enterprise systems proves to be a daunting task.

October 27, 2011

State CIOs Can’t Ignore Health IT

Health benefit exchanges are just part of what CIOs must take on in the near future.

September 29, 2011

Washington, D.C., CTO Discusses Google Apps, City Priorities

Rob Mancini talks about the future of the Apps for Democracy contest.

August 31, 2011

Disasters Highlight Need for Broadband First Responder Network

It’s time to build a national public safety network.

August 18, 2011

Federal CIO Needs a Broad View to Continue Collaboration (Opinion)

Maintaining and building on the momentum Vivek Kundra created for intergovernmental collaboration will be one key to the new federal CIO’s success.

July 6, 2011

State CIOs See Collaboration Breakthrough With Feds

More than 30 state CIOs were in Washington, D.C., in early May for the NASCIO Midyear Conference, and a delegation from the group held a highly productive meeting with members of the federal CIO council.

June 1, 2011

State and Local Governments Keep Saving Amid Slow Economic Growth

As the economy slowly recovers, CIOs still work to cut costs.

May 12, 2011

Cloud Computing Meets Reality

Large-scale cloud deployments are moving forward despite difficulties.

February 17, 2011

William Pelgrin

President and CEO, Center for Internet Security

December 17, 2010

Delivering On Campaign Promises with Improved Government Services (Opinion)

CIOs need mayors’ and governors’ buy-in, and accountability structure to make transformation happen.

October 18, 2010

‘Gang of 7’ Big-City CIOs Partner to Share Information and Apps (Opinion)

2010 Digital States Survey recognizes IT use in state government.

March 1, 2010

Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor, Health and Human Services, New York City Kamal Bherwani, CIO, Human Services, New York City

Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor, Health and Human Services, New York City Kamal Bherwani, CIO, Human Services, New York City

May 26, 2009

Funding Rules Force Wasteful Government IT Spending, State CIOs Say

Technology leaders seek changes in spending rules for federal grant funds to encourage data sharing and enterprise standards.

February 7, 2007

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota; Scott Brener, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota; Scott Brener, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

February 5, 2007

Janet Napolitano, Governor, Arizona; Chris Cummiskey, CIO, Arizona

Janet Napolitano, Governor, Arizona; Chris Cummiskey, CIO, Arizona

June 13, 2002

High-Tech Association Defends CMAS

The Information Technology Association of America is worried that CMAS is being unfairly targeted as a result of the Oracle scandal in California.

June 4, 2002

Running the Numbers

State ROI programs attempt to quantify the benefits of e-government investments.

April 26, 2002

Pasco Police Adopt Wireless Report Solution

In a move that's expected to save tens of thousands of dollars annually, police officers in Pasco, Wash., will soon begin wirelessly transmitting electronic incident report forms from their squad cars to department headquarters.

April 16, 2002

Pulling IT Together

Agencies take an integrated approach to service delivery.

April 16, 2002

Bidding War

Chipmaker AMD pushes procurement changes designed to challenge Intel's dominance.

April 16, 2002

Erasing Lines

A group government project is sowing the seeds for intergovernmental cooperation.

April 16, 2002

Taking Care of Business

State and local CIOs assume greater roles in economic development.

April 16, 2002

Group Project

Federal and state sources will pump funds into communications interoperability, but money isn't the only factor in success.

October 2, 2001

Top of the Heap

California and New York City take Best of the Web honors.

October 1, 2001

Stealth Reengineering

For some agencies its implement first, ask questions later.

August 31, 2001

Cool Change

Preparing your workforce is key to successful IT installations.

August 31, 2001

Altogether Different

California is proving teamwork can help it act like an enterprise.

August 1, 2001

Easy Street

DMVs pioneered online government and now the agencies and their constituents are reaping the rewards.

July 18, 2001

Out Of The Shadows

ERP leaves the back office and emerges as an economic development tool.

July 18, 2001

Bullying For Spectrum

Spectrum woes hobble introduction of advanced applications.

June 11, 2001

Privacy Matters

Some say if government agencies dont develop and publish privacy policies, the public may lose confidence in e-government.

May 6, 2001

Security Blanket

Public Key Infrastructure unlocks e-government potential.

March 29, 2001

Defining the Divide

With access on the rise, policy-makers confront deeper questions.

March 3, 2001

South Rising

Kentuckys bold tech reforms pick up speed.

February 10, 2001

Breaking The Access Barrier

While government hails the internet and automated information systems as a means for improving service delivery and boosting internal efficiency, information technology represents a double-edged sword for Americans with disabilities.

January 15, 2001

Dollars & Sense

Several States Are attempting to overhaul funding for enterprise IT projects.

December 12, 2000

This Space for Rent

So far, only a few jurisdictions have accepted advertisements on their Web sites, but more will follow. Is the risk worth the reward?

December 12, 2000

South Rising

Virginias IT agenda gets down to business.

November 30, 2000

South Rising | Virginia's IT agenda gets down to business.

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles exploring IT initiatives in a handful of progressive southern states. This month, Government Technology takes an in-depth look at Virginia's effort to position itself as a leader in the Internet economy.

November 6, 2000

South Rising

North Carolinas IT explosion rests on a solid foundation.

October 30, 2000

WASHINGTON MAKES A DIGITAL STATEMENT

Washington retained its title as the nations most technically advanced state, ranking first in the Digital State survey for the third year in a row.

October 30, 2000

WASHINGTON MAKES A DIGITAL STATEMENT

Washington retained its title as the nations most technically advanced state, ranking first in the Digital State survey for the third year in a row.