September 2017

Agile Acquisitions: Rethinking Public-Sector Purchasing

State contracts are undergoing big changes as agile development takes root.

3 Strategies for Procurement Success

Departments are exploring solutions that bring creativity, flexibility and agility to procurement.

11 Ways to Speed Up Government Procurement

Buying with public money is difficult by design, but are there fair ways to fix it?

Products

Chromebook Flip Screen Rotates 360 Degrees and Is Designed for Education

Plus, Toshiba's e-STUDIO4508LP hybrid copier is able to print erasable as well as standard documents, and Acer’s Predator Triton 700 ultrathin notebook is prime for gamers.

Departments

Washington Bridges the Gap Between IT and Business

The Technology Business Management Program helps the state look at IT through a business lens to effectively communicate the services it provides.

Getting Smarter about RFPs

We look at a few companies working to help government get better at purchasing.

Automation Beyond the Physical: AI in the Public Sector

26 ways artificial intelligence is, or could, help government do its job.

Point of View

Paying for It

The road to modernizing public-sector procurement.

4 Questions

Connecticut CIO Mark Raymond on the Governor's Cybersecurity Initiative and Moving to the Cloud Without a Budget

As leader of the state's Bureau of Enterprise Systems, Raymond talked to GT about his approach to IT.

Data Points

Building the Learning City

Networks of smart cities will help make the most of data-driven governing.

Signal:Noise

Pokemon Go Challenge Brings Civic Tech to Citizens

Boston's Participatory Pokemon Go program engaged citizens and helped spur policy discussions about our augmented, smart future.

GovGirl on Social

Should Your Agency Do Social Media Training?

Why governments aren't doing it — and why they should.

Becoming Data Smart

Boosting Engagement by Gamifying Government

Nudging resident behavior through friendly competition can encourage participation in activities with social value, while simultaneously improving people's relationship with government.

Spectrum

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.

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