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Andrew Adams

Data Reporter

Andrew Adams is a data reporter for Government Technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Jennifer Ricker stepped down as secretary of the Department of Innovation and Technology on Monday. As her deputy, Brandon Ragle, takes over the role, Ricker reflects on her time in the position.
CARES. ARPA. IIJA. These bills and more have put billions into the state and local government market. We break down the major federal funding packages and how they’re being put to use.
TikTok, the popular social video platform owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has been banned on government-owned devices in several states for security concerns. The latest governors to ban it are in North Carolina and Wisconsin.
Chief information officers sit at the top of each state's leadership and shape policy, purchasing decisions and hiring practices. Government Technology has analyzed data on hundreds of CIOs since 1994 to see what trends emerge.
As private-sector technology companies continue to announce layoffs, state and local government agencies looking for workers to bolster the public-sector workforce may be able to hire some of the skilled talent.
Many new governors and re-elected incumbents will now consider appointments to lead state departments. But an expert cautions IT leadership to resist the temptation to play politics as states’ power balance shifts.
Every state has a chief information officer to oversee state IT. Based on Government Technology’s analysis of hundreds of state CIOs going back to 1994, you can test how well you know the industry.
With gubernatorial elections in 36 states this November, some state CIOs may want to consider the implications of politics on their job prospects. The data suggests that elections can bring about changes in leadership.
The vast majority of states and local governments now offer open data in one form or another. Looking through the data sets on perhaps the most popular open data host, we found out what they’re publishing.
Russian-linked ransomware. Billions of dollars in cyber insurance. A growing workforce. Understanding the latest data on cybersecurity in the public sector is critical to establishing a secure and productive operation.