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Ashley Silver

Ashley Silver is a staff writer for Government Technology. She holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Montevallo and a graduate degree in public relations from Kent State University. Silver is also a published author with a wide range of experience in editing, communications and public relations.

States are allocating money from the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program toward training, multifactor authentication work and encouraging a move to .gov domains. But funding is currently set to run out in 2025.
The co-author of a new book suggests that when technology, data and collective effort converge, government, the tech industry and higher education can tackle major challenges while bringing a new generation into the workforce.
A University at Albany research team conducted a study on how 22 state government agencies are harnessing chatbot technology, uncovering valuable insights into the challenges faced and lessons learned.
Mental health, climate and workforce are at the core of a complex cluster of issues confronting lawmakers in this year.
The U.S. General Services Administration has chosen to collaborate with four states to pilot a text notification platform geared toward enhancing internal and external communication surrounding federal benefits services.
In a discussion about the near future, the writers and editors at Governing walk through the legislative issues to keep an eye on this year. Technology, budget and transportation top the list.
Over the past year, the state’s IT journey has been propelled by an emphasis on system modernization, digital government services and strategies to integrate emerging technologies.
The relationship between government agencies and the companies they work with is key to successful outcomes for IT projects, so we asked state and local CIOs what they look for in a partner.
GovTech 100 companies are likely to have an outsized role in making government better. Many now come with deep pockets thanks to investments from private equity.
With a new year underway, Georgia Technology Authority CIO Shawnzia Thomas is focused on keeping the pace the agency set in 2023. New technologies and initiatives promise to enhance citizen services and how the state does business.