Andrew Westrope is a staff writer for Government Technology. Before that, he was a reporter and editor at community newspapers for seven years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in physiology from Michigan State University and lives in Northern California.
A structural overhaul of CivicPlus’ old platforms, Engage 6 allows local governments to create content in one space and share it automatically across any other separate platforms or devices used by citizens.
Rich data, qualitative feedback, smarter maps and involved citizens lead to more successful projects and an ever-evolving platform, according to the citizen engagement company based in Boulder, Colo.
Cisco’s platform makes its first foray into 911 response through a partnership with Carbyne, allowing call centers to collect data from both 911 callers and government-owned Internet of Things devices.
The former Alaska CISO and Navy security specialist will head up cybersecurity operations for America’s fifth-largest city, drawing on experience with security operations centers, team building and program development.
Free maps of physical curb assets such as signs, paint lines and fire hydrants are available for neighborhoods in six cities, with more to come. Coord wants this to be a resource for urban planners and others.
Accela, Esri, Google, Microsoft and five others will be giving marketing advice, business development resources and mentorship to the 22 startups currently involved with STiR’s 16-week cohort, which concludes in May.
The public safety dispatch and records management company adds Callyo to its growing list of integrated partners, which also includes SPIDR Tech, Carbyne and RapidSOS.
Twenty startups, offering everything from drone surveillance to data analytics, communications, firearm sensors and X-ray software, will show off their wares for first responders at 10 free conferences through the year.
With FirstNet’s designated network in all 50 states and dozens of apps available in its catalog, the niche market for first responders originally envisioned by the 9/11 Commission has come to fruition.
Vehicle titles, birth and death certificates, tax credits and vehicle tags are the focus of four subsidiaries under Ownum, a holding company trying to make paperless blockchain solutions for government processes.
According to the former chief digital officer of Boston, one of the nation’s most ahead-of-the-curve cities in digital technology, the key to the future of high-tech government is cultural transformation.
Just one year old, Populus has raised $3.85 million to date and says it’s been enlisting a new client every week. Its platform collects data from shared scooters, bikes and cars to give to city planners.
In the midst of turnover and consolidations, Alaska’s Office of Information Technology is being led by a veteran of several state departments. Exactly what he has planned for state IT remains to be seen.
The new platform hopes to ease the workload for parole officers and inform smarter responses to parolee behavior by automating communications, notifications, data collection and other aspects of the probation process.
Silicon Valley’s gain is the Twin Cities-area’s loss as a respected project leader and strategic planner joins San Jose to tag team new projects with CIO Rob Lloyd. Jerry Driessen will serve as assistant CIO.
Despite announcing the move in November, Jonathan Reichental has turned down the offer from Oracle in favor of starting his own business. Oracle, meanwhile, is still searching for somebody to fill the position.
A partnership between two applications for law enforcement will move 911 dispatch services to the cloud, allowing responders to receive more data from connected devices and set up impromptu call centers as needed.
The company’s CEO cites restructuring while Cleveland media report the company is going out of business. An investor in the company said a 2018 acquisition might have created cash burn problems.
The former GovTech 100 company is still adding clients and functionality in an increasingly crowded market for government permitting software. Their bet to stand out includes simplicity and speed of deployment.
By combining some of the top SaaS providers in their respective fields with the clout and resources of a publicly traded company, GTY hopes to corner the market for widespread government adoption of cloud software.
Meet Chris DeRusha, Michigan's new chief security officer — a former White House adviser who has been working for the state for about a year. DeRusha got his start under CIO David DeVries, who has since stepped down.
As the San Francisco-based company tries to simplify and democratize the process of obtaining permits, it plans to open its platform and make its data and APIs accessible to potential clients and innovators.
A mobile app sends 911 a message with location and other personal data from connected IoT devices, automatically giving responders information in place of the user making a phone call.
Unisys, the Pennsylvania-based digital transformation company, has now released cloud transition software for the two biggest cloud companies, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, betting on managed services.
The company adds environmental health to its growing list of civic applications — which already included marijuana regulation, among other things — touting research and interoperability as keys to emerging topics.
As an add-on or standalone product, ProudCity Meetings aims to fill a simple niche overlooked by larger software providers: a public meeting tool for small governments that can’t afford huge enterprise systems.
CP Connect works with any online CMS or other communications channel of a citizen’s choice, including phone, text, email, social media or other websites.
Former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is now with a company called One Concern, whose existing tools for earthquakes and floods, and a third in the works for wildfires, create highly detailed maps of possible damage.
The merger between a global tech industry advocate and a locally focused professional development group will bring new resources to government IT decision-makers, with an early emphasis on counties.
One of the largest public-administration software providers, CentralSquare, has absorbed a new tool to help government clients address crumbling infrastructure with asset management software.
A former state comptroller and VP of fiscal affairs for the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Douglas Murdock is set to take over leadership of the state IT department from Todd Nacapuy, who stepped down to enter the private sector.
The New York-based procurement platform sends RFPs to a database of more than 100,000 vendors, most of which are new to the gov tech market, in an effort to ramp up the government's options.
David DeVries helped Michigan launch a statewide ERP system, move the state’s computers to Windows 10 and replace several legacy systems for multiple agencies. Now, with a new governor inbound, he's stepping down.
Gary Kovacs, who has held senior executive positions at AVG Technologies, Mozilla, Adobe and others, hopes to usher the government software company into a new era with speed and adaptability.
A new partnership between the software developer UrbanFootprint and a conservation group could help city planners and others decide where and how to build with minimal impact to natural environments.
As a police officer, detective, undercover officer, intelligence analyst and information officer of various departments over decades, Lonbom navigated the push toward more data-driven, collaborative government.
Exiting Chief Information Officer Suma Nallapati will return to the company where she started her IT career as a programmer in 1997, this time as its chief digital officer overseeing application delivery and digital strategy implementation.
Having spearheaded across-the-board upgrades for public tech in the city of Palo Alto, Jonathan Reichental will join Oracle as its global industries solution leader for gov tech.
Like it did for Sonoma County, Calif., after the Santa Rosa fire in 2017, the digital government platform was able to launch a customizable portal for evacuation, shelter, donation and other info in a matter of days.
The online platform pulls data so officials can make better decisions about how to prepare for, and respond to, disasters. It's working with Kansas City, Mo., to find neighborhoods at the greatest risk of fire.
Two people who worked on Illinois' project to vet blockchain for government uses have started their own company, aimed at solving the fundamental problem they kept running into in government: identity management.
The merger, announced Friday, includes continued support for the acquired company's software for administering the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and is intended to accommodate new growth and more clients.
The data analytics company’s new software suites align problem diagnosis, countermeasure options and design. They also have a tool to expedite information sharing, to cut down on FOIA response time.
As much activity happens on the sides of streets every day, it's not easy to log the features of a curb. So a company backed by Sidewalk Labs — a subsidiary of Google's parent company, Alphabet — is looking to crowdsource the information with a new mobile app.
A text or a ping preceding lights and sirens could save lives.
RADAR helps users document damage and qualify for government assistance.
The cloud-based data platform aims to make record-keeping on close-call incidents easier for law enforcement.
ClearGov Budgets hopes to wean small governments off spreadsheets.