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Julia Edinger

Staff Writer


Julia Edinger is a staff writer for Government Technology. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Toledo and has since worked in publishing and media. She's currently located in Southern California.

April 16, 2021

Philadelphia Uses Innovation Fund to Inspire Agencies to Take Action

To encourage city agencies to reimagine and transform their internal and public-facing services, Philadelphia, Penn., has established an accessible and flexible innovation grant process.

April 15, 2021

What’s New in Civic Tech: USDS Admin Stepping Down in April

Plus, Maryland lawmakers have approved the creation of a new state digital equity office, the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance has launched a new pandemic recovery innovation challenge, and more.

April 7, 2021

Could Regulating Social Media Companies Fix the Internet?

A congressional hearing last month took up the sticky issue of when and how to hold companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter accountable for misinformation. Lawmakers are now faced with a regulatory maze.

April 7, 2021

North Dakota Takes Multipronged Approach to Cybersecurity

The North Dakota Information Technology Department is focusing on several new initiatives to increase cybersecurity across government agencies as well as for the individuals they serve.

April 1, 2021

Two Cities Share How AI Is Improving Their Water Utilities

As local water departments look to modernize their infrastructure with available technology, several cities are already laying out a model that utilizes artificial intelligence.

March 29, 2021

Humanizing Government Is a Public Outreach Superpower

Government agencies of all sorts had to adapt their public communication strategies to address the public health crisis of COVID-19. Those who did so with a human approach found a lasting connection with their audiences.

March 26, 2021

Drawing a Line Between Internet Trolls and the First Amendment

The Internet has become a breeding ground for trolls and comments that aren’t fit for public consumption. But what responsibility do government social media managers have in moderating this feedback on official channels?

March 24, 2021

The Case for Social Media Policies Has Never Been Stronger

Governments of all sizes have struggled to put boundaries around social media use, occasionally running into controversy and scandal. In today’s connected world, those with the logins need to play by a set of rules.

March 24, 2021

Kansas City District Turns to VR to Keep Students Engaged

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has partnered with OmniLife VR to bring educational virtual reality technology into its classrooms, with the goal of creating new learning experiences and keeping kids engaged.

March 19, 2021

Rhode Island and Google Deliver Virtual Career Center

The novel coronavirus pandemic left many across the state of Rhode Island unemployed and seeking work in 2020, so a unique solution was born: a partnership that would modernize and simplify the search for a job.

March 17, 2021

Pittsburgh Partners With Google Cloud for Government

Pittsburgh’s partnership with Google Cloud is in the early stages of changing how the city’s 19 departments store, analyze and protect data while boosting the services staff can offer to residents.

March 16, 2021

Will the Microsoft, SolarWinds Breaches Change Gov IT?

Following the high-profile cyber attacks involving Microsoft and SolarWinds, government agencies are taking a closer look at the risks posed by third-party vendors and how they respond to incidents like these.

March 15, 2021

Indiana Single Sign-On Portal Clears Adoption Milestone

Access Indiana has seen appreciable growth in 2021. Now about 400,000 users look to the portal to connect to a variety of government services via a secure system that only requires one set of login credentials.

March 12, 2021

Indiana’s Hoosier Talent Network Folds AI into the Job Search

The Hoosier Talent Network, built out of a partnership between the state of Indiana and Eightfold AI, will help jobseekers find fitting employment with a little help from artificial intelligence.

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