Patrick Groves

Staff Writer

Patrick Groves is a staff writer for Government Technology. Previously, he worked for five years at newspapers in Washington state, Idaho, Florida and Northern California. He has a Bachelor’s degree in communication from Washington State University and lives in Northern California.

June 14, 2019

Samir Saini Resigns as NYC CIO, Leaves for Private Sector

Saini tendered his resignation as New York City's IT Commissioner and CIO June 13. The former Atlanta CIO was tapped to lead the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications in January 2018.

June 13, 2019

Oklahoma Opens Its Finances to Increase Transparency

OpenGov-designed Oklahoma Checkbook provides users with an accounting of state expenditures and fulfills one of the governor's campaign promises to strengthen transparency and accountability.

June 11, 2019

Rhode Island RFP Has Long List of Uses for Blockchain

Rhode Island officials are looking to the private sector to help them become the first state to implement blockchain technology across multiple agencies, thereby increasing government efficiency in several areas.

June 10, 2019

North Dakota Plans Statewide Drone Air Traffic Control

An unmanned aircraft network would allow drones to be operated beyond visual line of sight using both radar and radio transmissions. State leaders believe it could prove to be an economic boon for the state.

June 7, 2019

Arkansas Cabinet Shakeup Will Benefit IT Efforts, CIO Says

A transformation two years in the making is about to change Gov. Asa Hutchinson's cabinet and state government as a whole. CIO Yessica Jones says the shift should make it easier to drive IT projects forward.

June 6, 2019

An Open Source Program Aims to Help Idaho Shore Up Cyberdefenses

Idaho's Incident Response Program will be implemented statewide via WebEOC for state agencies and local governments to identify cyberthreats in a standardized and quantifiable format.

May 31, 2019

Freshly Inked Deal to Provide Rural Delaware with Broadband

The Department of Technology and Information signed a contract with Maryland-based broadband company Bloosurf to expand broadband access to 127,000 rural residents and businesses.

May 30, 2019

The Threat of Decentralization Gone, Oklahoma IT Realigns

Not all legislation is written with the intention of having it signed into law. Occasionally, it’s meant to serve as a lever to align lawmakers and state agencies. In Oklahoma, that’s just what it did.

May 29, 2019

Nebraska's Long Haul to Implement Next-Generation 911

The Public Service Commission and its contractor are working to gather experts to address key obstacles to the rollout of statewide next-generation 911.

May 28, 2019

Henderson, Nev., CIO Laura Fucci to Retire from City Service

Fucci, a Henderson native, acknowledges the hard work and many successes of the city's IT department staff as she prepares to retire from her post May 30.

May 24, 2019

Georgia Hosts Inaugural Cyber Dawg Summit at New Center

Held earlier this month, the event is expected to be the first of many uniting key players in Georgia's cybersecurity scene to test and refine their plans for dealing with threats like ransomware.

May 22, 2019

Seattle Tech Chief Dismisses 14 Directors, Middle Managers

Chief Technology Officer Saad Bashir is following through with his promises to reduce red tape and improve processes and structures within the Seattle Information Technology Department, starting with staff realignment.

May 21, 2019

Wyoming Agencies Work to Update 30-Year-Old Statewide System

Wyoming Department of Transportation estimates the cost to replace the Revenue Information System at around $68 million over the next decade. State agencies are in the initial phases of weighing all of the options.

May 15, 2019

Single Sign-On Tool Streamlines Benefits in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions went live with a new system that requires users to sync existing accounts for an improved experience accessing unemployment services.