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Brian Heaton

Brian Heaton was a writer for Government Technology magazine from 2011 to mid-2015.

CIO, Oakland, California
CIO, Austin, Texas
Founding Director, Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy
Open data legislation shows no sign of slowing down. Here’s where new laws can be expected in 2015.
New Jersey fights online threats with a dedicated cybersecurity unit.
CIOs are rethinking the hiring process as they seek leaders to replace an aging IT workforce.
In the future, behavioral data and clues from virtual interactions may help cops stop bad guys before they've even drawn up a plan -- like the 2002 blockbuster Minority Report.
City uses electromagnetic technology to scan for pipe damage while keeping water service up and running.
St. Paul will be the first city in Minnesota to share email services with the state under its new Microsoft Office 365 cloud platform.
Controversial ruling may increase police workload and lead to safety risks.