Colin Wood

former staff writer

Colin Wood wrote for Government Technology and Emergency Management from 2010 through most of 2016.

Decline in funding and the absence of a leader have the open government advocacy nonprofit searching for new partners and a new identity.
Results of the 2016 Digital States Survey indicate that the effort states are putting into innovation, collaboration and aligning their investments with citizens' priorities has never been higher.
The predictive modeling tool was created by a public-private team of coders and data scientists and funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies' Innovation Team program.
The goal of the group is to share such things so city leaders can use them to make things happen.
Gregory Touhill, a retired brigadier general and deputy assistant secretary of cybersecurity and communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been named as the first federal CISO.
Oregon is the fourth state to give its police access to AWS Cloud.
Two winning teams were selected, and will get an opportunity to see their ideas come to life and improve the workforce in Virginia.
On Sept. 6, David De Vries, deputy CIO for the Department of Defense, was named the department's new CIO.
Modern technology is generating data that allows criminal justice to add shades of gray to what has long been viewed as a black and white issue.
Modern technology is generating data that allows criminal justice to add shades of gray to what has long been viewed as a black and white issue.
The new festival, called South by South Lawn, is intended to serve as a platform for the nation's foremost innovators and creators.
This year’s best government websites shared in common a simple vision of user-centric content, a desire to iterate and collaborate more quickly than in years past, and to watch the market for the latest trends and standards.
Modern technology is generating data that allows criminal justice to add shades of gray to what has long been viewed as a black and white issue.
The CISO has one of the most difficult jobs in a given organization, because cybersecurity is evolving quickly, and with each new technology or product introduced, 10,000 new potential vulnerabilities arise.
The upgrade will give the state a new foundation for Medicaid, and provide government leaders with information in near-real time that allows for better decision-making.
Replacements for Chief Innovation Officer Ted Smith and Theresa Reno-Weber, the city’s chief of performance and technology, have already been named.
The state's health information exchange is seeking the certification to ensure that clinical information is protected, but not all stakeholders feel it's worth the effort.
A series of new business ideas have been floating around for at least a decade, but the maturation of data science and Internet of Things technologies paired with a popular mobile game has government officials taking augmented reality seriously.
The portal will make government more accountable, modernize their systems by creating a central repository of data where other agencies’ federated data can be posted
The First Responder Network Authority announced the reappointment of three board members to an additional three-year term.
Smartphones are everywhere, but reception isn't.
Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST is charged with promoting competition in the private sector while advancing innovation that serves the public.
The new "Chief of Information Assurance” will be responsible for proactively identifying, protecting, detecting, reacting and recovering from advanced cyberthreats.
Improving the status quo and scaling it for maximum impact falls within the purview of the chief innovation officer.
For many, civic tech is the bridge between government’s mission and modern technology’s potential.
The U.S. Court of Appeals told the Federal Communications Commission it was overstepping its powers in allowing municipalities to ignore state laws prohibiting public broadband rollouts.
This year's winners demonstrate through their projects a willingness to adapt as circumstance dictates and use the available data to choose the most logical path forward.
At the intersection of the open data movement and a growing Internet of Things, augmented reality promises to deliver information and enrich daily life more seamlessly than technology ever has before.
According to an official blog post introducing the new official, Krucoff will lead a team of 26 employees who worked together previously in an unofficial capacity as they were spread across the enterprise.
This cohort is the first step toward bridging government and the vast ocean of private-sector ideas.