David Raths

contributing writer
COVID-19 proved even to skeptics that a lot of government business can be done from anywhere. So what happens to all the physical spaces that cities and states invested in to house their workforce?
Patch management is a cornerstone to information security in today's highly digitized environment. So, why is it still such a vulnerability, and how are some IT organizations approaching the issue systematically?
As they grapple with security and data access, Utah, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Indiana explain how they are leveraging identity and access management to achieve their single sign-on goals for both staff and citizens.
We talked to three leading startups about getting started, gaining ground and going forward in gov tech.
State contracts are undergoing big changes as agile development takes root.
As outside forces reshape how IT interacts with government agencies, the role of CIO must evolve. But how?
A look at some of the telltale signs that could project how the Trump administration will proceed.
As the number of state and local CDOs grows, a newly released white paper identifies some common best practices for the position.
Standardization, training, certification and recognition are all part of increasing professionalization.
While FirstNet gets $7 billion, next-gen 911 gets $150 million from the feds.
If there is one potentially positive side effect of the situation, it could be that all the media attention shines a light on the larger water infrastructure problems the U.S. faces.
If there is one potentially positive side effect of the situation, it could be that all the media attention shines a light on the larger water infrastructure problems the U.S. faces.
Even though many EMS agencies have adopted electronic patient care reporting software, those systems use different data standards than the electronic health records (EHRs) used by hospitals, making interoperability difficult.
California EMS agencies pilot solutions with health information exchanges.
This network in the Pacific Northwest not only links data for police officers in the field, it also provides a common platform for jails, computer-aided dispatch centers and district attorneys’ offices.
Is security the next as-a-service offering you’ll be sending to the cloud?
Emergency management agencies are beginning to work on how to incorporate social media into operations to improve situational awareness for responders
An experiment helps responders integrate social media into disaster response.
Examples across the spectrum prove that leading-edge technology is spilling into the public sector today.
Most state governments continue to have trouble with the implementation of Medicaid Management Information Systems, but some are starting to take different approaches.
How does a new CIO gain credibility in the statehouse?
Greater climate variability means regions of the country can expect to see new types of human health hazards. Here’s what you should know.
Policy and legal issues prove more challenging than technological ones but southern Illinois counties prevail.
Agile development -- where software projects are broken into short sprints -- isn't as easy to implement in government as one might expect. Here are the key impediments and how CIOs are working to overcome them.
Policy and legal issues prove more challenging than technological ones but southern Illinois counties prevail.
The best-performing tech incubators collect client outcome data more often and for longer periods of time than their peers, while most high-achieving incubators are nonprofit models, and public-sector support contributes to program success.
If cities don’t take charge of their own fate for high-speed Internet, they could be waiting years to get fiber infrastructure in their community.
Health Datapalooza panelists describe work-arounds they have developed to get the granular, neighborhood-level data they need.
Because state governments give less funding to corrections each year, IT support at prisons lacking -- and uptime with telemedicine is crucial, which is why the state's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services chose a cloud-based system.
Increasingly CIOs and budget directors are finding that they need to be on the same wavelength to make the case for IT investments.