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David Raths

Contributing Writer

David Raths is a contributing writer for Government Technology magazine.

Federal funding to help governments recover from pandemic-related losses is in no short supply, but state and local agencies must find new ways to track the flow of grant dollars and get the money where it’s needed.
More and more states are rolling out digital driver’s licenses, and experts see that trend continuing as federal standards take shape and citizens embrace an improved government experience.
CDO Carlos Rivero explains how he aligns his priorities with the CIO’s, how COVID-19 accelerated Virginia’s data governance strategy and how his time with the Federal Transit Administration informs state-level work.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive move to telework for government workers and opened up new avenues for hackers to infiltrate systems — and it’s a situation that’s lasting longer than anyone expected.
In the fourth annual Government Experience Awards, winning jurisdictions proved that in the face of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to bring vital services to communities with innovative digital tools.
‘Double-burdened counties’ have both poor health outcomes and low broadband penetration, making connectivity a priority. High-speed Internet creates access to telehealth services for preventive and critical care.
From hurricanes to wildfires, emergency events are getting more destructive and more deadly. States, counties and cities are finding ways to reach a mobile population where they are with the vital information they need.
Partnerships with nonprofits and foundations drive city innovation.
An in-depth look at five interactive websites that offer fresh views of data.
Douglas County, Colo., is working to find better ways of sharing data both with the public and between government offices.