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David Raths

Contributing Writer

David Raths is a contributing writer for Government Technology magazine.

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.
‘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.
Accompanying important benefits of the switch from analog to digital, one challenge looms large: the increased risk of cyberattacks on 911 call centers.
Better health IT integration and rapid access to clinical and lab data are critical for evaluating persons under investigation during an outbreak.
Syndromic surveillance systems are becoming more sophisticated and provide important data to emergency management personnel.
Universities bridge the cultural divide between IT, campus safety and emergency management.
Aidmatrix conducts matchmaking between donors and relief organizations involving the tracking, warehousing, transportation and distribution of products and services.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's future is in question, and the potential outcomes prompt legislators and emergency managers to weigh in.