Dawn Kawamoto

Former Staff Writer

Dawn Kawamoto is a former staff writer for Government Technology.

Facebook reaches an agreement with Washington State Attorney General’s office to prohibit discriminatory advertising practices on its platform.
CTO Duane Schell and Chief Reinvention Officer Julie Cabinaw talk about their plans to address North Dakota’s massive IT unification plans.
State CIO Shawn Riley announced the hiring of two top positions within the Information Technology Department July 19.
Across the nation, states are passing autonomous vehicle legislation and in some cases these vehicles are already roaming the roads. Here’s a look at where autonomous vehicles are and where they’re going.
Gov. Jay Inslee names Vikki Smith to serve as interim director of Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech), as acting CIO Rob St. John prepares to retire June 30.
The closely watched California Consumer Privacy Act initiative became eligible for the November ballot late Monday, but its authors are willing to withdraw the measure if state legislators can pass their major privacy legislation by Thursday’s ballot withdrawal deadline.
Washington state is planning to launch a beta version of its Privacy Checklist tool in the next two weeks. The resource is designed to give governments a starting point in implementing privacy best practices.
State CIO Shawn Riley believes plans to unify the state's disparate IT systems will go ahead, but first he has to convince the legislature the initiative will work.
Agnes Kirk retired as Washington state’s chief information security officer June 1, a move that comes only two weeks after the state’s acting CIO Rob St. John announced his June 30 retirement plans.
Among the small field of tech-related ballot proposals and ballot measures nationwide in 2018, a dog fight over privacy issues may erupt come June 25.
The chief operating officer issued an apology for recent data use and elections scandals during the United States Conference of Mayors in Boston June 8.
The open source community is doing a poor job monitoring its software for security flaws, say experts.
The state is one of five that currently rely on an all-electronic voting system with no paper ballot backup to verify the vote, but some of these states are changing their ways.
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) May 25 enforcement deadline is fast approaching, but state and local governments shouldn't worry, say experts.
But will cities adopt new policies in the face of controversy over the potential use of the technology in police body worn cameras?
Portions of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality repeal order officially began to take effect Monday, as more than two dozen states aim to find workarounds to the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order.
Michael Dietrich is named Nevada's new CIO and deputy director of administration, a move designed to aid the state in its digital transformation.
If the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately rules states can collect sales taxes on Internet-based transactions regardless of where the e-retailer is based, CIOs don't want to leave money on the table.
The state made international headlines when a nurse was quarantined after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa despite having no symptoms of the disease.
Hawaii is bracing for the potential that the Kilauea volcano could explode this week, putting pressure on state IT personnel to keep the lines of communication operational.
Brook Conner, CIO and assistant superintendent of Hawaii’s Department of Education, discusses the IT strategy for the state’s students, teachers and school administrators.
John McCaffrey retired from his Westchester County, N.Y., CIO post in January to launch a consulting service. But in April, construction management giant LiRo Group hired him as its first CIO to jump on a growing trend in public-sector projects.
Government agencies and education institutions have increased the use of smart technologies to assist the disabled. But federal funding remains an issue.
California lawmakers rushed the passage of Assembly Bill 375 in a deal to knock a privacy initiative off the November ballot.
The group known as AnonPlus defaced three New Mexico Workers Compensation websites Wednesday, marking the third such attack on state government in six days.
The state wants to use the position to produce greater engagement and outcomes while developing new ideas for using technology.
NextLight, a community-owned fiber-optic network ISP in Longmont, Colo., kicked Google Fiber from its top-seeded post and vows to retain its No. 1 rank as neighboring Fort Collins prepares to launch a similar broadband service.
Members of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers say it’s these five areas that usually trip up IT departments.
Faced with a potential budget-busting bill of $120,000 to provide Wi-Fi at its aquatic facility, Naperville Park District’s IT director scored a deal to receive free broadband equipment, Wi-Fi installation and service at eight facilities. Now the company is looking to take the idea nationwide.
The new user interface aims to provide rich data on colleges and universities and make it easier to compare institutions.