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Dawn Kawamoto

Former Staff Writer

Dawn Kawamoto is a former staff writer for Government Technology.

Honolulu CIO Mark Wong slashed annual IT budget costs by $1 million for four consecutive years during his tenure at the Aloha State, yet he continues to innovate. Here’s his secret.
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.