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Elizabeth Zima

Elizabeth Zima is a former staff writer for Government Technology. She has written in depth on topics including health care, clinical science, physician relations and hospital communications.

While telecommunications companies say they will deploy 5G technology in the near future, significant barriers to its implementation exist.
This summer the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority will pilot a mobile system designed to allow employees to document traffic and infrastructure issues in real time.
As states struggle to close the connectivity gap in rural areas, some experts believe a federal mandate, similar to the one that first brought those residents electricity, might be in order.
The Commissioner of the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications for South Dakota has retired.
Recent incidents have left the public sector on edge when it comes to how it safeguards public resources from employees’ ad hoc cryptomining operations.
A sizable research grant is behind a University of California Natural Reserve System effort to monitor the state’s most precious resource.
ADA Technology Access Coordinator, Department on Disability, City of Los Angeles
Former CIO, Montana
A handful of states are considering cryptocurrency’s place when it comes to taxes, while some local governments are determining if it fits in at all.
The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners is scheduled to vote on whether to implement a body-worn camera policy this month.
Call centers in Texas, Florida and Tennessee recently completed a pilot test of the new service with favorable results.
We live in an age of continuous disruption and transformation, which means CIOs have to become brokers, integrators and orchestrators.
From baby boomers to millennials, governments are having to change the way they think about engaging their workforce as new generations take over.
The move by state bank supervisors could save time and millions of dollars in application fees for fintech companies and cryptocurrency exchanges.
The role of social media in citizen-government interactions has steadily increased in recent years as the public becomes more reliant on the medium for real-time information.
The proposed legislation will hold social media and Internet companies accountable for user privacy, and force them to stop the spread of misinformation by bots.
For several California communities, policing technology like license plate readers has kicked off a frenzy of discussion about how the data they produce will be used and shared. Agencies have had to work harder to find middle ground and assuage public fears.
Virginia is considering a flurry of data-centric bills, including one that would create a state chief data officer position.
Wyoming legislators are seeking economic development through bills to make it easier to invest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the state.
A number of committed partners and the right tools have helped the New Mexico city house many of its homeless, boasting 100 percent success with homeless veterans.
Efforts to shake up the amount of commercial content on the popular social media platform are affecting government agencies that use it as a way to reach their constituents.
Vermont looks at Estonia innovations in virtual statehood and blockchain technology as a form of economic development.
More than a dozen states have started legislative responses to the FCC's ruling to roll back net neutrality, but the bills are likely to face legal challenges.
The recently-passed legislation is aimed at ensuring government is not "black boxed."
After seeing some success with the tool on the city's procurement website, officials are considering how to implement across other platforms.
A Las Vegas PD study on body-worn cameras is positive and shows the department saved money.
San Jose, Calif., and Lincoln, Neb., cry foul over the FCC's plan to cut red tape for small cell antenna deployment rules.
The small cell wireless antenna legislation has seen some success nationwide, but it has also prompted local governments to voice concern around the loss of control.
The state has 100 full-time employees dedicated to determining subsidy eligibility. One CIO thinks they could be freed up to do other things.
A New York lawmaker has introduced four bills covering blockchain, making it one of several states to consider the issue in 2017.