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Eyragon Eidam

Web Editor

Eyragon Eidam is the Web editor for Government Technology magazine, after previously serving as assistant news editor and covering such topics as legislation, social media and public safety. He can be reached at eeidam@erepublic.com.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed state Chief Information Security Officer Tim Roemer to direct the state Department of Homeland Security. Roemer will bring new cybersecurity focuses to the department.
CIO, Indiana Department of Child Services
The ongoing implementation of county ERP software prompted a close commission vote on whether to retain the services of the longtime CIO. After a contentious hearing, High was ultimately removed from the role.
The novel coronavirus has surfaced new approaches to monitoring the spread of the pandemic. Some officials have called for cellphone tracking to meet this end, stirring controversy around personal privacy.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has been one of the most disruptive forces to all levels of American government. This collection represents Government Technology's ongoing coverage of the situation.
Former Commissioner, Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
Governor, North Dakota
While cybersecurity experts from around the globe gathered in San Francisco this week, the looming threat of the coronavirus saw some companies pulling out of the event — among them Facebook, IBM and Verizon.
Chief information officers from four Southern California communities offered their experiences rolling out smart city efforts. While some offered an optimistic view, others tempered their comments with caution.
The Heflin, Ala., City Council voted unanimously to buy new computers for the police department during a recent meeting, with the current computers soon to be obsolete once Microsoft discontinues support for Windows 7.
One of seven grant-funded Portsmouth Police Department drones, now available regionally for public safety, can take infrared photos from 200 feet in the air showing the locations of people inside a building below.
Gov. Jared Polis announced the formation of the Colorado Digital Service, a new team within the Office of Information Technology that will recruit outside IT talent to work alongside state staff.
The release of the organization’s annual in-depth survey of state technology leaders offers an evolving view of the role, with insights on customer service, cost management strategies and performance management.
Jeff Nyberg has been tapped to direct the state in matters of information technology infrastructure and strategy. The technologist comes with a 15-year career with companies like Target and Dairy Queen.
A technology outage Friday afternoon delayed travelers throughout the U.S. The agency said it was working to fix the "temporary" technological setback, but gave no details on what the cause might be.
After deploying initially in San Francisco and then to other counties some two years ago, GetCalFresh has reduced the time to get benefits by 75 percent and driven up application rates.
CIO Mike Hussey talks about how the state is looking to streamline customer-facing processes like the transfer of vehicle ownership, as well as internal methods of screening for potential fraud and identity theft.
Washington, D.C.’s Chief Technology Officer Lindsey Parker says running an effective IT shop relies on good people, strong cyberdefenses and an eye toward bolstering the workforce for the future.
From breaking long-held processes to capitalizing on the benefits of faster networks, Colorado Chief Information Officer Theresa Szczurek shared the challenges and opportunities facing her state.
Tony Batalla, who served as the Bay Area city’s IT manager for around five years, is now the chief technology officer and innovation officer responsible for driving major tech initiatives.
The rating system would drive improvement by setting a standard in the industry and increasing transparency and accountability.
The acting director of the troubled department says a corrective action plan will be sent to the Department of Finance, which began the audit last year after public anger over long wait times and problems with the Motor Voter registration program.
Brooks Rainwater, Director, National League of Cities Center for City Solutions
Under the three-year deal, the California Department of Technology will accommodate the city’s data center needs as it shifts applications away from its 30-year-old legacy mainframe.
City Manager, Fort Collins, Colo.
It’s garnered international acclaim, draws in the famous and unknown, but no one can really tell you what it is. South by Southwest is best experienced in person, but photos are the next best thing.
Misinformation, fake accounts and a host of other issues have emerged out of online platforms once heralded as the saviors of democracy. Now, the companies are having to catch up to bad actors with a variety of agendas.
From Lockheed Martin to the National Science Foundation, government entities and private companies showed off a diverse set of new applications for virtual reality technologies in the SXSW exhibition hall.
Innovators got the chance to pitch their tech ideas to mayors from across the country for a $10,000 prize on March 10 during the Civic I/O Mayors' Summit at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.