Julia Edinger

Staff Writer

Julia Edinger is a staff writer for Government Technology. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Toledo and has since worked in publishing and media. She's currently located in Southern California.

This Cyber Citizenship initiative, developed by a partnership between New America and Cyber Florida, will equip educators with resources to teach K-12 students how to identify misinformation online.
Plus, this week Code for America holds its annual summit event, Boston’s Digital Team shares case study giving transparency to its work, a map charts recent American migration data, and more.
To address the diversity gaps in the state’s public- and private-sector workforce, the Delaware Prosperity Partnership has developed a strategy to help build a more inclusive tech talent pipeline.
The Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, a public-private partnership focused on spurring innovation, is working to move the needle on the mission to make the state the “technology capital of the East Coast.”
Plus, an internal federal government innovation program picks 22 ideas to receive phased support funding, a new data warehouse aims to consolidate California’s statewide data on homelessness, and more.
The Texas county’s EMS now includes SPARTAN: a program using drones to assist first responders in various missions to improve public health and safety and give the department a better look at the big picture.
As the definition of literacy evolves to include digital and technological literacy, libraries are also evolving to include new technologies in their offerings to meet a wide range of community needs.
Middletown, Conn., leaders have decided the virtual meeting format adopted during the pandemic will remain — and incorporate AI. The new approach is offering residents unprecedented opportunity to engage in town business.
Plus, Maine rolls out an innovation challenge around advancing the state's clean energy sector; New Mexico welcomes an aerospace-technology collaborative program hub; Microsoft shares open data campaign tips; and more.
Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services in Texas has incorporated augmented and virtual reality into its training process, allowing first responders to prepare more effectively for mass-casualty events.
Sonoma County, Calif., is implementing artificial intelligence technology to help emergency management workers detect wildfires before they spread out of control. Could this be the blueprint for other at-risk counties?
Plus, Boston offers free public transit to test financial incentives’ influence over commuter behavior, San Diego expands its free Wi-Fi program to 300 new locations, and more.
Mayor Brandon Scott is spearheading efforts to increase transparency in city government. Data-driven tools are helping Baltimore residents drill into how the administration is meeting its goals and a range of other topics.
School districts across the U.S. have implemented cloud-based software to monitor student nutrition, with the goal of simplifying meal planning and improving student health.
To encourage city agencies to reimagine and transform their internal and public-facing services, Philadelphia, Penn., has established an accessible and flexible innovation grant process.
A congressional hearing last month took up the sticky issue of when and how to hold companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter accountable for misinformation. Lawmakers are now faced with a regulatory maze.
Mayor Brandon Scott recently made two key technology hires – a chief data officer and a director of broadband and digital equity – that will help to address the city’s data needs and digital divide.
The North Dakota Information Technology Department is focusing on several new initiatives to increase cybersecurity across government agencies as well as for the individuals they serve.
As local water departments look to modernize their infrastructure with available technology, several cities are already laying out a model that utilizes artificial intelligence.
Government agencies of all sorts had to adapt their public communication strategies to address the public health crisis of COVID-19. Those who did so with a human approach found a lasting connection with their audiences.
The Internet has become a breeding ground for trolls and comments that aren’t fit for public consumption. But what responsibility do government social media managers have in moderating this feedback on official channels?
Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools has partnered with OmniLife VR to bring educational virtual reality technology into its classrooms, with the goal of creating new learning experiences and keeping kids engaged.
Governments of all sizes have struggled to put boundaries around social media use, occasionally running into controversy and scandal. In today’s connected world, those with the logins need to play by a set of rules.
The novel coronavirus pandemic left many across the state of Rhode Island unemployed and seeking work in 2020, so a unique solution was born: a partnership that would modernize and simplify the search for a job.
Following the high-profile cyber attacks involving Microsoft and SolarWinds, government agencies are taking a closer look at the risks posed by third-party vendors and how they respond to incidents like these.
Pittsburgh’s partnership with Google Cloud is in the early stages of changing how the city’s 19 departments store, analyze and protect data while boosting the services staff can offer to residents.
Access Indiana has seen appreciable growth in 2021. Now about 400,000 users look to the portal to connect to a variety of government services via a secure system that only requires one set of login credentials.
The Hoosier Talent Network, built out of a partnership between the state of Indiana and Eightfold AI, will help jobseekers find fitting employment with a little help from artificial intelligence.
On March 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced his choice of Clare Martorana to serve as this administration’s federal chief information officer (CIO) and the administrator of the Office of Electronic Government.
Gov. Spencer Cox has nominated former Oracle executive Alan Fuller to serve as the chief information officer for the Utah Department of Technology Services. Fuller replaces Mike Hussey, who left the post in January.