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Lauren Harrison

Managing Editor

Lauren Harrison is the managing editor for Government Technology magazine. She has a degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and 15 years’ experience in book and magazine publishing.

Plus, DARPA tests an augmented reality training system with cooking tutorials, the nation's second lithium mine gets the green light, and the Department of the Interior needs better password management.
Plus, Intel's deepfake detector works with 96 percent accuracy, Bob Dylan "signs" copies of his latest book with an autopen and robots learn to catch themselves when they fall.
A project from the University of Maine monitors soil moisture using AI that over time learns to make a sensor network as efficient as possible, creating a low-energy way to track climate change impacts on natural environments.
Plus, India hits Google with a $113 million fine for anti-competitive practices in the Google Play app store, and online photo giant Shutterstock expands its offerings of AI-generated images.
Some public-sector agencies are getting good — and very funny — on Twitter. From states and cities to special districts and public safety, here's a nonexhaustive look at a few of our favorites.
As the state makes a big push to the cloud, CIO Shawnzia Thomas explained how replacing Georgia’s 20-year-old ERP platform with a new, standardized solution will help set the stage for the next generation of state staff.
State IT organizations are struggling to fill their ranks, forcing many to re-examine how they hire. Illinois CIO Jennifer Ricker describes the state’s efforts to add entry-level roles and edit job descriptions to create new pathways in.
Chief Technology Officer Dmitry Kagansky talks about transitioning the state workforce to a cloud-based future, and outlines the vision for a cloud center of excellence to spread best practices among state agencies.
In his first few months as New Mexico CIO, Peter Mantos is looking to create templates for data governance that will help state agencies better handle the sensitive information they collect about residents.
At the NASCIO Annual Conference, Missouri CIO Jeff Wann laid out the details of how his team is breaking down data silos and building a seamless way for residents to access all state services.