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Lauren-Harrison

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.

A champion of bringing more women into the gov tech workforce, Executive Director of Enterprise GRC and Resiliency Anushree Bag talks about attracting women to the job and guiding them through a career path.
Wyoming Chief Information Officer Bill Vajda says his No. 1 priority is his people, ensuring they have the right skills and tools at hand and feel supported to grow the state’s technology profile.
Arkansas Chief Technology Officer Jonathan Askins wants to evolve the state’s current cybersecurity practices from react-and-respond mode to more of a risk management strategy.
Policymakers had other plans for the building that housed the state’s main data center. But as Utah CIO Alan Fuller explains, IT is using the opportunity to advance its multi-vendor cloud plan.
West Virginia CIO Josh Spence describes the problem of letting buzzwords get in the way of tech’s utility, plus how his state is using artificial intelligence for fraud detection.
At the NASCIO Midyear Conference this week, Texas Chief Information Officer Amanda Crawford outlined some of the state's most significant cybersecurity initiatives now underway.
Pennsylvania CIO John MacMillan explained that emerging tech has always been part of IT services. As long as it solves a problem, a technology is innovative regardless of whether it’s cutting edge.
Ashley Laymon leads Maryland’s portfolio office, an organization she describes as a business relationship management team, bridging the gap between central IT and state agencies working on technology projects.
At the NASCIO Midyear Conference, Alaska CIO Bill Smith talked about how the push to hybrid work in the past two years has allowed new voices to join the government workforce from the large state’s more rural areas.
John Gonzalez, communications manager for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, on balancing the entertaining and the informative on Twitter and how to tailor messages for different social platforms.