Lauren Katims Nadeau

Lauren Katims previously served as a staff writer and contributing writer for Government Technology magazine.

Project engages social connections to develop self-sufficient, resilient communities in the Los Angeles area.
Teams of emergency managers and disaster volunteers lend virtual support to those on the site of a disaster.
The teams of emergency managers and disaster volunteers lend virtual support to those on the site of a disaster.
The California Earthquake Clearinghouse is testing new middleware that would create a virtual network to make knowledge sharing and response more effective.
The California Earthquake Clearinghouse is testing a new middleware that would create a virtual network to make knowledge sharing and response more effective.
Hurricane Sandy put many companies to the test: Could they withstand a storm that could shut down business for days or even weeks?
Modeled after the national Community Emergency Response Team program, more than 500 colleges run C-CERTs to increase on-campus emergency preparedness.
The site aims to connect citizens willing to offer resources and services after a disaster occurs.
Miami-Dade County’s Communities Organized to Respond in Emergencies initiative engages faith-based and community organizations in disaster preparedness and response.
Asheville, N.C., saves big money by switching to a $20,000 solution for its city-owned wireless network used by public safety.
California Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, introduced the Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act earlier this week, which requires wireless carriers to provide detailed information regarding guaranteed minimum data speed, network reliability, coverage areas and pricing.
Gov. Matt Mead celebrates Wyoming’s status as the first state to install Google Apps statewide.
Until recently many of us may have thought that government documents were secure, but WikiLeaks has provided a much-needed jolt back to reality.
Despite industry objections, the Wisconsin state Assembly approved a budget amendment that allows the public broadband network, called WiscNet, to remain online until at least 2013.
While Roanoke County’s latest website has been active since mid-March, it was a small training seminar conducted about the site a few weeks ago that spurred the idea for a larger educational component.
Tom Suehs, executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, was awarded the Bob Bullock Award for Outstanding Public Stewardship at the Government Technology Conference Southwest in Austin on Tuesday, June 14.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the largest federal agency to choose Google for hosted e-mail services.
Vice president Joe Biden will lead governmentwide campaign to cut unnecessary and wasteful spending on websites.
Virtualization and cloud storage adopted at Indiana University with the implementation of a “personal cloud.”
Bhagowalia has headed IT in multiple federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of the Interior.
NASCIO guidance report outlines the steps necessary to create the technical architecture that is needed for online health benefit exchanges, which all states are required to create and offer by 2014.
Public agencies are still half a generation away from moving mission-critical apps into the cloud, officials said.
The Public Technology Institute recognizes the Web 2.0 applications and social media tools of seven cities, five states, four counties and one city/county.
Survey from network and key encryption provider also finds a third of 500 IT security specialists were confident their knowledge and access to encryption keys and certificates could bring a company to a halt with little effort.
Michigan has been having a rough go lately, suffering two major computer outages in separate, unrelated incidents.
Officials said the portal has two new features not found on any other portal: Text4help and an e-government services geolocation widget.
Northrop Grumman has agreed to pay Virginia nearly $5 million in restitution for a widespread computer outage last summer that left 26 state agencies without service.
The contract, valued at $1.2 million annually, will migrate the city and county’s 23,000 municipal employees onto Exchange Online
New Jersey’s Enhanced Digital Driver License was adopted by all 39 Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) agencies on May 11; Connecticut’s program, called SelectCT ID, will be phased in during the next six years in an effort beginning this fall.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne announce new strategy intended to strengthen digital media.