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Paul W. Taylor

Executive Editor

Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D. is the Executive Editor at E.Republic and of its flagship titles - Governing and Government Technology. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO and chief of staff of the state Information Services Board (ISB). Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet start-ups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C.

He can be reached at ptaylor@govtech.com or on Twitter at @pwtaylor.

Whether it is maintaining the health and safety of the people or delivering services online, government's core competence is ultimately a matter of trust — just ask anyone living through the pandemic.
From C-SPAN to its state-level counterparts, public affairs television and its minute-by-minute coverage of government proceedings have rarely been more critical than in the past year.
A new book from Harvard Business Review provides practical advice to policymakers for those times when residents don’t do what you thought they would.
From police body cameras to virtual city council meetings to deepfakes, video wove its way through the many technology stories of 2020, and state and local IT agencies need to embrace it in their portfolios.
A new book by historian Jill Lepore explores the early days of using big data in politics and how presidential campaigns used unprecedented technology to measure and connect with the American voter.
Startups working with government agencies have had to pivot in response to the economic and health crises of recent months. Going forward, their innovation paired with public-sector mission will be critical.
Disruption has long been a cornerstone of technology innovation, and new “hacks” to old problems remain essential to dreaming up and creating what’s new and what’s next — and asking whether we even need it.
New technologies like connected cities, autonomous vehicles and machine learning may look and feel like the way of the future, but life on the bleeding-edge raises a key question: Just because we can, should we?
Technology is evolving faster than ever before, from autonomous vehicles to facial recognition and beyond, but the charge of technologists to ensure it's introduced ethically is by no means new.
Wastewater can be a rich source of data on a region’s health, and Biobot Analytics has created small robotic devices that travel through sewers and capture real-time data on chemicals, pathogens and more.
It's not enough to simply produce data — what that data shows must track with residents' lived experience.
NYCx and Urban-X have similar names but different models for coming up with better ways to deliver government services.
NYCx and Urban-X have similar names but different models for coming up with better ways to deliver government services.
As podcasts grow in popularity, state and local government are finding their voices in the space.
On a special election-themed episode, new data on the state of our democracy and the audacious missions of tech startups dedicated to opening up ballots at both ends — for voters and prospective candidates.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
Meet the 2016 Government Social Media Conference scholarship winner, and hear the answer to the question that earned her a ticket to the conference.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package. This episode: an interview with Lauri Stevens, founder of LaWS and the SMILE conference.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.
News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.