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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.

As technologists continue to introduce bleeding-edge ideas like the metaverse that could change how we work, live and play online, is government prepared to regulate those new spaces?
The relative success of remote work has proved that in many cases government staff are just as, if not more, productive when they work away from the office. More agile structures like holacracy might be ones to model.
Shifts in how we think about work in a post-COVID-19 world could create an opening for fairer hiring with the help of asynchronous interviews, using AI to aid in reducing bias in recruiting.
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.