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Where Is State and Local Government Spending the Most on Tech?

Plus, comparisons to the previous year.

According to Government Navigator, the Center for Digital Government’s database, health and human services (HHS) makes up the single largest area of state and local government’s technology spending at $26.4 billion. Right behind that sector is education, which makes up $22.3 billion.

Those two areas of spending are far ahead of any other area of government tech spending — transportation is the third-largest category at $10.3 billion, while funding for environmental and natural resources, public works, public safety and justice, and administrative and finance work all fall within the $7.4 billion to $8.7 billion range, respectively.

Compared to last year, HHS spending increased from $25.9 billion to $26.4 billion, education decreased from $22.5 billion to $22.3 billion and transportation increased from $10 billion to $10.3 billion.

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.