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Year in Review 2023: Our Take on the Biggest Stories of the Year

Generative AI. Social media upheaval. IT modernization. We look back at the top headlines from 2023 and what might be ahead for state and local tech in the new year.

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Will 2023 be remembered as the year that generative AI catapulted into the mainstream? Or the year that X marked the slow decline of social media as a government outreach tool? Or how about the year that IT teams focused on investments in innovative new platforms to deliver core services? It's a blend of all of those and more. The stories below feature the GT take on the biggest news that hit government IT leaders in the past 12 months. They also forecast what 2024 is likely to bring not only for generative AI, social media and modernization efforts, but for digital equity, workforce, transportation and in CIO offices across the country.

This story originally appeared in the December issue of Government Technology magazine. Click here to view the full digital edition online.