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2016: The Year in Tech

According to our analytics, these are the stories readers most wanted to read in 2016 -- it’s a revealing look into the issues foremost on the minds of public-sector technology decision-makers.

A great headline? Eye-catching art? Or a compelling story outlining a novel approach to a familiar problem? Hopefully a combination of the three (weighted toward the last one) is what drew Government Technology readers to the stories that ranked as our most popular of the year. From broadband to the gov tech marketplace, analytics to everything as a service, smarter government to cybersecurity, here are the stories that the analytics tell us that readers most wanted to read. It’s a revealing look into the issues foremost on the minds of public-sector technology decision-makers.

January, February March
Breaking Down Barriers to Data, Access

April, May, June
Tackling Social Media, Increasing Civic Engagement

July, August, September
States and Counties Get Smart, Digital

October, November
Spotlight on the Gov Tech Scene

Sounding Off
CIOs Answer the Question: What technology would you like out of your portfolio?

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Eyragon Eidam Web Editor

Eyragon Eidam is the Web editor for Government Technology magazine, after previously serving as assistant news editor and covering such topics as legislation, social media and public safety. He can be reached at

Noelle Knell Editor

Government Technology editor Noelle Knell has more than 15 years of writing and editing experience, covering public projects, transportation, business and technology. A California native, she has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history. She can be reached via email and on Twitter.

Ben Miller Associate Editor of GT Data and Business

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.

Elaine Pittman Former Managing Editor

Elaine Pittman worked for Government Technology from 2008 to 2017.

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