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.

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

October, November Spotlight on the Gov Tech Scene

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

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

January, February March Breaking Down Barriers to Data, Access