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Year in Review: 2017 from A to Z

A look back on the year's biggest gov tech stories.

Data drives smart decision-making, and Government Technology’s annual Year in Review feature is a good example of that. This look back at 2017 is based on the site analytics for Govtech.com that tell us which stories got the most traction with readers. From artificial intelligence implementations moving from concept to reality, to zero waste programs indexing trash using tech, here’s a look back at the stories you spent the most time with this year.

January, February, March
New Administration, New Regulations

April, May, June
Broadband, Breaches and Blockchain

July, August, September
AI Takes Hold, FirstNet Gains Ground, GovTech Biz Grows

October, November
Digital Driver's Licenses and Gov Gets Amazonian

Special Projects
Sponsored Articles
  • How the State of Washington teamed with Deloitte to move to a Red Hat footprint within 100 days.
  • The State of Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) reduced its application delivery times to get digital services to citizens faster.

  • Sponsored
    Like many governments worldwide, the City and County of Denver, Colorado, had to act quickly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. To support more than 15,000 employees working from home, the government sought to adapt its new collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams. By automating provisioning and scaling tasks with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, an agentless, human-readable automation tool, Denver supported 514% growth in Teams use and quickly launched a virtual emergency operations center (EOC) for government leaders to respond to the pandemic.
  • Sponsored
    Microsoft Teams quickly became the business application of choice as state and local governments raced to equip remote teams and maintain business continuity during the COVID-19 lockdown. But in the rush to deploy Teams, many organizations overlook, ignore or fail to anticipate some of the administrative hurdles to successful adoption. As more organizations have matured their use of Teams, a set of lessons learned has emerged to help agencies ensure a successful Teams rollout – or correct course on existing implementations.