April 2019

Three Things You Should Know About the 2019 Top 25

Government Technology’s annual Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers awards honor individuals and teams who are working to make the public sector more efficient, data-driven and equitable for government and citizens alike.

State of the States 2019: Getting America Connected

The nation’s governors are laying out policy priorities for the coming year — some for the first time. Many are focused on technology-driven economic and workforce development as paths to prosperity.

Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers at a Glance (Infographic)

GovTech’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2019 represent an impressive group of IT leaders working inside government offices and on the ground, using technology to push the public-sector forward.

Cybersecurity Strategies

Three Key Decisions Cybersecurity Leaders Need to Make

A chief information security officer’s success rides on how they address a few crucial issues, like when to stop an IT project in the name of cybersecurity and whether the staff they hire is accountable and trustworthy.

Four Questions

Tracy McKee on Bringing an Innovation Mindset to Charleston

Newly appointed Charleston, S.C., Chief Innovation Officer Tracy McKee spent nearly two decades years working in GIS for the city, rounding out her resume with a stint as the chief data officer in Baltimore.

Data Points

Are Governments Right to Ban Facial Recognition Technology?

Proposed public-sector bans of facial recognition are often based on inaccurate misconceptions, and following through on them would harm law enforcement, school safety and technological progress.

GovGirl on Social

GovGirl: Government Social Media Work Has Come a Long Way

In the years since public agencies first went social, the way they operate online has made strides, from mid-2000s YouTube experiments to fully fledged social media programs that drive citizen engagement.

Spectrum

China Aims to Launch First Solar Power Station in Space

Plus, Google expands to 24 U.S. states with a $13 billion investment, Audi’s new vehicle-to-infrastructure tech helps drivers hit only green lights, and smart crosswalks could help reduce pedestrian fatalities.

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