December 2015

2015 Year in Review

A Look Back at 2015: Realizing Tremendous Value in Information, Data

Here’s a look at our most popular news stories of 2015.

CIO Moves: Who Went Where in 2015

The swearing in of 11 new governors contributed to numerous state CIO changes -- and the C suite continues to evolve as roles around data, privacy and innovation are found increasingly throughout the country.

Four Questions

CIO Dewand Neely Talks Cloud Evolution, Data Analytics in Indiana

Neely says the state is looking to offload some more expensive workloads, pushing those into cheaper storage in the cloud, and battle recidivism using data analytics.

Open Gov

Open Data Grows (But Not Enough)

2015 was a year of progress for government transparency — however, there’s still much work to be done.

Data Points

States Should Kill the Annual Report, Here’s Why

Such relics of a paper-based world are no longer the best option for an increasingly digital government.


Is 2016 the Year of Government as an API?

Looking forward, public APIs will play a key role in helping to complete the e-government experiment.

GovGirl on Social

State of Social Media: What’s Changed in 2015?

As the year comes to a close, it’s helpful to reflect on how government social media has changed and what to expect in 2016.

Becoming Data Smart

Innovation: What’s the Next Phase?

Why government managers need to know about machine learning.


Spectrum: London Underground Tests Regenerative Braking Tech, Wayback Machine Gets Searchable in 2017

Plus, NYC teenagers create Live Time Closed Captioning system to help deaf individuals engage in naturally flowing conversations.


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