Plus, Oracle's federal comments draw tech community criticism, DigitalTown makes sixth acquisition since 2015, and more.
Can Blockchain Bring Voting Online? There are already companies, political parties and governments running experiments to try to answer that question. But when it comes to voting technology, and an uneasy national moment surrounding election technology, many say that government should not trust its vote to the much-hyped blockchain. We delve into the experiments, the concerns and the context.
Where is State Government Shedding Jobs? Overall, state government employment is slowly ticking upwards. But in some states and job categories, that isn't true. Find out where.
GovTech company on our radar this week:
NICE Public Safety: Evidence management software, with an emphasis on audio, for public safety officials.
EasyVote Solutions: Election management software provided on a software-as-a-service model.
Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.
Why Bureaucrats Don't Seem to Care (The Atlantic)
Why Microsoft Rules the Cloud and Amazon Won't Catch Up (Bob Evans/Forbes)
Why Isn't Agile Working? (John Cutler/HackerNoon)
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