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State leaders took a risk in 2019 when they passed the toughest Internet privacy law in the nation, drawing the ire of powerful telecommunication companies, which saw it as a threat to their way of business.
The Washington Legislature approved measures to phase out sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2030, and the new law sets aside $25 million worth of incentives for people who purchase EVs.
While significant emphasis has been placed on EV technology and charging infrastructure across the state, the California clean transportation future needs to include hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology.
Former Ohio CIO Stu Davis on why building a framework for breaking down silos between government agencies optimizes services for all stakeholders — and why it’s kind of like making pizza.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that was recently signed into law includes incentives to help consumers buy electric vehicles — as long as they meet strict criteria — but that’s not necessarily the ultimate goal.
Failing to invest in new technologies that can improve government services can have long-term costs. Knowing where your innovation gaps are and solutions to overcome them is essential.
Whatever's happening in the broader market, gov tech's strong pace of activity continued in the second quarter of the year, with several large deals and some clear trends emerging in areas such as asset management.
With many stocks taking hits and investors fretting about the possibility of a recession, gov tech market adviser Jeff Cook explores whether uncertainty is pushing investors toward the stability of gov tech.
New Orleans City Council voted for a new local ordinance that will roll back, at least partially, a previous ban the city had enacted on various police surveillance methods, including facial recognition.
Before the pandemic, remote work — spurred by the demands of young, tech-savvy professionals who didn't see the point of being tied to a particular location — was gaining traction in the private sector.
Bills to codify net neutrality will soon be introduced in both Houses, and ensuring high-speed Internet access, especially given the pandemic's lessons, should be a broadly bipartisan no-brainer.
Despite a growing divide between the Democratic and Republican parties, both sides of the aisle can agree on the need for reliable voting technology and protections from bad actors heading into the next election.
Money is coming down for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, but much of the federal guidance focuses on light-duty vehicles. States should also prioritize charging for heavy-duty vehicles for longer-term success.
Long gone are the early days of digital government services, which often came with a “more is more” approach to graphic design. Mobile-first now means rethinking — and simplifying — public-sector websites.
Government agencies and innumerable contractors have access to vast amounts of information on individual state residents, and government agencies are heavily targeted by hackers for political and financial reasons.
As EVs multiply at an ever-faster rate, a reliable supply of public charging stations will be necessary to reach destinations, as well as maintain and grow tourism and allow public access to outdoor recreation areas.
State and local governments are often seen as easy targets for hackers. To avoid devastating ransomware attacks that have plagued cities worldwide, a first key step is to limit privileged access to systems.
Rather than looking at the move to digital services as a “one and done” endeavor, incremental change over time can create systems that are agile and sustainable and effective now and in the future.
There are still far too many families — many of them lower income and people of color — who don’t have the resources to have high-speed Internet access at home, and it’s time to change that.
A new federal broadband grant program is in the works with nearly $42.5 billion on the table. States should begin planning now to make sure they’re set for success in addressing the digital divide.