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PayIt Adds Former State CTO to Board of Directors

Plus, Georgia smart cities challenge will give local governments cash to play with, FirstNet off to a good start, and more.

by / February 27, 2018


PayIt Adds Former State CTO to Board of Directors The company, which plays in the digital services and payments space, has nabbed a recent Illinois chief technology officer as its latest leader.

Georgia Smart Cities Challenge will Give Local Governments Cash to Play With A new project in Georgia, led by Georgia Tech University and involving several other collaborators, will give $50,000 to up to four local governments to try out new technology.
FirstNet Off to a Good Start It will take years to build FirstNet, but the effort to build a dedicated nationwide law enforcement network has some good signs right off the bat.
Tech Ramps up DC Lobbying The big players are increasingly trying to make themselves heard in the highest levels of government.


The 10 Largest State IT Budgets The estimates aren't perfect, but they're a pretty good gauge of which state governments spend the most on technology.


GovTech company on our radar this week:

Community Connect Labs: A platform for communicating with and engaging citizens that has gotten buzz recently for helping San Jose, Calif., find people the U.S. Census might miss.
Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.


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Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.

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