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Who Are the Big Cloud Players for State and Local Government?

Plus California sets up three marijuana licensing systems, tips for designing with government employees in mind and more...

by / June 6, 2017


Cloud Players: Who's Who in the Government Market We dug through contract and purchase order data to figure out who the biggest players are serving up core cloud offerings (infrastructure as a service and platform as a service) to state and local government.

California Rushes to Set Up Three Marijuana Licensing Systems Stephen Goldsmith from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government gives direction on how to design tools that work for government.

Video: How Maine IT Officials Are Approacing Agile Government Technology's Jessica Mulholland interviews Maine CIO Jim Smith on his advice for bringing an agile mindset to government IT.

Urban.US Takes on URBAN-X Accelerator in New York The venture capital firm has expanded the accelerator's offerings to startups for its third cohort, which will get to work in Mini's design studio in Brooklyn.

Accela Adds Three New Executive Roles As it positions itself for a new era, the company has brought on its first chief revenue officer, chief product officer and senior vice president of engineering.

Tableau Angles for Public-Secor Market with New Features The data visualization company has started adding in new features to its core product with state and local government in mind, including a tool to pull data directly out of PDF tables.

California County Subsidizes Ridesharing App To combat the San Francisco Bay Area's traffic, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority is subsidizing carpoolers to the tune of $2 per ride when they use the Scoop app. It's not the first time CCTA has partnered with an app company, either.



Cities and Counties Are Turning to Customer Relationship Management ... in a big way. We have the data to prove it.


GovTech companies on our radar this week:

BookNook: An education company that uses technology to make small group learning activities more effective.

Run a GovTech company? Get on our radar here.


Government and Tech Should Collide: Josephine's Approach to Government Relations (Matt Jorgensen/Josephine)

Analyzing Startup Funding Round "Survival Rates" Using Crunchbase (TechCrunch)

How Should Cities Partner with Startups (Shaun Abrahamson/Urban.Us)

Cities Exploore Opening Data Via Themed Packages (Data-Smart City Solutions)

How to Explain an Algorithm's Results to Users (Freedom to Tinker/Center for Information Technology Policy)

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Ben Miller Associate Editor of GT Data and Business

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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