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How Government Can Be More Like Google

In Montana, a team of 50 application developers collaborates using agile development. Is this the future of government IT?

Montana CIO Ron Baldwin
Ron Baldwin, CIO, Montana
David Kidd/Government Technology
Montana CIO Ron Baldwin is doing his part to usher his state technology office into the modern era. In fact, it's work that's been underway for quite a while.

At the NASCIO Midyear conference earlier this year, Baldwin talked about what government needs to do to appeal to job applicants of the millennial generation. It has to do with open and collaborative work environments, flexible work policies and a willingness to experiment with new processes — like agile development. 

Government Technology editor Noelle Knell has more than 15 years of writing and editing experience, covering public projects, transportation, business and technology. A California native, she has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history. She can be reached via email and on Twitter. Follow @GovTechNoelle
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