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GovTech Biz

Tech companies that help improve delivery of government services, enable transactions and add capacity to public agencies. Also includes coverage of investment activity around these companies.

The firm is the latest gov tech company to take backing from a private equity company in a move it described as recapitalization. SDL leaders said they expect to grow the company in coming years.
The fresh capital from Peterson Private Equity will fund product and market growth. It comes as more local and state governments, as well as schools, turn to digital accounting and billing tools.
Security concerns and the inability to provide a paper trail have all but eliminated the once-popular devices which stored votes directly on electronic memory. Ballot marking devices have largely replaced them.
The deal will strengthen efforts by Siemens on smart city and infrastructure technology. Brightly, which sells its technology to public agencies, schools and hospitals, has some 12,000 clients.
Google Public Sector, a new subsidiary, will focus on governments that want to build better digital tools and processes and replace legacy systems. Amazon and Google increasingly are vying for public-sector clients.
The managed service platform provider wants to win new state, local and education contracts via DSM while also increasing services to its existing clients. DSM provides data protection and other digital features.
The app, developed by Amazon subsidiary Ring, allows departments to view and share information with users. More than 2,700 departments are using the service around the country as of mid-June 2022.
Promise, which focuses on delinquent payments, has selected Paya as a partner as both companies try to help governments collect what they’re owed. Such debt grew significantly during the pandemic as citizens lost income.
Nelson Moe, the former CIO for the commonwealth of Virginia, has shifted from the public to private sector with his recent appointment as the sales strategy principal for IT solutions provider Iron Bow Technologies.
The California cloud software firm has released a product designed to handle some of the most redundant and tedious tech tasks for government as public agencies are dealing with IT hiring and retaining challenges.