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Thad Rueter

Thad Rueter writes about the business of government technology. He covered local and state governments for newspapers in the Chicago area and Florida, as well as e-commerce, digital payments and related topics for various publications. He lives in Wisconsin.

The startup brings public officials together to share expertise and advice about cybersecurity, elections management and other issues that can challenge government agencies. Veterans of Mark43 help run the company.
The 12-year-old company reports big recent sales gains — a reflection of larger trends in the gov tech world. A company executive also expresses skepticism about the role of private equity in the industry.
The provider of body cameras and Tasers to police is making a push into retail and health care via a new product line. That move comes amid larger changes in public safety tech.
The company has launched new product tiers, with features that include audio processing and artificial intelligence. Prepared recently completed a Series A funding round with a VC heavyweight.
Our annual look at the top 100 companies serving state and local government IT tracks the rise of private equity investment in the market, poised for continued growth in 2024.
Kimberly Weis, a North Dakota native, talks about her plans for data management and artificial intelligence as she digs into her new job as the state’s permanent CDO. One of her most important lessons came via COVID-19.
Noam Reininger takes over the gov tech firm, knows for its permitting, licensing and code enforcement software. The move comes after a second private equity firm invested strategically in Accela, reflecting a larger industry trend.
The gov tech firm has announced its highest sales ever for its BolaWrap product. It’s part of a larger trend among agencies and their tech providers to respond to changing police practices and citizen expectations.
Intel helped the startup show that its traffic management technology can be used with what results said were "minimal processing." That could make such tools easier for public agencies to deploy and use.
As the world gets hotter, technology offers governments a fresh way to track emissions and the progress of officials in meeting climate goals. What benefits do these dashboards offer, and how are cities using them?