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Thad Rueter

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 New Orleans.

Public meetings have changed since the pandemic, with some agencies going back to in-person participation while others opt for hybrid situations. The new technology is designed to meet those needs and provide more automation.
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.
Efforts like reducing carbon emissions are important to fight climate change, but cities should also be looking at how they can reinforce roads, stabilize electric grids and use new technologies to build resilient communities.
The software provider, which uses AI to predict danger, recently demonstrated its products to the Florida DOT. A company executive details the company’s visions and plans as pedestrian and cyclist deaths increase.
Weeks into his new leadership role in one of the largest U.S. counties, Leek opens up about what he wants to accomplish — and how to accomplish those goals. Digital equity, hybrid work and collaboration are top missions.
The company, led by a former product manager for Apple and Groupon, wants to help agencies — and even other gov tech companies — automate workflows and integrate data. AI4Govt has already won a contract in Mobile, Ala.
The Israel-based firm, expanding in North America, has joined a recent uptick in gov tech firms with valuations of $1B or more. The Optibus success provides signals about what’s next for transit software and other tools.
The deal — taking place at a busy time for M&A in gov tech — comes as more agencies are turning to virtual and digital tools for public meetings and archiving. Rock Solid announced the acquisition amid a rebranding.
The massive deal — the largest for government technology — was completed just more than a year ago. Now financial results are starting to tell the story about the acquisition, and soon tech buyers will notice changes.
A law enforcement agency in England will use software from the U.S. firm, which already sells to more than 100 agencies in this country and Australia. The move comes amid rising international government technology deals.