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Government using data and analytics capabilities to streamline operations, work more efficiently and provide public services as effectively as possible.

Civic Technology

Technology with a public purpose in advocacy, engagement, participation, governance, and social impact intended to improve relationships between people and their government.

Cloud and Computing

Compute resources (servers, cloud, data centers), networks, leadership and collaborations, the behind-the-scenes machinery and structure that makes everything run.


Work toward ensuring the security of internal IT systems, government data and citizens' personally identifiable information held by government. Includes coverage of privacy.

Cybersecurity with Dan Lohrmann

Building effective virtual government requires new ideas, innovative thinking and hard work. From cybersecurity to cloud computing to mobile devices, Dan discusses what’s hot and what works.


Technology to enable and improve public education, K-12 and higher education.

Election Technology

Stories about the systems and technologies that enable the smooth and efficient running of U.S. elections. Also includes challenges related to election security and integrity.

Emerging Technology

Potentially transformative technologies that haven't yet reached broad adoption in government. Includes coverage of artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, blockchain, chatbots, drones, voice assistants, etc.


How government technology gets funded, and how government directs its financial resources. Also includes financial and budgeting software such as ERP.


Coverage of efforts to develop smart, connected and integrated infrastructure that makes more efficient use of resources and improves citizen quality of life. This includes topics like connected infrastructure and self-driving cars, as well as the policies that surround them.

Government Experience

Beyond just applications, websites and digital tools being deployed by local and state government and their industry partners, government experience includes coverage of tech-powered efforts to deliver effective citizen engagement across the enterprise.

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.

Govtech Data

Data-driven reporting and analysis from Government Technology writers and editors.

Health and Human Services

Technology to enable and improve the administration of government health and human services programs. Includes tech-enabled efforts to enhance social service delivery.

Justice and Public Safety

Covers tech-driven efforts around courts, corrections, law enforcement and public safety, including applied tech in police and fire.

Network and Connectivity

Broadband, fiber-optic cable, Wi-Fi, 5G and more stories on efforts toward closing the digital divide and getting everyone online. Includes coverage of internal networks.


The legislation and regulation behind gov tech, including transportation, Internet speeds, citizen protections and more.

Smart Cities

Coverage of the sensor-connected cities collecting and harnessing data on traffic, air quality, crime and more to create safer, more efficient urban centers.


Technology for monitoring, maintaining and improving roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, public utilities and other critical infrastructure.

Workforce & People

Coverage of the people behind IT service delivery, government employment trends and strategies. Includes reporting on automation and other forces impacting IT personnel development.


A compilation of stories contributed by sponsoring companies who do business in the gov tech space.



A comprehensive study that examines best practices, policies and progress made by state governments in their use of digital technologies to better serve their citizens and streamline operations.

Survey: March 2022
Awards: Presented October 2022

Examining the overall technology programs and plans of the county, these awards will be presented in a virtual format in 2021.

Survey: February - March
Awards: Presented virtually July 15

Examining the overall technology programs and plans of the city, these awards are presented annually in November.

Survey: June - July
Awards: Presented virtually November 16

The Government Experience Awards celebrate the achievements of states, cities and counties that have gone beyond the web to improve their citizen's experience of government.

Contests: March - May
Awards: Presented virtually September 15

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