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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.

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.


State and local CIO career moves and interviews with IT leaders from across the country.


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.

Social Media

Best practices and current events around well-known social media platforms and the unique ways government leverages these tools.


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


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.


GovTech 100

A compendium of companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies.

Digital States

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.

Digital Counties

Examining the overall technology programs and plans of the county, these awards are presented during NACo’s annual conference held each July.

GovTech Top 25

A program started in 2002 to recognize those technology leaders putting their knowledge to work to solve problems and serve their communities.

Government Experience Awards

For 20 years, the Center for Digital Government’s Best of the Web Awards have recognized and benchmarked state and local government progress online.

Digital Cities

Examining the overall technology programs and plans of the city with awards presented concurrently with the National League of Cities conference held each November.

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