Elaine Pittman, Govtech.com

Elaine Pittman


Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Elaine:

Optimizing Government Performance: Tips from the Trenches

Lessons learned on data-driven decision-making and creating a culture of innovation. → Read More

San Francisco’s RFP Bus Speeds Up, Streamlines IT Procurement

Following lessons from the 2014 Startup in Residence program, the city has reworked the procurement process to be fast for both governments and entrepreneurs. → Read More

Capt. Chris Hsiung

Investigations and Special Operations Division, Mountain View Police Department, Calif. → Read More

Tanya Acevedo

As the CIO for one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S., Tanya Acevedo is working to meet the increasing demand for IT services in Travis County, Texas. One way to keep up with the need for tech-driven solutions is through shared services, which she said have become the “go-to way of doing things.” One recent example is Travis County’s partnership with three other Texas counties to establish… → Read More

Governments Look to Permit Pokemon Go, Augmented Reality Features on Public Property

Plus, Data.world social network raises nearly $9 million and facial recognition software helps with animal conservation efforts. → Read More

Do Autonomous Robots Need a ‘Kill Switch’?

Plus, a high-tech Mayflower is preparing to make the historic journey of its namesake. → Read More

How Digital is Your State?

Results of the 2016 Digital States Survey indicate that the effort states are putting into innovation, collaboration and aligning their investments with citizens' priorities has never been higher. → Read More

Digital Counties Survey 2016: Winners Make Collaboration, Innovation, Civic Engagement Top Priorities

In this year's survey, the Center for Digital Government recognizes 55 counties that understand technology's value, empower their tech leaders, and implement new ideas to make life better for those who live and work there. → Read More

Spectrum: Prepare to Make Purchases with a Selfie, Army Airdrop System Eliminates Enemy GPS-Jamming Concern

Plus, 5 million+ jobs will be replaced by robots by 2020. → Read More

Barbara Cohn

New York’s first chief data officer isn’t releasing data just for the sake of it. “We want to change the conversation from quantity to quality,” said Barbara Cohn, who started working for the state in 2012 and quickly turned around impressive accomplishments, including a much-lauded Open Data Handbook and the OpenNY portal. Cohn credited executive sponsorship from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a great… → Read More

Jorge Salinas

CIO and Assistant City Manager, Albany, Ore. → Read More

Spectrum: Drone Catcher Traps Rogue UAVs, Simulation Tech for Archaeologists

Plus, a new consumer video camera that automatically edits clips may provide insight into the technology’s future. → Read More

Spectrum: Driverless Cars Take the Racetrack, MIT Media Lab Turns Foot Movements into Smartphone Commands

Plus, North Carolina State University researchers developed a device that tracks and shares guide dogs' health-related data with their blind owners, and researchers in France have created rechargeable batteries using sodium ions. → Read More

2016 State of the State Addresses: Does Technology Matter?

Government Technology’s editorial team analyzes this year’s speeches to see which governors are talking tech. → Read More

Year in Review 2015: Smart, Digital Cities Reign Supreme

In the fourth quarter of 2015, San Francisco announced the biggest Internet of Things project in the U.S. to date, the most digital cities in the nation were named and the FAA announced that it will require drone owners to register devices with aviation authorities. → Read More

Year in Review 2015: Hefty IT Investments; Fighting (and Succumbing to) Cyber Threats

From smart city investments and use of Bitcoin technology in government to the Ashley Madison and U.S. Office of Personnel Management hacks, news during the third quarter of 2015 didn't disappoint. → Read More