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Past articles by Colin:

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

Pennsylvania Launches Open Data Portal

The portal will make government more accountable, modernize their systems by creating a central repository of data where other agencies’ federated data can be posted → 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

2016 Best of Texas Awards Recognize Government Transformation Powered by Technology

Ten projects and leaders are held up as examples of effective collaboration and service delivery in the Center for Digital Government's annual program. → Read More

Pennsylvania Announces Open Data Portal

An executive order will breathe new life into the commonwealth's civic tech push. → Read More

Pennsylvania Announces Open Data Portal

An executive order will breathe new life into the commonwealth's civic tech push. → Read More

San Jose, Calif., Partners With Facebook Connectivity Lab to Test Gigabit Wi-Fi

San Jose will be one of Facebook Connectivity Lab’s first examples of how the Terragraph network might be used to cheaply scale high-bandwidth wireless connectivity for a high volume of users. → Read More

Santa Clara, Calif.'s Multimodal Trip Planner Showcases the Power of the Cloud

The city's transportation authority has built an open source trip planning app that can be used by transit riders and cyclists. → Read More

Philadelphia CIO Charlie Brennan: Tweaking the Tech Landscape

Chief Innovation Officer Charles Brennan replaced Adel Ebeid, and is bringing with him some structural changes of his own. → Read More

How Ohio Used Agile Development to Overhaul its Tax System

After an overhaul of the state's tax system stalled four years ago, public- and private-sector officials turned to agile development to turn it around. → Read More

Formulating a Model for Small-City Innovation Offices

Innovation offices in major cities like Los Angeles and New York are interesting and inspirational, but don’t necessarily serve as useful models for cities with a fraction of the population or resources. → Read More

New Website Helps Government Navigate Grant Management

A new partnership between two vendors in the grants management and cost allocation space brings a website filled with free resources. → Read More

Waldo Jaquith

Open data is popular today because people sense the potential it holds, but the problem is that there’s a lot more talk than action. For many of the advances open data has seen, however, the world can thank Waldo Jaquith. Jaquith helped the White House establish its open data policies as a member of the Open Data Working Group. As director of U.S. Open Data, Jaquith spends his days helping… → Read More

Team Obama

Barack Obama’s presidency saw the first federal chief information officer, chief technology officer, chief data officer and chief data scientist. The nation’s cloud-first policy strives to lead lower governments by example and shake the expectation that government must always trail the private sector. Obama’s administration committed itself to openness and encouraged a nationwide effort at all… → Read More

What Is Quantum Cloud Computing and How Will It Change Government?

Promises of incredible computing power delivered via quantum cloud computing tantalize today’s technologist, and just might nourish and sculpt the govtech landscape within two presidential terms. → Read More

Small Water Districts Powered by Big Analytics

The country's more than 140,000 small-sized water districts have lacked the resources to use sophisticated analytics programs that can improve water efficiency. Now the situation is changing. → Read More

Are San Francisco Officials Hiding Messages from the Public?

Some members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors may be hiding their communications in violation of three transparency laws. → Read More

Los Angeles County CIO Richard Sanchez Announces Retirement

During the past several years, Sanchez is credited with leading an agency that created a chief data officer role, building a county open data portal and replacing many of the county’s legacy applications, to name a few. → Read More

San Francisco's Gigabit Master Plan: A Sign of the Times

The diversity in recent municipal broadband projects history indicate a trend of innovation. No longer content to wait for private industry, cities large and small are building the kinds of networks and partnerships that serve the persistent demand for connectivity. → Read More

6 Ideas to Help Government Realize Open Data's Transformative Power

Government thinks open data is an add-on that boosts transparency, but it’s more than that. → Read More