Jessica Mulholland,

Jessica Mulholland

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jessica:

Waterfront Toronto Smart City Plans Raise Privacy Concerns

Two years after Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs was named the private-sector partner to revitalize a waterfront community in Toronto, citizens and city officials remain divided about whether to move forward. → Read More

Sidewalk Labs Releases ‘Toronto Tomorrow’ Master Plan

After a public firestorm surrounding data use and privacy, CEO Dan Doctoroff says the company is committed to complying with whatever data specifications Waterfront Toronto deems appropriate. → Read More

Five States to Pilot ‘Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs’

The rating system would drive improvement by setting a standard in the industry and increasing transparency and accountability. → Read More

Could an Energy Park Secure the U.S.-Mexico Border?

Constructing a nearly 2,000-mile energy park along the border could provide security, energy and water for both countries. And a consortium of engineers and scientists think it's a viable alternative to Trump's wall. → Read More

Missouri Officials Make Efforts to Erase Gaps in Rural Internet

As the state renews its internet agenda, others continue promoting their individual roles in linking the countryside to the World Wide Web. → Read More

Rural Broadband: Taking a Broad-Scope Look at State Legislation

Broadband Internet access has been a focal point for legislators across the U.S. In 2017 sessions alone, many states have taken their own shot at crafting pro-access legislation. → Read More

What fast-food chain has broken into the smartphone-making business?

In partnership with information and communications technology solutions provider Huawei, KFC (known pre-1991 as Kentucky Fried Chicken) began selling its Colonel Sanders-branded smartphone in China earlier this month. The reason? To celebrate 30 years of selling its fried chicken in the country. The limited-release Android smartphone (only 5,000 were made) has 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a… → Read More

Digital Counties Survey 2017: Winners Focus on Knowing When, How to Introduce New Tech

The first-place winners in this year's survey don't deploy technology for technology's sake. → Read More

19 States Refuse to Comply With Trump's Voter Data Request

As of press time on July 3, 19 states are refusing to comply, 22 states are partially complying and 10 states are undecided. No state has yet agreed to full compliance. → Read More

Mississippi Enterprise Security Program Provides Framework for Agency Partnerships

CIO Craig Orgeron says HB 999, which establishes the security program, also validates where the state has been. → Read More

Changes in IT Procurement Require a Change in Culture

Washington CIO Michael Cockrill says modeling government procurement after the private sector can cause conflict, but there are ways to make it work. → Read More

Chatbots Will Help Arkansas Reach Constituents on Facebook Messenger, Amazon Echo

The state is working on two key upgrades: integrated payments within its Gov2Go app and chatbots that answer citizens' questions using machine learning. → Read More

What's New in Civic Tech: A Look at How Mapping Data Makes It Useful

Plus, the DATA Act is set to evolve, and the District of Columbia establishes a comprehensive data policy. → Read More

Colorado Turns to 'Mini-Bids' to Streamline, Simplify IT Procurement

The state's Office of Information Technology prequalified a set of vendors so when projects come up, this select group is targeted, resulting in quicker response and implementation times. → Read More

Will Innovative Technologies Help Wyoming Change the Way We Use Coal?

CIO Tony Young says the state is looking to capture carbon dioxide and turn it into a useful product — and XPrize is offering a $20 million award to the team that can do it. → Read More

IT's Role in Solving Pennsylvania's Budget Problem

Shared services can help streamline government operations, saving taxpayer money in the process. Pennsylvania is counting on it. → Read More

CIOs Dig Deep on Emerging Tech, Collaborating with the Feds and Identity Management at NASCIO Conference

On day two of the 2017 midyear conference, attendees participated in interactive and informal sessions to exchange ideas and discuss best practices. → Read More

Cybersecurity, Agile Development Top of Mind at 2017 NASCIO Midyear Conference

More than 530 government and industry attendees gathered to talk about top strategies, and management processes and solutions. → Read More

10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands

Just days after President Donald Trump signed legislation into law allowing Internet service providers (ISPs) to sell the personal data of customers, several states moved ahead with legislation to protect the data of their constituents. → Read More

Using Data Flow to Improve California's Traffic Flow

The connected devices in each car should enable companies to gather data about where people are going and when -- data that can be used to map hot spots of where and when people are traveling. → Read More