Information Technology

How 5G and AI Are Creating an Architectural Revolution

5G will transform IT from the bottom-up—and that means changes for security.

What Democratic Control of Government Could Mean for Biden’s Tech Policies

Though the margins are tight, the incoming president may nominate more progressive candidates for certain positions, experts say.

New Law Aims to Help Localities Shift to '.Gov' Web Addresses

Many local governments rely on “.com” or “.org” URLs, making it easier for cyber criminals to trick users with imposter websites.

Biden Reveals White House Digital Team

The team will be in charge of communicating with Americans once Biden takes office on Jan. 20.

Government Agencies Interest in Digitizing Paper Records Grows

Paper records account for more than half of the records kept by 52% of government agencies that responded to a recent survey.

Time for an Update: How States Can Improve IT Systems to Use Data More Effectively

COMMENTARY | State governments have data, but aren’t using it well. A strategic approach is needed to rebuild their data infrastructure.

What We Know About the SolarWinds Breach

The White House invoked Presidential Policy Directive-41 to coordinate a "whole of government" response.

These States Are Best Prepared for Challenges to Cybersecurity, Civic Tech

A state-by-state analysis by the Internet Association, a trade group for tech companies, examines states' IT modernization efforts against a handful of metrics.

Computer Science Jobs Pay Well and Are Growing Fast. Why Are They Out of Reach for So Many of America's Students?

COMMENTARY | If students from certain groups are being shut out of the field, it means that public education is failing in its role as the great equalizer.

Biden Team Tries Recruiting Tech Workers Through Source Code

If you find the hidden message, you might be someone the incoming administration wants to hire.

To Create A Strong Government Technology Ecosystem, Increase Inclusivity

COMMENTARY | It’s time we did more to support underrepresented entrepreneurs to improve local government services and increase inclusivity.

How Social Work is Changing in the Covid Era

COMMENTARY | The pandemic has forced the entire social work industry to rapidly evolve and adapt to a virtual environment.

To Expand Broadband, States Should Figure Out Where It Isn't Available

A new report from the National Governors Association suggests states shouldn't just rely on the FCC to identify underserved areas, as well as use existing infrastructure and federal funding to increase connectivity in rural and low-income areas.

Ready or Not, 5G is Coming: Governments Need To Be Prepared Today

COMMENTARY | 5G will revolutionize government operations. State and local governments must start preparing for it now to ensure they can maximize its benefits.

States Launch Broadband Grant Programs with CARES Act Money

Experts say broadband infrastructure projects will be more helpful in improving connectivity in the long run than the type of WiFi deployments that were quickly rolled out at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Three Ways Governments Can Maximize Covid-19 Funding Now

COMMENTARY | One of the most important things state and local governments can do with their remaining Covid-19 funding is to invest in digitization.

Biden’s Top Priorities Offer Few Clues for Technology Policies

Washington policy experts believe President-elect Joe Biden’s approach to big tech companies and regulation may differ from both the Trump and Obama administrations.

Attention, Lazy Garbage: This Bot Will Insult You Until You Vote

The free service, a product of the nonprofit Fight For The Future, sends daily text messages that urge you—impolitely—to go vote.

State and Local Leaders Raise Concerns About Remote Work Hurting Productivity

Government finance and administrative officials responding to a recent survey also said that their departments have taken on more work during the coronavirus pandemic.