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StateScoop features the latest leaders and innovators, news and events in state and local government technology. StateScoop gathers top leaders from across government, academia and the tech industry to discuss ways technology can improve government, and to exchange best practices and identify ways to achieve common goals.

Together with StateScoop's email newsletters, StateScoop TV/Radio, @State_Scoop on Twitter and StateScoop's Facebook posts, StateScoop brings state and local government IT decision makers the latest technology news and insights. StateScoop also recognizes the outstanding work of state IT officials with our annual StateScoop 50 Awards.

StateScoop is a division of Scoop News Group – publisher of FedScoop, CyberScoop and EdScoop, and producer of numerous public sector IT events, including FedTalks, which draw top leaders from the White House, federal agencies, distinguished members of Congress, and from industry.

Founded in 2008 by CEO Goldy Kamali, Scoop News Group is the leading Government IT media company in Washington, D.C., with a client and sponsor list that includes the biggest tech companies in the world.

Leading the StateScoop content team are:

Jake Williams, Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives

Williams focuses on IT initiatives and policies coming out of state governments and plays an active role developing relationships with state and local IT departments, associations and their officials. He also reports on state and local IT events. He previously covered technology developments in the federal government, including the White House, Congress and several cabinet-level departments. Before that, he covered the political consulting world at Campaigns & Elections magazine. Williams graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a focus in political science. Follow him on Twitter @JakeWilliamsDC. Learn more about him on LinkedIn. Contact him at Jake.Williams@StateScoop.com.

Colin Wood, Managing Editor

Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop where he covers IT initiatives and trends coming out of state and local governments across the country. He reports on a wide range of topics, but exhibits an unexplainable fascination with procurement processes. Before joining the StateScoop team, he was a staff writer for Government Technology magazine. Prior to that, Wood taught English as a second language in South Korea. Follow him on Twitter @iamcolinwood and learn more about him on LinkedIn. Send him story leads and ideas at Colin.Wood@StateScoop.com.

Benjamin Freed, Technology Editor

Freed is the technology editor of StateScoop where he tracks the tech initiatives and policies eminating from state and local governments across the U.S. Freed covers a variety of topics, including city governments, emerging technology and cybersecurity. Before joining StateScoop, Freed was a staff writer for Washingtonian. He was previously the editor in chief of DCist. Follow him on Twitter @brfreed and connect with him on LinkedIn. You can reach him at Benjamin.Freed@StateScoop.com.

Wyatt KashVice President of Content Strategy 
Kash is an accomplished business media executive and award-winning editor and journalist who has been following government IT trends for more than a decade. He heads up the company’s content strategy and editorial product development. He has previously held senior editorial and management positions at InformationWeek Government, AOL, the Washington Post Co.'s Tech Media division, and 1105 Media. Follow him on Twitter @Wyatt Kash. Learn more about him on LinkedIn. Contact him at Wyatt.Kash@fedscoop.com.

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Scoop News Group
1150 18th St. NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036

(202) 887-8001