Benjamin Freed

Technology Editor


Inspired by Vonnegut, Maine governor creates 'Office of Innovation and the Future'

by Benjamin Freed • 2 days ago

The new agency will examine forward-looking policies that include broadband expansion and state workforce development.


Creating quality digital services essential but time-consuming, say California IT leaders

by Benjamin Freed • 3 days ago

State, city and county agencies are catering to convenience by putting more of their services online, but often at a humble pace.


Oklahoma server exposes information on FBI investigations and AIDS patients

by Benjamin Freed • 4 days ago

An Oklahoma Securities Commission server containing decades of sensitive information sat unprotected, researchers discovered.


Tech response to disasters starts with culture, CIO of California's emergency services says

by Benjamin Freed • 5 days ago

Critical work doesn't get done unless everyone pitches in and supports each other, said Carla Simmons, the CIO of the state's Office of Emergency Services.


'Wall that damn thing off': What government CIOs can do to improve cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed • 5 days ago

The number of new applications and new devices coming into use means governments have to architect their networks for defense, San Francisco CIO Linda Gerull said.


Florida CIO Eric Larson resigns

by Benjamin Freed • 6 days ago

Appointed in 2017, the state's top IT official departed following the inauguration of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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