Emily Bamforth

Reporter for StateScoop and EdScoop covering IT, decision-making and modernization. Before joining Scoop News Group, reported for six years for Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Emerging Tech

Washington state bills push for blockchain group, digital credentials

by Emily Bamforth • 6 days ago

New legislation would direct officials and industry groups to explore how blockchain could be used to support government operations.


Six states win NGA grants to close digital skills gaps

by Emily Bamforth • 3 months ago

Hawaii, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island have been selected to join the NGA's Workforce Innovation Network.


San Jose's new youth mental-health directory doesn't look like a city website

by Emily Bamforth • 6 months ago

San Jose Chief Innovation Offer Jordan Sun said directory, designed by San Jose State University students and recent graduates, addresses a pressing need for youth mental health services.


Police misconduct registry named for John Lewis to launch for public use in fall

by Emily Bamforth • 6 months ago

The LEWIS Registry, being developed at the University of Southern California, will let users see if police officers have instances of misconduct in their records.

County & Local

New NTIA broadband map highlights digital divide

by Emily Bamforth • 7 months ago

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's new map shows the broadband shortages in areas like tribal lands and minority-serving institutions.

County & Local

Cisco targets rural broadband expansion with North Carolina center

by Emily Bamforth • 7 months ago

Cisco executives said a new Rural Broadband Center will showcase technologies designed to reduce internet providers' costs of expanding service.