Jake Williams

State

2019 StateScoop 50 Awards recognize top state IT leaders and projects

by Jake Williams • 2 weeks ago

The awards, in their sixth year, recognize winners from more than a dozen states, for excellence in technology and cybersecurity.

City

After 'transformative' term, Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett to depart

by Jake Williams • 2 months ago

The Missouri city CIO will leave government in April after three years of "smart city" work that he says has finally paid off.

State

Montana lieutenant governor praises ‘transformative’ effect of IT on citizen services

by Jake Williams • 9 months ago

From a net neutrality policy to shared enterprise infrastructure agreements, IT is creating better and faster services for citizens, says Mike Cooney, deputy to Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.

City

How Austin turned to social media to get the word out during March bombings

by Jake Williams • 12 months ago

Austin Mayor Steve Adler says technology played a huge role in helping to find the perpetrator while social media services like Twitter helped keep residents notified of potential threats.

City

Code for America's founder wants to defend democracy with user-centered design

by Jake Williams • 1 year ago

Jennifer Pahlka says American government has the tools to function more effectively and fairly — it just needs "a little help."

City

As public safety tech advances, policy remains 'light years behind'

by Jake Williams • 1 year ago

A panel of experts at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, say institutional barriers are blocking progress promised by new technologies in policing.

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