Jake Williams

State

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

by Jake Williams • 4 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 • 6 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 • 9 months 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 • 9 months 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.

City

Mayors pledge to refuse business from vendors opposed to net neutrality rules

by Jake Williams • 9 months ago

A group of city and county leaders are encouraging others from around the country to join their "name and shame" campaign.

State

On final day, New Hampshire reverses FirstNet decision and opts in

by Jake Williams • 12 months ago

Gov. Chris Sununu announced his intention to opt-in to the nationwide network for first responders after previously deciding to opt-out and go with an alternative vendor.

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