Jake Williams

Staff Reporter

Jake Williams is a Staff Reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop. At StateScoop, he covers the information technology issues and events at state and local governments across the nation. In the past, he has covered the United States Postal Service, the White House, Congress, cabinet-level departments and emerging technologies in the unmanned aircraft systems field for FedScoop.

Before FedScoop, Jake was a contributing writer for Campaigns & Elections magazine. He has had work published in the Huffington Post and several regional newspapers and websites in Pennsylvania.

A northeastern Pennsylvania native, Jake graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, or IUP, in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. At IUP, Jake was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Penn, and the president of the university chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Modernization

IT modernization moves forward in Vermont with $140 million

by Jake Williams • 6 days ago

On the Priorities podcast, Vermont CIO John Quinn outlines IT modernization efforts. Oklahoma CISO Matt Singleton weighs in on cyber grants.

State

COVID-19 brought GIS ‘into the limelight,’ state officials say

by Jake Williams • 1 year ago

Two GIS officials say were called on to help with pandemic response over the last 13 months as state leaders realized geospatial technology's power.

City

How a rapid move to remote work refined cyber in local government

by Jake Williams • 1 year ago

Winners of the cybersecurity award in the 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic shifted the way they approach cybersecurity.

State

COVID-19 made geospatial leaders ‘front page news’

by Jake Williams • 1 year ago

The pandemic, and the need to use digital mapping to respond to it, elevated the role of GIS leaders in state governments.

City

Pandemic showed local IT digital transformation work ‘paid off’

by Jake Williams • 1 year ago

Local IT leaders who won 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic proved the importance of the work IT offices had been emphasizing for the last decade.

Sponsored Content

State leaders will ‘rethink’ traditional security parameters post-pandemic

by Jake Williams • 2 years ago

Okta’s Kelsey Nelson says states will be forced to change their approach to cybersecurity to accommodate the workforce after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

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