Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston

Staff Reporter

Ryan Johnston is a staff writer for StateScoop and EdScoop, where he writes about city and community efforts to expand technology access and utilize public data.

Ryan is a Vermont native and an avid golfer and soccer player, and resides in Washington, D.C.

Digital Services

Maine Gov. Mills names head of new $150M broadband office

by Ryan Johnston • 13 hours ago

Andrew Butcher, director of the Maine Broadband Coalition, would lead an office to improve broadband in Maine, one of the most poorly connected states.


Bloomberg Philanthropies to open $43 million city research center

by Ryan Johnston • 1 day ago

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation is opening a new center at Johns Hopkins University to house its many city-focused programs.

County & Local

Missouri auditor finds cyber hygiene lapses across local governments

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

A compilation of 11 audits of local governments and courts found common lapses in cyber hygiene, including weak password practices and a lack of backups.

Emerging Tech

Virginia plans to launch AI-as-a-service in 2022

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

The state, which previously offered robotic process automation as a service to its agencies, plans a similar approach with artificial intelligence.


Cities employed new cybersecurity strategies during the pandemic

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

The massive surges in digital services and remote work have forced city IT leaders to refine and expand their security policies.


New York CTO publishes AI strategy guide

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

The 116-page document attempts to create a plan for how city agencies can better embrace the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.