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.

Johnston graduated from Wake Forest University in December 2017 with a major in communications and a minor in journalism and Latin American studies. He interned with Scoop News Group as an undergraduate, and returned for a year-long editorial fellowship in January 2018.
Johnston is a Vermont native and an avid golfer and soccer player, and resides in Washington, D.C.

City

NASCIO report projects AI growth in cybersecurity, digital services

by Ryan Johnston • 23 hours ago

State officials say cybersecurity, fraud detection and other digital services are primed to benefit most from advances in artificial intelligence.

State

IT is key industry in Illinois Gov. Pritzker's five-year economic plan

by Ryan Johnston • 1 day ago

Illinois' new economic development plan promotes IT as a crucial industry to spread statewide, especially in rural areas.

City

Bike lane object-detection tech one of three winners in DCx challenge

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

Three winners of a Washington D.C. startup competition will split $20,000 for their public-safety-driven technologies.

State

California AG proposes regulations to help businesses comply with new privacy law

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

With less than three months before California's sweeping data privacy law takes effect, Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued five regulations designed to help businesses navigate the new rules.

City

Engaging community is key for smart-city development, officials say

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

Speakers at a smart-cities conference outside Washington said their programs are only worthwhile if residents understand the new technologies being deployed in their communities.

City

U.S. can't crack top 10 in survey of 'smartest' cities

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

A new smart-city ranking index listed just nine U.S. cities out of 102 globally, based on residents' perceptions of infrastructure and civic services.

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