Ryan Johnston

Staff Reporter

Ryan Johnston is a staff reporter for StateScoop, covering the intersection of local government and emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and 5G.

Modernization

Most states have a budget surplus, but should be wary of financial 'cliff'

by Ryan Johnston • 15 hours ago

Governors and legislators seeking to expand broadband infrastructure must find a balance between flexibility and utility, researchers said.

Data & Analytics

Montana latest state to build broadband coverage map

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

Montana selected the analytics firm Lightbox to develop a statewide broadband coverage map, not content with a shortage of federal data.

City

Pittsburgh mayor nominates acting CIO to lead technology citywide

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

Acting Pittsburgh CIO Heidi Norman would lead technology efforts in a city now focused on improving connectivity and access to data.

City

San Jose, Calif., names new innovation chief

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

Clay Garner, formerly San Jose's deputy innovation chief, said he plans to tap into nearby Silicon Valley to address pressing city issues.

City

New York Mayor Adams says he's buying crypto with first paycheck

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

Adams said he'll use Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, to convert his first paycheck into bitcoin and ethereum.

City

New York's mayor is consolidating city's tech into one agency

by Ryan Johnston • 7 days ago

New York Mayor Eric Adams issued an executive order reorganizing several tech-focused agencies into a single office, which the city's new CTO will lead.

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