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

Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign

by Ryan Johnston • 1 hour ago

A new initiative supported by Comcast and T-Mobile is the first phase of a digital equity program the city says will use public-private partnerships for “reimagining public technology access services.”

City

Hawaii launches four-year, $6 million connected vehicle pilot project

by Ryan Johnston • 1 day ago

Researchers will install technology that tracks cars, bicyclists and pedestrians in a five-mile stretch of Honolulu as part of a study of the future of mobility.

City

For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

A new program launched by the civic tech company CityInnovate, called STIR Labs, seeks to match state and local government agencies with nearby universities that can help solve upcoming challenges, such as economic recovery.

State

North Carolina Gov. Cooper names acting CIO

by Ryan Johnston • 2 days ago

Deputy Chief Information Officer Thomas Parrish IV takes over the state's technology agency after former CIO Tracy Doaks stepped down last month.

City

San Jose to distribute 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to students this year

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

An announcement by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday advances one leg of San Jose’s $8.2 million “COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Expenditure Plan."

City

Tech upgrades could save Chicago millions, a working group found

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

One estimate shows savings of more than $225 million if the city government moves its legacy IT systems to cloud-based storage and management systems.

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