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Jake Williams


Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives - StateScoop

Jake Williams is currently the Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives for StateScoop, based in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on IT initiatives and policies coming out of state and local governments. 

As a reporter, Williams previously covered the state and local government technology sector, and before that, the federal government, including the White House, Congress and several cabinet-level departments. Williams has also covered the emerging technology beat focusing on the integration issues surrounding unmanned aircraft systems.

Williams graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May 2014 with a major in journalism and a minor in political science. 

In addition to StateScoop and other Scoop News Group properties, Williams has had bylines published in The Huffington Post, Campaigns & Elections magazine, and several local and regional newspapers in his native Pennsylvania. 

When he isn’t reporting, Williams is probably reading the news, checking Twitter, drinking coffee and trying to think of how he can change the world. But mostly, he’s just drinking a lot of coffee. He is interested in the intersection of generations, politics and media.

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