A new year is underway, and there are new technologies in which government officials and agencies are suggesting that themselves and staff are finding to be most effective in working with state and local issues. In Government Technology Steve Towns predicts that “there are three interrelated technology issues that we can’t ignore.”
Record attendance at Code for America’s 2013 summit in San Francisco may indicate these efforts are reaching critical mass. If governments can effectively tap into civic development interest, they can cut the cost of software development, nurture local tech companies and probably get software that better fits their needs.
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Contributor: Fhanysha Clark, Pepperdine School of Public Policy, MPP Candidate ’15