Tech Trends for a New Year?

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 

One thought on “Tech Trends for a New Year?

  1. Mark Dixon

    Civic hacking on open data will not solve the structural and architectural issues inherent in today’s local government hierarchical organizations, which have trapped data in the functional siloes.

    My Smarter Local Government and Cognitive Digital Democracy concepts will fix those issues, freeing up data and making cities and counties more efficient and effective in day-to-day operations as well as policy formation and intiatives/projects. These concepts include all three prediction areas noted.

    I’ll be speaking about this at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in April.


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