GEORGIA TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY
Providing services for the 85 Executive Branch agencies and network services to 1300 local government and state bodies, the State of Georgia is undertaking a new program of IT and looking at innovative ways of working with businesses.
Maybe there aren’t any major bombshells on this site – as it doesn’t publish news stories as they happen – but it does provide an insight into the initiatives and strategies by the GTA.
Georgia Technology Authority also manages www.georgia.gov which is the official portal for the State of Georgia. This gives out information and advice about the services of over 115 state agencies. It also provides links to both the county government websites and city sites.
The friendly navigation of the site makes it extra accessible for people with disabilities.
Blog run by the State of California Department of Technology. The Tech Blog is need to know information for all IT professionals working in the field of government IT projects.
As a state, California has an annual spend of $3 billion and employs over 10,000 professionals in a multitude of capacities to keep the state infrastructure and websites up and running.
This blog has a great back catalog of invaluable information for taxpayers and IT professionals alike.
THE GOV LAB
With a mission that is both stark in its simplicity, but also ambitious in its objectives, the Gov Lab aim to improve the lives of people by changing the way that bodies govern.
Gov Lab has its head offices in New York and their roll includes previous employees of Google.
Online magazine, this publication has its origins in the local IT and state communities as far back as 1987.
Initially, the magazine was a part of the e.Republic network.
The primary focus of the magazine is on the use of new tech by the public sector and how to utilize innovation in the digital era.
With some first rate, original journalism and insights from industry experts, it is a recommended read for IT professionals working on government contracts today.
The origins of Smart Chicago can be found in the public discussions from the early 2000s that arose about bridging the digital divide in our communities.
Amongst other issues Smart Chicago holds dear, are the basics of ensuring access to the internet, for all citizens and also ensuring the essential skills for all users.
The Government Executive is the daily news site for government business and should be a top port of call for all innovators and leaders within IT and digital professions in government today.
With its origins in print as far back as 1969, this has been online since 1996.
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