The Internet is full of information, especially when it comes to government and technology news. Sifting through the myriad of sources online can be a cumbersome act, and to top it off you might not even be reading information from quality sources. The Internet makes the sharing of information rapid and easy, but the flip-side is that the Internet also makes the sharing of misinformation just as rapid and easy. For those who are interested or concerned with government technology this post will explore the five best online sources of government technology news and tell you a little bit about them.
State Tech Magazine is a valuable resource for IT workers and leaders at the state and local levels of government. The website and publication thoroughly explore the issues IT professionals face when implementing or evaluating a solution for government applications. State Tech is published by CDW, which, for those who do not know, is a multi-brand technology solutions provider that has over thirty years of technology industry experience and provides solutions for governments, schools, healthcare organizations, and businesses in the United States and the United Kingdom. Their website and blog are constantly being updated with videos and the latest industry information as well as providing quality and relevant tips to make IT professionals jobs and lives easier.
GCN is an interesting resource. Their website has a deep section entitled State and Local that explores and shares stories on all of the latest technology implementations and services that local and state governments are using to better serve the communities that they represent. There are also resources and articles on a lot of other technology related topics such as cyber security. GCN also offers technology assessments, case studies, and recommendations to IT managers in the public sector.
Government Technology is a thorough source of information regarding all things technology as it applies to the public sector. The website is constantly being updated with the latest technology news regarding everything from the speed of Pennsylvania’s broadband system to the coverage of San Diego’s deployment of multi-sensor pods. Government Technology is also published in magazine form and they do offer online PDF versions of their magazine for those who would prefer to get an electronic version of the publication. The website also has a full list of upcoming events and webinars that interested parties or people may be able to take part in.
This resource is different from the ones previously mentioned in that it focuses solely on the federal government and the technology issues that they are concerned with. They aim to provide federal technology executives with strategies, ideas, and information that will allow these professionals to navigate the complex and ever-changing world of federal business. They focus on current policy, pending legislation, the power players, and the technology that drives and is at the center of all the issues the federal government faces today. FCW provides their readers with stunning photographs, insider information, and gripping profiles.
The final resource on our list is also dedicated to federal technology. Nextgov employs award-winning journalists and a large community spread across the nation of contributing experts to provide an around-the-clock resource on technology and government. They strive not only to be a valuable resource for federal technology decision makers but also to be a leader in the national discussion about how technology is changing the way that the government serves and protects the people that they represent. Nextgov is concerned with exploring the latest technological innovations and the potential impact they will have on our government.