This fall, United States residents will witness both midterm elections for essential statewide races and the dispersal of billions of federal dollars for broadband expansion. Meanwhile, local governments are rolling out tools to ease concerns about election security — and still rebuilding from past breaches.
What does all this mean for technologists, business leaders and citizens as a whole?
October 2022 is Technical.ly’s Tech + Government Month. Taking cues from past editorial calendar themes such as Civic Tech Month 2020 and Tech for the Common Good Month 2021, look for extra reporting on smart city efforts, open data trends and local gov tech stacks, as well as digital projects related to democracy and elections — and the civil service workforce keeping it all together.
We’ll be asking: How are local, state and federal governments using technology to better serve their constituents? How are they engaging entrepreneurs in public-private partnerships? What are the latest trends in civic hacking?
Our reporting will follow these similar threads:
- Will Biden’s guidance on improving the nation’s cybersecurity impact you?
- This is Pittsburgh I&P Director Heidi Norman’s pitch for civil service
- SmartCityPHL is launching a pilot to track commercial parking in Center City
- Baltimore’s Fearless plans to upgrade the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via a $67M contract
- Delaware business registration now asks for owners’ minority status. What does checking a box mean?
You can also expect guides on how to vote locally across our markets.
Are you an expert we should talk to, or do you know of one? Is there a report we need to read to better explain this topic? Want to write a first-person guest post about your relevant experience or share some resources? Let us know: