Andy Opsahl is former a GOVERNING contributor and former features editor for Government Technology, where he covered municipal broadband and other local government issues. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 2005.

Andy Opsahl
October 5, 2010

Automatic Collision 911 Notification Coming

Local officials and public safety groups are working to develop standards so cars can send crash data to 911 centers.
September 7, 2010

California, Boston Mobile Apps Merit Awards

The Center for Digital Government's Best of the Web state and city award recipients both prioritized providing services through mobile apps.

The VA's Take on Telemedicine

The VA Rocky Mountain Network's different tech offerings could serve as a model for agencies serving patients in remote areas.
July 6, 2010

Online Crime Map Offers Redacted Reports

Seattle deploys a online crime map that provides citizens links to redacted police reports instantly instead of waiting for days for a report.
June 22, 2010

Conflict Over Maintenance Fees

Agencies and vendors disagree over the degree to which vendors should reduce prices to save government jobs.
May 4, 2010

Open Source Document Management Saves Money

Utilizing companies that combine free open source software with traditional maintenance support could yield bargain-bin prices, says one CIO.
April 6, 2010

The National Broadband Plan and Localities

The FCC's plan advocates policies that would expand federal influence over local broadband practices.
January 19, 2010

Backing Up Social Media

A Florida IT professional's pet project could help agencies with archiving their social media postings.
January 5, 2010

The Web 2.0 Paper Trail Problem

Public officials question whether government social networking posts on external sites should be archived.

Reforming Rogue IT-Purchasers

The city and county of Denver has a process for educating agencies on the true cost of owning the technology they want to buy before it's too late.