THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

CES 2020: Trending Technologies and Issues

A quick look at tech trends and issues public leaders may face in 2020 coming out of last week’s Consumer Electronics Show.

By Dustin Haisler, Futures and Innovation Editor  |  January 14, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

Election Security, School Surveillance and Ransomware

This week, Governing’s Future of Security takes a look at the latest developments in election security, ransomware and the growing use of surveillance tools, such as facial recognition, inside of public schools.

By Tod Newcombe, Managing Editor  |  January 14, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

The Biggest Issues to Watch in 2020

State legislatures will have a lot on their plates. They’ll deal with issues in wildly differing ways. We set the context for the 2020 session with an overview of abortion, election security, housing, immigration, net neutrality, pensions, pre-emption, recession fears, redistricting, vaping, and workforce.

By Alan Greenblatt, David Kidd, Tod Newcombe  |  January 13, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

The Powerful Potential of Anticipatory Government

New technologies can move the focus from cleaning up problems to preventing them, while putting taxpayer money to more efficient use. But governments lag the private sector in employing these evolving tools.

By William D. Eggers  |  January 10, 2020
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GovTech 100: How Far Gov Tech Has Come, Where It’s Going

Gov tech is a young but quickly growing field. Our sister site, Government Technology, took a hard look at gov tech’s progress over the past five years and outlined the leading trends of the industry for the upcoming year.

By Ben Miller and Andrew Westrope, Government Technology  |  January 9, 2020
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CIO Uses Courage, Persistence to Uplift Detroit Through Tech

Caring, passionate, and having always pushed back against the status quo, Beth Niblock has used her role as Detroit Chief Information Officer to revitalize the city with technology after a tough period of bankruptcy.

$1 trillion

Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, became the fourth U.S. company to hit the amount in market value last Thursday. Alphabet, Apple, Amazon.com, and Microsoft are the only U.S. companies to reach this amount.

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