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Noelle Knell

Noelle Knell

Contributing Editor

Noelle Knell is the contributing editor for Governing and the editor of the sister magazine, Government Technology. She has more than 15 years of writing and editing experience, covering public projects, transportation, business and technology. A California native, she has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history.


Most state CIOs expect remote work to continue and for digital services to keep proliferating. That introduces a host of shifting priorities, including a renewed need for cybersecurity enhancements and identity tools.
Modernization, cybersecurity and transparency will drive major tech investments in cities, counties and states across the country.
Millennials now outnumber baby boomers in the public-sector workforce. Retention and recruitment can be tough across the board but perhaps nowhere more challenging than in IT. Leaders must work with HR and create incentives and pathways to keep the next generation engaged and on board.
Companies like Facebook and Google have ushered in change — much of it positive — for individuals, communities and governments. But we still have a responsibility to ask whether they're serving the public interest.
Described by CIO Nelson Moe as “groundbreaking” in 2005, the commonwealth has severed its relationship with its former mega-contractor that limited Virginia’s agility in meeting today’s IT needs.
Massachusetts is aggregating the vast amount of data it holds to address the state's biggest challenges.