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Paul W. Taylor


Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D. is the Senior Editor at e.Republic and of its flagship titles - Governing and Government Technology. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO and chief of staff of the state Information Services Board (ISB). Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet start-ups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C.

He can be reached at or on Twitter at @pwtaylor.

This time next year, Americans will be casting votes in the 2024 general election. State and local races (and issues) will take place in the long shadow of a carefully watched presidential rematch.
Listening to America
From inhaler watches to redesigned crutches: How a unique summer program in Birmingham is pushing boundaries in STEM education.
State and local government PIOs and social media teams are navigating the drastic changes at what was once Twitter, grappling with unexpected features and shifts in user verification, as they weigh the pros and cons of remaining on the evolving platform.
Listening to America
Human-centered design can go a long way toward fixing some of society’s biggest problems, including missteps in trying to make things better by applying technology alone.
Long gone are the early days of digital government services, which often came with a “more is more” approach to graphic design. Mobile-first now means rethinking — and simplifying — public-sector websites.
The relative success of remote work has proved that in many cases government staff are just as, if not more, productive when they work away from the office. More agile structures like holacracy might be ones to model.
The trial of the former city police officer has become a proxy for the state of racial tension in America, and perhaps the impetus for completing what the civil rights movement began in the 1960s.
C-SPAN and its state-level equivalents have been around for decades, quietly transmitting the minutia of government. But with statehouses still in lockdown, public affairs television is more significant than ever.
A new book from Harvard Business Review provides policymakers with practical help on how to catch up with and adapt to rapid change in democratic capitalism at the end of a weird year.
Jill Lepore’s new book, “If Then” explores the men and the machines behind the rise of modern computing, data analytics and the dark impact of technology on politics, elections and democracy itself.