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Jed Pressgrove

Jed Pressgrove, a staff writer at Government Technology magazine, has been a writer and editor for about 15 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in sociology from Mississippi State University.

More than half of California counties, or 39 of the state’s 58, are part of a partnership with Utah’s UTOPIA Fiber, a group that facilitates building open access networks.
After a nationwide search for a new chief information officer, San Jose has hired Khaled Tawfik. He’ll take over for Rob Lloyd, who was elevated to deputy city manager in December.
The new release, from the NewDEAL Forum, highlights topics like coverage mapping, digital skills and affordability in an effort to enable public-sector entities of all sizes to improve their high-speed Internet coverage. It looks at how governments around the country, including in San Jose, are grappling with the issue.
The Oceanside Police Department faced a problem: It couldn’t reliably share drone video feeds with the officers who needed them for critical situational awareness. But Zoom quickly changed that.
The Western Fire Chiefs Association, a nonprofit that started in California during the 1800s, sees much potential in a new tool that can save substantial time and manpower in wildfire recovery missions.
As drones are more commonly used by first responders, public safety personnel, watchdogs and observers discuss how working together is key to maintaining residents’ trust.
Years ago, Gonzales couldn't get a good broadband deal for its residents. After aggressively taking initiative in a variety of ways, the city can now connect any household to high-speed Internet.
Los Angeles' police and fire agencies are among the founding members of the working group, which seeks to clarify rules and protocols for drones being used in public safety, newsgathering and other functions.
Seeking deep digital change, officials in Southern California's Carlsbad issued a request for qualifications, in an effort to be less prescriptive and simply state their challenge for technology providers to consider.