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Noelle Knell

Government Technology editor Noelle Knell 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. She can be reached via email and on Twitter.

As the presidential election nears this November, online threats from ballot interference to large-scale ransomware attacks threaten all levels of government, and the stakes have never been higher.
C-suites aren’t just for chief information, technology, information security and data officers anymore. State and local governments have expanded to include chief algorithm officers, chief strategy officers and chief analytics officers. Here are a few recent additions in California.
County CIO Tim Dupuis said the move to a renovated historic building in downtown Oakland has generated opportunities to improve operations as well as encourage collaboration, allowing staff to connect in new ways.
As the second term of Gov. Jerry Brown comes to a close, state Chief Information Officer Amy Tong spoke at NASCIO about her priorities in cybersecurity, procurement, cloud adoption and digital services.
California state CIO Amy Tong says she's working with state agencies to adopt a more proactive stance when it comes to cybersecurity, seeing the funding "as a preventative cost."
State CIO Amy Tong told her peers from across the nation Tuesday that California is in the midst of a digital transformation.
California's tough new online privacy laws, combined with the emergence of chief privacy officers in city and county governments, send a signal that it's a new day for data protection in the Golden State.
The widespread use of the words "open" and "data" in company monikers is reflective of where government priorities lie in 2018. Good government is guided by open, transparent operations.
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A partnership with a local startup helped San Leandro, Calif., make sense of new data sources.
There are ways for jurisdictions without big city budgets to bring startup energy to the challenges they face.
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Leadership, innovation and data are on the agenda as tech leaders gather for the annual Los Angeles Digital Government Summit.
Named to the post in October, Reed plans to lean on his private-sector experience to move the state’s technology forward.
State and local IT offices are poised to deliver streamlined infrastructure and improved security.