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Jule Pattison-Gordon

Jule Pattison-Gordon is a staff writer for Government Technology. She previously wrote for PYMNTS and The Bay State Banner, and holds a B.A. in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon. She’s based outside Boston.

CISO Michael Makstman explains what it takes to secure San Francisco, how the city is approaching generative AI and the importance of sharing information in the Coalition of City CISOs.
CIO Khaled Tawfik says the city is eyeing the possibility of one day using a generative AI that is specially tailored for city governments, but it wants to learn more before finalizing policies.
Lynn Fyhrlund joined the Inland Empire county in late May and is helping shape its IT strategy, connecting with business partners and gearing up to replace some IT systems.
A statewide ban blocking use of facial recognition on body cam footage has expired. Now several assemblymembers say they don’t want a new ban — instead, they’d rather create restrictions to curtail inaccurate arrests.
Local jurisdictions can adopt tools directly from third-party open source projects, downloading the software onto commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) devices and making tweaks as needed. Or jurisdictions might consider creating their own election tech and making it open source, as San Francisco and Los Angeles counties have explored.
Researchers, nonprofits, several counties and others have seen open source election solutions as a way to introduce new ideas and features not currently available from commercial systems, add transparency and potentially reduce governments’ expenses.
San Francisco's chief information security officer, Mike Makstman, was among the experts who spoke at last week's RSA Conference.
Techwire’s sister publication Government Technology does a deep dive into how the cyber landscape has evolved to an almost unrecognizable degree in the past 20 years. Here’s a look at recent history, an analysis of policy changes aimed at battling today’s threats, and a consideration of what the future may hold.
Los Angeles County court officials discussed what they learned while launching hybrid court sessions during the pandemic, including outfitting courtrooms, comparing commercial and custom platforms and supporting participants.
A U.S. House hearing last week took testimony from experts – including a former California state chief information officer – who underlined the disconnect between federal, state and local IT as well as how leadership can stall efforts to improve digital user experience and cybersecurity.