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Julia Edinger

Julia Edinger is a staff writer for Government Technology. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Toledo and has since worked in publishing and media. She's currently located in Southern California.

The California Department of Justice recently launched a new online portal that gives survivors of sexual assault a way to track the status of the DNA evidence kits associated with their cases.
The local government, the state’s second most populous county, has debuted two new initiatives to take on homelessness, both of which center on technology.
The technology leader has been at his city for about six years and is spearheading work to move many of its services online.
Residents in Culver City will get to experience an underground stormwater project in an AR experience designed to give them a better understanding of both the project and area.
The new initiative will use government data and analytics to better serve residents.
“I think both of these websites show how the city is really putting residents and their needs first,” said Ashley Bailey, the city’s strategic communications officer. “Because police and homelessness, those are two topics where someone might be in crisis.”
The California Department of Water Resources is conducting airborne electromagnetic surveys via helicopter to map aquifers and improve groundwater management.
Rick Klau, California’s chief technology innovation officer, and Phoebe Peronto, the state’s deputy chief technology innovation officer, shared ideas on IT and entrepreneurship at the recent 2022 NextGen Government Virtual Training Summit.
A government call center in California is among those grappling with the nationwide staffing shortage and an influx in demand, and implementing artificial intelligence tools to improve wait times and accessibility for callers.
While Los Angeles County weighs a comprehensive report on broadening Internet access, San Jose turns to cryptocurrency as a way to fund residents’ access.