Technology has propelled industry and services toward unprecedented levels of engagement and efficiency, and governments are uniquely positioned to leverage the benefits and tools of the new economy. Terms like blockchain technology, the cloud and the Internet of Things have entered the public sector lexicon as constituents expect curated, expedient and accessible government interactions. As a result, public officials are reevaluating traditional systems to drive return on investment and improve delivery of services. In a world that is increasingly digitized and connected, governments are learning the importance of being “smart.”
Smart Government Subcommittee Roster:
- Co-Chair Sen. Marc Pacheco | Massachusetts
- Co-Chair Rep. Holli Sullivan | Indiana
- Rep. Marvin Abney | Rhode Island
- Sen. Stuart Adams | Utah
- Rep. Becky Beard | Montana
- Sen. Wesley Bishop | Louisana
- Delegate Mark Chang | Maryland
- Sen. Matt Hansen | Nebraska
- Secretary Marcia Hultman | South Dakota
- Sen. Sam Hunt | Washington
- Rep. Stephen Ross | North Carolina
- Sen. Amy Sinclair | Iowa
Smart Government Subcommittee Key Issues and Resources:
Center for Digital Government
The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. Its focus areas include analytics, network and connectivity, civic technology, government experience, smart cities, and the workforce. For more information, visit govtech.com.
Deloitte Center for Government Insights
Deloitte Center for Government Insights produces groundbreaking research to help government solve its most complex problems. Its focus areas include analytics, the Internet of Things, digital government transformation, health and human services, government workforce, future of government, customer experience, and cybersecurity in government. For more information, visit deloitte.com.
Center for State and Local Government Excellence
The Center for State and Local Government Excellence is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts research and promotes state and local government to attract and retain talented public servants. Its focus areas include retirement, health and wellness, and the workforce. For more information, visit slge.org.
Future of Work(ers) at the Ford Foundation
The Future of Work(ers) at the Ford Foundation is a research initiative of the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice that seeks to ensure that there is a meaningful future of work that places workers and their well-being at the center. For more information, visit fordfoundation.org.
Mercer is the world’s largest human resources consulting firm that uses analytics and insights as catalysts for change. Workforce and careers are one of its focus areas with emphasis on talent strategy and mobility, human resources transformation and workforce rewards. For more information, visit mercer.com.
The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated
The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated is a think tank that empowers organizations with practical ideas for optimizing the 21st century workplace. Its focus areas include employee engagement, multigenerational workforce, the future of work, work and life, workforce development, and artificial intelligence. For more information, visit workforceinstitute.org.
CSG Policy Staff Contact:
Sierra Hatfield | policy analyst