Jake Williams

Jake Williams

Staff Reporter

Jake Williams is a Staff Reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop. At StateScoop, he covers the information technology issues and events at state and local governments across the nation. In the past, he has covered the United States Postal Service, the White House, Congress, cabinet-level departments and emerging technologies in the unmanned aircraft systems field for FedScoop.

Before FedScoop, Jake was a contributing writer for Campaigns & Elections magazine. He has had work published in the Huffington Post and several regional newspapers and websites in Pennsylvania.

A northeastern Pennsylvania native, Jake graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, or IUP, in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. At IUP, Jake was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Penn, and the president of the university chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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States call for collaboration with federal government on cybersecurity

by Jake Williams • 2 years ago

With a new presidential administration in town, the chairman and vice chairman of the National Governors Association called for more collaboration between the federal government and states on cybersecurity.

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GIS leaders push National Address Database program forward without funding

by Jake Williams • 2 years ago

Even though the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Address Database pilot extinguished its funding and concluded its official run earlier this year, the agency’s chief geographic information officer announced Wednesday the effort will continue through a “coalition of the willing.”

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Transportation secretary: Smart cities are next transportation revolution

by Jake Williams • 2 years ago

Anthony Foxx, the Obama Administration’s transportation secretary, said the potential around smart cities could be as revolutionary as the Interstate Highway System was in the mid-1950s.

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NIST, others band together to create IoT-enabled smart city framework

by Jake Williams • 2 years ago

The framework — modeled after one created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology on cybersecurity — would serve as a standardized approach to smart city efforts.

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Transportation announces Smart City Challenge finalists, new partnership with AWS

by Jake Williams • 3 years ago

Out of 78 cities across the country that applied, U.S. Transportation Department Secretary Anthony Foxx announced seven finalist cities that will compete for $40 million in funding.

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Fed, state, local IT leaders launch agile academy

by Jake Williams • 3 years ago

A group of government information technology leaders have banded together to create a three-week online course for government officials to learn agile software development.

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