The Case for Embracing Video Technologies in Government

Government Technology: As The Buggles said in 1980, video killed the radio star. To put a government spin on it, “It’s more of a consumer technology,” or “It’s not my department.” In thinking about 2020, however, video has morphed from sleeper to mission-critical technology during the first year of the pandemic.

It isn’t often that a 40-year-old song is weirdly prescient about the repercussions of modern technology, including video, which has been viewed as either a stepchild or taken for granted by the public-sector IT community. Both NASCIO and GT’s sister organization, the Center for Digital Government, have tracked the preferences and priorities of public CIOs over the years.

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