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Amazon HQ2 deal propels computer science education in Virginia

by Colin Wood

Responding to growing demand for technical talent in Northern Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam has announced agreements with 11 universities.

Survey: DC area IT workers ready to jump ship for Amazon

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Seventy-one percent of IT workers in the Washington, D.C., metro area say they’d consider leaving their current work for a job with Amazon’s incoming HQ2. This finding is among the results of an online survey conducted on behalf of Arlington, Va.-based Eagle Hill Consulting. The study found that it’s not only IT workers who would

Voice assistants are helping Utah keep the conversation going with citizens

by Ryan Johnston

When Utah Chief Technology Officer Dave Fletcher thinks about how to integrate technology into state government, two criteria come to mind. “What we try to do is focus on the things that will improve quality of life and keep our citizens engaged,” Fletcher told StateScoop.  Utah, which has emerged as a leader among its contemporaries in online services, has found that the emerging technology of voice-activated digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa…