StateTech explores technology issues that state and local government IT leaders and workers face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. StateTech is published by CDW which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

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About the Team

Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief | Email
About: Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 18 years, with the last 12 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.
Ricky Ribeiro
Ricky Ribeiro
Editorial Director | Email
About: Ricky has been a content creator for more than 10 years with a strong background and emphasis in digital content and interactive storytelling. For more than 8 years, Ricky has helped shape the evolving integrated content strategy for StateTech, shepherding the program through different redesigns and the emergence of several new content types. When not immersed in all things government and IT, Ricky indulges his deep love of comic books, super heroes and video games.
Mickey McCarter
Managing Editor | Email
About: Mickey McCarter has been an editor and reporter for magazines and websites, largely focused on defense and military tech, for roughly 20 years. Prior to joining State Tech, Mickey handled communications and public relations for the Security Industry Association (SIA). Mickey spends his spare time at rock concerts around DC being a serious music nerd.
Brad Sowell
Senior Editor | Email
About: Brad is a senior editor for StateTech magazine and works closely with media relations and other professionals to develop articles for the magazine. Brad was most recently a public relations specialist at S&S Public Relations. Before that, he handled public affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy. When not following the Cubs and Hawkeyes religiously, Brad is an avid distance runner and has been competing in races across the Midwest for more than 15 years.
Phil Goldstein
Web Editor | Email
About: Phil Goldstein is a web editor for StateTech magazine. Besides for keeping up with the latest in technology trends, he is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity.
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Editorial Calendar

Read the editorial calendar for the quarterly print magazine.


Securing Networks
Unified Communications
IT Modernization
State Cybersecurity Centers: What They Do and How They’re Upgrading
Connecting Courts Through Telepresence
Advanced Endpoint Security
Digital Signs
311 Call Centers in the Cloud
Multi-Cloud Management
2019 Technology Trends to Watch for State and Local Government
Wearables for Public Safety
Cloud Access Security Brokers
Tech to Watch
Composable Infrastructure
Virtual Workstations
Load Balancing
Unified Communications
Windows 7 End of Life
Data Privacy Day (January)


Smart Cities
Digital Transformation
Citizen Services
Mobile Workforce
Mitigating Ransomware
Keep Connected in the Field
Emergency Operations Centers
Virtual Data Centers
Internet of Things Endpoints Continue to Evolve
Tech to Watch
Ransomware Tools and Tactics
Network Management Control
Cloud Access Security
Network Slicing
NASCIO Midyear Conference (April)


Data Sharing
Hybrid Cloud
Managing Risk
Data Sharing and Reporting Between Agencies
Guide to Managing Risk for State and Local Government
Protecting Physical Transportation Infrastructure with IT
Upgrading Router and Switch Capabilities
The Case for Expanding Use of Laptops in Local Government
File Transfer for Government Offices
Tech to Watch
Windows 10
Flash Storage
Wireless Access Points
NACo Annual Conference (July)


Emerging Technology
Public Safety
Public Safety Communications Advancements/FirstNet
Edge Computing Use Cases for Cities
Analyzing Collected Data for Action
Shared Services for Cities and Counties
Broadband Around the Country
Optimizing Data Centers for Smart Cities
Tech to Watch
Video Surveillance
Data Center
NASCIO Annual Conference (October)
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)
Smart Cities Week (October)
30 Must-Read State and Local IT Blogs (October)