Alexander B. Howard is a writer and editor based in Washington, DC. Currently, he holds a fellowship at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, is a columnist at TechRepublic, founder of “E Pluribus Unum,” a blog focused on open government and technology, and a contributor to TechPresident, among other fine publications. In the fall of 2013, he was a fellow at the Networked Transparency Policy Project in the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. From April 2010 to May 2013, he was the Washington Correspondent for Radar at O’Reilly Media. \ \ Howard has been recognized by The Washingtonian Magazine as one of Washington’s “TechTitans,” calling him a “respected trend-spotter and chronicler of government’s use of new media.” He has appeared as on-air as an analyst for Al Jazeera English, WHYY, Washington Post TV, and a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on NPR multiple times. Howard is a member of the Government of Canada’s independent advisory panel on open government. \ \ Prior to joining O’Reilly, he was the associate editor of SearchCompliance.com and WhatIs.com at TechTarget, where he wrote about how the laws and regulations that affect information technology are changing, spanning the issues of online identity, data protection, risk management, electronic privacy and IT security, and the broader topics of online culture and enterprise technology. \ \ Howard has also contributed to the National Journal, The Daily Beast, NextGov, Forbes, Buzzfeed, Slate, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Govfresh, ReadWriteWeb, Mashable, TechPresident, CBS News’ What’s Trending, Govloop, Governing People, and the Association for Computer Manufacturing, amongst others.