Alexander B. Howard is a writer and editor based in Washington, DC. Howard is a columnist at TechRepublic and founder of “E Pluribus Unum,” a blog focused on open government and technology. Previously, he has been a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and the Ash Center at Harvard University, the Washington Correspondent for O’Reilly Media, and an associate editor at SearchCompliance.com and WhatIs.com. 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 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.