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Jessica Hughes

Contributing Writer

Jessica Hughes is a regular contributor to Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines.

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Recent Articles

Westminster, Colo., Cuts Manhole Inspection Time by 90 Percent
April 13, 2014 - The process now takes inspectors on average 30 seconds versus 5 minutes.

Indiana Uses Data Analytics to Lower Infant Mortality, Child Fatality
April 04, 2014 - The governor's new Management and Performance Hub will automate agencies' key performance indicators to ultimately improve outcomes on individual targets, such as infant mortality.

California Utility Monitors Power Grid with Analytics
April 01, 2014 - New visually-oriented software helps the Sacramento Municipal Utility District keep the power grid operating at peak efficiency.

Tracking System Prepares New York to Evacuate Patients in Emergencies
November 25, 2013 - New York state is now equipped to electronically track patients and residents at hospitals and nursing homes in the event of an evacuation.

Transparent Financial Reporting Coming to Williamson County, Texas
August 23, 2013 - A cloud-based financial system set to launch next month is expected to cut the county's reporting costs by 75 percent.

When Desktop and Web GIS Unite
August 06, 2013 - Virginia Beach, Va., is using a hybrid GIS application to improve workflow in the city.

Sonar Device Gives Long Beach, Calif., Divers New Eyes
July 22, 2013 - The Long Beach Fire Department's new technology helps the Public Safety Dive Team conduct quicker rescues during the 20-minute sensitive period where victims still have a chance of survival.

IT Interns in Prince George's County, Md., Find Solutions to Big Ideas
July 12, 2013 - Office of Information Technology interns are participating in experiential and project-based learning centered around science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

GIS-Based Interoperability System Alters How Virginia Manages Emergencies
November 09, 2010 - the Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response encourages responders to assess the wider situation and its link to people, places and the environment.

State and County Health and Human Services Agencies Use Technology to Break Down Silos and to Better Serve Citizens
August 30, 2010 - From cross-department data sharing to software analytics to services integration, state and local agencies are making connections and using IT to improve the delivery of vital citizen services.

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