Jessica Hughes is a regular contributor to Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines.
Indiana Management and Performance Hub Takes Transparency to the Next Level
September 11, 2014 - The hub is connected to and builds on the data-rich Indiana Transparency Portal by increasing the accessibility and usability of key information.
Austin IMMPACT Helps Visualize, Prioritize City Projects
September 11, 2014 - The ability to coordinate land, roadway, transit, wastewater and other projects gives the city a better sense of what's happening with projects on the street.
Civic Ninjas Find Long-Term Solutions to Government Problems
August 27, 2014 - The organization's mission is to move civic hacking's focus toward building solutions and providing ongoing support so those solutions -- primarily in disaster response and recovery -- can succeed in the public sector.
Tracking the Vulnerable: Medical Registries Provide Lifeline in Emergencies
August 27, 2014 - Registries of residents who have medical needs offer potentially lifesaving data to officials during an emergency, while aiding everyday planning activities.
Data Breaches in the Cloud: Who's Responsible?
August 26, 2014 - The cloud multiplier effect means data breaches in the cloud are increasing -- and becoming more costly. With so many states and localities opting to host their data there, what happens when breaches occur?
Dissecting Microsoft's Redefined Core
August 19, 2014 - Within the changing tech environment, companies must reconstruct themselves on an ongoing basis, and Microsoft is no different.
Solving Digital Crimes in the Cloud Faces Numerous Challenges
July 30, 2014 - The National Institute of Standards and Technology has identified 65 forensic science challenges in the cloud, and is working to build a roadmap to overcoming them.
California’s JusticeMobile Redefines Police Work in the Field
July 22, 2014 - The California Department of Justice's mobile application platform sends vital information to officers' smartphones.
Program Alerts Hollywood, Fla. Residents to Spikes in Water Use
July 14, 2014 - The High Use Notification system taps into the city's existing twice-daily Wi-Fi meter updates, saving citizens the shock and expense of a leak running all month by warning them early via email.
Maryland Parks Agency Slashes Operational Costs with Cloud Solution
June 24, 2014 - The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission expects to save up to 25 percent on labor, hardware and maintenance expenses by moving its workforce management system into the cloud.