Jessica Hughes is a regular contributor to Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines.
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.
California's SmartJustice Mimics Google Search for Cops
June 19, 2014 - Information about people in the criminal justice system is viewed in a simplified Web-based interface from searches that simultaneously integrate state data sources, county law enforcement and probation information, and regional information-sharing systems.
Human Error Main Cause of Data Left on Washington State Computers
May 07, 2014 - The audit that revealed the error signified a need for all levels of government -- and individuals -- to focus on how they throw away their hard drives.