Jessica Hughes is a regular contributor to Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines.
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.
IT Leadership: Navigating Technology in K-12 Education
April 23, 2014 - This year's Consortium for School Networking survey found improvements, but schools continue to face ongoing challenges in technology budgets, a priority to establish digital environments and the need for succession planning.
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.