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Justine Brown

Justine Brown is an award-winning veteran journalist who specializes in technology and education. Email her at

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Recent Articles

Government Regulators Must Protect Citizens Without Impeding Innovation
June 30, 2015 - To keep up with today's rapidly changing technology environment, regulators must modernize their regulatory practices and increase efficiency, according to a new report.

‘Traffic Stop’ Mobile App Improves Officer Safety, Efficiency
June 26, 2015 - In Pennsylvania, a new app serves as "one-stop shopping" for officers when they're in a vulnerable situation.

California Water Districts Enlist Tech to Encourage Conservation
June 25, 2015 - Water customers have cut their use when they can monitor consumption via the Internet on a daily basis.

First Integrated Smart Grid Helps to Better Manage Water and Utility Use
June 23, 2015 - Glendale, Calif., is one of the first jurisdictions in the U.S. to combine both smart electricity and smart water meters into a "smart grid." What have they learned thus far?

Riverside, Calif., Launches 'The Hive' to Improve Project Management
June 18, 2015 - The new in-house portal helps validate project management process framework compliance and improve communications among project stakeholders.

San Jose, Calif., Launches Smart City Pilot
June 11, 2015 - The city will install 166 wireless nodes that can sense movement on the streets, send alerts when the trembling of an earthquake is detected and act as Wi-Fi hot spots.

7 Steps on the Road to Becoming a Smart City
June 05, 2015 - The idea of "smart cities" is a complicated one and means different things to different people, but all definitions have a core element -- using technology and the data it collects to help address complex challenges. Here's how to get started.

New Jersey Turns to Internet of Things to Improve Roadway Safety
May 21, 2015 - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has started using a program to help minimize congestion and improve traffic flow on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway -- just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Sharing Data Key to Improving Foster Care Outcomes
May 21, 2015 - An average of 32 percent of foster students change schools in a given year, making data sharing imperative to improving their educational success.

4 Ways Schools Can Combat Digital Threats
May 20, 2015 - Administrators and law enforcement need to quickly and accurately assess the credibility of violent threats -- here's how.

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