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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

Study: Government Privacy Programs Lack Sufficient Resources
October 16, 2015 - Low budgets and a lack of staff resources in government threaten the effectiveness of government privacy programs.

Florida Education, Government Collaborate to Help Meet Future Workforce Demands
September 03, 2015 - The state has expanded a cooperative partnership that links Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with secondary schools to increase the aerospace STEM proficiency of Florida's students - and prepare a future workforce.

California Launches Data-Driven OpenJustice Dashboard
September 03, 2015 - OpenJustice will make large amounts of criminal justice data available to the public with an overall goal of improving safety, strengthening trust, enhancing government accountability and informing public policy.

Technology Helps Unsnarl Growing Traffic Congestion Problem
September 01, 2015 - As the economy improves, traffic congestion has grown worse, according to a recent survey. One cost-effective solution to the problem is technology.

Energy Efficiency Key to Helping States Address EPA’s New Clean Power Plan
August 31, 2015 - The National Association of State Energy Officials has released a working paper that recommends building energy codes and performance contracting as ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent.

Multi-State Public Assistance Fraud Pilot Shows Promise
August 26, 2015 - A consortium of five states were able to thwart cross-border, dual participation in the food stamp (SNAP) program by detecting fraud in real time.

Grand Rapids, Mich., Deploys a 311 System to Emulate
August 21, 2015 - The new system has transformed and vastly improved customer service in the city.

NYC Planning Department Revamps Census FactFinder App
August 19, 2015 - The app now facilitates custom geographic searches accessing the latest American Community Survey socioeconomic data.

Unified Security Approach Helps Florida City Improve Citizen Safety
August 11, 2015 - Lakeland, Fla., has managed to update and integrate its disparate surveillance and access control systems while avoiding significant upgrade costs.

The Energy of Water: How Much Do Water, Wastewater Companies Use?
August 07, 2015 - A recent survey has found that energy costs can represent 25 to 30 percent of total operation costs for water and wastewater utilities, but that some companies are making substantial progress in improving their energy and water efficiency.

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