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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

Chatbots Debut in North Carolina, Allow IT Personnel to Focus on Strategic Tasks
October 12, 2016 - If successful, the experiment could be expanded to several other areas within the state - and ultimately allow people to do more meaningful and valuable work.

5 Ways the Chicago-London Data Alliance Will Bolster Data Sharing, Collaboration
October 10, 2016 - At the end of September, the mayors of Chicago and London signed a memorandum of understanding committing the two cities to working together on a number of data-based projects.

Hackers Reportedly Probed Voter Registration Systems in 20 States
September 30, 2016 - A U.S. official said nearly half of U.S. states have experienced attempted hacks of their voter registration systems so far.

White House Open Data Innovation Summit: Open Data's Full Potential Is Just Being Realized
September 28, 2016 - The inaugural event brought together government trailblazers, entrepreneurs, companies, advocates and civic innovators using federal open data across all sectors to discuss the continuation of open data progress going forward.

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.

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