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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

Indianapolis Modernizes Parking, Adds Millions
July 25, 2014 - In partnership with Xerox, Indianapolis created ParkIndy, a pay-by-phone meter system and app that's using predictive analytics to make parking more convenient and boost infrastructure revenue.

Sensors, Wireless Tech Help States Monitor Troubled Bridges
July 08, 2014 - Structural monitoring utilizing highly accurate sensing devices can enable objective, precise and timely performance data on the condition of our nation's bridges.

L.A. County Energy Efficiency Project Receives EPA Recognition
July 02, 2014 - To streamline processes and reduce energy use, the LAC+USC Medical Center became a main IT hub, hosting major applications for the other hospitals and clinics.

California Flips the Switch on Massive New ERP
July 02, 2014 - The state spent 11 years on what could be the nation's largest financial system upgrade. Roll out starts this week.

Pennsylvania Considers a Mobile App for WIC Payments
June 30, 2014 - The Pennsylvania Health Department thinks a mobile app for EBT will streamline processes and encourage recipients to make healthier decisions when purchasing food.

Should States Take the Lead on Implementing Alert Systems?
June 30, 2014 - Some states are implementing statewide systems while others are giving localities the lead and providing oversight and support.

Michigan Improves IT Project Oversight with New Enterprise PMO
June 25, 2014 - Recognizing the increasingly critical role that information technology plays in the delivery of services, the Michigan Legislature recently appropriated $47 million annually for IT investment.

New Cities Foundation: Cities Poised to Lead Technology Revolution
June 20, 2014 - The Future of Cities Roundtable featured guest speakers who shared real-life examples of how technology is changing the way cities and communities offer services to citizens.

California's DHCS Introduces New Systems to Improve Service to Medi-Cal Recipients
June 12, 2014 - As the agency transitions from a fee-for-service model to a managed care approach, the new technology initiatives should help them improve business operations, and adopt and use national standards.

California Legislation Would Expand Technology-Enabled Genetic Screening
June 12, 2014 - Dr. Pan says Assembly Bill 1559 can save a lifetime of debilitating problems for a child by properly diagnosing and treating ALD before its symptoms appear.

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