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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

City and County of Durham, N.C., Launch Joint Open Data Initiative
January 27, 2015 - The city and county will share both costs and a common platform and portal, with the goal of stimulating business development and creating new community services.

Maryland IT Undergoing Changing of the Guard
January 26, 2015 - Three key IT leaders have all left the state to pursue other opportunities.

What the Centcom Twitter Hack Means to You
January 23, 2015 - Agencies don't need to avoid social media, experts say, but they need to prepare for possible attacks.

Indiana and Texas Announce Civic Hackathon Challenge
January 23, 2015 - The two states will battle for bragging rights for the best government application to serve citizens.

Three U.S. Communities Among 'Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2015'
January 22, 2015 - Arlington County, Va., Columbus, Ohio, and Mitchell, S.D., are considered "the best on the planet to teach us how we should go about planning the future."

SF Transit Riders Can Soon Pay by Phone
January 15, 2015 - The new system will allow riders to use debit cards, credit cards or PayPal to buy Muni tickets anywhere and at any time.

Using Social Media Data to Identify Outbreaks and Control Disease
January 07, 2015 - Could infectious disease surveillance systems that accurately track social media data inform early warning systems and outbreak response?

Cities Adopt Cloud-Based Approaches to Disaster Recovery
December 19, 2014 - New York City and Asheville, N.C., have both adopted private clouds to provide disaster recovery services, with promising results.

Florida DOT Implements Instant Driver Feedback System
December 15, 2014 - The department's 'Opiniator' system lets drivers provide feedback instantly using their smartphone or other electronic device of their choice.

Texas and Alabama Join Microsoft Government Cloud
December 11, 2014 - Cloud wins CJIS approval in Texas; Alabama implements hybrid cloud for HIX and Medicaid eligibility.

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