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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

Using Analytics to Spot Fraudulent Use of Disabled Parking
October 15, 2014 - New Fraud-Detection-as-a-Service continues to "learn" over time, uncovering the latest and emerging methods of fraud.

North Carolina to Pilot Secure Electronic ID
October 08, 2014 - The objective is to bring the well-established trust of a physical driver's license into the online environment as a low-cost, readily available, highly reliable means of assuring that people are who they claim to be in an online setting.

Fairfax County, Va., Provides Real-Time Access to Police Data
October 07, 2014 - Using an overhauled mapping app, citizens can access hundreds of police service calls, in addition to neighborhood disturbances, thefts, drug or sex offenses, and more.

Nextdoor Debuts Service for Public Agencies
September 30, 2014 - The popular social networking service will allow public agencies to communicate with more than 42,000 neighborhoods to discuss crime and safety issues.

Could The Weather Company Change Emergency Alerting?
September 17, 2014 - In 2013 alone, The Weather Company delivered more 150,000 weather alerts to two-thirds of U.S. adults -- and it now is targeting its reach to informing people of emergencies.

Oakland County, Mich., Launches G2G Marketplace
September 17, 2014 - The marketplace gives government agencies an easy way to research, purchase and implement technology solutions and professional services.

Michigan Taps Private Sector to Help Reform Procurement System
September 16, 2014 - Running a procurement system can be costly, but Michigan expects its new reforms will make the process less cumbersome and cheaper.

How the Sharing Economy is Strengthening Emergency Response and Recovery
September 02, 2014 - Governments are recognizing that sharing economy platforms can provide a vital link between needs and resources in times of disaster.

Underwater: Data Centers Nationwide Must Prepare for Flooding
August 28, 2014 - Climate researchers predict sea-level rise will eventually submerge 316 coastal cities in the U.S. How are government data center managers planning for the future?

The Challenges of Broadband in Rural Libraries
August 11, 2014 - Enabling change in library broadband starts with state and local governments seeing libraries as partners in achieving community-level goals.

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