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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

Oakland Police Test Cloud Storage for Body Camera Video
February 26, 2015 - The city, which has the largest deployment of police body cameras in the world, will use a data storage system that meets the FBI's standards for security.

Internet of Things Expected to Quadruple in Size by 2020
February 25, 2015 - Cities will be major beneficiaries from growth in the IoT market, according to a report released by Verizon.

Is Social Media the Key to Effective Communication During Campus Emergencies?
February 20, 2015 - Study finds that social media lets campus authorities instantly reach a large percentage of students, who are more likely to comply with emergency notifications received in that manner.

Mobile App Helps New Jersey Transit Enhance Incident Management
February 20, 2015 - At last year's Super Bowl, New Jersey Transit officials evaluated how they could utilize an app to enhance visitor safety and security. Now, the agency is working to perfect that app and expand its use.

White House Big Data Report Stresses Importance of Protecting Data
February 06, 2015 - Two congressmen announced that they will introduce student data privacy legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, perhaps as soon as the end of this month.

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."

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