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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

Police Should Increase Use of Digital Communication Tools
April 24, 2015 - A new survey found that citizens across the board want more ways to report crime and to help support crime reduction efforts in their neighborhoods by leveraging new technologies.

Interactive Map, Web Tracker Help NYC Tackle Tax Lien Sales
April 23, 2015 - The Center for NYC Neighborhoods' goal is to use these tools to keep hardworking families in their homes.

6 Tips for Implementing Data Virtualization
April 23, 2015 - Virtualization is not easy for government, where the demands for seamless data access are typically layered upon numerous legacy systems -- but it's a necessity.

States That Innovate Likelier to Attract, Retain Needed IT Talent
April 16, 2015 - A new NASCIO report examines the state IT workforce, and finds that smart IT organizations are focusing on digital engagement, and innovation and transformation of government.

Arkansas Signs $190 Million Deal for New MMIS
April 14, 2015 - The new, modular system should give the state flexibility to adjust quickly to changing state and federal policies while still processing daily claims for clients.

When it Comes to Broadband, the U.S. Has Work to Do, Report Says
April 13, 2015 - Though a lot of noise is being made about deployments here and there, that's not enough to move the U.S. needle.

Center for Internet Security Announces Tool for Better Cloud Security
April 10, 2015 - New Amazon Machine Images for Amazon Web Services, developed based on the center's secure configuration benchmarks, allow organizations to leverage the benefits of the cloud while also adhering to best practice security standards.

Innovative Apps Improve Commutes for Millions of New Yorkers
April 07, 2015 - Over the past four months, developers from around the world devised apps utilizing real-time MTA data to improve commutes as part of the App Quest 3.0 competition.

Michigan DOC Improves Inmate Timecomp Tracking
April 06, 2015 - The new solution tracks everything about an inmate and helps the Michigan DOC process 12,000 transactions each day.

Minnesota County Launches “First of its Kind” Integrated Public Safety System
April 03, 2015 - In Anoka County, Minn., fire departments and law enforcement agencies can now share critical data during a response.

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