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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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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.

Do Google Chromebooks Threaten Appleā€™s Dominance in Education?
August 07, 2014 - Schools that have purchased Chromebooks versus iPads point to low cost and minimal maintenance requirements as the primary selling points.

New SNAP EBT System to Help South Carolina Combat Waste, Fraud and Abuse
August 06, 2014 - Analytics will give the state's Department of Social Services data it can use to ensure benefits are being used as they were intended.

The Public Sector Considers Mobile-First Approaches to Citizen Interactions
July 31, 2014 - More states and cities are announcing "mobile-first" strategies, but what does that really mean?

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.

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