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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

New Jersey Turns to Internet of Things to Improve Roadway Safety
May 21, 2015 - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has started using a program to help minimize congestion and improve traffic flow on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway -- just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Sharing Data Key to Improving Foster Care Outcomes
May 21, 2015 - An average of 32 percent of foster students change schools in a given year, making data sharing imperative to improving their educational success.

4 Ways Schools Can Combat Digital Threats
May 20, 2015 - Administrators and law enforcement need to quickly and accurately assess the credibility of violent threats -- here's how.

U.S. Residents Can Purchase Visas for Cubans via Electronic Network
May 18, 2015 - The electronic cash transaction network will allow U.S. residents without bank accounts or debit cards to purchase non-immigrant visas for friends or family living in Cuba.

Can Technology Help Improve Mass Transit Use?
May 14, 2015 - There's a significant disconnect between those who support mass transit and those who actually use it -- but transit-related tech is making the mode of transportation more convenient and attractive.

Cities Are Key to Fostering Big Ideas in Technology
May 11, 2015 - The "Big Ideas for L.A." event, hosted by Los Angeles and the National League of Cities, allowed mayors to share "big ideas" that are driving innovation within their communities.

Sacramento, Calif., Commits to Connecting Girls with Tech Careers
May 06, 2015 - Under an alliance between the city and Microsoft, the two will hold events to help expose girls to a variety of technology careers and role models.

Pennsylvania Treasury IT Modernization Project Transforms Operations
May 05, 2015 - Nearly one year later, the Pennsylvania Treasury's updated system helps officials take better advantage of early payment discounts, and better manage cash and investments to realize increased gains.

Project Tomorrow Reveals 'Sense of Urgency' Around Digital Learning
April 30, 2015 - Though this increased sense of urgency exists, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, according to a new report.

Utah Launches New Analytics-Based, Mobile-First Portal
April 30, 2015 - The redesigned site, whose design and functionality was determined based on analytics, is truly device agnostic, adjusting dynamically and automatically based on the user.

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