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Hilton Collins

Hilton Collins, Staff Writer

GT Staff Writer

By day, Hilton Collins is a staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines who covers sustainability, cybersecurity and disaster management issues. By night, he’s a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, and if he had to choose between comic books, movies, TV shows and novels, he’d have a brain aneurysm. He can be reached at and on @hiltoncollins on Twitter.

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Recent Articles

Esri Names Climate Resilience App Challenge Winners
July 15, 2014 - Developers designed free apps that use public geospatial data to help users make eco-friendly choices.

Commerce Department to Name Data Chief and Launch New Open Data Programs
July 15, 2014 - U.S. Commerce Secretary, speaking at Esri meeting, says open data creates jobs and drives billions in revenue.

Illinois Researchers Develop Muscle-Powered "Biobots"
July 14, 2014 - Researchers have built robots with 3-D-printed limbs laced with organic skeletal muscles that can be controlled remotely with electric charges.

3 Technologies Claiming to Secure Messages in the Post-Snowden Era
July 10, 2014 - Wickr, the Guardian Project and Tor exemplify the digital paranoia that's taking shape in the U.S.

3 Cities Where Mobile Apps Are Changing Parking
July 03, 2014 - Baltimore, Chicago, and Miami Beach, Fla., are joining San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., as smart parking innovators.

Is the Workforce Ready for the Rise of Smart Machines?
June 27, 2014 - Society and the human workforce may feel this machinery's impact before most decision-makers realize what's happening - for good or for ill.

Will the Smartphone Kill Switch Murder Mobile Device Theft?
June 23, 2014 - The nascent kill switch movement appears to be an outgrowth of anti-theft commitments smartphone manufacturers made earlier this year.

Will the Government Regulate Mobile Navigation Apps?
June 19, 2014 - The government aims to clamp down on distracted driving, and navigation apps compel drivers to look at their smartphones while they're driving -- a possible safety hazard on roads.

Will Federal Privacy Laws Impede Health-Care Consumerization?
June 10, 2014 - Emerging devices and apps could let patients take control of their health -- if HIPAA will let them.

Is the United States Government Ready for the Farm Drone Boom?
June 09, 2014 - The bulk of drone usage will shift from military operations to agricultural applications soon, which couldn't make many farmers happier - if the Federal Aviation Administration doesn't ruin the party.

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