Posts Tagged: tech

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Uncovering State And Local Gov’s 15 Hidden Successes

From garbage trucks to vacant lots, cities and states are often tasked with the thankless job of cleaning up a community’s mess. These are tasks that are often overlooked, but are critical to keeping a community vibrant. But even in these sometimes thankless jobs, there are real innovations happening. Take Miami-Dade County where they are… Read more »

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Look at the Innovations Coming From States

Government innovation is happening at all levels of government. During the 2014 National Association of Chief Information Officers annual conference, the winners of the Recognition Awards were unveiled. The 10 finalists were selected for their outstanding achievement in the field of information technology. Below are my favorite awards from last night. Take a look at the… Read more »

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Technology’s Role in Powering Open Data Initiatives

Below is an excerpt from GovLoop’s latest guide, Capitalizing on the Open Data Revolution. You can access the full guide here. Recently, Audie Hittle, federal chief technology officer, Isilon Storage Division, EMC Corporation, sat down with GovLoop to discuss how data can transform the federal government. GovLoop: How do you see big data and open… Read more »

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I Get By With A Little Help From My CIO Friends

Back in 1967, the Beatles released, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band which featured the song, “I Get Buy with a Little Help from my Friends.” The song could easily be the mantra of the 2014 NASCIO Raising the Bar Conference. The annual summit brings together Chief Information Officers from across the country and their deputies. The… Read more »

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Is Your Web Site a Digital File Cabinet?

The end of the fiscal year is drawing near and it is also to good time to begin a review of your web content to ensure it is still engaging for your target audience. Over the years, the technology industry developed more diverse online tools to help create interactive web content. However, good web content… Read more »

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Jack Dangermond On the Future of GIS

At GovLoop’s recent Esri meetup, we had the privilege of listening to Jack Dangermond, Esri founder, give a presentation and conduct a question and answer session. Dangermond shared his vision for GIS going forward, and how critical it is for government agencies to learn how to connect geography into their workflows and decision-making process. “My… Read more »

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10 Benefits of Going Paperless

It’s no secret that paper-based processes power government services. Using emerging technology, agencies are moving traditionally paper-based workflows to digital applications. This means everything from processing benefit claims, to paying a parking ticket, or filing for a building permit can now be conducted online. Shifting workflows to digital provides efficiency gains to field workers, caseworkers… Read more »

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Protecting Health Data – 3 Things to Consider

When you think of data that should be protected, health data is typically at the very top. From birthdates to social security numbers, this information, personally identifiable information (PII), is a hacker’s dream. And healthcare data breaches are on the rise, with some recent research showing a 138% increase since 2012. This is a problem not only for health… Read more »

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OpenFDA: Ushering in a New Era of Government

Below is an excerpt from GovLoop’s latest guide, Capitalizing on the Open Data Revolution. You can access the full guide here.  MedWatcher is a free mobile and web app that allows patients to understand and report side effects of drugs, medical devices and vaccines. The service was created in 2010 and is an early example… Read more »