Posts By Mallory Thayer

Using Social Media to Help Keep the Public Safe

This is part two of a three-part series on how analytics can help improve public safety and keep communities safe. You can read part one here. For public safety officials today, Facebook and Twitter play an integral role in informing the public about current events. Social data from hashtags, tweets, and comments provide unparalleled amountsRead… Read more »

A Smarter Approach to Public Safety

The job of a public safety employee never ends. First responders don’t have the luxury of clocking out at 5 p.m. Threats to public safety can happen at any given hour, and officers must always be alert and ready. Keeping citizens safe is a top priority for public safety officers, regardless the time of day.Read… Read more »

Keeping Things Secure on the Internet of Things

In the late 1990s, General Motors began installing its OnStar technology in its vehicles. The service is powered by GPS and mobile phone data and allows drivers to communicate directly with assistance personnel, receive turn-by-turn navigation and conduct vehicle diagnostics. OnStar is one of the first and most well known instances of the Internet ofRead… Read more »

Internet of Things Lightning Round

“It’s not a revolution, but an evolution of what we’ve already been seeing in the Internet,” said Cisco Systems U.S. public sector engineering and chief technology officer Daniel Kent about today’s newest wave of technology, the ‘Internet of Things.’ Kent was the first speaker in a rapid-fire discussion of the implications of the Internet ofRead… Read more »

An Apple a Day Keeps the Fraudsters Away

This is the third blog post in a three-part series on smarter counter fraud. You can read part one and two here. A quick Google search of the term “healthcare fraud examples” promptly produces a robust list of IRS investigations and public records documenting medical malpractice and deception. For instance, a Louisiana woman submitted falseRead… Read more »

Looking for Purpose? Look No Further

It’s that time of year again! The next two days we’ll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL’s Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here. “I recently spoke at a conference and was asked to speak about how to make government sexy again…and I can tell by lookingRead… Read more »