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2014 GCN Award Winners

10 public sector projects win GCN Awards for IT excellence

The 2014 GCN Award winning projects range from a system that streamlined a process for victims of physical abuse to obtain protective orders to a cost-saving mobile app by a self-taught Air Force dev team.

USGS mapping efforts in Alaska

USGS chips away at high-res 3D map of the United States

A set of technical maps with elevation data of the entire United States would generate public safety cost savings and spawn decision support tools for flood management, agriculture and vehicle navigation, backers say.

Futuristic cityscape

NIST kicks off round 2 of SmartAmerica Challenge

The Global City Teams Challenge is a contest to develop advanced networking technologies to address critical community interests, including air quality, traffic management and emergency services coordination.

NNSA tests cloud-based radiation data collection network

NNSA tests cloud-based radiation data collection network

The National Nuclear Security Administration recently tested the RadResponder network, which provides data collection and sharing tools for federal, state, local, tribal and territorial organizations responding to radiological emergencies.

Baltimore dives into smart water metering

Baltimore dives into smart water metering

Baltimore is one of the latest cities to install automated meters to collect precise data on utility usage in an effort to provide more accurate billing, increase efficiency and reduce waste.

Cloud-based videoconferencing and collaboration take the travel out of meetings

Cloud-based collaboration takes the travel out of meetings

Ease of use is the deciding factor for choosing a videoconferencing and collaboration tool for Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and Development.

Orange County cleans up its voter registration list

Orange County cleans up its voter registration list

The Orange County Registrar of Voters turned to Experian Public Sector to help it verify addresses of inactive voters and save money.

County digitizes 200 years of records

County digitizes 200 years of records – and stays on budget

Tompkins County, N.Y., moved from paper to digital records, making documents more accessible and avoiding the construction of a new $6 million storage facility.

HD video eases surveillance in sprawling jail system

HD video eases surveillance in sprawling jail system

The Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office partnered with DataDirect Networks for real-time data capture and video archiving for more than 3,000 HD surveillance cameras generating as 30 petabytes of footage.

Mobile assimilation picks up speed

Mobile assimilation picks up speed

As security challenges are addressed, the mobile conversation is moving from technology acquisition and introduction to assimilation into agencies' missions.

Massachusetts All Electronic Tolling on Tobin Bridge

Massachusetts rolling out 'all-electronic' turnpike tolling

Massachusetts' All Electronic Tolling system would replace both manual cash tolling and existing electronic systems on state turnpikes.

NYC to roll out municipal ID

NYC to roll out municipal ID

The ID card will be targeted to those who do not have a driver's license or other official identification and would allow New Yorkers, regardless of citizenship status, to access basic city services, open bank accounts and lease apartments.

Port of Jacksonville launches safety information system

Port of Jacksonville launches safety information system

PORTS provides real-time information via sensors on water levels, currents, meteorological conditions and under-bridge clearance, giving mariners critical information to avoid groundings and collisions.

Charlotte utility GIS app streamlines easement clearings

GIS app streamlines easement clearings

A team from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., utility department developed an app that speeds up easement clearing – and saves costs.

Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

Florida's Department of Children and Families is studying the use of predictive analytics to reduce child fatalities.