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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.

New York Department of Transportation iRideNYC transit app

Bootstrapped web app delivers NYC transit options

Using open source technology, in-house development expertise and a scalable cloud architecture, the New York City Transportation Department created iRideNYC, a much-needed mobile transit solution at a fraction of the estimated cost.

Bytegrid

Partnership to deliver advanced infrastructure for researchers

A partnership between the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads and Bytegrid Holdings will provide a secure, advanced infrastructure platform for the research and education community across the mid-Atlantic region.

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kynect: Made from scratch … with flexibility baked in

By following Kentucky’s enterprise infrastructure standards, the health exchange can more easily access information and interact with other parts of the government health insurance system.

BU building SCOPE smart city platform for the cloud

Boston University building smart city platform for the cloud

Boston University’s smart-city cloud platform is designed to use cloud and big data technologies to improve transportation, energy, public safety, asset management and social services in the City of Boston and across Massachusetts.

Alamance County speeds protective orders for victims of domestic violence

County speeds protective orders for victims of domestic violence

The Alamance County, N.C., Electronic Protective Order System cut the wait time for protective orders in half, ensured privacy and safety for victims during the process and increased enrollment in counseling and legal services.

Seattle police deploy SeaStat crime mapping tech

Seattle police deploy SeaStat crime mapping tech

The Seattle Police Department is using its crime data as part of a new program that’s aimed at quickly addressing crime hotspots based on analysis of crime data and community reports of incidents.

Digital Services Playbook for State and Local Government

Why municipalities should follow the Digital Services Playbook

State and local IT managers should familiarize themselves with the federal government’s new guide on launching digital citizen engagement services, a former state CIO said.

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Anatomy of an IoT public safety application

How a technology team at a SmartAmerica Challenge built an Internet of Things prototype to create a sensor network for automating public housing safety alerts.

Digital file cabinets

How to re-engineer for automation

In automating a workflow process, the success depends largely on how well the underlying process has been designed.

Firemen running

DC tests ID management for first responders

The challenges of controlling physical access in emergencies may be solved by a nationwide network of standard first responder credentials.

Fairfax County Police Events crime mapping application

Fairfax County builds searchable crime-data mapping app

Fairfax County's mapping team has developed the Police Event search engine and mapping tool that makes crime data open and easy to use for both developers and end users.

Mobile app gives Texans access to public safety services

Mobile app gives Texans access to public safety services

The Texas Department of Public Safety's mobile app gives Texans access to the state's Sex Offender Registry, Texas 10 Most Wanted program and other valuable resources.

Houston 311 mobile app

Houston joins migration to enhanced 311 services

Houston has expanded the city’s 311 non-emergency reporting system from a telephony-based network to one that now supports email, a web mobile app and heat maps of citizen calls.

Smartphone with Utah statehouse

How Utah stays on top of the mobile adoption curve

The state of Utah has learned that in mobile technology, it pays to track where the adoption curve is trending rather than to wait for users to arrive first, says state chief technology officer David Fletcher.