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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Ease of use is the deciding factor for choosing a videoconferencing and collaboration tool for Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and Development.
The Orange County Registrar of Voters turned to Experian Public Sector to help it verify addresses of inactive voters and save money.
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.
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.
As security challenges are addressed, the mobile conversation is moving from technology acquisition and introduction to assimilation into agencies' missions.
Massachusetts' All Electronic Tolling system would replace both manual cash tolling and existing electronic systems on state turnpikes.
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.
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.
A team from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., utility department developed an app that speeds up easement clearing – and saves costs.
Florida's Department of Children and Families is studying the use of predictive analytics to reduce child fatalities.