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.
In automating a workflow process, the success depends largely on how well the underlying process has been designed.
The challenges of controlling physical access in emergencies may be solved by a nationwide network of standard first responder credentials.
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.
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 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.
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.
The city of Philadelphia has multiplied the number of small vendors responding to its RFPs by setting up a customized open source cloud portal designed for startup firms.
To help consolidate five departments into one, the Department of Enterprise Services chose an IT Service Management (ITSM) tool that supported a standardized IT support workflow.
The state of Indiana is developing a data hub to improve data efficiency across government, track the state's progress against key performance indicators and develop policy solutions.
In the Arctic Shield 2014 exercise, researchers will test technologies for oil-spill remediation, emergency response, satellite communications and mapping and visualization.
BidSync has added two new products to its e-procurement suite, creating a cloud-based solution that automates every phase of the purchasing cycle.
Charles County found a way to leverage its VoIP network to update and secure its faxing services, while drastically reducing costs.
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.