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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.

Analytics powers app for social workers

Analytics powers app for social workers

The Case Advice app pulls data from a variety of back-office systems and makes it available to case workers while they’re in the field.

FirstNet opens to feds; DHS on board

FirstNet opens to feds, DHS on board

FirstNet began discussions with agencies to see how they can best leverage the nationwide public safety network.

Michigan intros first of its kind Medicaid mobile app

Michigan intros first of its kind Medicaid mobile app

Partnering with the private sector, Michigan has created a mobile application for Medicaid recipients to view their medical records and coverage remotely.

Can EHRs power up for fight against epidemics?

Can EHRs power up the fight against epidemics?

Government health IT leaders say electronic health record systems can expand information sharing and help public health responders fight the spread Ebola and future viruses.

Chicago builds ETL toolkit for open data

Chicago builds ETL toolkit for open data

Data officials in Chicago built an automated extract transform load (ETL) framework to more quickly and easily open city data.

IBM extends Smarter City Challenge

IBM extends Smarter City Challenge

Building on four years of helping cities improve services, IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge invites local governments to apply for assistance from problem-solving teams.

Fiscal transparency

4 paths to fiscal data transparency

Governments across the country are using a wide array of IT platforms to release financial information to the public.

DHS streamlines emergency response with open IP conversion device

Emergency response streamlined with IP conversion device

The standalone IP device will help first responders communicate across multiple radio-frequency base stations.

Uber to open its data books to Boston transit planners

Uber to open its data to Boston transit planners

Uber will provide Boston with trip data from its quarterly logs to help the city improve transportation practices.

Emergency communications

Emergency communications take multi-path approach

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Emergency Communications Plan aims to allow first responders and public safety officials to better share information and enhance situational awareness.

Turtle Mike speeds multichannel emergency response

Turtle Mike speeds multichannel emergency response

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a bridging technology that enables public safety response teams to unite land mobile radio and broadband to help coordinate rescue and speed emergency response.

Michigan builds identity proofing pilot program

Michigan builds identity proofing pilot

An automated multi-step identity authentication portal aims to cut down on fraud and waste by confirming the identity of clients at the time they are applying for benefits.

City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

Riverside, Calif., upgrades its data storage infrastructure by migrating half a petabyte of data from its storage area networks and establishing fail-over arrays for disaster recovery.

APQC debuts classification framework for cities

APQC debuts classification framework for cities

APQC has released a set of standard language, formats and metrics that will help city governments manage and plan their work.