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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.

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.

Municipalities deliver broadband via partnerships

Municipalities deliver broadband via partnerships

Municipal governments are crafting creative partnerships to get broadband into their communities.

What’s next for open data?

What’s next for open data?

Although some government agencies are opening data to adhere to mandates, many are working to make it useful.

iCenter leads multistate tech-testing lab

iCenter leads multistate tech-testing lab

North Carolina’s iCenter operates a laboratory where agencies, educational institutions, industry and citizens can perform technical evaluations, prototype testing and proofs-of-concept.

Smart city platform aggregates, maps open data

Smart city platform aggregates, maps open data

Plenario lets users assemble information from open data portals and analyze it via a single spatial and temporal index, making it possible to do complex analysis with one query.

Tableau puts real-time data modeling on the dashboard

Tableau puts real-time data modeling in the dashboard

Tableau’s business intelligence tools enable near-real-time “what if” data visualizations and allow users to share analytics in a collaborative environment.

Dallas upgrades emergency communications network

Dallas upgrades emergency communications network

Dallas is installing an IP-based packet microwave radio network to enhance the responsiveness of emergency services and provide high-speed networking to other municipal departments.

14 ways to secure controlled info in nonfederal systems

14 ways to secure controlled info in nonfederal systems

NIST’s 14-point draft guidance covers the federal information used for scientific research, background investigations or technology development in systems belonging to contractors, state and local governments and universities.

Wi-Fi-based pay phones in New York City

NYC transforms pay phones into Wi-Fi network

New York City will install multi-function, Wi-Fi-based phone kiosks across the city offering free gigabit Wi-Fi and free domestic calls across the United States.

Chicago DOT maps out project management

Real-time mapping service coordinates Chicago's road work

Using dotMaps, transportation officials in Chicago can quickly see city infrastructure projects to avoid conflicts and maximize efficiency.

Police can store body-cam video in secure Azure cloud

Police can store body-cam video in secure Azure cloud

A partnership between Microsoft and VIEVU, a manufacturer of police body cameras, will let officers transfer their videos to Microsoft’s soon-to-be-released Azure Government Cloud.

Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal keeps responders ahead of the fire line

GIS portal keeps responders ahead of the fireline

The fusion of 40 data sets from federal, state and local agencies gives the Forest Service's fire managers a central source of spatial data for mapping, decision support, business intelligence and situational awareness.

city enlists citizens in online crime fighting

City enlists citizens in online crime fighting

With the Coplogic online crime-reporting portal, Chico, Calif., police save staff time and improve report accuracy.