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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 streamlines public works requests as part of 311 upgrade

The Elgin, Ill., call center upgrade set the stage for the city to create a workflow and work request system for ‘call before you dig’ requests.

Seattle PD turns to YouTube, hackathon for body cam video dissemination

Seattle PD turns to hackathon, YouTube for video transparency

The Seattle Police Department turned to the tech community to automate redaction of body-cam video before posting it on YouTube.

License plate reader offers nationwide alerts, analytics

License plate reader offers nationwide alerts, analytics

The New York Police Department will use an automated license plate reader database to receive alerts when a stolen vehicle is identified.

How to keep legacy systems from becoming liabilities

How to keep legacy systems from becoming liabilities

A recently released report from Washington state creates an enterprise-level modernization roadmap to tackle the problem of updating legacy IT systems.

San Francisco focuses IoT platform on energy data streams

San Francisco focuses IoT platform on energy data streams

San Francisco is acting as anchor to a group of firms mapping real-time building energy usage data as well streaming information from traffic monitors and mobile devices.

Chicago, Argonne lab, deploy Internet of super sensors

Chicago, Argonne Lab deploy Internet of super sensors

The city of Chicago is partnering with the Argonne National Lab to develop a network of large, remote sensing platforms capable of gathering data on traffic congestion, air quality, buildings' energy consumption and the direction of gunshots on city streets.

Cites tap Yelp to improve health inspection process

Cities tap Yelp to improve health inspection process

Restaurant hygiene inspection data on Yelp is helping city health inspectors better target offenders and pushing restaurants to clean up their act.

AppealsTrak helps agencies streamline UI workflow

AppealsTrak helps agencies streamline UI workflow

Bluewolf’s Salesforce-based solution provides an end-to-end management system that helps agencies streamline manual processes associated with administering unemployment insurance.

 Adel Ebeid,  chief innovation officer of Philadelphia

Cloud-based 311 keeps Philly services agile

Philly 311, built on Salesforce’s cloud computing platform and implemented by Unisys, removes any manual intervention for government workers as they track citizen requests for services.

Arresting storage challenges of body cameras

Arresting the storage challenges of body cameras

In order for body cameras to deliver on their full potential, local law enforcement agencies must grapple with a substantial increase in the amount of video footage that needs to be processed, stored and accessed for both internal and external use.

wildfire remediation decision support system

Cloud-based Web app assists fire response teams

The RECOVER decision support system helps post-forest fire rehabilitation teams respond faster to damaged ecosystems.

Open data standards seed cottage industry in municipal apps

Open data standards seed cottage industry in municipal apps

A collation of e-government solution providers are working on open permit data standards expected to help generate new apps across the municipal enterprise.

Revamped Philly 311 goes social

Revamped Philly 311 goes social

Based on Salesforce’s cloud platform, the new Philly 311 system expands residents’ access to city services, lets them view other nearby inquiries and helps the city better track service requests.

Analytics remedy bus bunching, curb operational costs

Analytics remedy bus bunching, curb operational costs

IBM helped Miami’s transportation planners analyze the busses’ paths, speed and stops to assess the accuracy of bus arrival predictions and provide bunching alerts.