2016 GCN DIG IT AWARDS

Recognizing the best in government IT

GCN dig IT Award nominations deadline has been extended to July 21!

App uses SeeClickFix data for service issues heatmap

Heatmaps offer cities new insights into SeeClickFix data

Clustr app shows related issues on an interactive map to help city managers tackle problem areas.

FEMA keeps it simple with disaster app

FEMA keeps it simple with disaster app

Recent upgrades include weather alerts and reminders that keep users engaged.

Air Force to test NIPRnet access for iPads

Air Force to test NIPRnet access for iPads

Recent advances in mobile device security and the ability to compartmentalize information have made it possible to further integrate iPads into Air Force networks.

smart city challenge

City mayors make final pitches in Smart City Challenge

The finalists explained how they would use technology and prize money to make their cities safer and easier to navigate.

Acquisition: More like jazz, less like practicing scales

Acquisition: More like jazz, less like practicing scales

Federal IT purchasing needs more room for innovation.

UCLA app aims to improve meeting dynamics

Can an app make for better meetings?

Three UCLA students are working on an app to track and improve the dynamics of group interactions.

 Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

Utah enlists Amazon Echo to help with driver’s license test prep

Utah’s Department of Public Safety and Department of Technology Services built a drivers license quiz application for Amazon Echo using the Alexa digital assistant.

Can biometrics be used to provide better citizen services?

Can authentication deliver better citizen services?

Security credentials could be based on a primary payment card, a mobile phone or a driver's license -- items users are unlikely to lose or misplace.

mobile authentication

Mobile devices: A better route to ID security

Advances in biometric authentication and smartphone technologies make the marriage of the two a strong platform for identity verification.

The 2016 GCN dig IT Awards: Make your nominations today!

The 2016 GCN dig IT Awards: Make your nominations today!

Celebrating discovery and innovation in government IT.

Arlington national cemetery

Database, app to streamline operations in national military cemeteries

The virtualized Enterprise Interment Services System uses a mobile app to help cemetery operations teams streamline maintenance and a common virtual database and network environment for military cemeteries nationwide.

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