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Last week for 2015 GCN Awards nominations

Last call for 2015 GCN Awards nominations

Nominations for the 2015 GCN Awards that honor outstanding federal, state and local government IT projects are due Friday, June 5.

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Time is running out: GCN Awards nominations due June 5

The GCN Awards represent an opportunity for agencies and the IT industry to recognize the work and commitment of agency teams who often make the difference between a project that just meets its marks and those with outstanding originality, value and productivity.

GCN Awards

GCN opens nominations for 2015 GCN Awards

The GCN Awards represent an opportunity for agencies and the IT industry to recognize the work and commitment of agency teams who often make the difference between a project that just meets its marks and those with outstanding originality, value and productivity.

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.

Firefighter rescue game demos FirstNet potential

Firefighter rescue game demos FirstNet potential

OhioFirst.Net built a computer game using real-life firefighting training scenarios to demonstrate the potential of FirstNet’s public safety broadband network.

dangers of electromagnetic pulses to the electric grid

Is government prepared for the pulse?

Legislators are looking at how government can prepare for and respond to an electromagnetic pulse attack on the U.S. electrical grid.

Coordination key to state cyber responses

Coordination key to state cyber responses

State officials tell Congress on how they are preparing for (and responding to) cyberattacks.

rendering of new MTA wi-fi enabled bus

NYC's new Wi-Fi-enabled buses lack collision avoidance tech

New buses feature USB charging ports and free Wi-Fi, but they are missing collision avoidance systems despite two pilot programs currently running in the city.

How government can deliver powerful civic moments

How government can deliver powerful civic moments

Civic moments, the events that trigger cascading actions and data exchanges, are beginning to take shape as agencies collaborate to create one-stop online locations where citizens can complete multiple transactions.

How to secure 911 systems

How to secure 911 systems

While the threats facing emergency response systems depend on what type of infrastructure jurisdictions possess, officials can take steps to protect their networks.

What to look for in an open data platform

What to look for in an open data platform

Cloud-based technology, a vendor that can help with strategic decisions, user-friendly interfaces and the ability to incorporate dynamic data are all essential, according to an IDC analyst.

LA gets high-speed line for its data

LA gets high-speed line for its data

Los Angeles is connecting the city’s open datasets and services to the California Research and Education Network, upgrading accessing speed to 100 gigabits.

Digital signatures transform California county’s processes

Digital signatures transform California county’s processes

An e-signature solution provides perpetually valid documents, an audit trail and identity authentication.

HBO’s John Oliver explores why emergency call centers can’t accurately locate mobile callers

Need an ambulance? Better call Uber.

HBO’s John Oliver explores why emergency call centers can’t accurately locate mobile callers.

County database fights real estate fraud

County database fights real estate fraud

The Property Records Notification system sends email alerts when changes are recorded on properties people are tracking.


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