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Essentials to Build Smart Cities
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Rising problems of overpopulation, climate change, drought, loss of biodiversity, and increasing urbanization led to the point where the concept of smart cities has been accelerated. A smart city is beneficial for the citizens because it comes...

Data Driven Transportation
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Scott E. Bennett, Director, Arkansas Department of Transportation

Geographically, Arkansas has it all. Across the state, you can experience the diversity of the Boston Mountains, Arkansas Blackland Prairies, Ouachita National Forests and the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Likewise, the road network around the state...

Raleigh and The Cloud: Iterative Progress
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D. Darnell Smith, CIO, City of Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina, is a modern city that sits at a crucial technological crossroads. We anchor the Research Triangle region and are North Carolina’s capital. We’re booming in many ways; residents from all walks of life readily...

GIS: Practical Applications for Public Utilities
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Suzanne M. Zitzman, GISP, GIS Asset Management Services Division Leader, Maser Consulting P.A.

Public infrastructures in many regions across the nation are nearing the 100-year mark. As cities and towns have grown during this time, so have infrastructures that provide critical services to customers. Many of these systems, such as water,...

Technology in Emergency Management
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Geoffrey C. Bartlett, Director of Emergency Management, Tufts University

In 1971, the Office of Emergency Preparedness—a predecessor to FEMA— tasked one of its scientists to come up with a way for decision-makers spread across the country to collaborate in real-time in response to an emerging crisis. Thus...

GIS - GeoEnabled Decision Making
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Darrell R. Robertson, GeoReadiness IGI&S Enterprise Program Manager, U. S. Navy

Every asset on a United States Navy shore installation has a location, specifically real property such as land, buildings, roads and utilities that are the focus of Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) goals for existence and...

Technology, Transactions, and Transformation
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Tarek Tomes, CIO, City of Saint Paul

I recently created my best ever home video. It is a compilation of videos of my youngest son from over the years. It contains short video segments that were edited from longer family videos. These video segments were complimented with incredible...

Local Perspective on Homeland Security for 2018
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Bill Hunter, Director, Communications and Information Technology, County of Roanoke

When asked to write this article, it gave me pause. I thought, “Why would they want input from local government on what most people consider to be a nationally driven program?” If you would have asked me fifteen years ago as a US...

IT Natural Disaster Response-A Real World Perspective
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Gary Coverdale, Assistant CIO and CISO, County of Napa

Preparing for natural disasters helps to build a foundation for emergency response. The best preparation, outside of formalized training, however, is working through an actual disaster. For the County of Napa and the Information Technology...

Alternative Ways of Approaching Incident Command System
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Jeffrey Potter, SVP, Chief Technology Officer, Davenport & Company LLC

In other articles, I have talked about my varied interests and the synergy I draw from them. Like most people, I come up with ideas to solve problems when I am completely involved in something else. I have been a firefighter for over 20...

Harmonizing Service, Innovation, and Collaboration in Public Sector IT
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Jayson A. Dunn, Director / Chief Technology Officer/ Chief Information Officer, City of Cincinnati – Enterprise Technology Solutions

For years public sector I.T. leaders have balanced the challenge of delivering efficient I.T. services while attempting to enhance governmental operations through new and innovative technologies. A common misconception about technology in the...

IT's Role during Crisis
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Rosa Akhtarkhavari, CIO, City of Orlando

The Role of Information Technology in a Crisis Information technology is pervasive in City of Orlando government, enhancing operational capabilities and allowing the City to fulfill its mission of delivering public services in a knowledgeable,...

The Workforce Dilemma
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Jim Smith, CIO, State of Maine

The numbers can be sobering:  for some states it is 30 to 50 percent; for the state of Maine, it is 24 percent.  It is the projected number of state IT workers who will be retiring in the next two years. That is...

Engaging Citizens through Technology
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Martin P. Rose, CIO, Pinellas County

As I started my career in the private sector, I had a very different view of the word “customer.” Every business I worked for knew very intimately who their customers were and what they wanted or they did not survive. Customer feedback...

Opportunities and Challenges of SaaS in the Government Sector
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Gary Gorson, CTO, Lake County

The rapid transformation of software vendor business models to include, and often migrate entirely to, Software as a Service (Saas) has included products specific to the public sector. Along with generic offerings like Microsoft’s Office365,...

The Power of Positive Costing Improving customer satisfaction through Service Based Costing
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Mark Decker, CIO & Technology Director, Jackson County, Oregon

Service Based Costing masquerades as a dry ITIL accounting concept, but it’s secretly a powerful tool for driving high IT customer satisfaction. To attract and keep customers, most vendors focus on things like quality products, friendly...

Creating value while leading change
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Hardik Bhatt, CIO, State of Illinois

From Industrial Revolution, to Internet Revolution, to the current Connected Revolution, every major economic revolution has been shorter, faster and has created more value. For a public sector organization, where costs are concentrated and...

Creating in Flight: Bringing Disruptive Support to State Government
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Brandon Williams, Google Service Delivery Manager, State of Colorado

Disruptive support . A buzz phrase and a paradigm shiftborn from disruptive technology and disruptive innovation. It is all about using IT support to give power and responsibility back to the end user. That sounds great to some, but to others it...

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