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Innovative Tech to Minimize Construction-related Accidents
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The construction world has undergone a massive transformation due to the emergence of technologies like AI and IoT, as they reduce manual work and help in completing tasks faster within the deadline. For example, when a person wishes to know the...

Resilient Oakland Launches Civic Design Lab to Embed Systems Thinking & Agile Government
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Kiran Jain, Chief Resilience Officer, Deputy City Administrator, City of Oakland

Cities around the world are turning to best practices from the technology sector to help address changing needs. “Innovation labs” or “incubators,” or simply a collaborative space for City and community members to focus on...

Embracing Digital Transformation
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Greg Chavarria, CIO, City of Hallandale Beach

Digital transformation, when driven as a strategic initiative, embarks upon the integration of digital technology across all department units of the organization. This effort goes beyond the IT department and requires ample participation from all...

How Technology Influences Today's Smart Cities
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Lisa Brown, Senior National Director, Municipal Infrastructure and Smart Cities, Johnson Controls

Cities all over face similar challenges related to crime, outdated city equipment, sustainability and traffic control. For cities struggling to address these issues on a limited budget, the idea of creating a “smart city” seems out of...

The Evolving Role of Environment, Health and Safety and Sustainability
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Thomas Day, Chief Sustainability Officer, United States Postal Service

Environment, Health and Safety, Sustainability (EHS&S), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)–terms that may describe organizational structure, as well as organizational strategic approach. Depending upon the organization, the terms may...

Your Safety Advantage: Drones Help Avoid Risks on the Ground
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Robert E. Sinclair, Corporate CAD Technology Manager, Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc.

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, have seen increased use partly due to improvements in drone-adaptable sensory technology. These improvements allow companies like ours to offer clients an increasing number and broader range of solutions via an...

Balancing Operations and Security in Emergency Communications
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Richard Reed, Network Management and Operations Director, First Responder Network Authority

In today’s world, mobile technologies have become central to the way we live. More than three-quarters of Americans own smartphones, with users averaging around five hours a day on their device. The apps market has exploded, and users can...

Ensuring Road Safety with Modern Transport Technologies
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Among the latest advanced vehicle warning systems being assessed by the researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are red light violations, early warnings about pedestrians crossing an intersection with signals, and queues of...

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...

Disaster Recovery for Government Organizations-Planning, Practice, and People
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Jim Smith, CIO, State of Maine

When the State of Maine computer operator drove to work on that cold, crisp morning in January of 1998, he probably did not realize that he would soon be living in the State’s data center, full time. In addition, he probably did not know...

Reorganizing an Information Technology Department for the Challenges Ahead
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Randy J. Cress, CIO, Rowan County Information Technology

Rowan County Information Technology (IT) is a local county government department in Salisbury, North Carolina with a staff of 12 including the CIO. Our IT department serves 22 unique county departments from Animal Services, Parks & Recreation,...

Enterprise Resiliency and Disaster Planning
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Bill Hunter, Director, Communications & Information Technology, County of Roanoke, Virginia

During most of my time in government I have had some part in preparing for a disaster and how would we react to it. Planning usually culminated with a table-top exercise of some form with scenario inputs provided by your local Emergency Services...

Beyond the Hype of Big Data: Real IT Innovation
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Janet B. Stevens, CIO, USDA/Food Safety

I’ve never been the one to get excited about the “next big thing,” especially if it’s been labeled with a nebulous term such as Cloud, or even a seemingly simple one like Big Data. It is easy to get caught up in the hype...

Beyond the Hype of Big Data: Real IT Innovation
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Janet B. Stevens, CIO, USDA/Food Safety

I’ve never been the one to get excited about the “next big thing,” especially if it’s been labeled with a nebulous term such as Cloud, or even a seemingly simple one like Big Data. It is easy to get caught up in the hype...

IT Revolutionizing Smart City Solutions
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Scott Cardenas, CIO, City and County of Denver

Challenges Within the City and County of Denver we support over 54 unique lines of business. The volume of projects and the need for innovation is ongoing and staying in front of that curve is a constant challenge. At the same time we value our...

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