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John Sepulvado

John Sepulvado is from Southern California. He enjoys writing, reading and wants to take up fishing. He wrote for Government Technology for a short time in 2014.

February 25, 2015

How Might 'Robot Journalists' Affect Government?

The public sector may find that this software – that takes massive amounts data and crafts it into a narrative – helps get projects done quicker and at cheaper costs.

December 24, 2014

First-of-its-Kind Map to Aid Policymakers on Climate Change

Mapping company Esri partners with the U.S. Geological Survey for a global mapping project.

August 20, 2014

Tennessee Statehouse Goes Digital to Save Time and Money

All 132 members of the Tennessee Legislature can review papers for committee meetings, hearings and research for the various departments on iPads.

August 14, 2014

Philadelphia Launches Cloud-Based 311 Service

Hosted system from Unisys and Salesforce will let the city take service requests from landline, text, mobile and Web.

June 11, 2014

How Virtual Desktops are Saving the State of Iowa $6.5 Million a Year

Following some start-up glitches, the Department of Workforce Development's installation of thousands of cloud-based computers for unemployment benefits and job searching has been deemed a success.

June 6, 2014

Iowa Will Launch New Cloud-Based Unemployment App this Summer

The Iowa Department of Workforce Development's HTML 5 interface aims to improve customer service, protect against fraud and reduce errors.

February 18, 2014

From the Swamp, a Text-and-Drive Solution

Louisiana-based Cellcontrol is marketing a digital lockdown on driver texting.

February 12, 2014

Where’s My State Tax Refund? Check Our Map

Changes in federal tax laws have many taxpayers eagerly anticipating the arrival of their state refund. View our interactive map of state revenue departments to see when your check will show up in your account.

February 10, 2014

Can BlackBerry Steer a ‘Free Fall’ into a Soft Landing?

The company that once dominated the mobile device market is hoping to keep government customers – and stay in business – by offering protection against “cybercriminals.”

February 4, 2014

Microsoft’s CEO Could Mean Bright Days Ahead for the Gov Cloud

Analysts say Satya Nadella’s appointment signals Microsoft’s strategy is cloud focused, which could help improve government and enterprise services throughout the market.

February 3, 2014

Calif. Regulators to Google: Move the Barge or Face $100 Fine

A letter from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission gives Google 35 days to get a permit, move the barge or face fines.

February 3, 2014

Possible Flaws with Iris Scanning Research

Notre Dame paper suggests federal researchers at NIST produced a flawed study, raising the possibility that changes to iris security protocols are needed.

January 30, 2014

What the Google-Lenovo Deal for Motorola Means for Gov Security

Motorola-branded company provides key security and intelligence services for U.S. government.

January 28, 2014

Analysts: China Could Brighten Apple’s Rotten Day

Analysts say success in the Chinese market is a bright spot in a bad day for the Silicon Valley giant.

January 28, 2014

Legalized Pot Pushes Colorado Revenue Department into New Territory

Enforcement role has tax agency tracking plants with RFID and maybe monitoring safety and 'potency.'

January 27, 2014

Can 'Moneyball on Steroids' Help With the Big Decisions?

Decision Lens, a company started by the two sons of a famous mathematician, is scoring contracts with big governmental players by promising clarity in the procurement process.

January 24, 2014

Google Services Down, Government Offices ‘Hectic’

For governmental offices that rely on Google’s office apps, Friday’s service shutdown meant a “slight pain in the you-know-what.”

January 22, 2014

Rural Canadian Town Offers ‘Google-Fast’ Broadband Service

Government partnership group O-NET in the small town of Olds is offering Internet download speeds of one gig per second with the goal of servicing all of the town’s 8,500 residents in 2014.

January 21, 2014

LogMeIn to Free Users: 7 Days to Upgrade or Get Locked Out

An abrupt announcement from the remote access software company has taken many customers by surprise.

January 20, 2014

Marketing to the Online Generation

States looking to market health exchanges to young adults turn to online campaigns.

January 16, 2014

Boomer Exodus Triggers Alabama Outsourcing

State's first CIO says services will help fill the void -- and he's not alone.

January 15, 2014

The Weather May Change, but Drought Technology Stays the Same

It was during the Dust Bowl era that the technology used to detect high-pressure drought-causing systems was developed.

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