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Jessica-Napier

Jessica Renee Napier

Contributing Writer

Jessica Renee Napier is a California-based writer who began her journalism career in public broadcasting. She teaches yoga, enjoys traveling and likes to stay up on all things tech.

Livingston County, Mich., receives several thousand malware attacks per day, but its recovery plan and backup allow it to continue operating without any significant impact.
John Morgan’s story is a profile of one teacher’s discovery about the power of technology to help students “learn amazing things.”
The project is working to replacing 558 bridges in three years, and has strict guidelines for design reviews and specific types of required responsiveness.
A detailed map shows that agencies across the United States are paying substantial fees to third-party applications to learn more about the populations they are sworn to protect.
A detailed map shows that agencies across the United States are paying substantial fees to third-party applications to learn more about the populations they are sworn to protect.
During the next six months, city officials will monitor how well the devices hold a charge, how they perform while lying idle in a vacant property, the possibility of theft, and false alarms.
Winners in the four different categories also demonstrated leadership, creativity and initiative in driving change, and utilized technology to achieve results.
School districts that receive the Consortium for School Networking's Trusted Learning Environment seal have demonstrated their commitment to safeguarding the digital privacy of student data.
Centralized online application systems and nonprofits are working to simplify the admissions process for students who want to apply to more than one of the public universities.
The nonprofit, which leads about 12 national deployments each year, has a response time of about 24 hours — and it will spend anywhere from 15 to 45 days on deployment.
By developing a customer service vision, story and codes of conduct, the county has worked with employees to develop a much different and better expectation.
The Bexar County Jail reduced its prison population by more than 25 percent using data analytics.
Each of the 10 papers included in the plan serve as a “playbook” to achieve the goal of gigabit Internet in schools, universities and other institutions nationwide.
Officers use technology to provide a safe environment for the educational process.
Officers use technology to provide a safe environment for the educational process.
Assessments attempt to best pair dogs' personalities with their potential owners'.
The Orange County, Calif., Community Resources' cross-department virtualization upgrade has saved the city time and money.
The board ensures not only that IT investments are leveraged across the enterprise, but also that the best decisions are made and successfully delivered.
The Park District for Oak Park, Ill., has found that dashboard software has boosted performance and efficiency, thanks to its enhanced reporting tools.
City decision-makers recently decided to integrate Civic Voice, a cloud-based platform designed to help government agencies engage citizens online.
Plus, three trends are currently taking place in digital education.
The strategy for one district in Tennessee was to get data in the hands of teachers so they could drive improvement in the classroom -- and they're taking it even further.
The service, which took six months to develop, was on the municipality’s wish list for three years.
With Congress' approval rating at an all-time low, the civic technology community is gathering to fix the dysfunction.
Under the Safe + Smart Cities pilot program, the city wants help to solve the issue with the most legal and technology challenges -- which has yet to be determined.
During the Northern California King Fire, a fire mapping tool created for New Mexico proved its value.
New system captures and retrieves video from six facilities housing as many as 10,000 inmates.
The technology upgrade will revamp the state's financial infrastructure, and is expected to improve significantly how workers and customers interact with the state when it comes to accounting, budgeting and procurement.
As Corpus Christi field personnel move toward the use of mobile technologies, the push is to provide a secure information resource wherever and whenever needed.
The National Resource Network is more than a 311 call center — it is an attempt to improve how the federal government supports advancing local priorities.