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Justine Brown

Contributing Writer

Justine Brown is a veteran journalist who specializes in technology and education. Email her at

Local governments are combining geospatial data and crowdsourced information to ease congestion.
In Anoka County, Minn., fire departments and law enforcement agencies can now share critical data during a response.
The city, which has the largest deployment of police body cameras in the world, will use a data storage system that meets the FBI's standards for security.
Agencies don't need to avoid social media, experts say, but they need to prepare for possible attacks.
Could infectious disease surveillance systems that accurately track social media data inform early warning systems and outbreak response?
Some states are implementing statewide systems while others are giving localities the lead and providing oversight and support.
Chief privacy officers are common in the commercial world and at the agency level. Is there a role for a statewide CPO?
Revisiting Manor, Texas QR codes; shared unemployment insurance systems; Utah's state-hosted cloud.
More government agencies are migrating major applications to the cloud, a move that offers multiple benefits. But some suggest caution.
Five up-and-coming social media sites and applications government should keep an eye on.