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From 2011 to mid-2015, Brian Heaton wrote for a variety of e.Republic publications, including Government Technology, Governing, Emergency Management and Public CIO.

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Making 911 Work for Cell Phones

The Find Me 911 Coalition is pushing the FCC to craft stricter regulations to better pinpoint the location of emergency calls made from mobile devices.

December 10, 2013
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Cops Like What They See with License Plate Readers

The popular tech tool is helping cops become more efficient, but privacy advocates have concerns about what agencies are doing with the data they collect.

November 19, 2013
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Michigan and Illinois Get Two Medicaid Systems for the Price of One

The partnership is a first of its kind in the country and will save the states millions in start-up and maintenance costs.

September 17, 2013
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New Portal Compares States' Energy Profiles

Government officials now have access to vast amounts of data to help develop state energy policy and assess energy sustainability.

May 21, 2013
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The Benefits of Fingerprinting the Homeless

New Jersey is expanding a local program that helps agencies track homeless services more accurately and in less time, increasing their chances of getting the federal funding they need.

April 16, 2013
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New Clean Energy Program Won't Cost Cities a Dime

A new public-private partnership is similar to existing clean energy programs, but this one doesn't require any financial investment from cities.

March 19, 2013
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Battered by Sandy, New Jersey Tries Email Voting with Mixed Results

Casting a vote by email may seem easy, but the process was no walk in the park when New Jersey allowed it in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

February 19, 2013
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Virtual Interns Help Solve an Agency’s Workforce Needs

Instead of losing college students when they return to school, one agency has turned to technology to keep those interns year-round.

January 22, 2013
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IT Directors Go Retro in Virginia

Technology workers in two Virginia agencies are using an old-school organizational method to improve workflow and efficiency.

December 18, 2012
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Collecting and Assessing Storm Damage Goes High Tech

A new Web-based application made incident reporting more efficient and cut down the time it took to compile an assessment report in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

December 5, 2012
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Local Governments Pursue Independent Broadband Despite Challenges

Experts explain how municipalities can create a publicly owned community broadband network.

November 21, 2012
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Transforming Procurement: Will iPads Replace Binders?

Some states have started to offer vendors the option of submitting their responses to RFPs on tablet devices.

November 6, 2012
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