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Strengthening Internal Communications for a Stronger Community

Danilo Gargiulo,
The primary responsibility of local governments is to serve their community. From a communications standpoint, this can mean much of the focus often lies on externally communicating important updates and initiatives that will impact daily life…
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How SaaS Can Streamline Government Operations

Danilo Gargiulo
Local governments should always be looking for ways to streamline their operations. Budgetary restraints, increased citizen demands for services and data security are all roadblocks that arise when governments are looking for new ways to create…

Why All Government Websites Need to be Mobile Friendly

Danilo Gargiulo,
Mobile devices accounted for 16.2 percent of worldwide internet traffic in 2013. Six years later that percentage more than tripled, with mobile devices making up 52.2 percent of internet traffic in 2019. According to the Pew Research Center,…

The Power of One

Don Pinkston,
Data is everywhere. But when data resides in siloes, it’s difficult to access and even more difficult to manage. For government entities, particularly those managing public works, data siloes lead to a variety of pain points such as lack…

NIBRS Survival Kit: Understanding How NIBRS Will Benefit Agencies at the Local Level

Debra Nussman,
Many resources are available regarding how the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) will have widespread benefits at the national level. However, it can cause law enforcement personnel to wonder how they will keep up with all the…

From Reopening to Recovery: How Governments Can Get Their Cities Back on Track

Danilo Gargiulo,
In any crisis, the immediate response by government and public safety agencies is to protect their communities. That is just one part of the equation. The steps that municipalities take as they begin recovering from a crisis are just as important,…

NIBRS Survival Kit: An In-Depth Look at How NIBRS Differs from UCR

Debra Nussman,
Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) is officially retiring on January 1, 2021. By that date, every law enforcement agency in the country will be required to use its replacement, National Incident Based Reporting Systems (NIBRS). A majority of agencies…

Saving the Small Business: How Can Government Help?

Danilo Gargiulo,
According to 2019 data from the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are an estimated 30.7 million small businesses in the United States. These small businesses employed almost 60 million individuals, making up nearly half the workforce…

Why You Should Start Preparing for the Next Emergency Now

Don Pinkston,
While much of the country’s attention has been held captive by the COVID-19 crisis, the severe-weather summer months are just around the corner. Hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires are expected to increase in frequency and magnitude. What does that mean for municipalities and how can they prep for the next emergency while in the middle of another?