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3 Best Practices on How Local Governments Can Use Tech for Transparency

Tom Amburgey,
In fiscal year 2017, 818,271 Freedom of Information Act requests were received by the Department of Justice. That was up from 597,415 in 2010. These numbers tell a clear story. Citizens want information, and they want transparency from the…

The Trick to Saving Time and Money as a Government Agency

Tom Amburgey
Governments lose out on millions of dollars in potential savings every year thanks to outdated, slow legacy systems. It’s time for that to end. Discover the trick local governments are using to save big on money and the most valuable resource of all – time.

The 4 Biggest Threats Governments Face When Managing Safe Water Facilities

Tom Amburgey
286 million people get their water from a community system. Maintaining clean and safe water facilities is without a doubt one of the most important jobs of local governments. Here are the 4 biggest threats every agency should be aware of.

The 3 Goals Artificial Intelligence Can Help Local Governments Achieve

Tom Amburgey
The biggest fear among science fiction fans is that artificial intelligence (AI) will eliminate the human race. The biggest fear people with mortgages and car payments have is that artificial intelligence will eliminate their jobs. Pop…

How Salt Lake City is Winning at Growth

Tom Amburgey
Most cities experience growing pains from population growth, but not Salt Lake City. Through proper planning, a deep dive into data analytics and a desire to serve their citizens to the best of their ability, Salt Lake City was able to take control of their growth.

Step-by-Step Government Guide to Staying Ahead of a Crisis

Tom Amburgey
Tornadoes and floods. Terror attacks and active shooters. Infrastructure failures, major cybersecurity breaches and public health outbreaks. No one knows when a major emergency is going to strike – but odds are that it will. According to…

3 “C’s” of Protecting Against Cyberattacks

Tom Amburgey
Ransomware attacks are projected to occur every 14 seconds by the end of 2019, and government agencies remain a prime target for cyberattacks. 95% of CIOs expect cybersecurity threats to increase and impact their organizations in 2019. Is your agency prepared?

What’s Next for Smart Cities: Top 5 Predictions for the Future

Tom Amburgey
According to the UN, two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2050. North America is currently the most urbanized region in the world, with 82% of the population living in urban areas. Globally, there are 33 megacities…

Proactive Over Reactive: Being Smart About the Future with Enterprise Asset Management

Tom Amburgey
When government agency assets are not proactively managed, it just takes one infrastructure issue for a situation to escalate.  Downed powerlines are credited for igniting the catastrophic California wildfires in 2017 that killed 46…