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  • Special districts are developing innovative new services to meet growing citizen expectations. The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin, Texas, is a great example. The authority serves a growing number of riders through a mobile ticketing application, and it’s creating new traveler tools and on-demand transit options. Joe Iannello, vice president and CIO of the Authority, talks ...

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  • Executive support is crucial for effective cyber security. In this interview from the Orlando Special Districts Summit, Peter Miller, chief information security officer for Orange County, Fla., talks about how he uses real-world scenarios to help decision-makers understand cyber threats. These activities include simulated hacking of corporate email accounts and demonstrations of how cyber crooks c...

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  • Facing the need to communicate road-closure alerts to drivers both faster and more economically, Hillsborough County, Fla., found an unconventional solution: The county’s Public Works Department began using the popular Waze traffic app to distribute road-closure information. In this interview from the Orlando Special Districts Summit, Corey McGonigle, IT program manager for county Public Works Dep...

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  • Hillsborough County, Fla., is piloting a project that uses the Waze traffic app to repair potholes before citizens complain. Corey McGonigle, IT program manager for county Public Works Department, says the county monitors road hazard data from the crowd-sourced traffic app, and sends inspectors to locations where potholes are reported. In this interview from the Orlando Special Districts Summit, M...

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  • The devastating floods in Texas this year and the controversy over whether or not to evacuate the city of Houston have given planners a lot to think about. For his part, John Miri, Chief Administrative Officer of the Lower Colorado River Authority, which serves central Texas. has been thinking about how to use the Internet of Things to solve the information problem of floods. Government Technolo...

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  • “Dirty Jobs” TV host Mike Rowe says sewer utility workers exemplify the reasons why we should appreciate workers who perform seemingly thankless jobs that are critical to the day-to-day lives of millions of Americans. So it is in Costa Mesa, CA, where Scott C. Carroll is General Manager of its Sanitary District (CMSD). He says that putting tablets in the trucks has improved the speed of sewer cle...

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  • Internal discipline and distance from external politics help make Special Districts better places to innovate than general government agencies. That according to John Miri, Chief Administrative Officer of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). Miri, a former local government official and serial entrepreneur, says it is vital to stay on mission and take advantage of Special Districts’ reputat...

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  • Today’s citizens expect more from public utilities. Consumers are accustomed to high levels of convenience and personalization in their transactions with online retailers and other commercial businesses. They want the same from their providers of water, electricity and other essential services. To meet the demand, the San Antonio Water System offers new ways for citizens to interact with the organ...

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  • Phishing attacks are among the most common and dangerous cyber threats facing special districts. In this interview from our Special Districts Summit Southwest in Houston, Tim Virtue, chief information security officer for the Lower Colorado River Authority, describes how phishing attacks are changing and what agencies can do to manage the risk. Government Technology is the award-winning national ...

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  • [Presented as part of The Special Districts, a program presented by AT&T] Special districts face unique security challenges. Critical infrastructure is a growing target for cyber crime, and internet-connected industrial controls can open new vulnerabilities if agencies fail to follow strong security practices. Kristin Judge, director of special projects at the National Cyber Security Alliance, ta...

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  • [Presented as part of The Special Districts, a program presented by AT&T] The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department uses mobile technology to improve customer service and efficiency. In this interview from the Special Districts Summit East, CIO Dan Rainey describes how the department partnered with a third-party service provider to offer customers a mobile app for viewing and paying their bill us...

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  • [Presented as part of The Special Districts, a program presented by AT&T] Huron-Clinton Metroparks operates 13 parks covering more than 24,000 acres in southeast Michigan. The regional park system, which is celebrating its 75 anniversary, is upgrading its network infrastructure to support the growing connectivity needs of 9.5 million annual visitors. In this interview from Special Districts Summ...

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