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More efficient way to train firefighters available through FY14 AFG

15th July, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

The demands on today’s firefighters/EMS –whether volunteer or career – are more numerous than ever.  Recent extreme weather, such as severe droughts in the West, flash floods in the Midwest and coastal storms in the East add to the already full plate of fire departments/EMS nationwide. When they’re not saving … Read More

Happy Independence Day!

3rd July, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

The Public Sector View editorial team, and everyone at Polycom, would like to wish our loyal readers a happy and safe Independence Day. Also, we’d like to express our appreciation and support to the members of America’s military. The Public Sector View will be back next week. Until then, have a happy Fourth … Read More

Public Sector View Radio: Improving customer experience in the federal government with technology

22nd May, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

When people think about interacting with the government – whether it be the federal government or their local government – they often think of long lines, bureaucracy, long drives and missed work. However, the government is looking to shake that perception by making customer experience a priority and turning to … Read More

Dropping the hammer on the dropping morale in the federal workforce

20th May, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

In late March, three Democratic members of the House of Representative’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee – Elijah Cummings (MD), Gerald Connolly (VA), Stephen Lynch (MA) – authored a letter to the comptroller of the Government Accountability Office, Gene Dodaro asking the GAO to launch a probe into morale across … Read More

Concierge healthcare services via video – a concept on the rise

10th April, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

Concierge healthcare services are not a new concept. They may just seem that way for a large population of Americans. That’s because concierge healthcare services used to be a luxury that only a certain percentage of Americans could possibly afford. However, changes in the healthcare system and economic drivers may … Read More

Jason Mercier of Washington Policy Center makes the case for remote testimony

13th March, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

When important legislation is being discussed and debated in state legislature, it is essential that experts, stakeholders and other individuals be represented and have a voice so that well-informed decisions can be made. State legislatures are located in state capitals so depending on the size of the state, an expert, … Read More

Successful Lincoln, Nebraska VTC Courtroom Pilot Program May Lead to Wider Adoption

27th February, 2014 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

As state and federal budgets continue to shrink, agencies are being asked to perform more efficiently with fewer resources.  This requirement to “do more with less” is being felt across all levels of government, and across all government agencies and organizations – including judicial and corrections systems. We recently spoke … Read More

Video sews seeds of savings and efficiency for state and local governments in 2013

26th December, 2013 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

State, local and municipal governments have a tough job to do. In addition to providing a large bulk of the benefits needed by citizens, local governments also need to be prepared to respond to disasters and emergencies, provide public safety and protect their citizens. This difficult job was made even … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from the Public Sector View

28th November, 2013 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

In the spirit of the season, we’d like to share our appreciation and extend thanks to some very deserving parties. Thank you to all of our readers and the community members who come to the Public Sector View to read about the latest news, trends and information about how government, … Read More

Video teleconferencing and the corrections community

12th November, 2013 - Posted by Meredith Lawrence - No Comments

Video Teleconferencing (VTC) has significant potential for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of America’s corrections system. According to Martin F. Horn, Managing Director of the Criminal Justice Services Group for KeyPoint Government Solutions and former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections, the technology has the ability … Read More

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