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GCN : August 2015
BY STEPHANIE KANOWITZ INDUSTRY INSIGHT GCN AUGUST 2015 • GCN.COM 3 FEATURES 16 Too old to die? Some legacy systems will likely never move to modern platforms, but agencies must get smarter about what to migrate and how BY BRIAN ROBINSON 22 Can tech deliver a drone defense? Federal and state agencies are wrestling with laws and regulations governing hobbyist UAVs — and turning to technology for new solutions BY MARK POMERLEAU CASE STUDIES 25 How 3 cities got public transit apps on the cheap Chattanooga, Baltimore and Cleveland have opened their transportation data to help people view real-time transit options BY AMANDA ZIADEH 26 Data sharing helps NC enforce workers’ comp laws A revamped Web-based system that allows agencies to pool valuable data is already reaping benefits BY AMANDA ZIADEH 28 National lab trades two MDM services for Citrix Oak Ridge National Laboratory moved to a central platform and expanded mobile capabilities by choosing a Citrix solution BY STEPHANIE KANOWITZ GCN (ISSN 0738-4300) is published 11 times a year, monthly except Dec by 1105 Media, Inc. , 9201 Oakdale Avenue, Ste. 101, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Periodicals postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311-9998 , and at additional mailing offices. Complimentary subscriptions are sent to qualifying subscribers. Annual subscription rates payable in U.S . funds for non- qualified subscribers are: U.S. $125.00, International $165.00. Subscription inquiries, back issue requests, and address changes: Mail to: GCN, P.O. Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866, call (866) 293-3194, outside U.S. (847) 763-9560; fax (847) 763- 9564 or email GCNmag@1105service.com. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to GCN, P.O. Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866. Canada Publications Mail Agreement No: 40612608. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to Circulation Dept. or XPO Returns: P.O . Box 201, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4R5, Canada. INSIDE BRIEFING 6 NSA-grade mobile encryption on its way. And Obama seeks exascale computing. 7 Boston PD uses new records system to solve cases faster COMMENTARY 8 CYBEREYE Windows XP: The operating system that just won’t die 10 EMERGING TECH Oakland builds real-time crime apps for residents and police 12 INDUSTRY INSIGHT How to avoid becoming the next OPM 13 INDUSTRY INSIGHT Mainframe as a service: Big iron without big headaches 14 INDUSTRY INSIGHT The misunderstood mainframe is ready for another round HOW TO 30 Where to start with customer-experience design WISH LIST 34 Tech that we hope hits the public sector 0815gcn_003.indd 3 8/13/15 12:37 PM