Michael Keating

Senior Editor,
GPN/Government Product News

Michael Keating is senior editor for Government Product News and a contributing editor for American City and County, both published by Penton Media. View Part 3 of his 2017 government budget and spending forecast.

Michael has written articles on the government market for more than 100 publications, including USA Today, ThomasNet's Industry Market Trends, Sanitary Maintenance, IndustryWeek, and the Costco Connection. He has a master's in library science from Kent State University, and has won more than 20 national, regional, and state journalism awards.

Information and planning software gives transit riders needed information
Clemson Area Transit (CAT) in Clemson, S.C., uses the TransLoc transportation technology platform to give riders access to important real time information about their rides.
GPS-based tool enables Milwaukee police to arrest suspect without high-speed chase
Officers from Milwaukee Police Department’s District Five are using StarChase GPS technology to reduce the risks involved with high-speed police chases.
Governments own more than 4 million vehicles
A 2017 report shows governments continue to own and manage a sizable number of vehicles. Also, EquipmentWatch has issued an analysis of used crane sales.
Las Vegas police agency relies on software to create optimal work schedules
An automated public safety scheduling and notification system from Kronos has streamlined officer scheduling at the Las Vegas Department of Public Safety. The system, Workforce TeleStaff, is designed to help officials have more control over their schedules.
Expert: Market for healthier office seating will explode (with related video)
Daniel Yellin of Focal Upright offers his views on the role of standing desks in offices and other work environments.
Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending — Part 4
In Dayton, Ohio, the mayor sees a bright fiscal future, thanks to voter approval of a municipal income tax increase.
Cooperative procurement plays a key role in Kansas City, Mo.’s procurement strategy 1
Kansas City, Mo., has standard policies and resources that help cooperative buys go efficiently, says Reneé Medlin, Procurement Manager in the city’s Procurement Services Division/General Services Department. She expects to see more cooperative procurements in the city's future.
Clark University's MPA grads exit the program with key managerial skills (with related video)
Mary M. Piecewicz of Clark University talks about her school's MPA offering, and how it prepares grads for jobs in the public and nonprofit sectors. Piecewicz is the program lead at Clark’s School of Professional Studies.
Lawyer: Here’s what's important for local governments planning to acquire drones
Tom Gemmell at the national law firm Polsinelli tells what's important for local governments that are planning to acquire drones to perform municipal tasks.
Gallery: Catalogs and brochures for products that help governments get the job done
Learn about new products for governments in the catalogs and brochures presented in this gallery. The products help governments complete tasks, improve the appearance of public facilities and accomplish other functions.
Tow device helps safely move dumpsters
The WasteCaddy dumpster tow aids in moving dumpsters. The unit also helps prevent injuries to workers who are moving the dumpsters.
A growth market: Sit-stand workstations and standing desks (with related video)
Ergotron’s Wellness Manager, Betsey Banker, offers her thoughts on the value of standing desks and related products in the workplace.
Virtual check-in speeds service in Florida county (with related video)
At the Orange County, Fla., tax office, the QLess customer experience platform enables virtual check-in for faster service and shorter wait times.
App enables passengers to keep tabs on bus location
Olean, N.Y., has partnered with Passio Technologies to install an automated vehicle-tracking platform on the Olean Area Transit System.
Bold lighting makes California garage a highly visible landmark
A county parking garage in San Diego has a distinctive architectural lighting scheme from Acclaim Lighting.

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