Michael Keating

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 his 2015 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.

Articles
Students acquire practical skills in Kent State University’s MPA offering (with related video)
Kent State University's Daniel P. Hawes describes some of the features of the KSU MPA program.
Webinar spotlights sporting goods cooperative contract
Gopher Sport’s cooperative purchasing agreement with U.S. Communities for sports and fitness products can speed and simplify the acquisition process.
Park paths are paved with material made of recycled tires
Park visitors in Florida walk through the parks on sturdy 8-foot-wide paths. The paths were installed with Porous Pave XL, a pour-in-place permeable paving material.
Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending — Part 3
Allentown, Pa., residents will get a break from new municipal tax hikes.
Utility vehicle performs a variety of tasks in Oregon tourist community
Seaside, Ore., Fire & Rescue has purchased a Polaris RANGER 6x6 utility vehicle to complement their existing fleet of lifeguard and rescue vehicles.
Washington city installs smart water system that quickly detects leaks
Monroe, Wash., is using smart water technology from Sensus to update its infrastructure and reduce leaks.
Medical center cuts energy and other costs with new mechanical systems
ConEdison Solutions, a national energy services company, served as prime contractor on an energy upgrade project at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, N.Y.
An interdisciplinary approach is what you’ll find in Syracuse U.’s EMPA offering (with related video)
Tina Nabatchi at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University outlines characteristics of the Maxwell School’s Executive Master of Public Administration program.
Webinar: What public buyers need to do when disaster strikes
Purchasing in an emergency has evolved, says Rick Bond, vice president of sales at Safeware, Inc. He outlines changes and best practices in emergency procurement in a U.S. Communities on-demand video.
Hauling service assists governments when they need to de-clutter (with related video)
College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving offers junk hauling and moving services to governments, organizations and consumers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Chuckhole repair system uses waste tires to stabilize road base (with related video)
Use Pothole Terminator to repair persistent potholes.
Choose from several learning tracks in Texas MPA program (with related video)
Paul Battaglio discusses some of the features of the University of Texas at Dallas MPA program. Battaglio is MPA director and associate professor of public affairs at the school.
Paperless, automated system simplifies registering for recreation activities in Virginia
Loudoun County, Va., is using a Laserfiche enterprise content management system to make it easier for residents to register for a variety of recreation activities.
Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending—Part 2
Madison, Wis., Mayor Paul Soglin says cities need help on repairing infrastructure.
System helps Houston manage security during Super Bowl LI
For major events, Vidsys provides Physical Security Information Management and converged security software to Houston’s Office of Public Safety.

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