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
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.
Procurement Month (March) brings out enthusiasm, pride and testimonials for the profession
Procurement Month is a good time for professionals to show how important the public procurement function is to government at all levels.
Sustainable procurement’s evolution
Public procurement officials are working to stay ahead of green purchasing developments and issues.
Missouri schools rely on web portal for mobile access to student data
In the Ozark School District in Ozark, Mo., the Student 360 parent-student web portal provides parents, students and school staff mobile access to student data. Tyler Technologies provides the portal and touch-enabled Student 360 app.
Automated system brings efficiencies to municipal towing operations
With the AutoReturn system, cities can automate the entire life cycle of a tow, from the dispatch request to storage and retrieval.
Virginia county plans upgrade to new 911 technology
The Fairfax County, Va., Department of Public Safety Communications will use VESTA 911 call handling equipment from Airbus DS Communications in its new 911 setup.
Keating Report: 2017 forecast on government budgets and spending—Part 1
Government budgets are growing in 2017. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto outlines his city’s spending strategy.
Pennsylvania town uses precast pipe to manage stormwater
The Hanover Township, Pa., Public Works Department tackled a major stormwater management project. They used precast pipe to remedy the situation.
Online resource helps MPA candidates choose the right school
The Top Management Degrees site is a source of information about business and management education, including master’s in public administration programs.
Government marketer spots trends in outdoor power equipment (with related video)
STIHL's Steve Meriam discusses the government market for handheld power equipment.
Gallery: Mayors and other experts offer their views on 2017 government budgets
Government budgets are growing a little in 2017. Mayors and other officials make predictions in this gallery.

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