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Viewpoint: Lean Six Sigma works for local government

By Mark McDaniel — In Tyler, Texas, the program saved money, reduced waste and improved efficiency....More
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Editor's Viewpoint: Mentoring local youth pays dividends

The gift that keeps on giving....More

Viewpoint: Why local and state governments need asset management2

By Jennifer Daugherty — Tracking all costs associated with equipment can save money and extend useful life cycles....More

Viewpoint: Five law enforcement trends for 20131

By Dale Peet — Here is a quick look at five issues that are likely to have the greatest impact on law enforcement in 2013....More

Viewpoint: The next steps for government technology

By Kevin Curry — Integrating services and sharing resources is one way that governments can combat the challenge of shallow pockets and out-of-date....More

Viewpoint: Austin provides a model for municipal recycling's future

By Carl Smith — A successful program depends on shared responsibility among government, manufacturers, retailers and consumers....More

Viewpoint: Economics should be a priority for 'cities in transition'

By Alan Mallach — Planners need to focus less on regulation and more on the economic conditions affecting development....More
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Viewpoint: Localizing juvenile justice spurs national reforms

By Vincent Schiraldi — New York joins other states in transitioning from an institutional, centralized approach to local efforts....More
Nov 13, 2012

Editor's Viewpoint: Politics makes strange smells

This just in: Researchers at Washington-based Scientists Center for Dangerous Smells has determined that national elections are the nation's largest....More

Viewpoint: Improving the wireless location identification bottleneck

By Bhavin Shah — Radio frequency pattern matching technology could make tracking suspects quicker and cheaper for law enforcement agencies....More

Viewpoint: Five ways to bolster cybersecurity

By Paul Christman — Automation, education and reviews can help keep data secure....More

Viewpoint: Creative problem solving (outside the box)

By Frederick Marks — Why limit your ability to solve a problem by boxing it? The only box is the one you have imposed on yourself. Once you realize....More

Viewpoint: Know the 'dos and don'ts' of managing large property claims

By Alice Edwards — How you handle claims can affect your compensation and your ability to recover from a disaster....More
Oct 10, 2012

Editor's Viewpoint: Freely speaking in all tongues

Free speech isn't really free, it comes with a price. We are all facing a brave new free speech world since we crossed the border into the online....More

Viewpoint: Convention centers can be opportunities for economic development

By Roger Zampell — Governments can generate jobs, income by forming public-private partnerships to build convention center headquarters hotels....More

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