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Government data continues to be generated and needs to be digitally archived in increasing rates due to the rapid growth of mobile devices and applications, smart sensors and devices, cloud computing solutions and citizen-facing portals. As digital information expands and becomes more complex, information management, processing, storage, security, and disposition become more complex as well. However, in the face of this complexity, the Department of Justice is planning to simplify FOIA searches, and use metadata as the foundation for a government-wide FOIA library.

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In 2013 Government will be highly influenced by advances in the adoption and use of the 3rd Platform, a platform built on mobile devices and apps, cloud services, mobile broadband networks, big data analytics, and social business technologies. These technologies offer opportunities for government to transform the way they operate and deliver mission, but the 3rd Platform also changes the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) postures of government organizations.

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Earlier this week I had the pleasure of speaking with Miami-Dade County CIO Angel Petisco and IT Director Carmen Suarez about a series of projects that have developed from an initial engagement with IBM and the county parks department which was focused on water leakage. Growing from this project, now the county is working on projects in transportation, policing, and involving citizens and business leaders in revitalizing key economic zones. Miami-Dade County is an excellent example of Prediction #2 in our worldwide Smart City predictions which states that in 2013 "at least 50% of Smart City programs will be initiated at the line-of-business or city-function level."

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