State Local

In the eye of the storm, better bandwidth through bonding

For Paulding County, Ga., bonding three cellular channels together provides multimegabit bandwidth for its mobile command center without the expense of a satellite link.

Mother Nature chases Mass. town into the cloud

After tornadoes ripped through nearby Springfield, the technology director of Dedham decided it was time to move data backup and recovery to the cloud.

Even with good cell service, emergency crews might need satellite

Paulding County, Ga., gets good broadband connectivity over cellular service for its mobile command center, but it is considering satellite communications as a backup service.

Utah portal integrates social media has a new infrastructure that dynamically integrates data and information into a portal and delivers it in real time without the need for a Web content management system

The best mobile apps: Simple, easy to use, ready to reuse

CIOs describe what works with mobile application development at NASCIO's Mid-year Conference.

DHS R&D program has a disconnect with first responders' needs, House panel told

The department has a program to help develop technology for first responders, but matching the money with state and local agencies' requirements has proved difficult.

FEMA: Cybersecurity ranks lowest among critical protections

The National Preparedness Report from FEMA puts cybersecurity at the bottom of the readiness list, with fewer than half of states prepared to defend IT systems and networks.

Are rogue cloud users a risk for states?

Most states lack policies on online file storage usage, but CISOs say there is risk in uncontrolled use of these services.

Madison County bridges security in a virtual world

In moving to a virtual data center, Madison County, Ind., found that security in a virtual world can be at least as good as in a physical environment. launches developer community is the latest in a growing list of communities designed to make practical use of the government's datasets.

Texas retirement trust modernizes to boost benefits system performance

The Texas County & District Retirement System is modernizing legacy systems to efficiently administer employer benefit plans with improved workflow management tools.

Framework defines a smart city, how to build one

IDC Government Insights' Smart City Framework can help officials define the key processes needed to provide better services. launches government cloud, app exchange

The Government Cloud will include a multitenant, FISMA-compliant cloud infrastructure that will let federal, state and local agencies share apps.

Dynasty? U of W repeats as national cyber defense champ.

This year's 10-school National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition featured red team attacks, orange team service demands and a couple of surprises.

State, local agencies can streamline buying with 'procurement as a service'

BidSync has unveiled a complete management system for state and local government agencies that allows them to control every aspect of their procurement and purchasing activities via a software-as-a service portal.