With data centers under renovation, some agencies are using the cloud to meet their disaster recovery and business continuity requirements.
In Oakland County, Mich., a reference architecture approach to upgrading the enterprise helps preserve features of its existing data center while providing flexibility to adopt new services.
Agencies are exploring new options for reinvesting in physical infrastructure as new options open up to retool the data center and its features to the needs of government.
The company’s system will help public health departments and health care providers quickly identify and predict sources of foodborne illnesses.
In the last decade, the state of Michigan has achieved near blanket coverage of its Public Safety Communications System, a digital voice IP network of federal, state, tribal and private public safety agencies and police departments across the state.
Researchers at Old Dominion University's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center have developed a tool that graphically demonstrates the threat posed by high winds and rising water during a storm.
After Detroit established the first city police radio system, the state maintained an upgrade path that kept it at the forefront of local public safety communications.
Amazon Web Services announced the winners of the first City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge that recognizes innovative and impactful local government projects running on the AWS cloud.
Delivered in the IBM SmartCloud, the Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) helps users monitor citywide operations by collecting, visualizing and analyzing operational data from multiple sources.
More than 120,000 county and law enforcement staff in Los Angeles County will migrate to Office 365 as part of an agreement that will also consolidate 15 department contracts into one.
The Drupal-based NuData open-source, open data platform aims to help governments comply with open data mandates and help developers build businesses based on government data.
The Alabama Medicaid Agency is using a visual analytics tool from SAS that helps analysts quickly find patterns and explore trends in the state's population health data.
Pressures on local governments to cut costs means that maintaining emergency and public safety services depends on consolidating or sharing IT and emergency operations centers.
The ability to scale systems easily across jurisdictions, eliminating the high cost of maintaining redundant services, makes the case for local public safety IT consolidation.
This week the Central United States Earthquake Consortium will test communications, situational awareness, resource management, transportation and private sector integration.