State Local


Firefighter using Michigan public safety network

How Michigan set the pace for state public safety networking

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.

Futuristic cities in the clouds

4 cities win AWS cloud innovation challenge

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.

Soccer game

Smart cloud helps cities manage events, services

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.

Los Angeles County opts for Office 365

Los Angeles County opts for Office 365

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.

Open source for government open data

NuCivic launches 'truly' open SaaS, open data platform

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.

Doctor reviewing health analytics

Visualization helps Medicaid examine state health trends

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.

Small towns plug into cloud shared services

For some small towns, public safety means IT consolidation

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.

Inside Monmouth County NJ

Monmouth County shares new model for public safety systems

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.

Highway infrastructure damaged by an earthquake

Consortium tests tools for earthquake response

This week the Central United States Earthquake Consortium will test communications, situational awareness, resource management, transportation and private sector integration.

People meeting in small groups in front of map of the United States

States stagger toward cooperation on FirstNet project

A quarter of states have not gotten involved in active planning for the FirstNet public safety network; more than half are collecting data to use in their planning efforts.

Man using false identity to get a drivers license

Cutting off identity-based fraud at the source

Government could mitigate identity fraud at local motor vehicle departments by instituting authentication solutions backed by a combination of internal and external databases.

Men signing contracts -- one digitally, one with ink on paper

Nevada's DOT taking the paper out of paperwork

By moving to electronic signatures and a cloud-based digital workflow, the Nevada Transportation Department has simplified and speeded up its business processes.

Firefighters with computer-aided dispatch software in background

Intergraph I/CAD update puts agencies on path to next-gen 911

The latest version of Intergraph's computer-aided dispatch software, I/CAD 9.3, integrates voice, text and data.

Inserting USB drive into laptop

County gives staff secure remote access with Windows to Go

Fairfax County's Platform Technology Division deployed Windows to Go, a bootable, certified USB drive that lets employees take their work computers anywhere.

Code for America

Code for America taking developer applications

Code for America is looking for applicants with well-developed coding chops and project management experience who can bear up under special and perhaps sometimes baffling demands of bureaucratic procedure.