State & Local

 
  • Air quality monitoring takes a walk in the park

    Park benches equipped with pollution sensors and weather measurement tools stream data to help citizens better understand local air quality.

  • Philadelphia forks Analytics.USA.gov for local use

    Philadelphia forks Analytics.USA.gov for local use

    Code developed by 18F is used to capture "big picture" analytics for websites citywide.

  • Ohio checkbook

    Ohio moves for unprecedented financial transparency

    Officials want to extend the OhioCheckbook.com initiative to every city, town, school district and local governing entity in the state.

  • Data-driven government

    Salary shortfalls and scary skill gaps

    A new NASCIO study details state governments' struggles to recruit and retain IT talent.

  • detroit open data portal

    Detroit drives toward open data

    The city recently announced its open data portal and the Innovate Detroit 311 app.

  • Suffolk emergency operations center

    How Suffolk future-proofed city hall

    A network modernization has given the city more reliable communications and the infrastructure to deploy future technologies.

  • Rescue workers use apps to help save lives

    Rescue workers, hospital staffers and patients themselves are using mobile apps to improve responses to health emergencies.

  • Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

    Houston firefighters bring digital doctors on calls

    City officials hope to cut emergency room visits with a program designed to connect residents in their homes with a doctor, via the emergency medical technicians and firefighters who answer the 911 call.

  • Federal marketplace more adept than states at enrolling customers, study finds

    Federal marketplace more adept than states at enrolling customers, study finds

    Despite its rocky launch, the federal health insurance exchange did better than the exchanges run by individual states at both enrolling new people and hanging onto previous enrollees.

  • Researchers develop food safety inspection database

    Researchers develop food safety inspection database

    Scholars from the University of Maryland and UCLA built a national database for food safety inspection information.

  • 4 tactics cities use for better management

    4 tactics cities use for better management

    A new report released by the IBM Center for The Business of Government highlights methods cities are using for IT better management, engagement and service.

  • Can analytics help firefighters save lives?

    Can analytics help firefighters save lives?

    The New Orleans Fire Department used data analytics to identify households at risk for fires and conduct door-to-door smoke alarm outreach.

  • Law enforcement needs better tech chops

    Report: Law enforcement needs better tech chops

    Rand researchers found that the law enforcement community needs to boost its knowledge of technology and better share information.

  • CIO concerns:  It all depends on where you sit

    CIO concerns: It all depends on where you sit

    New Gartner analysis finds broad similarities at different levels of government, but decidedly different rankings of public-sector CIO's biggest worries.