State & Local

  • New York State introduces open gov API

    New York State introduces open gov API

    The New York Attorney General announced the state will create an application programming interface for access to the state’s open government database.

  • Partnership to enhance dispatch, GISl tools for public safety

    Partnership to enhance dispatch, GIS tools for public safety

    Intergraph and Esri are collaborating to better their CAD and GIS platforms and enhance geospatial capabilities for public safety.

  • First responders test links to future public safety net

    First responders test future public safety net

    At a February ski event, Colorado first responders put LTE mobile broadband to the test in a demo of technologies for a future nationwide public safety network.

  • USDA funds rural broadband projects

    Three rural telecommunications infrastructure projects in Arkansas, Iowa and New Mexico will get loans from USDA to improve broadband service.

  • FirstNet needs cyber safeguards

    Public-safety answering points and other 911 service providers need cybersecurity professionals and continuity plans in case of cyber disasters.

  • California OKs Azure Government cloud for criminal justice data

    California OKs Azure Government cloud for criminal justice data

    Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud is certified to handle criminal justice information in the cloud, the California Department of Justice said.

  • Serious games scoring big in government

    Serious games scoring big in government

    The growth of big data, analytics and the challenge of getting data consumers to use new tools is driving proliferation of serious games in government.

  • Minnesota consolidates geospatial sites

    Minnesota consolidates geospatial sites

    The state is building the Minnesota Geospatial Commons, a collaborative site for users and publishers of geospatial data, maps, services and applications.

  • Philadelphia opens contracts datasets

    In a move toward greater data transparency, Philadelphia opens its contracting datasets to public access.

  • Report: CompStat does reduce crime

    Report: CompStat does reduce crime

    CompStat-style programs are responsible for a 5 to 15 percent decrease in crime in cities using the system, according to a recent study by the Brennan Center for Justice.

  • DHS spurs wearable tech for first responders

    DHS spurs wearable tech for first responders

    The Department of Homeland Security's EMERGE! Accelerator program is designed to speed development and validation of wearable technology for first responders.

  • Seattle opens funding pool to civic tech innovators

    Seattle opens funding pool to civic tech innovators

    Seattle has set up a technology matching fund to provide capital to residents with innovative ideas for improving city services and public access to digital resources.

  • Voting technology: Is it secure yet?

    Voting technology: Is it secure yet?

    With the presidential election coming up in 2016, many constituencies are considering how they can use technology to secure and streamline the voting process.

  • Baltimore drafts guidelines for police body cams

    A recent draft report addresses the tech concerns cities might have in implementing police body camera programs.

Topic Resources

  • Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to Its Economic Value

    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.

  • An Executive Guide to Analytics Infrastructure: Imperatives for Advanced Analytics

    Get the most information from your data. Business has never been faster and is increasingly dependent on the timely analysis of large volumes of data for strategic and operational decisions. As executives come to rely on advanced analytics, the importance of a robust IT infrastructure cannot be overstated.Data comes from everywhere; make sure you get it in time, every time.

  • Research Report: The Virtualization Playbook

    The increasing complexity of the government enterprise—and the increasing volume and complexity of the data being managed—is forcing agency IT managers to rethink how they manage the infrastructure. Virtualization is at the center of that. By virtualizing key elements of the data center, agencies gain flexibility, scalability and manageability. And those gains are magnified when agencies integrate those systems into a cohesive whole. At the same time, IT managers are looking to bolster their infrastructures with emerging storage and storage management options. The data center of the future is taking shape now.

  • GameChanger: NoSQL

    Big data is big business for government. It’s clear in the funding provided for big data-related projects, and it’s clear in the response from agencies at all levels of government. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how NoSQL can expand possibilities by tapping into the unrealized value of your organization’s big data.