State & Local

  • iRobot unveils multi-bot tablet controller, improved networking

    iRobot unveils multi-bot tablet controller, improved networking

    iRobot announced a multi-robot tablet controller and the uPoint Robot Radio networking solution for first responders and defense forces.

  • New World unveils public safety software upgrade

    New World upgrades public safety software

    New World announced Aegis 11.2, a suite of emergency response software that will reflect greater integration with Esri’s GIS enterprise server technology.

  • Pennsylvania app accesses campaign finances

    Pennsylvania app accesses campaign finance data

    In a political season, Pennsylvania makes available financial information filed by candidates for state office to the public via mobile apps.

  • How technology is helping fight Ebola

    How technology is helping fight Ebola

    The tech and health care communities are deploying e-record systems, open data and mapping tools, cloud computing and even robots in the campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola.

  • Marijuana inventory tracker seeds trust in new ventures

    Marijuana inventory tracker seeds trust in new ventures

    States are turning to inventory management tools to help provide the data they need to tax, regulate and finance new retail marijuana businesses.

  • Hawaii wins with gamification of state online services

    Hawaii wins with gamification of state online services

    By applying gaming elements to its websites, Hawaii has boosted citizens’ use of online services by as much as 20 percent.

  • GCN Awards

    GCN Gala showcases projects driven by tech and teamwork

    The public sector IT community turns out to honor IT projects and leaders who showed exceptional creativity and determination in building systems that drove savings and performance in 2014.

  • 10 government IT projects earned honorable mentions

    10 goverment IT projects earn GCN Award honorable mentions

    These 10 projects were also selected by the GCN awards judges as deserving recognition for their performance and originality.

  • Mobile patient data for emergency response

    FEMA adds patient tracker apps to ER toolkit

    New mobile patient tracking software will improve healthcare situational awareness at disaster sites.

  • San Mateo County used OpenPublic CMS on its websites

    Phase2 'appifies' its Drupal-based CMS for gov

    Drupal content management firm Phase2 launched OpenPublic 1.0, an open source CMS for government projects and programs.

  • FireEye

    Cole guides agencies in next-gen cyber warfare

    As FireEye's global government liaison, Tony Cole brings governments the technology and insights to thwart a new generation of motivated attackers.

  • state government cloud solutions

    Cloud, cybersecurity solutions earn NASCIO honors

    University of Georgia’s private cloud deployment saved it more than $7.5 million compared to public cloud hosting, and Virginia’s focus on two significant attack vectors helped it reduce the frequency of the malware incidents.

  • Driverless-vehicle tech on the move

    Practice lanes for driverless-vehicle tech

    Autonomous vehicles will learn to navigate the complexities of urban and suburban driving in two recently established off-road cities.

  • California corrections

    Across California prisons, inmates now tracked online

    The California Department of Corrections digitized all inmate files and set up a fully automated transaction processing system.

Topic Resources

  • Mining Gold from Machine Data

    Holistic visibility is more important than ever because most IT services— including email and web services— consist of a series of connected applications and infrastructure components. Download this whitepaper to learn the best ways to enhance your IT operations management strategy and gain insightful understanding and visibility into your organization’s data center.

  • 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.