State & Local

 
  • police crowd

    California PD tests the limits of cellphone tracking

    Mountain View police recently tested an opt-in system from Polaris and found that it mostly works, though there are trade-offs.

  • Managers concerned about IT budgets, cybersecurity

    IT managers: The biggest threat to infrastructure isn't cyber

    Reducing costs, improving security, boosting efficiency are the top priorities for federal, state and local agencies, according to a Cisco survey.

  • Emergency call center operator

    Richmond's alarm tech cuts 911 errors, speeds call center operations

    The city of Richmond, Va., and its partners developed the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol that offers a better way to deliver information from alarm monitoring companies to emergency operators.

  • digital video recording system in a police car

    Austin police boost transparency, data management with digital video

    The Austin Police Department's digital video recording system in its police car fleet that gives officers total confidence that their interactions with the public will be recorded, uploaded and archived.

  • VALET

    Visual analytics app gives police a nearly omniscient view

    Purdue University researchers' VALET combines crime, traffic, geospatial, weather and other data on one screen for real-time situational awareness and predictive capabilities.

  • US

    Microsoft's Azure for government will have a US touch

    The Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud for state, local and federal agencies will be hosted in U.S. data centers and managed by U.S. citizens.

  • Go pass

    Public transit gets on the bus with smartphone ticketing

    Dallas-Fort Worth and Portland are among the latest to let customers buy bus and rail tickets with their smartphones, and riders are responding.

  • Power transformers pose weakness in the electric grid

    Large power transformers, which regulate voltage along the electricity supply chain, are soft spot in the power grid, experts say.

  • vice

    Government IT pros say a network hack would be worse than ...

    A survey conducted for Cisco shows the importance federal, state and local government IT professionals place on cybersecurity.

  • Brooklyn Bridge

    How analytics is making NYC's streets and buildings safer

    The "Mayor's Geek Squad" builds a DataBridge to integrate data from 40 agencies and find previously unknown patterns and relationships for the city to follow up on.

Topic Resources

  • Advanced Threats and Big Data: The New Cybersecurity Landscape

    So often in our organizations, information silos keep us from sharing data and communicating the right information at the right time to stop advanced threats. Hear why a big data solution is an important part of a defense against advanced threats and ideas about what data sources are required across the organization for this analysis to combat these attacks.

  • 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.

  • The Power of Analytics for the Public Sector

    Agencies face the difficulty of managing the increasing complexity of the “information explosion”. Adopting analytics can help solve these issues and achieve desirable outcomes. Read this white paper and see how analytics solutions can help the Government evaluate excess data and unlock insights to create better informed decisions.

  • i2 Intelligence Analysis Platform

    IBM® i2® IBM® i2® Intelligence Analysis Platform is a scalable, extensible, service oriented intelligence analysis environment that is designed to provide organizations with access to intelligence when and where they need it, enabling faster, more informed decision making.

  • Consolidated Security Management for Mainframe Clouds

    IBM Security and IBM Information Management solutions for security work with the IBM System z platform to allow the mainframe to serve as an enterprise security hub, providing comprehensive, centralized security capabilities for organizations with distributed, multiplatform IT environments.