State & Local

 
  • For agencies on a budget, financial analysis software as a service

    For agencies on a budget, financial analysis as a service

    New Haven, Conn., has become an open-budget town by using OpenGov.com, web-based financial visualization software designed to make public financial data more transparent, interactive and easier to analyze.

  • CalCloud to streamline California

    CalCloud to streamline California's IT

    The state of California and IBM will offer its state and local agencies a set of public, private and hybrid cloud-based infrastructure services designed to cut costs and pinpoint requirements.

  • DC government commits to transparency with FOIA portal and open data policies

    DC commits to transparency with FOIA portal and open data policies

    Washington, D.C., announced a new online system for submitting and processing Freedom of Information Act requests to District agencies and new policies on transparency, open government and open data.

  • By embracing SaaS , Milwaukee County refocuses on constituents

    By embracing SaaS, Milwaukee County refocuses on constituents

    Milwaukee County took advantage of a technology refresh to upgrade its backend completely, making use of software as a service and doing away with its aging server-based infrastructure.

  • Broadband firms test moveable 4G net for public safety

    Firms test movable 4G net for public safety

    Satellite network technology firms partner to offer a 4G network to the public safety and first responder community.

  • Building blocks of the software-defined enterprise

    Agencies set building blocks of the software-defined enterprise

    As government agencies experiment with converged infrastructure, they see the outline of the future software defined data center.

  • Cloud takes backup role as cities remake data centers

    Cloud takes backup role as cities remake data centers

    With data centers under renovation, some agencies are using the cloud to meet their disaster recovery and business continuity requirements.

  • Michigan county mixes data center options with reference architecture

    County mixes data center options with reference architecture

    In Oakland County, Mich., a reference architecture approach to upgrading the enterprise helps preserve features of its existing data center while providing flexibility to adopt new services.

  • With converged IT, agencies rethink the data center

    With converged IT, agencies rethink the data center

    Agencies are exploring new options for reinvesting in physical infrastructure as new options open up to retool the data center and its features to the needs of government.

  • Dogs help police detect electronic devices

    State Police enlist drive-sniffing dogs

    Thoreau, a golden retriever, has been trained to find hard drives, thumb drives and other tech devices for the Rhode Island state police.

  • Food safety analytics

    IBM harvests supermarket data to spot, predict foodborne illnesses

    The company’s system will help public health departments and health care providers quickly identify and predict sources of foodborne illnesses.

  • screenshot of the Hurricane Evacuation Encouragement Demonstrator (HEED)

    Hurricane simulation tool encourages citizen evacuation

    Researchers at Old Dominion University's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center have developed a tool that graphically demonstrates the threat posed by high winds and rising water during a storm.

  • Tech decisions driving Michigan

    Tech decisions driving Michigan's public safety expansion

    In the last decade, the state of Michigan has achieved near blanket coverage of its Public Safety Communications System, a digital voice IP network of federal, state, tribal and private public safety agencies and police departments across the state.

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