State & Local

 
  • State CIOs press federal leaders on cross-jurisdiction hot buttons

    Members of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers met with federal CIOs on strengthening ties on cybersecurity, extending broadband to schools and public safety info sharing.

  • smart screens in New York

    Bringing interactive civic information to the street

    A public-private partnership in New York is bringing interactive smart screens to the streets to support open data, citizen engagement and a vibrant digital community.

  • Apartment fire

    Is the public safety community ready for new 911 location rules?

    The FCC is proposing location requirements for the first time on cellular 911 calls made indoors, but even if carriers deliver, the data Public Safety Answering Points will need upgrades to use it.

  • Idaho OntheGo mobile credit card payments

    Idaho takes credit card payments on Android devices

    Idaho OnTheGo allows state, county and city employees anywhere in the state to take credit and debit card payments on Android devices, even where there is no cell or Wi-Fi service.

  • Search function on Maine state website

    DigitalGov Search delivers real-time analytics, better results

    The newly launched open source search stack lets GSA’s DigitalGov Search perform real-time analytics and create dashboards to monitor Web search trends.

  • Massachusetts invests in open cloud project, big data

    A $3 million capital investment in the Massachusetts Open Cloud project will help the commonwealth create a new public cloud computing infrastructure to spur big data innovation.

  • Cattle rancher with tablet computer

    DHS expands animal disease surveillance project

    Phase II of the Enhanced Passive Surveillance project will expand the types of animals tracked and increase the user base.

  • Washington county consolidates 911 systems

    Pierce County, Wash., creates South Sound 911, an 'interlocal agency' consolidating 911 and dispatch, records and technology services across 22 fire and 16 police departments.

  • emergency room patient

    Kentucky uses health network to divert 'frequent fliers' from ERs

    The state launched an initiative to provide coordinated care for "super-utilizers," patients who overuse emergency departments and hospital inpatient services.

  • cars parked in front of apartment buildings

    How parking data drives urban planning

    Built with open-source software, MapServer and Google Maps API, the King County Multi-Family Residential Parking Calculator allows users to view neighborhood parking data.

  • Man reviewing resume

    Firm offers Web-based HR modules for government

    Web developer CivicPlus introduces a suite of Web development modules designed to handle job applicant tracking, employee onboarding and human resources for local governments.

  • Data sharing lets states collaborate on toll collecting

    Transportation agencies in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have developed technology and policies to enforce toll collections across state lines.

  • Use of tablets saves printing

    Fresno goes mobile to save time, money -- and trees

    With Novell's ZENworks the city created a platform-neutral backend that would support any type of mobile device with security policies, asset tracking and emergency wiping –- keeping all data inhouse.

  • Coastal flooding challenge uses cross-agency data

    NASA announced it will include a challenge focused on coastal flooding as part of its third annual International Space Apps Challenge

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.

  • The New Rules for Storage in the Era of Big Data

    The big data era presents new opportunities and advantages for agencies that are able to exploit its capabilities. However, the velocity at which data must be processed poses major challenges as it relates to the IT infrastructure. This whitepaper examines what all-flash storage systems can do to help agencies leverage big data technologies and optimize the benefits they can attain.

  • 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.