State & Local

  • Tableau puts real-time data modeling on the dashboard

    Tableau puts real-time data modeling in the dashboard

    Tableau’s business intelligence tools enable near-real-time “what if” data visualizations and allow users to share analytics in a collaborative environment.

  • States leveraging group purchasing for procurement efficiency

    An analysis of state and local spending finds that although the number of bids has declined, overall spending is equal to or higher than last year.

  • 14 ways to secure controlled info in nonfederal systems

    14 ways to secure controlled info in nonfederal systems

    NIST’s 14-point draft guidance covers the federal information used for scientific research, background investigations or technology development in systems belonging to contractors, state and local governments and universities.

  • Dallas upgrades emergency communications network

    Dallas upgrades emergency communications network

    Dallas is installing an IP-based packet microwave radio network to enhance the responsiveness of emergency services and provide high-speed networking to other municipal departments.

  • Wi-Fi-based pay phones in New York City

    NYC transforms pay phones into Wi-Fi network

    New York City will install multi-function, Wi-Fi-based phone kiosks across the city offering free gigabit Wi-Fi and free domestic calls across the United States.

  • Chicago DOT maps out project management

    Real-time mapping service coordinates Chicago's road work

    Using dotMaps, transportation officials in Chicago can quickly see city infrastructure projects to avoid conflicts and maximize efficiency.

  • Expedition 39 flight engineer and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson activates the Veggie plant growth system and Veg-01 experiment in the Columbus module on the International Space Station.

    Galactic Grant Competition to fund space station research

    Massachusetts announced a Galactic Grant Competition for commonwealth-based life science companies to conduct research on the International Space Station.

  • Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal keeps responders ahead of the fire line

    GIS portal keeps responders ahead of the fireline

    The fusion of 40 data sets from federal, state and local agencies gives the Forest Service's fire managers a central source of spatial data for mapping, decision support, business intelligence and situational awareness.

  • Police can store body-cam video in secure Azure cloud

    Police can store body-cam video in secure Azure cloud

    A partnership between Microsoft and VIEVU, a manufacturer of police body cameras, will let officers transfer their videos to Microsoft’s soon-to-be-released Azure Government Cloud.

  • city enlists citizens in online crime fighting

    City enlists citizens in online crime fighting

    With the Coplogic online crime-reporting portal, Chico, Calif., police save staff time and improve report accuracy.

  • Early warning systems for police

    Early warning systems fail to flag problem police

    A recent review of Los Angeles Police Department’s early warning system found it had limited predictive capabilities.

  • Texas takes on its legacy infrastructure

    Texas legacy detox: 6 ways to clean up aging IT

    A recent report from the Texas Department of Information Resources offers tactics to reduce the state’s dependence on its legacy systems.

  • Coalition supports e-citation tech for safety, service and savings

    Coalition supports e-citation tech for safety, service and savings

    A new industry group is calling for greater use of electronic citation systems in an effort to reduce time officers spend writing tickets, improving safety and removing paper-based inefficiencies.

  • USDA hones tools to track SNAP fraud

    Is food stamp fraud declining? USDA hones tools to find out.

    The USDA is working to improve tools and tactics for anti-fraud detection, despite reports that error rates are dropping fast.

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.

  • 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.

  • Tolly Test Report: IBM Security Network IPS GX7800 Comparative Efficacy and Performance Evaluation

    IBM commissioned Tolly to evaluate their protocol-based IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System GX7800 and compare its efficacy to that of a Snort-based device, a signature-based platform.