State & Local

  • World Bank launches global contracts platform

    The World Bank recently launched the Open Government Contracts Platform, an open data tool to help governments and businesses search, manage and monitor government contracts and procurement opportunities globally.

  • Fairfax County Police Events crime mapping application

    Fairfax County builds searchable crime-data mapping app

    Fairfax County's mapping team has developed the Police Event search engine and mapping tool that makes crime data open and easy to use for both developers and end users.

  • Houston 311 mobile app

    Houston joins migration to enhanced 311 services

    Houston has expanded the city’s 311 non-emergency reporting system from a telephony-based network to one that now supports email, a web mobile app and heat maps of citizen calls.

  • Mobile app gives Texans access to public safety services

    Mobile app gives Texans access to public safety services

    The Texas Department of Public Safety's mobile app gives Texans access to the state's Sex Offender Registry, Texas 10 Most Wanted program and other valuable resources.

  • Smartphone with Utah statehouse

    How Utah stays on top of the mobile adoption curve

    The state of Utah has learned that in mobile technology, it pays to track where the adoption curve is trending rather than to wait for users to arrive first, says state chief technology officer David Fletcher.

  • NSF seeks feedback on big data innovation hubs

    The National Science Foundation seeks input on the formation of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs that would stimulate, track and help sustain grassroots partnerships around big data.

  • Philadelphia taps Big Ideas for small IT contracting

    Philly taps Big Ideas for small IT contracting

    The city of Philadelphia has multiplied the number of small vendors responding to its RFPs by setting up a customized open source cloud portal designed for startup firms.

  • Indiana data hub

    Indiana data hub powers efficiency, data-driven solutions

    The state of Indiana is developing a data hub to improve data efficiency across government, track the state's progress against key performance indicators and develop policy solutions.

  • cloud-based ITSM support tool

    Washington state deploys cloud-based ITSM support tool

    To help consolidate five departments into one, the Department of Enterprise Services chose an IT Service Management (ITSM) tool that supported a standardized IT support workflow.

  • Agencies prep for arctic emergencies

    Agencies prep for arctic oil spills

    In the Arctic Shield 2014 exercise, researchers will test technologies for oil-spill remediation, emergency response, satellite communications and mapping and visualization.

  • E-procurement tools automate purchasing cycle

    E-procurement tools automate purchasing cycle

    BidSync has added two new products to its e-procurement suite, creating a cloud-based solution that automates every phase of the purchasing cycle.

  • With fax in the cloud, Charles County streamlines workflow

    With fax in the cloud, Charles County streamlines workflow

    Charles County found a way to leverage its VoIP network to update and secure its faxing services, while drastically reducing costs.

  • USGS mapping efforts in Alaska

    USGS chips away at high-res 3D map of the United States

    A set of technical maps with elevation data of the entire United States would generate public safety cost savings and spawn decision support tools for flood management, agriculture and vehicle navigation, backers say.

  • Futuristic cityscape

    NIST kicks off round 2 of SmartAmerica Challenge

    The Global City Teams Challenge is a contest to develop advanced networking technologies to address critical community interests, including air quality, traffic management and emergency services coordination.

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.