State & Local

 
  • Aspen

    How Aspen's DNS services became more secure, reliable and cheaper

    Outsourcing Domain Name Services and Web policy enforcement to OpenDNS saves the Colorado city and county money while improving security.

  • license plate

    California pilots electronic license plates -- will other states follow?

    The state expects electronic plates to save money on processing registrations and mailing, though the plan has raised privacy concerns.

  • security

    Security tool keeps data safe across collaboration systems

    CipherPoint data security software prevents privileged IT administrators, attackers from accessing sensitive information across on-premise and cloud-based collaboration systems.

  • broadband cable

    Maryland lights up new broadband network

    Maryland, with the help of federal Recovery Act dollars, has added 800 miles of high-speed fiber to its statewide broadband network linking schools, governments and businesses.

  • cloud money

    Cloud gaining traction as state and local cost-cutter

    Nearly half of the government IT professionals in a survey said their state or municipality has migrated or plans to move applications to the cloud, according to a Unisys study.

  • GPS

    GPS accuracy still not good enough for emergencies

    Location-based wireless services are in high demand, especially in public safety, but getting an accurate fix on mobile devices remains a challenge.

  • 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.

FireEye Whitepapers

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.