State & Local

  • social monitoring

    Police get tool for patrolling social media

    Social Media Monitor helps police use social media for investigations and to look for signs of criminal activity such as gang violence, drug dealing, crimes against children and human trafficking.

  • shared services

    Agencies drift toward cloud-based shared services

    Government agencies must decide whether sharing services from cloud providers could be cheaper than building their own.

  • police pursuit

    Police fire GPS 'cannon' to track suspects, reduce car chases

    The StarChase system includes an air launcher in the grill of a cruiser and sticky GPS devices that attach to a vehicle so it can be tracked.

  • Police line do not cross

    Police officers get their own private Facebook

    BlueLine, created by William Bratton, is a closed social media platform for law enforcement that lets officers interact and share best practices.

  • prisoner

    Prisons turn to analytics software for parole decisions

    Risk assessment programs weigh factors beyond the traditional considerations of parole boards and seem to be having an effect.

  • police laptop

    Fort Lauderdale fights crime with data analytics

    IBM researchers are working with the Florida city to develop an application that detects patterns and activities from a variety of data sources.

  • Seattle

    One city fends off cyberespionage attacks, and collaboration is key

    Seattle's collaboration with the FBI and a DHS fusion center helped thwart attacks from China, but that kind of information sharing doesn't happen enough, a new report says.

  • health exchange

    State health exchanges outpace

    As flounders, some of the health insurance exchanges that states established have been running smoothly.

  • skull

    Reminder: The Web is not the only source of malware

    A cloud-based Web filtering and policy enforcement service helped the city of Aspen sharply reduce browser infections, but it doesn't replace antivirus protection.

  • 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.

FireEye Whitepapers

Topic Resources

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    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?

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