State & Local

  • Online tax lien auction

    New Jersey town takes the taxing out of tax collection

    Red Bank now conducts its tax lien auctions online, speeding payments and improving efficiency.

  • hacking

    ISO: Open-source tools to liberate data from PDFs

    In an effort to expand open-source PDF conversion options, the Sunlight Foundation is holding the PDF Liberation Hackathon, dedicated to improving open-source tools for PDF extraction.

  • Karen Jackson named Va. secretary of technology

    Virginia's Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe announced last week that he had chosen Karen Jackson to serve as secretary of technology.

  • subway

    Glitches slow Chicago transit e-fare system

    The roll-out of Chicago's new electronic open-fare public transit payment system has been stymied by authentication and accounting errors.

  • big data tools

    Next big things in big data: Visualization, knowledge clouds, fast clusters

    The open-source cluster computing tool called Spark speeds programming and can run up to 100 times faster than Hadoop Map Reduce.

  • GPS

    Boston police cruisers get fitted with GPS tracking

    Administrators say the units will improve the department's emergency responsiveness, giving dispatchers the ability to see the locations of officers rather than waiting for a radio response.


    Colorado turns to Drupal for Web development

    The state joins the growing ranks of open-source devotees that use Drupal to expand features and cut developer overhead and overall costs.

  • D.C. government sees growth in mobile device program

    The number of D.C. government workers using wireless messaging support from Good Technology has grown from 300 to 2,250 in the last three years, according to the firm.

  • visualization

    How data virtualization can help government hone services and cut costs

    The move to open data policies are spawning new approaches of data virtualization to exploit and manage an expanding number of government information sources.

  • waiting room

    Agile helps Alabama build portal for shift to Medicaid

    Alabama launches new online portal for children's and women's health care coverage.

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.

  • Text Analytics in Government: Using Automated Analysis to Unlock the Hidden Secrets of Unstructured Data

    This white paper explores how federal, state and local agencies are using text analytics to determine the relevance of digital data so they can accurately gauge public sentiment, influence opinion, shape policy, identify hidden risks and stop fraud.

  • 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.