State & Local

  • Boston tackles gridlock with Waze data

    Boston tackles gridlock with Waze data

    Waze will share traffic data with the city in an effort to improve signal timing and ease congestion.

  • Cities open-source fiscal data via OpenGov

    Cities open-source fiscal data via OpenGov

    Minneapolis and Pittsburgh have opened their financial data with the OpenGov platform.

  • Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

    Mobile momentum picks up in state and local gov

    While extracting value from mobile applications can be challenging for local governments, most are on the path to delivering information and services anywhere, anytime on any device.

  • Tech that helps flag fraudulent tax returns

    Tech that helps flag fraudulent tax returns

    Because tax fraud is pervasive, governments enlist identity verification technology to ensure refunds go to the correct taxpayer.

  • New Jersey opens regional Real Time Crime Center

    New Jersey opens regional Real Time Crime Center

    The Corr-Stat Real Time Crime Center will allow for state and local law enforcement agencies to access technology and information, with the ultimate goal of reducing crimes and improving citizens’ quality of life.

  • Indiana ramps up mobile apps for government

    Since Indiana launched mobile device management software to push internally developed applications, access to public information has been streamlined and downloads to its app store have boomed.

  • Utah government sees 10,000-fold increase in cyberattacks

    A surge in cyberattacks is being attributed to the presence of the National Security Agency’s $1 billion data center.

  • ICMA, SAS offer government performance analytics tool

    The cloud-based Insights application runs comparisons on metrics gathered from police, fire, trash collection and other permit issuing agencies.

  • Utah taps Google for high-res aerial imagery

    Utah taps Google for high-res aerial imagery

    A license with Google will give public sector groups in Utah more accurate imagery and allow them to share mapping data among agencies.

  • Warehouse fire raises questions on perishable public records

    A fire at a Brooklyn warehouse that destroyed personal records reignites the debate over paper vs electronic records.

  • DHS tests RF interference to improve emergency comm

    DHS tests RF interference to improve emergency comm

    The Department of Homeland Security and Mercer University partnered to test disruptions in the electromagnetic spectrum in order to improve first responder mobile communications.

  • Cellular on wheels

    Colorado to demo LTE safety network

    The LTE Demonstration Network will give first responders the chance to use some of the next generation LTE devices that will bring the power of broadband data to local, tribal, state and federal responders.

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.