State & Local

  • BU building SCOPE smart city platform for the cloud

    Boston University building smart city platform for the cloud

    Boston University’s smart-city cloud platform is designed to use cloud and big data technologies to improve transportation, energy, public safety, asset management and social services in the City of Boston and across Massachusetts.

  • Alamance County speeds protective orders for victims of domestic violence

    County speeds protective orders for victims of domestic violence

    The Alamance County, N.C., Electronic Protective Order System cut the wait time for protective orders in half, ensured privacy and safety for victims during the process and increased enrollment in counseling and legal services.

  • Seattle police deploy SeaStat crime mapping tech

    Seattle police deploy SeaStat crime mapping tech

    The Seattle Police Department is using its crime data as part of a new program that’s aimed at quickly addressing crime hotspots based on analysis of crime data and community reports of incidents.

  • ICMA, SAS launch analytics platform for local gov

    ICMA Insights lets local governments easily collect, clean, report, benchmark and analyze their data.

  • Digital Services Playbook for State and Local Government

    Why municipalities should follow the Digital Services Playbook

    State and local IT managers should familiarize themselves with the federal government’s new guide on launching digital citizen engagement services, a former state CIO said.

  • SCALE hardware

    Anatomy of an IoT public safety application

    How a technology team at a SmartAmerica Challenge built an Internet of Things prototype to create a sensor network for automating public housing safety alerts.

  • Digital file cabinets

    How to re-engineer for automation

    In automating a workflow process, the success depends largely on how well the underlying process has been designed.

  • Firemen running

    DC tests ID management for first responders

    The challenges of controlling physical access in emergencies may be solved by a nationwide network of standard first responder credentials.

  • 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.

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