State & Local

  • GTL offers communications services platform for corrections facilities

    GTL offers communications services platform for corrections

    The Flex platform provides several options for managing email, messaging and video communication throughout corrections enterprises.

  • GCN Awards

    GCN opens nominations for 2015 GCN Awards

    The GCN Awards represent an opportunity for agencies and the IT industry to recognize the work and commitment of agency teams who often make the difference between a project that just meets its marks and those with outstanding originality, value and productivity.

  • How to write a GCN Award nomination

    How to write a winning GCN Award nomination

    GCN Award judges are looking for nominations that address three main criteria: the scale of the accomplishment or degree of difficulty shown by the project; the level of innovation or originality of the project and its team; and lastly, the impact of the system: what significant effect it made on the business operations of the agency and the general public.

  • New York State introduces open gov API

    New York State introduces open gov API

    The New York Attorney General announced the state will create an application programming interface for access to the state’s open government database.

  • Eagle County ready for text-to-911

    Eagle County ready for text-to-911

    Eagle County, Colo. set up its text-to-911 service to meet public expectations for the service, especially among the hard-of-hearing communities.

  • Partnership to enhance dispatch, GISl tools for public safety

    Partnership to enhance dispatch, GIS tools for public safety

    Intergraph and Esri are collaborating to better their CAD and GIS platforms and enhance geospatial capabilities for public safety.

  • First responders test links to future public safety net

    First responders test future public safety net

    At a February ski event, Colorado first responders put LTE mobile broadband to the test in a demo of technologies for a future nationwide public safety network.

  • USDA funds rural broadband projects

    Three rural telecommunications infrastructure projects in Arkansas, Iowa and New Mexico will get loans from USDA to improve broadband service.

  • FirstNet needs cyber safeguards

    Public-safety answering points and other 911 service providers need cybersecurity professionals and continuity plans in case of cyber disasters.

  • California OKs Azure Government cloud for criminal justice data

    California OKs Azure Government cloud for criminal justice data

    Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud is certified to handle criminal justice information in the cloud, the California Department of Justice said.

  • Serious games scoring big in government

    Serious games scoring big in government

    The growth of big data, analytics and the challenge of getting data consumers to use new tools is driving proliferation of serious games in government.

  • Minnesota consolidates geospatial sites

    Minnesota consolidates geospatial sites

    The state is building the Minnesota Geospatial Commons, a collaborative site for users and publishers of geospatial data, maps, services and applications.

  • Philadelphia opens contracts datasets

    In a move toward greater data transparency, Philadelphia opens its contracting datasets to public access.

  • Report: CompStat does reduce crime

    Report: CompStat does reduce crime

    CompStat-style programs are responsible for a 5 to 15 percent decrease in crime in cities using the system, according to a recent study by the Brennan Center for Justice.

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.

  • 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.

  • GameChanger: NoSQL

    Big data is big business for government. It’s clear in the funding provided for big data-related projects, and it’s clear in the response from agencies at all levels of government. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how NoSQL can expand possibilities by tapping into the unrealized value of your organization’s big data.