State & Local

 
  • Emergency communications

    Emergency communications take multi-path approach

    The Department of Homeland Security’s National Emergency Communications Plan aims to allow first responders and public safety officials to better share information and enhance situational awareness.

  • Turtle Mike speeds multichannel emergency response

    Turtle Mike speeds multichannel emergency response

    The Department of Homeland Security has developed a bridging technology that enables public safety response teams to unite land mobile radio and broadband to help coordinate rescue and speed emergency response.

  • Michigan builds identity proofing pilot program

    Michigan builds identity proofing pilot

    An automated multi-step identity authentication portal aims to cut down on fraud and waste by confirming the identity of clients at the time they are applying for benefits.

  • Mobile apps promise time savings for citizens, caseworkers

    Mobile apps promise time savings for citizens, caseworkers

    Nearly half the people receiving assistance from human services agencies say they would download and use a mobile application for obtaining services, according to a recent survey by Accenture.

  • Police body cameras are only one piece of the video equation

    Police body cameras are only one piece of the video equation

    A federal initiative to help departments purchase 50,000 body cameras for police in the wake of recent high-profile incidents of police violence is only the first step in creating a full video system. Departments will have to store and manage terabytes of data for years, sometimes decades.

  • City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

    City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

    Riverside, Calif., upgrades its data storage infrastructure by migrating half a petabyte of data from its storage area networks and establishing fail-over arrays for disaster recovery.

  • APQC debuts classification framework for cities

    APQC debuts classification framework for cities

    APQC has released a set of standard language, formats and metrics that will help city governments manage and plan their work.

  • Municipalities deliver broadband via partnerships

    Municipalities deliver broadband via partnerships

    Municipal governments are crafting creative partnerships to get broadband into their communities.

  • What’s next for open data?

    What’s next for open data?

    Although some government agencies are opening data to adhere to mandates, many are working to make it useful.

  • iCenter leads multistate tech-testing lab

    iCenter leads multistate tech-testing lab

    North Carolina’s iCenter operates a laboratory where agencies, educational institutions, industry and citizens can perform technical evaluations, prototype testing and proofs-of-concept.

  • Boston moving licensing and permitting to the cloud

    Boston moving licensing and permitting to the cloud

    Working with Accela and OpenCounter, the city will create a system that will work across departments to coordinate workflow, integrate a variety of backend systems and provide an improved public experience.

  • Smart city platform aggregates, maps open data

    Smart city platform aggregates, maps open data

    Plenario lets users assemble information from open data portals and analyze it via a single spatial and temporal index, making it possible to do complex analysis with one query.

  • Louisville debuts mobile-first website

    Louisville debuts mobile-first website

    The city of Louisville, Ky., unveiled a new website incorporating a mobile-first design and using the Drupal content management system.

  • Social media use growing in law enforcement

    Social media use growing in law enforcement

    A new report looks at law enforcement’s current social media practices and processes and how the landscape has changed over the last two years.