State & Local

  • Expedition 39 flight engineer and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson activates the Veggie plant growth system and Veg-01 experiment in the Columbus module on the International Space Station.

    Galactic Grant Competition to fund space station research

    Massachusetts announced a Galactic Grant Competition for commonwealth-based life science companies to conduct research on the International Space Station.

  • Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal keeps responders ahead of the fire line

    GIS portal keeps responders ahead of the fireline

    The fusion of 40 data sets from federal, state and local agencies gives the Forest Service's fire managers a central source of spatial data for mapping, decision support, business intelligence and situational awareness.

  • Police can store body-cam video in secure Azure cloud

    Police can store body-cam video in secure Azure cloud

    A partnership between Microsoft and VIEVU, a manufacturer of police body cameras, will let officers transfer their videos to Microsoft’s soon-to-be-released Azure Government Cloud.

  • city enlists citizens in online crime fighting

    City enlists citizens in online crime fighting

    With the Coplogic online crime-reporting portal, Chico, Calif., police save staff time and improve report accuracy.

  • Early warning systems for police

    Early warning systems fail to flag problem police

    A recent review of Los Angeles Police Department’s early warning system found it had limited predictive capabilities.

  • Texas takes on its legacy infrastructure

    Texas legacy detox: 6 ways to clean up aging IT

    A recent report from the Texas Department of Information Resources offers tactics to reduce the state’s dependence on its legacy systems.

  • Coalition supports e-citation tech for safety, service and savings

    Coalition supports e-citation tech for safety, service and savings

    A new industry group is calling for greater use of electronic citation systems in an effort to reduce time officers spend writing tickets, improving safety and removing paper-based inefficiencies.

  • USDA hones tools to track SNAP fraud

    Is food stamp fraud declining? USDA hones tools to find out.

    The USDA is working to improve tools and tactics for anti-fraud detection, despite reports that error rates are dropping fast.

  • NYPD gets 41,000 tablets, handhelds for officers

    NYPD gets 41,000 tablets, handhelds for officers

    The $160 million initiative will upgrade the NYPD’s mobile platform, allowing the department to outfit up to 6,000 police cars with rugged tablets and provide 35,000 handheld devices for police officers.

  • NYPA New York Energy Manager control center

    Energy hub to improve efficiency in NY public buildings

    The New York Energy Manager will provide real-time energy use and trending data for 3,000 state government buildings.

  • RoadRunner traffic routing system

    Traffic cure? RoadRunner automates routing

    Researchers at MIT have demonstrated a simple system that uses virtual tokens tracked over wireless networks to detect traffic congestion and reroute traffic.

  • Piqua Fast Fiber Optic SCADA

    How a city’s SCADA upgrade turned bandwidth into revenue

    The city of Piqua, Ohio, took advantage of the need to replace an aging SCADA network by building enough bandwidth to serve city needs, with some left over to sell.

  • 8 apps for safer city intersections

    8 apps for safer city intersections

    Winning apps in New York City’s Connected Intersections Challenge used wearable devices and smartphone sensors in effort to drive down traffic fatalities and injuries.

  • iRobot unveils multi-bot tablet controller, improved networking

    iRobot unveils multi-bot tablet controller, improved networking

    iRobot announced a multi-robot tablet controller and the uPoint Robot Radio networking solution for first responders and defense forces.

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.

  • 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.