State & Local

 
  • Virtual firing range at Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

    Virtual firearms training minimizes cost, and danger

    The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers is currently testing one of the most advanced, networked virtual firearms training ranges, which officials anticipate should become fully operational later this year.

  • Open data in government

    NASCIO: Open data efforts maturing

    A new report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers finds that open data initiatives are advancing, enabling state and local governments to create innovative ways of delivering data to individual, business and government consumers.

  • screenshot of Washington State DOT site with advertisement

    Website ads help support Washington state’s DOT

    Ads on the Washington state Department of Transportation's website generate $7,000 a month in revenues.

  • Parking in the city

    API offers real-time parking data for cities, universities

    Currently in private beta, the API links parking availability information from Streetline to mobile and Web apps, dynamic messages signs and in-car navigation systems.

  • Image of aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing by Vjeran Pavic via Flickr

    In police work, technology complements shoe leather

    The video evidence that led to the capture of the alleged Boston Marathon Bomber owed as much to old-fashioned police work as it did to modern technology, says former Boston police commissioner.

  • Boston Police posted to Facebook

    For Boston Police, social media experience pays off after bombing

    After the bombing at last year's Boston Marathon, the city's police department effectively tapped social media to communicate with the public.

  • Atlanta and Code for America website improves court operations

    Developed with Code for America, Atlanta’s new ATLCourt website allows residents to look up their court cases, get text reminders and find answers to frequently asked questions.

  • E-filing of tax returns

    New tools for combating income tax refund fraud

    Agencies can combat income tax refund fraud with authentication tools that fit into existing evaluation processes.

  • State CIOs press federal leaders on cross-jurisdiction hot buttons

    Members of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers met with federal CIOs on strengthening ties on cybersecurity, extending broadband to schools and public safety info sharing.

  • smart screens in New York

    Bringing interactive civic information to the street

    A public-private partnership in New York is bringing interactive smart screens to the streets to support open data, citizen engagement and a vibrant digital community.

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.

  • Text Analytics in Government: Using Automated Analysis to Unlock the Hidden Secrets of Unstructured Data

    This white paper explores how federal, state and local agencies are using text analytics to determine the relevance of digital data so they can accurately gauge public sentiment, influence opinion, shape policy, identify hidden risks and stop fraud.

  • 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.