State & Local

 
  • Fiscal transparency

    4 paths to fiscal data transparency

    Governments across the country are using a wide array of IT platforms to release financial information to the public.

  • DHS streamlines emergency response with open IP conversion device

    Emergency response streamlined with IP conversion device

    The standalone IP device will help first responders communicate across multiple radio-frequency base stations.

  • Uber to open its data books to Boston transit planners

    Uber to open its data to Boston transit planners

    Uber will provide Boston with trip data from its quarterly logs to help the city improve transportation practices.

  • IT spending in SLED market outside IT shops

    Low-tech sectors to see more IT spending

    A recent report from Onvia details areas where IT is growing in state and local governments while technology investment growth has stalled elsewhere.

  • 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.