State & Local

 
  • Small towns plug into cloud shared services

    For some small towns, public safety means IT consolidation

    Pressures on local governments to cut costs means that maintaining emergency and public safety services depends on consolidating or sharing IT and emergency operations centers.

  • Doctor reviewing health analytics

    Visualization helps Medicaid examine state health trends

    The Alabama Medicaid Agency is using a visual analytics tool from SAS that helps analysts quickly find patterns and explore trends in the state's population health data.

  • Inside Monmouth County NJ

    Monmouth County shares new model for public safety systems

    The ability to scale systems easily across jurisdictions, eliminating the high cost of maintaining redundant services, makes the case for local public safety IT consolidation.

  • People meeting in small groups in front of map of the United States

    States stagger toward cooperation on FirstNet project

    A quarter of states have not gotten involved in active planning for the FirstNet public safety network; more than half are collecting data to use in their planning efforts.

  • Highway infrastructure damaged by an earthquake

    Consortium tests tools for earthquake response

    This week the Central United States Earthquake Consortium will test communications, situational awareness, resource management, transportation and private sector integration.

  • Man using false identity to get a drivers license

    Cutting off identity-based fraud at the source

    Government could mitigate identity fraud at local motor vehicle departments by instituting authentication solutions backed by a combination of internal and external databases.

  • Men signing contracts -- one digitally, one with ink on paper

    Nevada's DOT taking the paper out of paperwork

    By moving to electronic signatures and a cloud-based digital workflow, the Nevada Transportation Department has simplified and speeded up its business processes.

  • First overland UAS flight takes off

    The Federal Aviation Administration gave a green light to the first commercial operation of an unmanned aircraft system over land, and granted Nevada authority to operate a UAS test site.

  • Firefighters with computer-aided dispatch software in background

    Intergraph I/CAD update puts agencies on path to next-gen 911

    The latest version of Intergraph's computer-aided dispatch software, I/CAD 9.3, integrates voice, text and data.

  • Inserting USB drive into laptop

    County gives staff secure remote access with Windows to Go

    Fairfax County's Platform Technology Division deployed Windows to Go, a bootable, certified USB drive that lets employees take their work computers anywhere.

  • Data flowing through a city

    Open data portal aims to be 'Data.gov for state and local agencies'

    Accela Inc. launched Civic.Data.com, an open data portal that combines information from government sources and public users, giving researchers one place to query cross-jurisdictional data sets.

  • Code for America

    Code for America taking developer applications

    Code for America is looking for applicants with well-developed coding chops and project management experience who can bear up under special and perhaps sometimes baffling demands of bureaucratic procedure.

  • Highway department uses Xora cloud-based mobile management tools

    GPS, geofencing drive highway department efficiency

    The highway department in Cheektowaga, N.Y., uses cloud-based mobile management tools created by Xora for GPS tracking and vehicle trip auditing, mileage management and more.

  • Photos and videos uploaded into the cloud

    Police get free multimedia platform, storage during emergencies

    Designed to handle photo and video uploads from citizens, the Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository helps officials collaboratively manage, organize and analyze crowdsourced media in the cloud.

FireEye Whitepapers

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.