State & Local

 
  • 2014 GCN Award Winners

    10 public sector projects win GCN Awards for IT excellence

    The 2014 GCN Award winning projects range from a system that streamlined a process for victims of physical abuse to obtain protective orders to a cost-saving mobile app by a self-taught Air Force dev team.

  • Massachusetts All Electronic Tolling on Tobin Bridge

    Massachusetts rolling out 'all-electronic' turnpike tolling

    Massachusetts' All Electronic Tolling system would replace both manual cash tolling and existing electronic systems on state turnpikes.

  • Satellite Internet coming to small public sector offices in Texas

    Texas will offer satellite-based broadband Internet access to government councils, school boards and other publicly funded affiliates.

  • NYC to roll out municipal ID

    NYC to roll out municipal ID

    The ID card will be targeted to those who do not have a driver's license or other official identification and would allow New Yorkers, regardless of citizenship status, to access basic city services, open bank accounts and lease apartments.

  • Texas towns consolidate 911 services, boost response times

    The newly formed North Texas Emergency Communications Center will dispatch emergency support for Carrollton, Coppell, Farmers Branch, and Addison communities.

  • Port of Jacksonville launches safety information system

    Port of Jacksonville launches safety information system

    PORTS provides real-time information via sensors on water levels, currents, meteorological conditions and under-bridge clearance, giving mariners critical information to avoid groundings and collisions.

  • National lab shops for wearable gear for first responders

    The Pacific Northwest National Lab is looking for organizations to partner with to create wearable advanced communications devices for emergency responders.

  • FCC sets timetable for text-to-911

    The Federal Communication Commission’s new rules will ensure that all remaining wireless carriers and certain IP-based text application providers are prepared to support text-to-911 by the end of the year.

  • University of Maryland opens UAS test site

    The University of Maryland has launched an unmanned aircraft systems test site in southern Maryland that will bring together leaders in academia, industry and government to accelerate UAS research.

  • Wanted: Innovation fellows for San Francisco

    The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation has openings for two new Mayor’s Innovation Fellows.

  • Charlotte utility GIS app streamlines easement clearings

    GIS app streamlines easement clearings

    A team from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., utility department developed an app that speeds up easement clearing – and saves costs.

  • Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

    Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

    Florida's Department of Children and Families is studying the use of predictive analytics to reduce child fatalities.

  • VDI eases state and local agencies' foray into mobility

    A new survey from the Mobile Work exchange found that while mobile use is growing in state and local government agencies, barriers still exist to wider implementation.

  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    A closer look at Pennsylvania's cloud infrastructure plan

    Pennsylvania awarded Unisys Corp. a cloud infrastructure contract designed to provide the precision usage of the state’s computing resources and a firm economic footing for IT decision-making.