State & Local

  • 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.

  • Boston moving licensing and permitting to the cloud

    Boston moving licensing and permitting to the cloud

    Working with Accela and OpenCounter, the city will create a system that will work across departments to coordinate workflow, integrate a variety of backend systems and provide an improved public experience.

  • Smart city platform aggregates, maps open data

    Smart city platform aggregates, maps open data

    Plenario lets users assemble information from open data portals and analyze it via a single spatial and temporal index, making it possible to do complex analysis with one query.

  • Louisville debuts mobile-first website

    Louisville debuts mobile-first website

    The city of Louisville, Ky., unveiled a new website incorporating a mobile-first design and using the Drupal content management system.

  • Social media use growing in law enforcement

    Social media use growing in law enforcement

    A new report looks at law enforcement’s current social media practices and processes and how the landscape has changed over the last two years.

  • Tableau puts real-time data modeling on the dashboard

    Tableau puts real-time data modeling in the dashboard

    Tableau’s business intelligence tools enable near-real-time “what if” data visualizations and allow users to share analytics in a collaborative environment.

  • States leveraging group purchasing for procurement efficiency

    An analysis of state and local spending finds that although the number of bids has declined, overall spending is equal to or higher than last year.

  • 14 ways to secure controlled info in nonfederal systems

    14 ways to secure controlled info in nonfederal systems

    NIST’s 14-point draft guidance covers the federal information used for scientific research, background investigations or technology development in systems belonging to contractors, state and local governments and universities.

  • Dallas upgrades emergency communications network

    Dallas upgrades emergency communications network

    Dallas is installing an IP-based packet microwave radio network to enhance the responsiveness of emergency services and provide high-speed networking to other municipal departments.

  • Wi-Fi-based pay phones in New York City

    NYC transforms pay phones into Wi-Fi network

    New York City will install multi-function, Wi-Fi-based phone kiosks across the city offering free gigabit Wi-Fi and free domestic calls across the United States.

  • Chicago DOT maps out project management

    Real-time mapping service coordinates Chicago's road work

    Using dotMaps, transportation officials in Chicago can quickly see city infrastructure projects to avoid conflicts and maximize efficiency.

  • 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.

Topic Resources

  • Mining Gold from Machine Data

    Holistic visibility is more important than ever because most IT services— including email and web services— consist of a series of connected applications and infrastructure components. Download this whitepaper to learn the best ways to enhance your IT operations management strategy and gain insightful understanding and visibility into your organization’s data center.

  • 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.

  • 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.