State Local

how mobile apps affect the enterprise

Behind the app: Integrating mobile into the enterprise

Not all agencies have the back-end systems integration or maintenance resources to get the most out of customer-facing mobile apps.

tornado damage in Joplin Missouri

DHS delivers geospatial data as a service for first responders

The Department of Homeland Security pushes remote sensing imagery and GIS data through Terra Pixel to provide information to first responders.

cupertino upgrades enterprise resource planning system

Cupertino cuts reporting time from two weeks to five minutes

A new financial management and HR system offers highly flexible permissions, near-real-time reporting.

HHS emPower tool shows location of storms and people using electrically dependent medical equipment

HHS launches mapping tool to protect at-risk Medicare patients

The emPOWER Map helps communities and first responders identify and plan for those with electricity-dependent medical equipment who may need assistance in power outages.

returned mail costly to government

Automated services key to containing mail costs

Clean, validated data and automated processes can help agencies limit their exposure to costs associated with undelivered mail.

workforce management technology

How small towns can access big ticket cloud services

Workforce management technology might be beyond the budgets of smaller municipalities, but a shared services marketplace in Oakland County, Mich., puts it within reach.

impact of mobile on local government

How mobile impacts local government communications

America’s appetite for mobile information has moved the needle on digital local government from ‘because we can’ to ‘because we must.’

IRS, industry to share data to fight tax fraud

IRS, industry to share data to fight tax fraud

The Internal Revenue Services has joined forces with state government and industry groups to strengthen taxpayer authentication and protect identity.

IBM moves coplink to the cloud

Crime fighting data, software move to the cloud

IBM i2 COPLINK on Cloud gives police access to more than a billion law enforcement documents to help them uncover relationships and patterns when investigating crime.

The Turbo Tax approach to city budgeting

The Turbo Tax approach to city budgeting

Hartford, Conn., used Engaged Public’s Balancing Act tool to visualize budget data and let citizens adjust numbers and priorities.

autonomous vehicle research in virginia to ease traffic congestion

Beltway bots: Virginia to test self-driving cars

The vehicles will be tested on more than 70 miles of roadway in Northern Virginia – some of the most congested corridors in the United States.

How to spark citizen-driven innovation

How to spark citizen-driven innovation

A new guidebook by the World Bank and European Network of Living Labs offers an international look at how local governments are tackling digital service development.

Shark-spotting drone patrols beach

Shark-spotting drone patrols beach

In Seal Beach, Calif., the Marine Safety Department’s new $1,400 drone is working overtime protecting summer beachgoers.

States at odds with feds on data breach proposals

States at odds with feds on data breach proposals

While Congress hashes out a federal standard for data breach notifications, many states are toughening their own reporting laws.

The connected city: Don’t forget to tell the citizen

The connected city: Don’t forget to tell the citizen

Salesforce's study of 15 major cities finds widespread desire for digital services, but limited awareness of those that already exist.