State & Local

  • Montgomery County Bikeway reactmap

    Interactive bike map helps county get citizen feedback

    Montgomery County, Md., built an interactive map that lets users see planned bike routes and comment on different sections of the project.

  • man texting (Preto Perola/

    App gives responders mental health info for better decisions

    The RideAlong app aims to keep first responders and people with mental illness safe during interactions.

  • San Francisco

    San Francisco simplifies the hunt for affordable housing

    A new housing portal gives applicants a one-stop shop to explore housing options along with a streamlined application and a quicker lottery process.

  • microphones in a server room

    Keep the public involved in tech programs, CTO advises

    Cities must be able to demonstrate the value of their technology projects in a way residents can understand.

  • city on a cloud

    AWS announces cloud innovation winners

    Louisville, Iowa City and Virginia Beach among the top honorees in Amazon Web Service's 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.

  • New York City (

    Broadband and IoT in the big city: A conversation with NYC’s CTO Miguel Gamiño

    Advances in technology will help make affordable and high-speed connectivity available in every part of the city.

  • traffic (By Predrag Sepelj/

    Traffic mitigation tactics for smart cities

    Louisville, Ky., plans to expand its fiber optic network and install an intelligent transportation system to ease traffic congestion.

  • The fixed-wing Precision Hawk Lancaster 5 being launched during the TCL2 Demonstration at Reno (NASA)

    NASA tests drone traffic management

    The agency wrapped up second-level testing for its cloud-based unmanned aircraft systems traffic management platform.

  • New Mohawk Valley Crime Analysis Center (New York State)

    New York spreads crime analysis tech across the state

    The Crime Analysis Centers give local law enforcement agencies access to the work done by crime analysts, field intelligence officers and other professionals across the state.

  • section of road with solar panels (The Ray)

    Building a sustainable ‘highway of the future’

    States are experimenting with roadways that create their own clean, renewable energy, drive-thru automated tire safety stations and sensor-embedded highways that transmit data about their condition.

  • Port Police (Ron Kacmarcik/

    Underwater drones ride rising tide of remote management

    Unmanned underwater systems are becoming affordable options for inspections of reservoir and water supply systems as well as underwater infrastructure, environmental assessment, law enforcement and port security.

  • data based sentencing (bluebay/

    We use big data to sentence criminals. But can the algorithms really tell us what we need to know?

    Data-driven tools cannot make the individual predictions that sentencing decisions require.

  • consolidation (By tereez/

    NJ to consolidate IT infrastructure

    The state will move to centralized IT functions, pulling hardware, operations and staff out of the individual departments.

  • smart city security (By Shaynepplstockphoto/

    Report: Securing smart cities

    The increased number of internet connections in smart city technologies can mean an increased attack surface for hackers.

Topic Resources

  • Take Cybersecurity to the Next Level

    A top challenge for every government agency today is the effective management of cybersecurity risks. Protecting government information and citizens’ personal data has become more challenging as our networks and the amount of data on them has grown exponentially. In this Executive Insights, you’ll learn how a risk-based approach leveraging automation can provide a solid foundation to your agency’s cybersecurity posture.

  • The Economics of Software-Defined Storage

    Data growth is a standard problem of the modern digital age. Being data driven to remain in business and increase profitability is not an option; rather, it is a necessity. In these complex times, tighter IT budgets along with the need to shift the focus on business requirements are putting added pressures on IT departments. This whitepaper examines a new era of software-defined storage solutions that allows businesses to build out a service-based storage infrastructure in an economically feasible manner.

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  • IFTTT data access program

    IFTTT digs into government data

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