State & Local

  • EAVS Data Interactive

    New tool offers unprecedented access to U.S. election data

    An interactive version of the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey lets users examine a wide range of election-related data at the state and local level, as well as compare jurisdictions side by side.

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    Colorado puts technology in the driver's seat

    The state is building the country's first production-grade, connected vehicle system in which real-time data is shared across vehicles, infrastructure and people.

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    FBI mum on Georgia's wiped election server

    FBI Director Christopher Wray declined to answer questions about whether the bureau retained data on a Georgia election server before it was wiped clean by state election officials.

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    Illinois drops predictive analytics for at-risk children

    The predictive analytics program to identify children at risk for serious injury or death "didn't seem to be predicting much," the agency's director said.

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    To fend off hackers, local governments get help from states

    Some states are training municipal governments in cyber hygiene, sending in experts to uncover security vulnerabilities or lending a hand after a cyberattack.

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    Data collaborations help build smarter cities

    Open data policies may not be as exciting IoT-enabled transit systems or a new citizen-service app, but they create a sustainable data framework for future development.

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    Data key to cracking opioid crisis, experts say

    With the opioid crisis ravaging communities across the country, social services, law enforcement and health officials are leveraging data to help curb the problem.

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    New Hampshire first to opt-out of FirstNet

    Although 35 states and territories have decided to join the AT&T-based public safety broadband network, the proposal by Rivada Networks was "far and away our best option," the governor said.

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    Keeping score with a data-driven jail

    Today, many jails operate much like a team without stats -- in the dark.

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    Why agencies struggle with performance analytics

    Many local governments have not been able to capture data and successfully apply it to their decision-making process, according to researchers at the Brookings Institution.

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    Baltimore gets $5M grant for crime-fighting tech

    The grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies will bolster Baltimore’s Citiwatch video surveillance program, expand license plate readers and increase the number of gunshot detectors.

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    Understand your data before collecting more

    A top-down data review helped Virginia develop a shared service model for cybersecurity.

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    W.Va. county building opioid data hub

    Although the bulk of the data will come out of the county's computer-aided dispatch system, the plan is include health and education information.

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    States see potential in intelligent automation, blockchain

    CIOs for human services agencies in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee see emerging technologies as a way to improve data quality and boost efficiency.

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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  • NIST cloud-based storefront

    NIST wants to consolidate its e-commerce in a Salesforce cloud

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