State & Local

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    How mobile, big data and citizen engagement help Iowa manage winter emergencies

    By combining location data with information from sensors installed on maintenance vehicles, Iowa can provide web-accessible analytics and applications to help travelers, businesses and state agencies make better decisions.

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    Integrated visualization, navigation raise the bar for bridge-inspection drones

    Equipped with stereo cameras, computer vision, onboard computers and sensors, AutoModality’s drones can sense, explore and analyze infrastructure in GPS-denied environments.

  • Philadelphia starts mapping its smart city future

    Philadelphia starts mapping its smart city future

    The city plans to open up stovepiped projects so agencies can share data across an upgraded fiber network.

  • Analyze Boston open data hub

    Boston puts open-data quality first

    The datasets moved to the new Analyze Boston site are up to date, provide metadata and are readily accessible.

  • Free information need not cost a fortune (Shutterstock image)

    Free information need not cost a fortune

    Document management software combined with business process automation can not only cut costs but improve access to government records.

  • Election systems security under increasing scrutiny

    Local elections officials are struggling with maintaining and protecting their election systems, despite offers of help from the Department of Homeland Security.

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    Platform helps city workers automate government processes

    The cloud-based workflow platform lets city workers create “processes” for common tasks that are usually done on paper, in person or by visiting multiple websites.

  • taking video at government hearing

    Low-cost video tools for opening government

    The Government Self-Service Toolkit helps live-stream public meetings and provides automated transcriptions and searchable archival storage.

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    Wisconsin improves records response time by 30 percent

    After Gov. Scott Walker issued an executive order in March 2016 directing agencies to improve customer service related to records requests, state agencies have been able to meet requests promptly, track requests and facilitate access to electronic records.

  • line of school buses (ShutterStock image)

    School bus routes are expensive and hard to plan. We calculated a better way

    By optimizing bus routes with data analysis and mathematical modeling, a school district can save between five and seven percent on the number of buses needed.

  • responder apps (Shutterstock image)

    FirstNet makes space for bleeding-edge apps

    The nationwide broadband public safety network promises to support emerging technology applications like artificial intelligence and facial recognition.

  • ERP update halted

    Comptroller stops payments for Illinois ERP upgrade

    Illinois’s plan to upgrade its legacy enterprise resource planning system hit a wall on March 13 when the state comptroller suspended $27 million in payments to consultants and IT vendors.

  • Maryland to move human services to the cloud (ShutterStock image)

    Maryland to move human services to the cloud

    The state's Total Human-services Information Network, or MD THINK, is expected to save money, streamline program operations and increase productivity.

  • medication (ShutterStock image)

    Absent state action, Missouri localities launch opioid prescription database

    In addition to preventing patients from “doctor shopping” for pills, the online prescription drug tracking systems have been used to detect doctors who overprescribe the dangerous medications.

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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  • Making graphics accessible to visually impaired

    Making graphics accessible to the visually impaired

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