State & Local

  • connected city (chombosan/

    Will 5G deepen the digital divide?

    Government and industry must ensure that broadband-access gap doesn’t expand when 5G becomes operational, public- and private-sector officials say.

  • tampa expressway (TampaCVpilot)

    Tampa demos connected-vehicle tech to draw volunteers

    The city wants 1,600 residents to equip their vehicles with sensors, communications and a notification device as part of a connected-vehicle pilot program.

  • moving bus (Mikbiz/

    Esri puts live transit-sensor data on the map

    Data from Mobileye's collision detection system will feed into ArcGIS mapping platform, providing a citywide view of pedestrian and cyclist safety to traffic and fleet managers.

  • Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

    Are voting machine hacks overblown?

    Breaking into voting machines and altering vote counts is a good deal more difficult than recent election-hacking headlines suggest.

  • Kansas city

    Funding, fiber, cyber: A recipe for smarter cities

    If smart technology is going to become a nationwide reality, the federal government will have to play a role, experts say.

  • overdose (AppleZoomZoom/

    New app maps overdose epidemic in real time

    As drug overdoses are reported by responders, ODMAP tracks their time and location, giving authorities real-time information they can use to prepare a response or analyze trends.

  • cybersecurity (Nata-Lia/

    Worried about hackers, states turn to cyber insurance

    As the threat from hackers and cybercriminals intensifies, a growing number of states are buying cyber insurance to protect themselves -- and taxpayers.

  • development platform (Darko 1981/

    A product and platform approach to citizen-centric service delivery

    When platform capabilities provide product flexibility, services no longer have be built from scratch, speeding application deployment and ensuring interoperability.

  • compliance (garagestock/

    Governors, state CIOs push for streamlined federal cyber regulations

    Federal cybersecurity regulations have become a challenge to state governments that are working to consolidate their IT operations.

  • man pointing at computer (AstroStar/

    The state of policy in law enforcement: Technology takes center stage

    While the fundamentals of day-to-day duties in law enforcement have stayed the same, technology plays a more significant role in the management and roll out of new policies.

  • digital acceleration of industries (chombosan/

    Michigan joins Cisco's digital acceleration program

    The State Digital Acceleration program will help Michigan improve its connected roadways, citizen-centric government and IT workforce.

  • Urban Sense (ORNL)

    Real-time sensor net helps cities evaluate trends

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working with its home town to deploy sensors to deliver real-time information on population density, traffic and environmental conditions.

  • drone used in agriculture (Suwin/

    How the FAA plans to speed drone integration

    The UAS Integration Pilot Program seeks applicants to help it solve the technical, regulatory and policy challenges of integrating drones into the national airspace.

  • traffic signal (AsiaTravel/

    Maryland preps for statewide intelligent traffic system

    A pilot that installed 14 smart signals resulted in a 13 percent reduction in total commute time for about 40,000 daily drivers.

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  • cybersecure new york city

    NYC looks to improve cybersecurity, broadband

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