State & Local

  • rural cell towers (Freelanceman/

    Reaching rural America with broadband internet service

    Is modest-speed internet appropriate for rural areas, or do rural Americans deserve access to the far faster service options available in urban areas?

  • mud slide (Lowe Llaguno/

    Deadly California mudslides show the need for maps and zoning that better reflect landslide risk

    Landslide hazard maps could help guide zoning decisions and better inform homeowners, banks and insurance companies of potential risks.

  • finding food poisoning through yelp reviews

    Finding food poisoning cases via Yelp reviews

    The New York City Health Department and Columbia University analyze Yelp comments for keywords indicating foodborne illness in the city.

  • fiber to the home (Olivier Le Moal/

    Report: Community broadband competitively priced

    Community internet service providers are providing better low-cost services than private competitors, research finds.

  • tags on cannabis seedlings (Metrc)

    California tracks marijuana from seed to sale

    The track-and-trace system uses RFID tags to ensure compliance and public health.

  • Karen Jackson (Virginia Secretary of Technology)

    Karen Jackson: The exit interview

    Virginia's outgoing secretary of technology talks about her work in cybersecurity, autonomous technology and smart communities.

  • America’s aging voting machines managed to survive another election

    Elections: Another unsecured enterprise application?

    With IT systems underpinning elections infrastructure, state officials are taking different approaches to secure their systems against growing threats.

  • drone over traffic accident (cla78/

    New York State Police launch drone program

    The State Police will begin using drones to support law enforcement missions, including disaster response and traffic safety.

  • small camper used as home (Duplass/

    Census uncertainty spurs state action to prevent undercounting

    To ensure that all their residents get counted, states are coming up with creative solutions to verify the Census Bureau's residential address list.

  • analytics (SFIO CRACHO/

    Modernizing a benefits program? You need better analytics

    Analytics make benefits delivery more efficient by allowing agencies to target services, detect fraud, streamline back-office operations and lower costs.

  • display at CES (Kobby Dagan/

    CES spotlights smart city innovations

    The annual consumer electronics show honored 11 innovative smart city products.

  • Esri, Waze partner on crowdsourced traffic data

    DOT taps into Waze, GPS data

    The federal Department of Transportation announced plans for two pilot programs to integrate its existing datasets with near-real-time data sources to improve highway safety.

  • Options for FirstNet opt-outs

    States still have FirstNet options

    Even though all 50 states have opted in to FirstNet's plans for nationwide wireless first responders' network, Verizon reminds them that they're not obligated.

  • drone under bridge (PixOne/

    Do drones have a future in DOTs?

    Advances in sensors, mapping system accuracy and data management make unmanned aerial systems a high-value proposition for transportation departments.

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  • drones over city (elwynn/

    When drones are part of the smart city network

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