State & Local

  • Government Innovation Awards -

    Learn about all the Public Sector Innovation winners

    These 36 projects at the federal, state and local levels show just how transformative government IT can be.

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    Fortnite for first responders

    The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment gives federal, state, local and tribal first responders a virtual collaborative training environment.

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    Accelerating benefit requests with RPA

    To reduce the time state workers spend on repetitive tasks, Ohio’s Department of Administrative Services has turned to bots.

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    Making voting by mail more accountable

    Orange County, Calif., enabled voters to track their absentee ballots throughout the voting process.

  • voting scrutiny (Bakhtiar Zein/

    Inspiring trust in elections

    Colorado has taken the lead on implementing a critical form of backend vote verification.

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    Future-proofing social services delivery

    Los Angeles County's LEADER Replacement System takes the place of 17 legacy systems and automates enrollment, eligibility determination and benefit distribution.

  • city map (Roadbotics)

    Getting smart about road inspections

    South Bend, Ind., turned to vehicle-mounted cameras and machine learning to better monitor the health of its roadways.

  • Career Pathfinder (LA County)

    Mapping your career, LA-style

    The county’s Career PathFinder system has gathered 30 years’ worth of data on how government employees have climbed up the job ladder.

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    More science, less art in property assessments

    With analytics and machine learning, Wake County, N.C., is removing much of the human subjectivity from the process.

  • system security (Titima Ongkantong/

    Citizen-soldiers’ cyber solution

    The Missouri National Guard Cyber Team developed a tool that cuts the time it takes to collect information from compromised servers from two days down to 20 minutes.

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    Election security: Lessons from 2016

    Regardless of what did or did not happen in 2016, experts are almost unanimous in their assessment that voting machines are riddled with cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

  • voting (Barbara Kalbfleisch/

    Streamlining the voting process for cities

    With voters and poll watchers alike focusing on the voting process, local governments can implement technology solutions that update decades-old processes, facilitate voter engagement while also meeting regulatory requirements.

  • voting (Lutsina Tatiana/

    Are elections any more secure than in 2016?

    Although $400 million has been set aside to address vulnerabilities, it's just a drop in the bucket compared to what states and election security experts say is needed to fix the problem.

  • connected city (ShutterStock image)

    What can federal agencies do for smart cities?

    Coordinated agency efforts can accelerate the development of smart city/community solutions, a new report suggests.

Topic Resources

  • Buyers Guide: Apple v. Dell Precision Workstations

    When buying a workstation, price-performance matters. But it’s not the only consideration. Also important is aligning features and capabilities with user applications and workloads. So are system optimization, expandability and support. While many buyers — especially in graphics, video and multimedia fields — might consider Apple’s iMac, iMac Pro and MacBook Pro models best suited to their needs, they may be selling themselves short in many ways. This paper provides a checklist for buyers to compare Apple’s newest high-end offerings with the latest Dell Precision workstations.

  • The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

    Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.

  • Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Workstation over a PC

    It seems every business sector—automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy industry, consumer goods, even agriculture—wants “smarter” products that will comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) and form the basis for the connected factory of the future. For engineering departments, large and small, that means today’s design engineering teams are being asked to create more complex product designs, simulate more advanced mechanical and electrical phenomena, and virtually assemble components as part of larger systems—all in less time.

  • Selecting the Right Workstation

    Find and configure the right workstation to achieve peak performance and get more for your dollar. Combine the right configuration selections with Dell Precision Optimizer software, which comes loaded on all new Dell Precision workstations powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, with the Dell and third-party tested and certified software applications, and boost productivity, maximize performance and ensure that you have the best possible experience.

  • Real-World Testing Ensures Real-World Performance for Rugged Devices

    The increasingly mobile nature of technology enables computing devices to go out into the field with workers. And computing devices leaving the office face the same perils as their human counterparts. Like workers in the field, the technology needs to be tough enough to survive adverse conditions.

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    Data wrangling: How data goes from raw to refined

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