State & Local

 
  • Dig IT Award finalists:  Big Data, Analytics and Visualization

    Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Big data, analytics and visualization

    Six projects, involving more than a dozen different agencies, show what IT innovation can make possible in the public sector.

  • When disaster-response apps fail

    When disaster-response apps fail

    Emergency planners should use the same strategy individuals figured out for themselves after the Bastille Day attack in Nice: create multiple independent systems to ensure connectivity.

  • DHS offers states help with voting systems security

    DHS offers states help with voting systems security

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is conferring with state and local governments about the cybersecurity of voting systems.

  • Illinois accelerates mobile app delivery

    Illinois accelerates mobile app delivery

    The state is launching new apps to provide residents with easier access to government services and information.

  • Virginia offers scholarship for cybersecurity students

    Virginia offers scholarship for cybersecurity students

    Recipients of the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program must work for the state after graduation for the number of years that they received the scholarship.

  • DHS opens software for incident command platform

    Code for the Next-Generation Incident Command System used by first responders in emergency situations is now available on GitHub.

  • FCC overstepped authority in muni broadband push, court says

    FCC overstepped authority in muni broadband push, court says

    The Federal Communications Commission was overruled in its attempt to block state statues that restrict municipal broadband.

  • Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

    Data maps gaps in Colorado’s human services programs

    A group of nonprofits in Colorado transformed available government data into an interactive map to identify county-level access, spending and cost gaps.

  • Practical advice for building a data management program

    Practical advice for building a data management program

    A new report describes how state governments can best to leverage people, processes and technology to build a successful data management program.

  • Pittsburgh picks partners for civic innovation lab

    Pittsburgh picks partners for civic innovation lab

    Three Pittsburgh-based startups have been chosen for the first PGH Lab cohort, which connects area businesses with city government to solve public-sector problems.

  • Video storage starts sheriff’s office on road to software-defined data center

    Video storage starts sheriff’s office on road to software-defined data center

    What started as a video storage solution for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office expanded to virtual desktop infrastructure and will soon include hyperconverged infrastructure.

  • DHS accelerator expands to bring wearable tech for responders

    DHS accelerator expands to bring wearable tech for responders

    The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is reinvesting in its EMERGE program to tap the start-up technology community for innovative gear for first responders.

  • San Francisco explores low-cost fiber network expansion

    San Francisco explores low-cost fiber network expansion

    The city is seeking industry input on how it can improve internet for residents living in public and affordable housing.

  • Governors tackle prescription drug abuse

    Governors tackle prescription drug abuse

    Prescription drug monitoring programs are a key part of the National Governors Association’s road map for helping states find solutions to the growing opioid crisis.

Topic Resources

  • 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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  • Ohio builds out its smart road

    Ohio builds out its smart road


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