State & Local

  • voting algorithms

    Using randomness to protect election integrity

    Researchers found a way to reduce the likelihood of a successful election hack by using game theory to predict targets combined with random audits that make it harder for an attacker to change an election result without detection.

  • police body camera

    A free lunch for police seeking body-cam solutions?

    Taser International rebrands and moves to corner the body-worn camera market. But the cost considerations for local departments don't go away.

  • government cybersecurity (Bakhtiar Zein/

    Looking to the feds for help in fighting cybercriminals

    The proposed State Cyber Resiliency Act would create a dedicated grant program to help states protect themselves against cybersecurity threats and better identify, detect, respond to and recover from attacks.

  • city cloud (Valery Brozhinsky/

    Denver 311 service adds AI capabilities

    The Salesforce Service Cloud Einstein is helping Denver’s 311 service automatically classify and escalate calls as they come in.

  • utah state capitol (Maciej Bledowski/

    How clouds lift Utah’s government services

    Data-driven government that meets citizen demands while keeping budgets in check is top of mind for Utah’s CTO Dave Fletcher.

  • emergency alerts

    The advantages of regional approaches to emergency notification

    As multiple levels of government are often involved in responding to major incidents, agencies are banding together to develop a regional or statewide approach to critical communications.

  • https (ktsdesign/

    Georgia gets serious about HTTPS

    In an effort to make state government websites more secure, Georgia officials are switching to the encrypted website protocol platformwide.

  • election security (Bakhtiar Zein/Shutterstock)

    Questions, concerns continue to swirl around election security

    The Department of Homeland Security is not seeking control of election-related critical infrastructure, but state and local election officials remain wary.

  • meeting in NYC (ImageFlow/

    What’s a tech domain name worth? NYC is about to find out.

    On May 2, the city will auction off its tech-themed premium domains to local businesses.

  • drone view of wild horses (GaudiLab/

    Drones on duty

    Police, wildlife trackers and bridge inspectors are using high-flying cameras and sensors to save time and money.

  • man surrounded by cloud of smoke (Realstock/

    Hawaii puts cannabis tracking in FedRAMP cloud

    The state is using BioTrackTHC's State Traceability System in Amazon Web Services’ GovCloud for its state medical marijuana program.

  • TouchPass Electronic fare collection (Delerrok Inc.)

    Oregon transit agency tries fare collection as a service

    The cloud-based TouchPass system offers small to mid-size transit agencies an easy way to upgrade to electronic fare collection.

  • cell towers (Thatsaphons/

    FirstNet award finally issued

    The massive broadband public safety network build out will cover 50 states, five U.S. territories and Washington, D.C.

  • officer with radio (John Roman Images/

    DHS adds encryption requirements to responder radio equipment

    The change will help ensure that responders from different jurisdictions using equipment from different manufacturers can communicate securely and successfully.

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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  • street flooding (Echunder/

    Can IoT protect communities when the next floods come?

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