State & Local

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    Cybersecurity of the power grid: A growing challenge

    Research into grid security is moving toward systematically analyzing the risks inherent in critical systems and methodically defending against each of them.

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    IT, networking, smart lighting buys booming in state and local market

    Cross-disciplinary IT services, connectivity and smart lighting are among the top 10 growth areas in government contracting, according to a new market research report.

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    States resist ‘critical infrastructure’ designation for election systems

    A group of state officials formally opposed the move by DHS to protect their systems through a critical infrastructure designation.

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    Broadband internet can help rural communities connect -- if they use it

    Broadband access is not enough to engage rural citizens; supporting and encouraging internet use is vital to addressing the persistent digital divide, a new study shows.

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    FirstNet finds experience to be the best teacher

    The lessons learned from the early builder projects help FirstNet evaluate technical standards and capabilities, test new equipment and refine plans for future rollouts.

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    Reducing incarceration with technology

    Safety and Justice Challenge grant winners are working to address local justice disparities through innovative reforms.

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    Lessons on emergency preparedness from the presidential inauguration

    Fast, secure and reliable communication is critical for local emergency managers and law enforcement agencies responsible for major events.

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    Locking down voting tech

    State election officials are making plans to tighten security all along the voting chain -- from voter registration to machine integrity and audit trails -- with help from the Department of Homeland Security under the new critical infrastructure designation.

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    Workplace by Facebook ramps up agency collaboration

    The user-friendly interface isn't just making group discussions easier -- it's fostering conversations that weren’t likely to happen otherwise.

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    Wiring up the connected city

    The Connected City Blueprint identifies smart cities’ connectivity options, their benefits and the value propositions.

  • The debate over muni broadband expansion

    The debate over muni broadband expansion

    As communities across the country continue to clamor for high-speed broadband, the number of critics speaking out against municipal broadband is growing.

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    KC shares its smart city data, best practices

    At a recent workshop, Kansas City, Mo., demonstrated how big data can be used to improve city performance.

  • Birmingham gets smart

    Birmingham gets smart

    Birmingham, Ala., is building a smart city future -- and is starting to see the fruits of its labor.

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    Troopers use ‘big data’ to predict crash sites

    Highway patrols are tapping into big data to predict where serious or fatal traffic accidents are likely to take place so they can try to prevent them.

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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    Agencies sharpen processes, outcomes to improve efficiency

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