State & Local

  • cloud view of Omaha

    Local government's cloud move cuts headaches, adds control

    Nebraska's Douglas-Omaha Technology Commission improved operations and scalability by moving its outdated web applications to the cloud.

  • Department of Homeland Security

    DHS unwraps free virtual training for active shooter incidents

    The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a multiplayer, scalable online platform that trains responders -- single agencies or across agencies, jurisdictions or disciplines -- for a coordinated response to active shooter incidents.

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    Data USA adds new functionality

    The ability to download and compare data makes it easier to work with public data.

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    Analytics platform helps KC anticipate the needs of its citizens

    With Xaqt's MetroGraph, Kansas City, Mo., taps into its smart infrastructure -- as well as legacy and open data -- for real-time monitoring and data-driven predictions.

  •  ‘Clunky,’ low-tech voting system still vulnerable to hacks

    DHS: 21 states' voting systems probed by Russian hackers

    In some cases the hackers got inside the systems, but their tampering had no connection to vote counts, according to a Department of Homeland Security official.

  • data to combat homelessness

    Iowa City turns to data for holistic health care, justice solutions

    Data analytics is helping the city find new ways to combat substance abuse, homelessness, crime and mental health issues.

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    FirstNet issues state coverage, rate plans

    States begin deliberations on whether to opt into FirstNet or develop their own complementary network.

  • Montgomery County Bikeway reactmap

    Interactive bike map helps county get citizen feedback

    Montgomery County, Md., built an interactive map that lets users see planned bike routes and comment on different sections of the project.

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    App gives responders mental health info for better decisions

    The RideAlong app aims to keep first responders and people with mental illness safe during interactions.

  • San Francisco

    San Francisco simplifies the hunt for affordable housing

    A new housing portal gives applicants a one-stop shop to explore housing options along with a streamlined application and a quicker lottery process.

  • microphones in a server room

    Keep the public involved in tech programs, CTO advises

    Cities must be able to demonstrate the value of their technology projects in a way residents can understand.

  • city on a cloud

    AWS announces cloud innovation winners

    Louisville, Iowa City and Virginia Beach among the top honorees in Amazon Web Service's 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.

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    Broadband and IoT in the big city: A conversation with NYC’s CTO Miguel Gamiño

    Advances in technology will help make affordable and high-speed connectivity available in every part of the city.

  • traffic (By Predrag Sepelj/

    Traffic mitigation tactics for smart cities

    Louisville, Ky., plans to expand its fiber optic network and install an intelligent transportation system to ease traffic congestion.

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    NYC looks to improve cybersecurity, broadband

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