State & Local

 
  • Decision mapping: GIS steps up

    Decision mapping: GIS steps up

    When geographic information systems are integrated into an agency’s overall strategy, leaders can leverage location data to better inform decisions.

  • Location, location, location: 3 keys to government service delivery

    Location, location, location: 3 keys to government service delivery

    With geospatial information, agencies can put resources where they’re needed, increasing transparency, efficiency and productivity.

  • Virtual Alabama: 10 years of lessons learned

    Virtual Alabama: 10 years of lessons learned

    Staying flexible and pushing the limits of software has nurtured the growth of the public-safety GIS portal to 36,000 users across the state.

  • Can LTE-U disrupt local government Wi-Fi?

    Can LTE-U disrupt local government Wi-Fi?

    A recent report explores how adding LTE-U to a limited band spectrum can disrupt Wi-Fi services used by local governments.

  • Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

    Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

    High-priced computerized machines have been falling out of favor with cash-strapped local governments, which also worry the machines could be hacked and lead to voter fraud.

  • California opens Innovation Lab

    California opens Innovation Lab

    An open source, CalCloud-hosted “tech habitat” for development, the Innovation Lab helps agencies build, test and deploy open source projects in the state’s data center.

  • 18F to offer consulting to state and local government

    18F offers a leg up to state and local government

    A new State and Local Government Practice at the General Services Administration’s 18F digital services group will broaden the group’s impact in building, buying and sharing efficient and easy-to-use digital services.

  • A local fire department ups its GIS game

    A local fire department ups its GIS game

    In Virginia, the Henrico County Fire Department has partnered with Esri to go beyond basic GIS dispatching and provide real situational awareness when emergency calls come in.

  • CompStat turns 21 -- and opens up to the public

    CompStat turns 21 -- and opens to the public

    CompStat 2.0 promises greater transparency for ordinary citizens and improved access for police on the street.

  • Telepresence keeps two cities’ firefighters connected, trained

    Telepresence keeps two cities’ firefighters connected, trained

    Fire departments can join together for ad hoc meetings, training or disaster planning both in the station house and in the field.

  • Indiana moves file sharing system to hybrid cloud

    Indiana moves file sharing system to hybrid cloud

    The Indiana Office of Technology is using Syncplicity, an enterprise file sharing system, to facilitate collaboration and cut down on shadow IT.

  • Big data analysis gives Boston a better energy modeling strategy

    Big data analysis gives Boston a better energy modeling strategy

    Working with both MIT’s Sustainable Design Lab and the Lincoln Laboratory, Boston may be able to significantly cut costs and boost its energy resilience.

  • PCAST city web

    City Web: A tech platform for smarter cities

    The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has called for the creation of a City Web – a collaborative platform to speed innovation.

  • Boston seeks chief data officer

    Boston seeks chief data officer

    The CDO will lead Boston’s Citywide Analytics Team and advance data-driven government operations.


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