State & Local

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    Colorado puts technology in the driver's seat

    The state is building the country's first production-grade, connected vehicle system in which real-time data is shared across vehicles, infrastructure and people.

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    FBI mum on Georgia's wiped election server

    FBI Director Christopher Wray declined to answer questions about whether the bureau retained data on a Georgia election server before it was wiped clean by state election officials.

  • data on children

    Illinois drops predictive analytics for at-risk children

    The predictive analytics program to identify children at risk for serious injury or death "didn't seem to be predicting much," the agency's director said.

  • coworkers at computer (SFIO CRACHO/

    To fend off hackers, local governments get help from states

    Some states are training municipal governments in cyber hygiene, sending in experts to uncover security vulnerabilities or lending a hand after a cyberattack.

  • city with data (jamesteohart/

    Data collaborations help build smarter cities

    Open data policies may not be as exciting IoT-enabled transit systems or a new citizen-service app, but they create a sustainable data framework for future development.

  • bottle of opioids (Phil Lowe /

    Data key to cracking opioid crisis, experts say

    With the opioid crisis ravaging communities across the country, social services, law enforcement and health officials are leveraging data to help curb the problem.

  • firefighter using mobile phone (FirstNet/YouTube)

    New Hampshire first to opt-out of FirstNet

    Although 35 states and territories have decided to join the AT&T-based public safety broadband network, the proposal by Rivada Networks was "far and away our best option," the governor said.

  • jail data

    Keeping score with a data-driven jail

    Today, many jails operate much like a team without stats -- in the dark.

  • executive contemplating analytics (Sergey Nivens/

    Why agencies struggle with performance analytics

    Many local governments have not been able to capture data and successfully apply it to their decision-making process, according to researchers at the Brookings Institution.

  • surveillance cameras in Baltimore

    Baltimore gets $5M grant for crime-fighting tech

    The grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies will bolster Baltimore’s Citiwatch video surveillance program, expand license plate readers and increase the number of gunshot detectors.

  • people escaping a wave of data (Aleutie/

    Understand your data before collecting more

    A top-down data review helped Virginia develop a shared service model for cybersecurity.

  • opioid analytics

    W.Va. county building opioid data hub

    Although the bulk of the data will come out of the county's computer-aided dispatch system, the plan is include health and education information.

  • automated processes

    States see potential in intelligent automation, blockchain

    CIOs for human services agencies in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee see emerging technologies as a way to improve data quality and boost efficiency.

  • voting scrutiny (Bakhtiar Zein/

    Are states prepared to protect the next election from hackers?

    A House panel heard from several experts who offered recommendations on securing elections infrastructure.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • PixelNet 2.0: The Pixel Perfect Platform

    On a large corporate campus for a major hardware manufacturer, the ability to display and manage audiovisual data is paramount. From real-time operations room video and security camera footage, to lobby signage, to streaming data and other A/V applications in conference rooms across multiple buildings, critical operations rely on accurate, real-time video data.

  • Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

    Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

  • Guide to MySQL in Government

    Government agencies are adopting new technologies more than ever, including moving to open source software. MySQL is one of the most popular open source databases. More frequently, there is a MySQL database is driving agency mission critical services and applications. And while moving to open source has numerous benefits and challenges, making the right advance preparations and ensuring in-house expertise is in place can help agencies with their open source adoption; realizing all the potential benefits while mitigating any risk.

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    Security fundamentals: Policy compliance

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