State & Local

  • mobile devices (Indypendenz/

    CISO-as-a-service for Michigan municipalities

    The CISO-as-a-service pilot is designed to help small and mid-sized government agencies improve their cybersecurity posture.

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    Hurricane response lessons from ground zero

    CIOs from Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands shared what they learned from hurricanes Irma and Maria.

  • city park (avian/

    Arlington, Texas, goes mobile to manage parks and rec assets

    The city's Department of Parks and Recreation is using a cloud-hosted application to inventory and inspect everything from playgrounds to park benches.

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    Inside Kentucky's strategy for improving IT operations

    Kentucky CIO Chuck Grindle is consolidating and streamlining operations as he fosters a cyber secure culture.

  • voting in california in 2012 (Joseph Sohm/

    Elections officials explore security options

    Despite new financial support from Congress, local officials say they need more help securing their election systems ahead of the 2018 elections.

  • business handshake (ASDF_MEDIA/

    NASCIO outlines IT services broker framework

    The National Association of State CIOs is working to help state IT leaders effectively organize and manage delivery IT services under the emerging broker model.

  • wireless in the city (Vasin Lee/

    Salt Lake City, NYC land wireless testbed pilot

    The National Science Foundation’s Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research program named the first two cities that will serve as testbeds for new communication and networking technologies.

  • People voting

    Pennsylvania plots strategy for election security funds

    The commonwealth directs all counties to have voter-verifiable paper record voting systems in place by the end of 2019.

  • homeless (Olga Pinegina/

    Blockchain-based identity for the homeless

    Austin, Texas, is exploring how distributed-ledger technology can be used to help the homeless secure their personal records and access government resources.

  • firefighter using mobile phone (FirstNet/YouTube)

    Advancing apps for FirstNet

    The public safety broadband network's first Hackathon attracted some 200 participants.

  • officer with firstnet tablet (FirstNetGov)

    NIST approves 17 FirstNet devices

    An assortment of smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds are among the first devices approved for use on the FirstNet public safety broadband network.

  • voting (Barbara Kalbfleisch/

    GAO: Most districts satisfied with their voting machines

    Most local election jurisdictions are pretty happy with the performance of their voting machines and equipment, the Government Accountability Office finds.

  • Alert Reporting System

    FCC plans online filing system for state emergency alert plans

    The Alert Reporting System will standardize the format and terminology of state emergency alert system plans, making it easier for states to update their plans and federal officials to detect problems.

  • people voting (Gino Santa Maria/

    Election security means much more than just new voting machines

    Securing electoral systems across the U.S. is a big problem with high stakes, so the federal money being provided to states must be used as efficiently as possible.

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.

  • Optimizing Federal Data Center Operations and Management

    In this white paper you’ll learn the advantages of data center optimization, and a step by step process to get there. Also, how federal data center optimization can help improve agency efficiencies, lower costs, centralize and increase security, and scale for quicker, more robust performance.

  • Public Sector Migration Handbook

    Government agencies have had their cloud migration ambitions challenged by stringent regulations, tightening budgets and mission critical workloads. Our guide was built to help public sector officials foresee and navigate challenges to ensure their cloud migration success.

  • The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

    Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.

  • 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.

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