State & Local

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    School bus routes are expensive and hard to plan. We calculated a better way

    By optimizing bus routes with data analysis and mathematical modeling, a school district can save between five and seven percent on the number of buses needed.

  • responder apps (Shutterstock image)

    FirstNet makes space for bleeding-edge apps

    The nationwide broadband public safety network promises to support emerging technology applications like artificial intelligence and facial recognition.

  • ERP update halted

    Comptroller stops payments for Illinois ERP upgrade

    Illinois’s plan to upgrade its legacy enterprise resource planning system hit a wall on March 13 when the state comptroller suspended $27 million in payments to consultants and IT vendors.

  • Maryland to move human services to the cloud (ShutterStock image)

    Maryland to move human services to the cloud

    The state's Total Human-services Information Network, or MD THINK, is expected to save money, streamline program operations and increase productivity.

  • medication (ShutterStock image)

    Absent state action, Missouri localities launch opioid prescription database

    In addition to preventing patients from “doctor shopping” for pills, the online prescription drug tracking systems have been used to detect doctors who overprescribe the dangerous medications.

  • fireworks over columbus ohio (ShutterStock image)

    Columbus revs up smart city efforts

    The winner of the Smart City Challenge has named a project lead and continues to gather funding and resources.

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    Strengthening cyber defenses through fusion center engagement

    To measurably reduce cyber vulnerability, state and local governments must interact regularly with fusion centers and encourage more private companies to share information.

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    Boston outlines its transportation future

    Boston unveiled a draft of its long-term transportation plan that aims to improve accessibility, safety and reliability.

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    Los Angeles County scores an e-success in managing specialist care

    eConsult has reduced wait times and eliminated the need for some patients to see specialists at all.

  • Array of Things node

    Design and resilience key for smart city sensors

    The success of Chicago's Array of Things sensor net depends not only on the resilience of the hardware but the look of the nodes, according to the project’s lead.

  • accessibility (ShutterStock image)

    Prepare now for upcoming website accessibility mandates

    Although accessibility rules and compliance enforcement are rapidly evolving, municipalities can keep pace with the technology and expertise to deliver effective, transparent and accessible websites.

  • AWS expands cloud challenge to include schools

    AWS expands cloud challenge to include schools

    Amazon Web Services' City on a Cloud Challenge awards AWS credits to governments and schools with innovative cloud ideas.

  • Internet connections (ShutterStock image)

    America’s broadband market needs more competition

    Weak competition yields high prices for consumers and little pressure for companies to upgrade their networks to offer better service.

  • smartphone user (ShutterStock image)

    California opens access to public business conducted on private devices

    Communications by government officials in California who use personal devices or email accounts to conduct official business may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Record Acts.

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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  • DHS to launch federal cyber dashboard next month