State & Local

  • opioid analytics

    Could a national database help the opioid crisis?

    A national repository of prescription data and patient information would enable the creation of robust predictive analytics, experts told lawmakers.

  • wannacry ransomware

    Connecticut agencies hit with WannaCry

    The virus made its way onto 160 computers in 11 different Connecticut government agencies, but there are no reports of data loss.

  • firefighters

    National system to help firefighters quickly locate nearby resources

    The National Mutual Aid System combines crisis management software with geocoded data to help fire officials find additional resources -- whether that be personnel, teams, facilities, equipment or supplies -- from across the country.

  • Real Time Crime Monitoring Center  (City of New Orleans)

    New Orleans opens Real Time Crime Monitoring Center

    The command center will use video captured from strategically mounted cameras and license plate scanners to give police real-time assistance during violent crimes.

  • voting scrutiny (Bakhtiar Zein/

    DHS holds classified briefings for state elections officials

    The meetings focused on risks states' election infrastructure from foreign adversaries as well as threat mitigation efforts.

  • smartphone user (ShutterStock image)

    Texting trumps phone tag for offender outreach

    Case workers using Code for America's ClientComm engage probationers via text message.

  • people voting in California

    Election security a high priority -- until it comes to paying for new voting machines

    Local election administrators across the country face new problems and threats. But their budgets for new voting equipment remain inadequate.

  • smart grid (chombosan/

    Smart grid research on Chattanooga's muni-broadband network

    A partnership between the city's Electric Power Board and Oak Ridge National Laboratory is collecting real-time sensor data that will allow the grid to see fluctuations immediately and balance the electrical load.

  • election security

    Shoring up defenses for the midterm elections

    Ahead of the upcoming March primaries, election officials are working with federal authorities to maximize the integrity of their voting systems.

  • flu stats

    Fighting the flu with a shot of data

    A local health department is using a visualization platform to make its data on weekly flu cases more accessible.

  • Pennsylvania opioid map

    Pennsylvania’s data-driven opioid strategy

    A dashboard that tracks opioid prescriptions and emergency department visits helps the Opioid Operational Command Center identify overdose spikes and provide appropriate response.

  • child support

    A shared service for child support enforcement?

    The Trump budget calls for an HHS-purchased system all states could use.

  • How tech can save money for 2020 census

    How local governments ensure an accurate census

    To get an accurate list of addresses to work from, the Census Bureau enlists the help of state and local governments to update what it has on file.

  • Colorado gets a leg up on FirstNet deployment

    State officials expect their experience testing the demonstration network's capabilities will help as applications and devices come online.

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.

  • 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.

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    Microsoft brings Azure Stack to Government Cloud

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