State & Local

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    How governments can reap the benefits of the cloud

    IT managers can leverage the cloud to help alleviate the tech challenges faced by state and local government IT departments.

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    Virginia pilots mobile driver’s license

    Tests of digital driver’s licenses show the potential of the technology, the leader of Virginia’s pilot program says.

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    Mapping neighborhood-level health indicators

    The CDC’s 500 Cities website maps chronic disease indicators at both the city and census-tract level.

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    Michigan bets on cloud-based content management

    The Michigan Gaming Control Board is working with Unisys to replace more than a dozen legacy systems with a single, cloud-based application.

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    San Diego puts internet, GPS in choppers

    A partnership between the city and AT&T puts GPS service and a secure two-way network connection in the Airborne Law Enforcement helicopter fleet.

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    Getting smart on trash collection

    Pittsburgh plans to add fill-sensor technology to its trash-collection workflow.

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    Fighting tax fraud with electronic IDs

    Several states are testing a program that leverages the authentication derived from driver's licenses to ensure tax refunds are sent to their rightful owners.

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    Illinois taps blockchain to spur government efficiencies

    Illinois is experimenting with blockchain in five pilot programs, the state’s CTO Mike Wons told GCN.

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    Security depends on data classification

    By identifying, organizing and classifying data, states can lay the groundwork for reducing the number of possible breaches, NASCIO finds.

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    Police around the world learn to fight global-scale cybercrime

    The multinational cooperation involved in successfully taking down the Avalanche network can be a model for future efforts in fighting digital crime.

  • woman studying computer screen (Dragon Images/

    State officials push tech to combat child porn

    The Campaign for Child Rescue encourages the use of advanced technology to locate and rescue children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.

  • college student on computer (HQuality/

    The secret source for cyber hires

    The Scholarship for Service program produces top-quality cyber graduates who have committed to work in government. It's federally funded, but state, local and tribal agencies can reap the benefits.

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    How Atlanta manages its new traffic headache

    CommuteATL, an online platform spun up after the I-85 bridge collapse, helps city officials manage traffic in near real time and provides live updates for drivers.

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    IoT is the glue holding our smart cities together

    The robust communications that smart cities are built on requires systematic evaluation and benchmarking to ensure effective delivery of public services.

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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    NYC looks to improve cybersecurity, broadband

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