State & Local

  • 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.

  • USPS weighs public perception of drone delivery

    Governments dream of drone-based development

    The Federal Aviation Administration is evaluating applications from state and local governments that want to be a part of the nationwide Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration Pilot Program.

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    Smart cities need to be more human, so we’re creating Sims-style virtual worlds

    Agent-based modeling simulates the behavior of individuals as they move around and interact inside a virtual world.

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    Columbus builds its smart city operating system

    The Smart Columbus Operating System will collect, analyze and share data supporting multiple smart city efforts.

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    Digital policing requires extensive collaboration

    Although a recent survey indicates people want to be able to communicate with law enforcement via texts and social media, many police departments struggle to find a workable platform and process.

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    Collaborating for better smart cities

    At the Global City Teams Challenge, government leaders will discuss how security and privacy can be addressed in smart city technology.

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    Sidewalk Labs' transit platform offers APIs for parking, tolls data

    Coord is a cloud-based platform that integrates and aggregates data from curb signage, parking lots and toll gates and provides standardized application programming interfaces for transportation data.

  • Are states ill-equipped to manage cybersecurity?

    States step up pace of cyber regulations

    With the increasing frequency and severity of cyberattacks, state legislators are raising their security requirements, a new report says.

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    Minneapolis puts new video platform to work for Super Bowl policing

    FieldWatch will allow commanders to view video streamed from officers in the field and coordinate resources.

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    Smart Cities Council announces challenge finalists

    The finalists are working to create e-government platforms, digitize transportation and make data easier to use and more accessible.

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    Strava map shows the tradeoffs of geo-tracking

    As location-based data becomes increasingly important to smart cities, the security and privacy concerns must be addressed.

  • homeless tents in los angeles (Tero Vesalainen/

    Los Angeles maximizes the data from its annual homeless count

    The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count tracks the county and city populations annually to qualify for federal funding.

  • knot in network cable (Steve Heap/

    State, city IT buyers line up behind net neutrality

    Both New York and Montana will require state telecom contracts be awarded only to internet service providers that agree to follow net neutrality principles.

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.

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    4 steps to excellence in data analysis

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