State & Local

  • surveillance cameras in Baltimore

    Baltimore gets $5M grant for crime-fighting tech

    The grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies will bolster Baltimore’s Citiwatch video surveillance program, expand license plate readers and increase the number of gunshot detectors.

  • people escaping a wave of data (Aleutie/

    Understand your data before collecting more

    A top-down data review helped Virginia develop a shared service model for cybersecurity.

  • opioid analytics

    W.Va. county building opioid data hub

    Although the bulk of the data will come out of the county's computer-aided dispatch system, the plan is include health and education information.

  • automated processes

    States see potential in intelligent automation, blockchain

    CIOs for human services agencies in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee see emerging technologies as a way to improve data quality and boost efficiency.

  • voting scrutiny (Bakhtiar Zein/

    Are states prepared to protect the next election from hackers?

    A House panel heard from several experts who offered recommendations on securing elections infrastructure.

  • business meeting (ASDF_MEDIA/

    Virginia looks to IT startups for tech infusion

    A new program would identify and evaluate businesses whose IT services and expertise could provide value to state agencies.

  • DotMaps (SADA Systems)

    How Seattle coordinates road construction projects

    A construction planning application is helping city officials manage road projects more efficiently and logically, saving money for both the city and industry partners.

  • woman working at computer (Gorodenkoff/

    Cybersecurity quest sends states to vets, students and women

    States are trying to beef up their cybersecurity ranks with internships for veterans, cyber classes for students and mentoring programs for girls.

  • contemplating the future (SFIO CRACHO/

    Governors prep for disruptive technology

    The NGA Future initiative will bring governors, industry and thought leaders together to prepare for emerging technologies.

  • exec with laptop and phone (ImYanis/

    Cybersecurity lessons from the campaign trail

    A new report offering solid technical advice for political campaigns can be useful to smaller government offices working to secure information.

  • app store icon (Bloomicon/

    City apps run afoul of law of unintended consequences

    A recent rule by Apple has forced some cities to modify or abandon their mobile app programs.

  • Orlando road map (zimmytw/

    Florida's data-driven intelligent transit

    The SunStore data management initiative will support housing, sharing, analyzing, transporting and applying enterprise data for improved safety and mobility across all modes of travel.

  • cybersecure new york city

    NYC looks to improve cybersecurity, broadband

    New York City is looking for partners on its new plan to make the city a global capital for all things cybersecurity.

  • How New Jersey fills the cyber info gap

    The New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell gives small and medium-sizes businesses a conduit to federal cyber resources.

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.

  • 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.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

  • Using Software as a Service For Innovative Government

    As state and local government agencies continue their efforts to modernize and update their IT infrastructure to streamline operations, reduce costs, and deliver better citizen services, many are finding the Software as a Service (SaaS) model to be effective. Moving to a SaaS platform reduces the management burden on IT, improves access and scalability, reduces cost, and can actually increase security.

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  • Congressman sees broader role for DHS in state and local cyber efforts

    Automating the ATO

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