State & Local

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    Cities tap startups for innovation infusion

    With the Startup in Residence program, municipal agencies get a fresh perspective on their civic challenges, and startups get the opportunity to tap into the government technology market.

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    In opioid epidemic, states intensify prescription drug monitoring

    At least 39 states are insisting that health professionals use prescription drug-monitoring programs to analyze each patient’s prescription drug use before writing another prescription for highly addictive drugs.

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    Year in review: GCN's top tools and tactics for government IT managers

    In 2017, we saw plenty of change, with consumer technologies flowing into government offices on one end and fascinating advances on the leading edge of computing.

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    Mapping NYC's historic landmarks

    The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission interactive map now includes detailed information on nearly 34,000 historic buildings in the city’s 141 historic districts.

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signs bill to make voting easier

    NYC to expand online voter registration

    New legislation calls for a portal and mobile app that allows residents to submit their information and electronically sign a voter registration form.

  • Federal 100 winners announced

    Last call for FCW's Federal 100 Award nominations

    If you know someone doing outstanding work in federal IT, be sure to nominate them by Jan. 3.

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    Technology is turning wrong-way drivers around

    A spate of wrong-way crashes across the country in the past five years has pushed state officials to test how technology can prevent the crashes and save lives.

  • AskRail ap

    Full service app for railroad emergency response

    AskRail app gives responders to a railroad incident details about the cars and their contents as well as resources on handling hazardous materials and maps of nearby facilities.

  • For sale: 2,719.32669068 government-owned bitcoins

    U.S. to sell $10M in seized bitcoin

    As the price of bitcoin is skyrocketing, the government looks to cash in.

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    Location intelligence powers next generation emergency response

    By infusing mobile, sensor-based data with geographic information, public safety officials can increase situational awareness and improve information analysis.

  • algorithms in justice

    New York City moves to create accountability for algorithms

    The New York City Council passed the country’s first bill to address algorithmic discrimination in city government.

  • digital radio

    Massachusetts to upgrade statewide radio system

    The statewide system will provide enhanced interoperable communications for the first responder community.

  • laptop in front of view of city (TaMaNKunG/

    With open data, the plan is as important as the portal

    One city is dropping its current open-data contract, saying it didn't get what it expected. How can others get the most from their projects?

  • digital vote (MaxxiGo/

    Alabama allowed to discard digital voting records

    After a county circuit court judge ordered that digital images from Tuesday's electronic ballots be preserved, the Alabama Secretary of State filed for an emergency stay that was granted by the state's Supreme Court.

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.

  • 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.

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  • russian email hack (Bakhtiar Zein/

    Mueller indictment details hacks on state election systems

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