State & Local

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    House committee looks into cities’ facial recognition tech

    The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has sent letters to big-city mayors asking for documentation on their systems.

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    ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack raises alarm bells for cities, states

    IT officials say they often don’t have enough money to effectively fight sophisticated cyber threats, especially one of this scale.

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    West Virginia tracks sexual assault evidence

    The Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Information System will help West Virginia officials keep track of evidence taken from victims and identify weaknesses in collection procedures.

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    Unlocking blockchain for government

    Using blockchain technology through permissioned networks can help state governments improve the delivery of their services, a new report finds.

  • FirstNet single interoperable platform for emergency and daily public safety communications

    FirstNet begins to build its ecosystem

    An app store and developer platform will help create a nationwide marketplace to complement the public safety network.

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    Social media helps officials spot public health threats -- but only for the rich?

    Knowing the demographic and socioeconomic breakdown of social media-generated data can better shape the design of research studies and public health surveillance systems.

  • IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

    IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

    Growing federal investments in the internet of things -- including cloud, analytics and sensor technologies -- will power physical and cybersecurity, a new study shows.

  • body camera storage

    The hidden challenge behind body cams -- storage

    An open source, software-defined storage solution helped a small town manage its body-worn camera and surveillance data.

  • e-signatures

    How cloud-based e-signatures smooth workflow

    Besides speeding approvals and enhancing security, e-signatures provide visibility into government processes.

  • CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network

    In L.A., chatbot chips away at email volume

    CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network, answers residents’ questions about bid opportunities.

  • App spots fake IDs (Intellicheck)

    App spots fake IDs

    The app compares barcodes on the back of driver’s licenses to a database of such codes from every U.S. state.

  • cybersecurity and fraud

    Michigan plans cyber analytics center

    The Cyber Threat Analytics Center will use feedback from network sensors, commercially available threat feeds and physical threat modeling to prepare for cyberattacks.

  • cloud plan (Billion Photos/

    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.

  • Virginia mobile driver

    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.

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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  • NIST cloud-based storefront

    NIST wants to consolidate its e-commerce in a Salesforce cloud

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