State & Local

 
  • Local governments targeted by White House for IT training grants

    Local governments targeted by White House for IT training grants

    The Obama administration on Nov. 17 announced $100 million in grants to boost IT-sector employment through the TechHire initiative.

  • 5 cities win AWS City on a Cloud challenge

    5 cities win AWS City on a Cloud challenge

    Five U.S. cities took away awards in AWS credit as winners of Amazon Web Services’ City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge that acknowledged innovative and impactful local government solutions.

  • Local governments learning to put IoT solutions into action

    Local governments learning to put IoT solutions into action

    As local governments ramp up spending on IoT solutions, the return on investment financially, socially and economically shows a promising trend.

  • Firstnet DISA procurement spectrum management

    Mutually assured instruction: FirstNet, DISA team on contracts, spectrum management

    When the Defense Information Systems Agency used its experience with complex IT contracts to help FirstNet with its initial contract, it got lessons in spectrum management in return.

  • Body cams for police? Yes. Policies on usage? Not so much.

    Body cams for police? Yes. Policies on usage? Not so much.

    A report by the Leadership Conference and Upturn evaluates the policies governing body -orn cameras at police departments across the country.

  • LA puts 4G wireless in streetlights

    LA tops LED streetlights with 4G wireless

    A partnership between Los Angeles, Philips and Ericsson will install 100 energy efficient streetlights that also deliver improved network performance in dense urban areas.

  • Pennsylvania to upgrade criminal record data collection

    Pennsylvania to upgrade criminal record data collection

    Electronic data collection will increase offender identification compliance.

  • CfA helps Pittsburgh ease procurement

    CfA helps Pittsburgh ease procurement

    Code for America fellows built three open source tools to improve the city’s procurement process.

  • How Iowa eased its transition to Drupal

    How Iowa eased its transition to Drupal

    The state’s Drupal Standard Operating platform was made available to state agencies in December 2014, as part of a plan to eventually migrate all state sites to a common system.

  • States vs. feds: Who does cybersecurity the best?

    States vs. feds: Who does cybersecurity better?

    A new study compares the cybersecurity posture of different levels of government.

  • Virgin media

    Newest Wi-Fi option: Manholes

    There is a new way cities can provide broadband to residents – via Wi-Fi hotspots embedded into manholes.

  • Codifying police ‘gut’ instincts with predictive analytics

    Codifying police ‘gut’ instincts with predictive analytics

    Hitachi predictive technology for law enforcement combines real-time social media and Internet data feeds with historical data.

  • Protecting the youngest victims of identity theft

    Protecting the youngest victims of identity theft

    Some states make it impossible to use a child’s Social Security number and other identifying information to establish credit, and in Utah parents can have their child’s identifying information monitored by the state.

  • DHS opens Artic Domain Awareness Center

    DHS opens Arctic Domain Awareness Center

    Department of Homeland Security’s Arctic Domain Awareness Center to better understand the Arctic environment and its challenges.