State & Local

  • Endeavor Robotics

    As military buys more robots, police ask for leftovers

    Hand-me-down systems are making their way to local law enforcement, but even then funding can be a challenge.

  • NGA tries paying by the sprint

    State strategies for smarter IT procurement

    State IT officials can work together with procurement representatives to ensure best possible value in contracts, according to a new NASCIO report.

  • street flooding (Echunder/

    Can IoT protect communities when the next floods come?

    With low-cost flood sensors, the Lower Colorado River Authority hopes to collect enough data that it can improve the accuracy of its flood predictions and geo-target alerts.

  • data analytics (Elnur/

    How data analytics supports Virginia's Medicaid services

    The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services is bringing data analytics to the state's Medicaid services.

  • connected Atlanta

    Atlanta and Georgia Tech roll out smart city projects

    The North Avenue Smart Corridor Project uses adaptive traffic signals for a safer, more efficient flow of bus and vehicular traffic in real-time conditions.

  • NYC street signs (Andrey Bayda/

    NYC takes new direction with street sign management system

    The Transportation Department traded in its mainframe legacy system for an open source web-based app to manage signs and work orders.

  • firefighters responding in Hurricane Harvey (michelmond/

    Responders fine-tune apps in back-to-back hurricanes

    Lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey helped responders improve information sharing to help Irma victims.

  • voting with paper ballots (Mikko Lemola/

    Stronger election security with less technology

    While installing layered defenses and purchasing more secure technology would help protect voting machines, less reliance on technology may be the best way to secure the electoral process.

  • mugs of beer (Patrick Thomas/

    ABC cops use apps to spot fake IDs

    Underage drinkers are using more sophisticated fake IDs, but alcohol enforcement officers in some states are using smartphone apps to scan driver’s licenses to help them quickly weed out the phonies.

  • people voting (Gino Santa Maria/

    5 ways to address election system weaknesses

    Vulnerable systems can undermine voters' confidence in the security of the process and expose sensitive voter data.

  • CIO (Panchenko Vladimir/

    OPM CIO heads to Michigan

    Office of Personnel Management CIO David DeVries will become Michigan's new CIO and director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

  • swat team (bibiphoto/

    Military surplus transfer expands amid security concerns

    The Trump administration has lifted restrictions on the transfer of military hardware to law enforcement agencies amid watchdogs' call for tighter security.

  • Boston dashboard

    Boston dashboard tracks strategic goals

    The dashboard allows residents to track the progress of the city’s Imagine Boston 2030 initiative.

  • NYPD officer (

    NYPD ditches Windows phones

    The New York Police Department will be replacing its 36,000 Windows phones with iPhones.

Topic Resources

  • Compliance is Made Easier with Certain Steps

    State and local agencies have to prioritize which regulations are most applicable and find efficient ways to ensure compliance—a task made more challenging by insufficient human and financial resources.

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  • Partnership (sdecoret/

    Cybersecurity partnerships: Strength in numbers

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