State & Local

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    Boston taps into data to find sources of economic inequality

    The Economic Mobility Lab will use quantitative and qualitative data to outline gaps in the city's economy and provide concrete steps to improve residents' economic prospects.

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    Finding flaws in the system

    Missouri's Office of Cyber Security scans systems of enterprises that operate in the state to find common vulnerabilities.

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    Columbus lays groundwork for connected transportation data exchange

    The Smart Columbus Operating System will share near-real-time data on traffic throughout the city.

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    Schenectady looks to sensors for efficiency

    After two successful pilots, the city is looking to make big investments in sensor technology.

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    NASCIO survey highlights IT consolidation, cybersecurity progress

    NASCIO's latest annual survey outlines some of the challenges state IT officials face.

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    Smart city success stories

    At Smart City Week, tech leaders got a chance to highlight some of their accomplishments.

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    Creating election security alliances

    Collaborating with local IT officials and private industry has helped election officials in Denver and New York improve their election security.

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    Governments, car companies must resolve their competing goals for self-driving cars

    Intercar communication, coupled with the involvement of road sensors on the highway and in the on-ramp, can ensure not only that individual vehicles are safe but also that the entire traffic system functions efficiently.

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    Russian hacking fuels return to paper ballots

    Amid security concerns over Russian hackers targeting state voting systems in 2016, there's a renewed focus on shifting to analog solutions.

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    22 states opt-in to FirstNet

    Just under half of U.S. states and territories have chosen to use the FirstNet wireless nationwide first responder network, while the rest officially have 90 days to decide.

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    New York opens first leg of drone test corridor

    An agreement with NASA will support the development of a 50-mile test corridor and a facility to certify the cybersecurity and air worthiness of drones.

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    Attempted voting hacks a 'wake-up call,' former DHS chief says

    The Russian probes and alleged attempted hacks of voting systems in the last election "exposed cyber vulnerabilities" that could have serious ramifications.

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    Maryland builds cross-department cloud for data sharing

    The Human Services and Juvenile Services departments are moving data into an integrated, cloud-based data repository.

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    Open data isn't just for developers

    Officials in Montgomery County. Md., are leveraging open data for internal projects.

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.

  • 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.

  • Guide to MySQL in Government

    Government agencies are adopting new technologies more than ever, including moving to open source software. MySQL is one of the most popular open source databases. More frequently, there is a MySQL database is driving agency mission critical services and applications. And while moving to open source has numerous benefits and challenges, making the right advance preparations and ensuring in-house expertise is in place can help agencies with their open source adoption; realizing all the potential benefits while mitigating any risk.

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    Advancing AI with grand challenges, greater security

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