State & Local

  • 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.

  • wrong way sign (BravoKiloVideo/

    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.

  • gis data in a disaster

    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.

  • responders (FirstNet)

    'Ruthless preemption' now live for FirstNet opt-in states

    Non-emergency communications will be "shifted to another line" to make room for voice and data traffic from police, firefighters and other emergency personnel.

  • recognizing objects in traffic (Texas Advanced Computing Center/Center for Transportation Research)

    Traffic analysis at the intersection of AI and supercomputing

    Artificial intelligence and high-end hardware can automatically analyze video data from traffic cameras and provide actionable information for decision-makers.

  • EAVS Data Interactive

    New tool offers unprecedented access to U.S. election data

    An interactive version of the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey lets users examine a wide range of election-related data at the state and local level, as well as compare jurisdictions side by side.

  • connected vehicles (Karsten Neglia/

    Colorado puts technology in the driver's seat

    The state is building the country's first production-grade, connected vehicle system in which real-time data is shared across vehicles, infrastructure and people.

  • server (panumas nikhomkhai/

    FBI mum on Georgia's wiped election server

    FBI Director Christopher Wray declined to answer questions about whether the bureau retained data on a Georgia election server before it was wiped clean by state election officials.

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.

  • Public Sector Migration Handbook

    Government agencies have had their cloud migration ambitions challenged by stringent regulations, tightening budgets and mission critical workloads. Our guide was built to help public sector officials foresee and navigate challenges to ensure their cloud migration success.

  • 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.

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  • smart city (jamesteohart/

    Toolkit for building a smart city plan

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