State & Local

  • man texting (Preto Perola/

    App gives responders mental health info for better decisions

    The RideAlong app aims to keep first responders and people with mental illness safe during interactions.

  • San Francisco

    San Francisco simplifies the hunt for affordable housing

    A new housing portal gives applicants a one-stop shop to explore housing options along with a streamlined application and a quicker lottery process.

  • microphones in a server room

    Keep the public involved in tech programs, CTO advises

    Cities must be able to demonstrate the value of their technology projects in a way residents can understand.

  • city on a cloud

    AWS announces cloud innovation winners

    Louisville, Iowa City and Virginia Beach among the top honorees in Amazon Web Service's 2017 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge.

  • New York City (

    Broadband and IoT in the big city: A conversation with NYC’s CTO Miguel Gamiño

    Advances in technology will help make affordable and high-speed connectivity available in every part of the city.

  • traffic (By Predrag Sepelj/

    Traffic mitigation tactics for smart cities

    Louisville, Ky., plans to expand its fiber optic network and install an intelligent transportation system to ease traffic congestion.

  • The fixed-wing Precision Hawk Lancaster 5 being launched during the TCL2 Demonstration at Reno (NASA)

    NASA tests drone traffic management

    The agency wrapped up second-level testing for its cloud-based unmanned aircraft systems traffic management platform.

  • New Mohawk Valley Crime Analysis Center (New York State)

    New York spreads crime analysis tech across the state

    The Crime Analysis Centers give local law enforcement agencies access to the work done by crime analysts, field intelligence officers and other professionals across the state.

  • section of road with solar panels (The Ray)

    Building a sustainable ‘highway of the future’

    States are experimenting with roadways that create their own clean, renewable energy, drive-thru automated tire safety stations and sensor-embedded highways that transmit data about their condition.

  • Port Police (Ron Kacmarcik/

    Underwater drones ride rising tide of remote management

    Unmanned underwater systems are becoming affordable options for inspections of reservoir and water supply systems as well as underwater infrastructure, environmental assessment, law enforcement and port security.

  • data based sentencing (bluebay/

    We use big data to sentence criminals. But can the algorithms really tell us what we need to know?

    Data-driven tools cannot make the individual predictions that sentencing decisions require.

  • consolidation (By tereez/

    NJ to consolidate IT infrastructure

    The state will move to centralized IT functions, pulling hardware, operations and staff out of the individual departments.

  • smart city security (By Shaynepplstockphoto/

    Report: Securing smart cities

    The increased number of internet connections in smart city technologies can mean an increased attack surface for hackers.

  • Boston traffic (Heidi Besen/

    Boston takes on traffic by building better data, not more roads

    The city is tapping into public, private and ride-sharing data to help it make better decisions, Boston CIO Jascha Franklin-Hodge says.

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  • drones over city (elwynn/

    When drones are part of the smart city network

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