State & Local

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    Which state has the best websites?

    In its rankings of state websites, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation considered page-load speed, mobile friendliness, security and accessibility.

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    New ways to secure public Wi-Fi

    The maker of LinkNYC and LinkNWK Wi-Fi kiosks are rolling out an app to encrypt communications between the hotspots and user devices.

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    LA County gets open source election tally system

    The Voting Solutions for All People Tally Version 1.0 is now certified for public use in Los Angeles County.

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    Vendors offer campaigns free cybersecurity solutions

    To boost cybersecurity efforts ahead of the November elections, a number of companies are offering election officials and campaigns free security tools.

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    Drone deterrence: Easy to buy, tricky to use legally

    Although federal, state and local agencies can buy drone deterrence equipment, the technology comes with a slew of regulatory and legal considerations, federal and private aviation law experts said.

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    Announcing this year’s top Public Sector Innovations

    These 36 projects at the federal, state and local levels show just how transformative government IT can be.

  • Doing more with social media

    Despite government's increasing use of social media, many employees who work with the technology say agencies can use it more effectively.

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    Cyber commanding greater attention in states

    Regular reports to the governor and the appointment of chief privacy officers shows states' increasing their focus on cybersecurity, according to a survey by the National Association of Chief Information Officers.

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    Fund meant to protect elections may be too little, too late

    The federal government has released data on how states will spend $380 million set aside for election infrastructure. But questions remain about how much it will help secure the 2018 election.

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    More states appoint chief privacy officers to protect people’s data

    To ensure the public's trust, more states are hiring privacy officers who understand the rules and risks around the release of personal information.

  • Columbus wants a transit app for trip planning, payments

    As part of its smart city initiative, the Ohio city wants a single smartphone app to help people plan and pay for door-to-door transit.

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    How states are using their election security funds

    The Election Assistance Commission provides details on states' plans to protect the security, accessibility and efficiency of federal elections.

  • Pushing cybersecurity for counties

    The National Association of Counties and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center are encouraging counties to enroll in the free cyber protection program.

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    Early IPP test flights take off

    Under the UAS Integration Pilot Program, San Diego's Fire Department is testing a telepresence and data management platform that allows officials to livestream video from unmanned aerial systems and manage data related to drone flights.

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.

  • The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

    Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.

  • Take Cybersecurity to the Next Level

    A top challenge for every government agency today is the effective management of cybersecurity risks. Protecting government information and citizens’ personal data has become more challenging as our networks and the amount of data on them has grown exponentially. In this Executive Insights, you’ll learn how a risk-based approach leveraging automation can provide a solid foundation to your agency’s cybersecurity posture.

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    Encryption management in government hyperconverged IT networks

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