State & Local

  • email archive

    Learning from a long-running digital archive effort

    The Library of Virginia is still sorting through 1.3 million emails from former Gov. Tim Kaine’s administration, nearly seven years later.

  • municipal fiber (Solomonkein/

    The risky ROI on municipal broadband

    Over half of municipal fiber projects generate negative cash flow, a new report finds.

  • Maryland e-Road Ready Projects

    Mapping out highway maintenance

    Maryland e-Road Ready Projects shows planned work on state-maintained roads.

  • taxi in washington, DC (Tupungato/

    Payment apps drive city’s taxi modernization

    By partnering with Square, Washington, D.C., can upgrade its legacy metering system and get real-time ridership data.

  • Miami (pisaphotography/

    A growing city tackles sea level rise

    Miami is taking a multi-faceted approach to address growing development in an area vulnerable to sea level rise.

  • people voting in California

    DEFCON to target voting machines

    This summer’s hacker conference will give attendees a chance to apply their skills to manipulating voting machines.

  • CFPB/SSA retirement calculator

    SSA, CFPB and the state of Minnesota demonstrate the power of straight talk

    Plain language initiatives are changing the way agencies provide information and engage with citizens.

  • smart city (By Mascha Tace/

    The race to become ‘digital by default’ will have winners and losers

    Cities that invest in digital services can save money and attract tech-savvy businesses and talent.

  • facial recognition (Zapp2Photo/

    House committee looks into cities’ facial recognition tech

    The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has sent letters to big-city mayors asking for documentation on their systems.

  • wannacry ransomware

    ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack raises alarm bells for cities, states

    IT officials say they often don’t have enough money to effectively fight sophisticated cyber threats, especially one of this scale.

  • lab tests computer (By joker1991/

    West Virginia tracks sexual assault evidence

    The Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Information System will help West Virginia officials keep track of evidence taken from victims and identify weaknesses in collection procedures.

  • blockchain (By a-image/

    Unlocking blockchain for government

    Using blockchain technology through permissioned networks can help state governments improve the delivery of their services, a new report finds.

  • FirstNet single interoperable platform for emergency and daily public safety communications

    FirstNet begins to build its ecosystem

    An app store and developer platform will help create a nationwide marketplace to complement the public safety network.

  • texting outside restaurant (nito/

    Social media helps officials spot public health threats -- but only for the rich?

    Knowing the demographic and socioeconomic breakdown of social media-generated data can better shape the design of research studies and public health surveillance systems.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

  • The Economics of Software-Defined Storage

    Data growth is a standard problem of the modern digital age. Being data driven to remain in business and increase profitability is not an option; rather, it is a necessity. In these complex times, tighter IT budgets along with the need to shift the focus on business requirements are putting added pressures on IT departments. This whitepaper examines a new era of software-defined storage solutions that allows businesses to build out a service-based storage infrastructure in an economically feasible manner.

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  • Santa Barbara earthquake of 1925 (Everett Historical/

    Automation error sends tremors through California

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