State & Local

  • storm surge (Erik K. Smith/

    Better hurricane management

    Agencies and emergency managers are testing a new web-based hurricane decision support platform that will be rolling out in 2019.

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    California creates elections security office

    The Office of Elections Cybersecurity is dedicated to limiting incidents that could interfere with the security or integrity of elections in the state.

  • cybersecure new york city

    Building NYC’s secure cyber future

    Resources, technology and partnerships have helped New York City battle cybercrime and enhance digital protections.

  • Alaska drilling (dani3315/

    When data pays: Alaska provides access to oil, gas drilling data

    Ahead of an auction to lease land for energy exploration, the state is combining public information with specialized seismic data to attract prospective bidders.

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    Election-system sensor deployment continues ahead of midterms

    There are now 87 Albert sensors actively supporting election infrastructure at the state and county levels.

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    How AI will impact state governments

    A new NASCIO report takes a look at the challenges and opportunities posed by artificial intelligence.

  • pittsburgh data rivers

    Open data grows up

    Pittsburgh's Data Rivers project speeds data integration and cleanup and improves troubleshooting of the city's data pipelines.

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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.

  • LinkNWK kiosk (Intersection)

    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.

  • voting (Barbara Kalbfleisch/

    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.

  • DHS seeks info on counter-drone tech

    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.

  • Government Innovation Awards -

    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.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

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  • When cybersecurity capabilities are paid for, but untapped

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