State & Local

  • city analysis (Who is Danny/

    Beyond open data: Insights through analytics

    A new book promises practical steps for leveraging data to deliver better government.

  • hacking emergency services

    Hacking emergency services: How safe is the 911 system?

    Recent breaches in Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C., illustrate the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of 911 centers and other emergency services infrastructure.

  • public facing GIS frederick city MD

    City turns mapping services into digital do-it-yourself

    Frederick, Md., now has a self-service option for consumers and government users who need GIS data.

  • Esri ArcGIS Hub

    ArcGIS Hub organizes open data around initiatives

    Esri's platform lets officials combine their local open data with contributions from colleagues and the community.

  • Hartford, CT (mandritoiu/

    Connecticut maps out cyber strategy

    The state's goal is to reduce the likelihood and severity of large cyberattacks by strengthening the awareness and resilience of public and private entities.

  • collapsed buildings (austinding/

    How mapping disasters can help devastated communities rally

    Mapping software can help officials make decisions about debris cleanup, the construction of temporary housing and the rebuilding of homes.

  • Tolemi

    Actionable data from a neighborhood analytics platform

    Insights from aggregated city data are not only helping High Point, N.C., predict problems with vacant properties, they're also knocking down department data stovepipes.

  • big data in NYC

    NYPD struggles to move crime analysis from Palantir to home-grown system

    The data mining firm has declined to give the police department its data in a format it can use for its new system.

  • DHS MARP app screenshot

    App helps communities align disaster resources

    The Mutual Aid Resource Planner app helps emergency management managers create shareable plans for hazard-based scenarios.

  • Las Vegas (f11photo/

    Las Vegas partners with Cisco on innovation district

    The Smart+Connected Digital Platform will give city leaders access to real-time IoT device and sensor data.

  • Indiana IT

    Indiana’s cybersecurity game plan

    Indiana CIO Dewand Neely spoke with GCN about his cybersecurity strategy in the wake of recent ransomware attacks across the country.

  • worker with laptop and phone (GaudiLab/

    Improving case management in local government

    Even without access to digital tools for personalized citizen services, local government can improve the case management process without large investments.

  • cloud view of Omaha

    Local government's cloud move cuts headaches, adds control

    Nebraska's Douglas-Omaha Technology Commission improved operations and scalability by moving its outdated web applications to the cloud.

  • Department of Homeland Security

    DHS unwraps free virtual training for active shooter incidents

    The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a multiplayer, scalable online platform that trains responders -- single agencies or across agencies, jurisdictions or disciplines -- for a coordinated response to active shooter incidents.

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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    NASA calls on cloud for online eclipse streaming

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