State & Local

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    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.

  • IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

    IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

    Growing federal investments in the internet of things -- including cloud, analytics and sensor technologies -- will power physical and cybersecurity, a new study shows.

  • body camera storage

    The hidden challenge behind body cams -- storage

    An open source, software-defined storage solution helped a small town manage its body-worn camera and surveillance data.

  • e-signatures

    How cloud-based e-signatures smooth workflow

    Besides speeding approvals and enhancing security, e-signatures provide visibility into government processes.

  • CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network

    In L.A., chatbot chips away at email volume

    CHIP, the City Hall Internet Personality at the Los Angeles’s Business Assistance Virtual Network, answers residents’ questions about bid opportunities.

  • App spots fake IDs (Intellicheck)

    App spots fake IDs

    The app compares barcodes on the back of driver’s licenses to a database of such codes from every U.S. state.

  • cybersecurity and fraud

    Michigan plans cyber analytics center

    The Cyber Threat Analytics Center will use feedback from network sensors, commercially available threat feeds and physical threat modeling to prepare for cyberattacks.

  • cloud plan (Billion Photos/

    How governments can reap the benefits of the cloud

    IT managers can leverage the cloud to help alleviate the tech challenges faced by state and local government IT departments.

  • Virginia mobile driver

    Virginia pilots mobile driver’s license

    Tests of digital driver’s licenses show the potential of the technology, the leader of Virginia’s pilot program says.

  • CDC Health Indicators Map

    Mapping neighborhood-level health indicators

    The CDC’s 500 Cities website maps chronic disease indicators at both the city and census-tract level.

  • cloud for Michigan Gaming Control Board

    Michigan bets on cloud-based content management

    The Michigan Gaming Control Board is working with Unisys to replace more than a dozen legacy systems with a single, cloud-based application.

  • Photograph of San Diego Police ABLE Helicopter taken by Althepal on Wikimedia Commons

    San Diego puts internet, GPS in choppers

    A partnership between the city and AT&T puts GPS service and a secure two-way network connection in the Airborne Law Enforcement helicopter fleet.

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  • workflow (Urupong Phunkoed/

    Agencies sharpen processes, outcomes to improve efficiency

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