State & Local

  • bitcoin mining farm (Mark Agnor/

    Tiny towns, small states bet on bitcoin even as some shun its miners

    While bitcoin mining may not create many jobs, state officials and cryptocurrency advocates believe in the economic potential of the industries created through blockchain technology.

  • Free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots launch in NYC

    LinkNWK lands on New Jersey sidewalks

    LinkNWK kiosks will provide Wi-Fi, mobile device charging and other services throughout the city.

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    Pennsylvania rolls out risk-based authentication to agencies

    The Office of Administration’s risk-based multifactor authentication service gives commonwealth employees secure access to cloud resources and agency applications.

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    New Code for America fellowships look to strengthen existing civic tech relationships

    The Community Fellowship program allows local talent already working with government to do more for the vulnerable people they serve.

  • data breach (LeoWolfert/

    Alabama governor signs data breach notification law

    With the new measure requiring residents be informed with 45 days of a data breach, Alabama becomes the 50th state to enact a consumer data breach notification law.

  • blockchain secured mobile voting

    West Virginia tries blockchain-based mobile voting

    Military voters from two counties can cast absentee ballots with the secure mobile application.

  • drone under bridge (PixOne/

    Drones make inroads with transportation departments

    As early adopters of unmanned systems, state transportation departments hope to shape the conversation around the evolving technology.

  • mobile phone user in NYC (Alessandro Colle/

    New York secures its public Wi-Fi

    NYC Secure will protect the city's public Wi-Fi networks with a DNS security service and offer a free city-sponsored smartphone app to alert users when suspicious activity is detected on their mobile devices.

  • government money (Florence-Joseph McGinn/

    Elections commission announces security funding

    For the first time in eight years, states are getting a financial infusion to improve their elections infrastructure ahead of the 2018 elections.

  • California develops its own cybersecurity metrics

    The California Cybersecurity Maturity Metrics are designed to help state agencies evaluate their risk postures through qualitative and quantitative measures.

  • scanning a ballot (Lisa F. Young/

    Trump-approved budget short on election security, counties say

    The funding is certainly welcomed by local election officials, but many of them warn it falls far short of what they need to deal with security challenges ahead of the midterm elections in November.

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    Protecting election registration sites from cyber intrusions

    The Albert network monitoring solution provides automated alerts on both traditional and advanced network threats.

  • tax form (negmardesign/

    Indiana's risk-based strategy for tax fraud detection

    With tax day less than three weeks away, the Indiana Department of Revenue is utilizing fraud analytics to detect anomalies in returns.

  • communications tower (noolwlee/

    FirstNet, Verizon announce core public-safety networks

    As FirstNet and AT&T launch the dedicated evolved packet core network to support first responders, Verizon announced general availability of its competing network.

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.

  • PixelNet 2.0: The Pixel Perfect Platform

    On a large corporate campus for a major hardware manufacturer, the ability to display and manage audiovisual data is paramount. From real-time operations room video and security camera footage, to lobby signage, to streaming data and other A/V applications in conference rooms across multiple buildings, critical operations rely on accurate, real-time video data.

  • Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

    Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

  • Using Software as a Service For Innovative Government

    As state and local government agencies continue their efforts to modernize and update their IT infrastructure to streamline operations, reduce costs, and deliver better citizen services, many are finding the Software as a Service (SaaS) model to be effective. Moving to a SaaS platform reduces the management burden on IT, improves access and scalability, reduces cost, and can actually increase security.

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    GSA to agencies: Tap MGT for emerging tech

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