State & Local

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    Expanding rural infrastructure for drones

    In its drone implementation pilot, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will demonstrate how rural communities can leverage unmanned systems despite the lack of communications infrastructure.

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    A closer look at the Smart Columbus Operating System

    The platform will house a data repository and tools for powering applications from that data.

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    Hackers love Las Vegas

    A new report identifies the least secure cities in the county.

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    Mining open data for financial transparency

    Framingham, Mass., is putting budget data into a self-service portal where staff and residents can drill down into specific line items in the city’s budget.

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    Mosquito-hunting drones

    As one of the winners of the Federal Aviation Administration's Drone Integration Pilot Program, a Florida county plans to expand its use of drones to control mosquitos.

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    States stumble on internet privacy

    After net-neutrality and privacy rules were repealed last year, states have had little success crafting regulations of their own.

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    Montana test-drives code-free chatbots

    The Motor Vehicle Division uses a drag-and-drop builder to construct conversational chatbots that guide online users through multiple-step processes.

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    Columbus unveils 'initial' smart city operating system

    The Smart Columbus Operating System features an open data platform that brings together more than 1,000 mobility-related datasets.

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    Washington shines a spotlight on privacy

    Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Alex Alben is helping agencies become more sensitive to privacy concerns surrounding state residents' personal information.

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    Igniting Innovation awards showcase creative problem solving

    Top awards at ACT-IAC’s annual Igniting Innovation Conference touch on drones, machine learning, advanced analytics, acquisition and mobile citizen service.

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    A cybersecurity credit score

    The score provides device-level vulnerability insight for patch prioritization and can facilitate communication with less tech-savvy execs.

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    National Guard team builds open-source cyber toolkit

    The Missouri National Guard Cyber Team's RockNSM platform gives cyber incident response teams insights into attempted breaches and overall network health.

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    Solving DC's gridlock with smarter cars, intelligent traffic signals

    A data-sharing partnership has the potential to help the nation’s capital ease its notorious traffic congestion.

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    Local police turn to feds for crime-solving tech

    For encryption-cracking solutions and DNA analysis, state and local law enforcement offices are looking for help from federal agencies with deeper pockets and research capabilities.

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.

  • 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.

  • Public Sector Migration Handbook

    Government agencies have had their cloud migration ambitions challenged by stringent regulations, tightening budgets and mission critical workloads. Our guide was built to help public sector officials foresee and navigate challenges to ensure their cloud migration success.

  • 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.

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    How to create a secure cyber environment

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