State & Local

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    Is that algorithm safe to use?

    A new resources aims to help local governments better assess the potential risks of decision-making algorithms.

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    The overlooked weak link in election security

    More than one-third of counties overseeing toss-up congressional elections have email systems that could be vulnerable to hacking, a ProPublica survey finds.

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    Traffic management through tech innovation

    Fremont, Calif., wants to work more closely with established and startup tech companies on traffic management.

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    Finding social posts that matter in emergency situations

    Researchers have developed a toolkit that pulls posts from a certain geographic region, filters them based on specific keywords, examines clusters of posts and flags trending or unusual topics.

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    What election security funding means for state and local CIOs

    State and local governments must make informed decisions about how to improve the security of their voting processes.

  • Back to paper ballots

    Paper ballots should be required in all states by the 2020 presidential election, according to new report.

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    FirstNet leadership shuffle

    As CEO Mike Poth exits, the Commerce Department moves to fill open board seats.

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    Redesigning access to social benefits

    Building on Code for America's work in California, the Integrated Benefits Initiative aims to streamline the way states handle eligibility and enrollment for social services.

  • 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.

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    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.

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.

  • Real-World Testing Ensures Real-World Performance for Rugged Devices

    The increasingly mobile nature of technology enables computing devices to go out into the field with workers. And computing devices leaving the office face the same perils as their human counterparts. Like workers in the field, the technology needs to be tough enough to survive adverse conditions.

  • Buyers Guide: Apple v. Dell Precision Workstations

    When buying a workstation, price-performance matters. But it’s not the only consideration. Also important is aligning features and capabilities with user applications and workloads. So are system optimization, expandability and support. While many buyers — especially in graphics, video and multimedia fields — might consider Apple’s iMac, iMac Pro and MacBook Pro models best suited to their needs, they may be selling themselves short in many ways. This paper provides a checklist for buyers to compare Apple’s newest high-end offerings with the latest Dell Precision workstations.

  • The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

    Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.

  • Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Workstation over a PC

    It seems every business sector—automotive, aerospace and defense, heavy industry, consumer goods, even agriculture—wants “smarter” products that will comprise the Internet of Things (IoT) and form the basis for the connected factory of the future. For engineering departments, large and small, that means today’s design engineering teams are being asked to create more complex product designs, simulate more advanced mechanical and electrical phenomena, and virtually assemble components as part of larger systems—all in less time.

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    Sprocket kicks video processing into high gear

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