State & Local

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    The smarter city: Las Vegas tunes IT operations with AIOps

    To handle the complexity of a smart-city infrastructure, the city has begun applying machine learning and advanced analytics to the data coming from its IT operations.

  • voting (Barbara Kalbfleisch/

    Congress blocks election security funds for states, again

    Although Senate Democrats tried to add funding for states and localities to upgrade the security of their election systems, the measure was defeated.

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    Ransomware calls for desperate measures – even typewriters

    A south-central borough in Alaska is the latest government to fall victim to far-reaching ransomware.

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    Analytics for city governments

    Cities will soon be required to master data analytics if they are to hold their own in the rapidly modernizing world, a new report says.

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    Nevada launches drone safety research center

    The Nevada Drone Center of Excellence for Public Safety aims to reduce air hazards from drones as they are integrated into the commercial air traffic system.

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    State data officers offer feedback on federal data strategy

    Given that state and local agencies are critical to the federal data pipeline, the State Chief Data Officers Network suggests closer collaboration with federal agencies.

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    GAO: Ride-sharing data needs more consistent reporting

    To ensure the accuracy of the data in the National Transit Database, local transit agencies and ride-sharing companies need clearer data reporting requirements, GAO says.

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    Columbus rolls out connected vehicle plan

    Two years after winning the Department of Transportation's $40 million Smart City Challenge, Columbus, Ohio, details its connected vehicle infrastructure.

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    Digital transformation that keeps vulnerabilities at bay

    Robust online government services make security a top consideration for municipalities, which must ensure that valuable information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

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    Evidence-based policymaking gains traction in states

    But statewide systems for supporting it and making it a priority are less common, according to the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative.

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    3D scanner speeds police investigations

    The scanner captures more than 900,000 data points per second that can be used to create 3D images of a crime or accident scene.

  • prisoner using a cellphone (FBI)

    Prisons fighting contraband phones get help from courts

    Judges in South Carolina and California have ordered wireless carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates.

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    NASCIO pushes to harmonize federal regulations

    Federal regulatory requirements "hamstring" states that are trying to consolidate IT operations, Oklahoma's CIO told a House panel.

  • smart city (jamesteohart/

    Toolkit for building a smart city plan

    The Smart Cities Project Activator is a web-based portal to help cities collect and organize the information they need to for smart city project planning.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

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    Encryption management in government hyperconverged IT networks

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