State & Local

 
  • Better data to explain how policies evolve

    A researcher is building a database of 4.2 million state-level government decisions so that users can see how different states respond to similar situations.

  • Cities explore environmental sensor networks

    Cities explore environmental sensor networks

    Baltimore and Lafayette, La., won $40,000 in seed money from the EPA for their plans to build systems to measure and manage environmental sensor data.

  • Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America, speaking at the opening of Open Up! Photo by the UK Department for International Development

    Retaining and sustaining tech talent post-Trump

    Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka said change agents have good reason to stick around in federal agencies -- but also can find fantastic opportunities at the state and local levels.

  • Boston seeks creative ideas for smart city strategy

    Boston seeks creative ideas for smart city strategy

    The city is asking innovators to think of new ways it can deploy connected technology on existing assets to enhance service delivery.

  • IoT broadens smart cities attack surface

    IoT broadens attack surface of smart cities

    As smart cities start investing in connected devices, there is arguably a much broader threat vector from botnets taking advantage of the unsecured Internet of Things.

  • What’s needed for data-driven government

    What’s really needed for data-driven government

    Data held by local government is a potential goldmine of insights into how to improve people’s lives and their communities, a recent report says. But fundamental changes and best practices are needed for agencies to effectively use it.

  • Modernizing emergency communications for the 21st century

    Modernizing emergency communications for the 21st century

    Unified, multimodal emergency communications can help municipalities share potentially life-saving information more efficiently and effectively.

  • Illinois maps its smart state transformation

    Illinois maps its smart state transformation

    The state plans to use its information and communications technology to enhance livability, workability and sustainability in its cities, towns, rural areas and state agencies.

  • How emergency response centers can get more data from callers

    How emergency response centers can get more data from callers

    An enhanced 911 solution lets users create online safety profiles that include any information they would want response teams to have in an emergency.

  • NJ city boosts communications resiliency

    NJ city boosts communications resiliency

    Sea Bright’s “Resilient City” plan aims to serve as a model for other municipalities planning for natural disasters.

  • stingray report

    Committee urges standard, transparent policies for Stingrays

    Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded.

  • State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

    State and local IT spending to grow in 2017

    The steady growth in state and local government IT spending will continue, as agencies look to replace legacy systems and protect against cyber threats, a recent report says.

  • Police are prioritizing the use of social media

    Law enforcement officials say social media is key for both outreach and investigatory purposes, a recent survey shows.

  • LouieLab:  An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

    LouieLab: An innovation hub for a smarter Louisville

    LouieLab is a public-private collaborative coworking space designed to promote and build smart city projects.

Topic Resources

  • Take Cybersecurity to the Next Level

    A top challenge for every government agency today is the effective management of cybersecurity risks. Protecting government information and citizens’ personal data has become more challenging as our networks and the amount of data on them has grown exponentially. In this Executive Insights, you’ll learn how a risk-based approach leveraging automation can provide a solid foundation to your agency’s cybersecurity posture.

  • The Economics of Software-Defined Storage

    Data growth is a standard problem of the modern digital age. Being data driven to remain in business and increase profitability is not an option; rather, it is a necessity. In these complex times, tighter IT budgets along with the need to shift the focus on business requirements are putting added pressures on IT departments. This whitepaper examines a new era of software-defined storage solutions that allows businesses to build out a service-based storage infrastructure in an economically feasible manner.

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  • connected city (ShutterStock image)

    Here’s what smart cities do to stay ahead