State & Local

 
  • city with data (jamesteohart/Shutterstock.com)

    Data collaborations help build smarter cities

    Open data policies may not be as exciting IoT-enabled transit systems or a new citizen-service app, but they create a sustainable data framework for future development.

  • bottle of opioids (Phil Lowe / Shutterstock.com)

    Data key to cracking opioid crisis, experts say

    With the opioid crisis ravaging communities across the country, social services, law enforcement and health officials are leveraging data to help curb the problem.

  • firefighter using mobile phone (FirstNet/YouTube)

    New Hampshire first to opt-out of FirstNet

    Although 35 states and territories have decided to join the AT&T-based public safety broadband network, the proposal by Rivada Networks was "far and away our best option," the governor said.

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    Keeping score with a data-driven jail

    Today, many jails operate much like a team without stats -- in the dark.

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    Why agencies struggle with performance analytics

    Many local governments have not been able to capture data and successfully apply it to their decision-making process, according to researchers at the Brookings Institution.

  • surveillance cameras in Baltimore

    Baltimore gets $5M grant for crime-fighting tech

    The grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies will bolster Baltimore’s Citiwatch video surveillance program, expand license plate readers and increase the number of gunshot detectors.

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    Understand your data before collecting more

    A top-down data review helped Virginia develop a shared service model for cybersecurity.

  • opioid analytics

    W.Va. county building opioid data hub

    Although the bulk of the data will come out of the county's computer-aided dispatch system, the plan is include health and education information.

  • automated processes

    States see potential in intelligent automation, blockchain

    CIOs for human services agencies in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee see emerging technologies as a way to improve data quality and boost efficiency.

  • voting scrutiny (Bakhtiar Zein/Shutterstock.com)

    Are states prepared to protect the next election from hackers?

    A House panel heard from several experts who offered recommendations on securing elections infrastructure.

  • business meeting (ASDF_MEDIA/Shutterstock.com)

    Virginia looks to IT startups for tech infusion

    A new program would identify and evaluate businesses whose IT services and expertise could provide value to state agencies.

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    How Seattle coordinates road construction projects

    A construction planning application is helping city officials manage road projects more efficiently and logically, saving money for both the city and industry partners.

  • woman working at computer (Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock.com)

    Cybersecurity quest sends states to vets, students and women

    States are trying to beef up their cybersecurity ranks with internships for veterans, cyber classes for students and mentoring programs for girls.

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    Governors prep for disruptive technology

    The NGA Future initiative will bring governors, industry and thought leaders together to prepare for emerging technologies.

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  • IoT security

    A 'seal of approval' for IoT security?


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