State & Local

  • A visualization of average carbon dioxide levels around the Salt Lake Valley, measured on the TRAX red and green lines between December 2014 and April 2017. (Logan Mitchell)

    Double duty: Utah puts sensors on public transit to monitor air quality

    Researchers at the University of Utah are using a train-mounted sensor to collect spatial and temporal data on air pollutants.

  • autonomous vehicles (Ico Maker/

    Paving the road for autonomous vehicles

    Governors can position their states as leaders in AV testing and adoption, a new report from the National Governors Association says.

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    Is gang activity on the rise? A movement to abolish gang databases makes it hard to tell

    Eliminating state- and city-level data on gang members leaves law enforcement with less data to help solve gang-related crimes and flag gang members who might benefit from social services.

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    NG911: Are we there yet?

    With Apple's announcement that its upcoming iOS 12 will share location information with 911 centers, communities are getting closer to the next generation of emergency communications.

  • traffic sensor (Portland Bureau of Transportation)

    Portland installing 200 sensors to improve traffic safety

    The sensor network will gather data on vehicle and pedestrian traffic to help city officials understand the causes of fatal accidents.

  • alexa with map data

    How Alexa mines open data

    Johns Creek, Ga., is leveraging its open data portal to power an Alexa skill for government services.

  • drone by barbed wire fence (Kletr/

    Drones detection tech helps fight contraband in prisons

    As drones are increasing being used to smuggle drugs, weapons or phones into prisons, officials are looking to technology to help them detect the unmanned aerial systems.

  • integrated roadways schematic

    Smart pavement testing in Colorado

    Connected pavement will be able to notify first responders when a car goes off the road.

  • RVA 311

    Richmond upgrades 311 services

    The cloud-based incident reporting platform centralizes service requests and resolution tracking across several departments.

  • government security

    Local government and cybersecurity: Working with all the stakeholders

    No longer just an IT an issue, cybersecurity requires buy-in and engagement across the government enterprise and beyond its walls.

  • city on a cloud

    Small town's Alexa skill wins AWS award

    Twelve organizations received AWS City on a Cloud Awards for projects ranging from automated body cameras to earthquake readiness mobile apps.

  • secure election (WhiteDragon/

    Federal funds, expertise helping secure local elections

    States have tapped into a federal fund to shore up their election systems, and the Department of Homeland Security is tailoring its threat sharing data to better fit the needs of states, officials told a Senate panel.

  • opioid analytics

    Data shines light on opioid victims, potential solutions

    Big data analysis, systems integration and even emerging tech like artificial intelligence can be pressed into service combatting the opioid crisis, health experts say.

  • drone over a highway (Naypong Studio/

    Ohio plans to integrate drones into traffic management

    New research will determine how drones can give officials a better sense of traffic problems that are reported through connected vehicle technology.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • digital key (wavebreakmedia/

    Encryption management in government hyperconverged IT networks

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