State & Local

  • prescription drugs (David Smart/

    Michigan tackles opioid abuse with data-sharing platform

    The portal integrates electronic health records into the state's prescription monitoring program, giving prescribers and physicians near-instantaneous access to patients' drug histories.

  • Traffic jam (Predrag Sepelj/Shutterstock)

    Tampa revs up connected-vehicle pilot

    The city is testing 13 different applications of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.

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    Unisys launches turnkey cloud services

    The company's Digital Government Accelerators are a suite of best practices and tools to help state and local agencies transform their digital operations.

  • FirstNet

    5 states throw in with FirstNet

    Pricing and uncertainty about alternatives have been nagging concerns for states considering joining the nationwide, wireless broadband network for first responders

  • blockchain (Elnur/

    Illinois blockchain pilots take shape

    The Illinois Blockchain Initiative is moving forward with five use cases that demonstrate how the distributed ledger technology can work in government.

  • city analysis (Who is Danny/

    Beyond open data: Insights through analytics

    A new book promises practical steps for leveraging data to deliver better government.

  • hacking emergency services

    Hacking emergency services: How safe is the 911 system?

    Recent breaches in Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C., illustrate the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of 911 centers and other emergency services infrastructure.

  • public facing GIS frederick city MD

    City turns mapping services into digital do-it-yourself

    Frederick, Md., now has a self-service option for consumers and government users who need GIS data.

  • Esri ArcGIS Hub

    ArcGIS Hub organizes open data around initiatives

    Esri's platform lets officials combine their local open data with contributions from colleagues and the community.

  • Hartford, CT (mandritoiu/

    Connecticut maps out cyber strategy

    The state's goal is to reduce the likelihood and severity of large cyberattacks by strengthening the awareness and resilience of public and private entities.

  • collapsed buildings (austinding/

    How mapping disasters can help devastated communities rally

    Mapping software can help officials make decisions about debris cleanup, the construction of temporary housing and the rebuilding of homes.

  • Tolemi

    Actionable data from a neighborhood analytics platform

    Insights from aggregated city data are not only helping High Point, N.C., predict problems with vacant properties, they're also knocking down department data stovepipes.

  • big data in NYC

    NYPD struggles to move crime analysis from Palantir to home-grown system

    The data mining firm has declined to give the police department its data in a format it can use for its new system.

  • DHS MARP app screenshot

    App helps communities align disaster resources

    The Mutual Aid Resource Planner app helps emergency management managers create shareable plans for hazard-based scenarios.

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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  • Robotic process automation  (Alexander Supertramp/

    Robotic process automation delivers better results for citizens

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