State & Local

  • smart city

    Smart city success stories

    At Smart City Week, tech leaders got a chance to highlight some of their accomplishments.

  • partnership for election security

    Creating election security alliances

    Collaborating with local IT officials and private industry has helped election officials in Denver and New York improve their election security.

  • automotive research at the University of Florida Transportation Institute

    Governments, car companies must resolve their competing goals for self-driving cars

    Intercar communication, coupled with the involvement of road sensors on the highway and in the on-ramp, can ensure not only that individual vehicles are safe but also that the entire traffic system functions efficiently.

  • paper ballot

    Russian hacking fuels return to paper ballots

    Amid security concerns over Russian hackers targeting state voting systems in 2016, there's a renewed focus on shifting to analog solutions.

  • firstnet

    22 states opt-in to FirstNet

    Just under half of U.S. states and territories have chosen to use the FirstNet wireless nationwide first responder network, while the rest officially have 90 days to decide.

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    New York opens first leg of drone test corridor

    An agreement with NASA will support the development of a 50-mile test corridor and a facility to certify the cybersecurity and air worthiness of drones.

  • voting (Barbara Kalbfleisch/

    Attempted voting hacks a 'wake-up call,' former DHS chief says

    The Russian probes and alleged attempted hacks of voting systems in the last election "exposed cyber vulnerabilities" that could have serious ramifications.

  • cloud encrypted gateway

    Maryland builds cross-department cloud for data sharing

    The Human Services and Juvenile Services departments are moving data into an integrated, cloud-based data repository.

  • analytics

    Open data isn't just for developers

    Officials in Montgomery County. Md., are leveraging open data for internal projects.

  • Endeavor Robotics

    As military buys more robots, police ask for leftovers

    Hand-me-down systems are making their way to local law enforcement, but even then funding can be a challenge.

  • NGA tries paying by the sprint

    State strategies for smarter IT procurement

    State IT officials can work together with procurement representatives to ensure best possible value in contracts, according to a new NASCIO report.

  • street flooding (Echunder/

    Can IoT protect communities when the next floods come?

    With low-cost flood sensors, the Lower Colorado River Authority hopes to collect enough data that it can improve the accuracy of its flood predictions and geo-target alerts.

  • data analytics (Elnur/

    How data analytics supports Virginia's Medicaid services

    The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services is bringing data analytics to the state's Medicaid services.

  • connected Atlanta

    Atlanta and Georgia Tech roll out smart city projects

    The North Avenue Smart Corridor Project uses adaptive traffic signals for a safer, more efficient flow of bus and vehicular traffic in real-time conditions.

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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  • texting at work (Andrey_Popov/

    Why defense in depth must include secure messaging

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