State & Local

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    Arlington, Texas, goes mobile to manage parks and rec assets

    The city's Department of Parks and Recreation is using a cloud-hosted application to inventory and inspect everything from playgrounds to park benches.

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    Inside Kentucky's strategy for improving IT operations

    Kentucky CIO Chuck Grindle is consolidating and streamlining operations as he fosters a cyber secure culture.

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    Elections officials explore security options

    Despite new financial support from Congress, local officials say they need more help securing their election systems ahead of the 2018 elections.

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    NASCIO outlines IT services broker framework

    The National Association of State CIOs is working to help state IT leaders effectively organize and manage delivery IT services under the emerging broker model.

  • wireless in the city (Vasin Lee/

    Salt Lake City, NYC land wireless testbed pilot

    The National Science Foundation’s Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research program named the first two cities that will serve as testbeds for new communication and networking technologies.

  • People voting

    Pennsylvania plots strategy for election security funds

    The commonwealth directs all counties to have voter-verifiable paper record voting systems in place by the end of 2019.

  • homeless (Olga Pinegina/

    Blockchain-based identity for the homeless

    Austin, Texas, is exploring how distributed-ledger technology can be used to help the homeless secure their personal records and access government resources.

  • firefighter using mobile phone (FirstNet/YouTube)

    Advancing apps for FirstNet

    The public safety broadband network's first Hackathon attracted some 200 participants.

  • officer with firstnet tablet (FirstNetGov)

    NIST approves 17 FirstNet devices

    An assortment of smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds are among the first devices approved for use on the FirstNet public safety broadband network.

  • voting (Barbara Kalbfleisch/

    GAO: Most districts satisfied with their voting machines

    Most local election jurisdictions are pretty happy with the performance of their voting machines and equipment, the Government Accountability Office finds.

  • Alert Reporting System

    FCC plans online filing system for state emergency alert plans

    The Alert Reporting System will standardize the format and terminology of state emergency alert system plans, making it easier for states to update their plans and federal officials to detect problems.

  • people voting (Gino Santa Maria/

    Election security means much more than just new voting machines

    Securing electoral systems across the U.S. is a big problem with high stakes, so the federal money being provided to states must be used as efficiently as possible.

  • connecting dots (pikcha/

    Analytics help city police connect the dots across databases

    Using an SAS solution to merge and manage large disparate datasets, law enforcement professionals in Cary, N.C., can leverage advanced analytical capabilities for their investigations.

  • Hawaii emergency alert

    Lawmakers dig deeper into Hawaii's false missile alert

    During a April 5 field hearing federal officials questioned whether the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency was ready to roll out a system to alert residents of an incoming missile attack.

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.

  • PixelNet 2.0: The Pixel Perfect Platform

    On a large corporate campus for a major hardware manufacturer, the ability to display and manage audiovisual data is paramount. From real-time operations room video and security camera footage, to lobby signage, to streaming data and other A/V applications in conference rooms across multiple buildings, critical operations rely on accurate, real-time video data.

  • Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

    Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

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    Citizen engagement and public service in the era of the IoT

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