State & Local

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    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.

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    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.

  • bitcoin mining farm (Mark Agnor/

    Tiny towns, small states bet on bitcoin even as some shun its miners

    While bitcoin mining may not create many jobs, state officials and cryptocurrency advocates believe in the economic potential of the industries created through blockchain technology.

  • Free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots launch in NYC

    LinkNWK lands on New Jersey sidewalks

    LinkNWK kiosks will provide Wi-Fi, mobile device charging and other services throughout the city.

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    Pennsylvania rolls out risk-based authentication to agencies

    The Office of Administration’s risk-based multifactor authentication service gives commonwealth employees secure access to cloud resources and agency applications.

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    New Code for America fellowships look to strengthen existing civic tech relationships

    The Community Fellowship program allows local talent already working with government to do more for the vulnerable people they serve.

  • data breach (LeoWolfert/

    Alabama governor signs data breach notification law

    With the new measure requiring residents be informed with 45 days of a data breach, Alabama becomes the 50th state to enact a consumer data breach notification law.

  • blockchain secured mobile voting

    West Virginia tries blockchain-based mobile voting

    Military voters from two counties can cast absentee ballots with the secure mobile application.

  • drone under bridge (PixOne/

    Drones make inroads with transportation departments

    As early adopters of unmanned systems, state transportation departments hope to shape the conversation around the evolving technology.

  • mobile phone user in NYC (Alessandro Colle/

    New York secures its public Wi-Fi

    NYC Secure will protect the city's public Wi-Fi networks with a DNS security service and offer a free city-sponsored smartphone app to alert users when suspicious activity is detected on their mobile devices.

  • government money (Florence-Joseph McGinn/

    Elections commission announces security funding

    For the first time in eight years, states are getting a financial infusion to improve their elections infrastructure ahead of the 2018 elections.

  • California develops its own cybersecurity metrics

    The California Cybersecurity Maturity Metrics are designed to help state agencies evaluate their risk postures through qualitative and quantitative measures.

  • scanning a ballot (Lisa F. Young/

    Trump-approved budget short on election security, counties say

    The funding is certainly welcomed by local election officials, but many of them warn it falls far short of what they need to deal with security challenges ahead of the midterm elections in November.

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.

  • 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.

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    The dangers of 'deep fakes'

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