State & Local

  • opening city data

    Open data grows up

    Initially a tool for transparency or internal efficiency, open data is starting to drive communities into hard conversations.

  • How technology can help first responders save lives

    New advances in automation, mobile services and artificial intelligence can boost emergency responders’ timeliness, precision and effectiveness.

  • traffic data (metamorworks/

    Open source traffic management

    The Louisville Metro Government has taken lessons learned from a Waze partnership and built an open source tool that other local governments can use to spot traffic problems.

  • blockchain (Iurii Motov/

    How cities can prepare for blockchain

    Blockchain technology can improve government efficiency by optimizing everyday tasks and interactions, a new National League of Cities report says.

  • digital license plate (Reviver)

    Sacramento drives digital license plate test

    The plates will provide fleet management data to the city, allow drivers to renew registrations online and even flash emergency messages.

  • connected city (chombosan/

    Laying the groundwork for 5G

    Efforts by Congress, local governments and industry are converging to deploy the 5G technology that will power smart cities.

  • connected vehicles, infrastructure (US DOT)

    Connected vehicles pilots pave the way to autonomy

    A fully autonomous automotive ecosystem is still decades down the road, but experts say vehicles will be communicating with roadside infrastructure much sooner.

  • system support

    County optimizes existing ERP while laying the groundwork for a new system

    As Multnomah County, Ore., prepares to switch to a new ERP solution, it's getting third-party support for its customized SAP platform.

  • Austin traffic data

    Austin's one-stop shop for traffic management

    The Austin, Texas, Department of Transportation’s Data and Performance Hub is designed to give both staff and citizens an inside look at signal operations citywide.

  • election security (

    DHS steps up security assistance for states' election systems

    The Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate is offering funding guidance, security clearances and vulnerability scans to help fortify state and local elections.

  • smart city

    Kansas City seeks partner for smart city expansion

    Kansas City, Mo., is looking to team up with a vendor for its second phase of smart city initiatives.

  • IDNYC card (IDNYC/YouTube)

    NYC seeks smart chip for ID card program

    To enhance the utility and security of a citywide identification card, New York City officials are considering creating a smart chip-enabled ID on par with the credit card industry.

  • drone carrying medical supplies (Andy Dean Photography/

    Making drone deliveries a reality

    North Carolina's pilot program will use drones to fly medical supplies between hospitals.

  • street flooding (Echunder/

    Low-cost sensors can improve flood management

    Through the Flood Awareness Apex program, communities are experimenting with low-cost sensors for tracking floods.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

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  • power grid (elxeneize/

    Electric grid protection through low-cost sensors, machine learning

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