State & Local

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    Columbus builds its smart city operating system

    The Smart Columbus Operating System will collect, analyze and share data supporting multiple smart city efforts.

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    Digital policing requires extensive collaboration

    Although a recent survey indicates people want to be able to communicate with law enforcement via texts and social media, many police departments struggle to find a workable platform and process.

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    Collaborating for better smart cities

    At the Global City Teams Challenge, government leaders will discuss how security and privacy can be addressed in smart city technology.

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    Sidewalk Labs' transit platform offers APIs for parking, tolls data

    Coord is a cloud-based platform that integrates and aggregates data from curb signage, parking lots and toll gates and provides standardized application programming interfaces for transportation data.

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    States step up pace of cyber regulations

    With the increasing frequency and severity of cyberattacks, state legislators are raising their security requirements, a new report says.

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    Minneapolis puts new video platform to work for Super Bowl policing

    FieldWatch will allow commanders to view video streamed from officers in the field and coordinate resources.

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    Smart Cities Council announces challenge finalists

    The finalists are working to create e-government platforms, digitize transportation and make data easier to use and more accessible.

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    Strava map shows the tradeoffs of geo-tracking

    As location-based data becomes increasingly important to smart cities, the security and privacy concerns must be addressed.

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    Los Angeles maximizes the data from its annual homeless count

    The Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count tracks the county and city populations annually to qualify for federal funding.

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    State, city IT buyers line up behind net neutrality

    Both New York and Montana will require state telecom contracts be awarded only to internet service providers that agree to follow net neutrality principles.

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    Digital services, cyber, cloud priorities for state execs

    Although state IT officials expect cloud and digital services adoption to grow, cybersecurity remains their top priority.

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    Local law enforcement agencies sign on to FirstNet

    The sheriff’s office in Brazos County, Texas, subscribed to the public safety broadband network after participating of one of FirstNet's Early Builder projects.

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    States embrace benefits of autonomous vehicles

    The technology can help states improve safety, expand public transportation and give the elderly and disabled more options, experts say.

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    Solving congestion with traffic data as a service

    Location information from third-party smartphone and navigation applications gives StreeLight Data a near real-time look at around 20 percent of an area's traffic.

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.

  • 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.

  • Guide to MySQL in Government

    Government agencies are adopting new technologies more than ever, including moving to open source software. MySQL is one of the most popular open source databases. More frequently, there is a MySQL database is driving agency mission critical services and applications. And while moving to open source has numerous benefits and challenges, making the right advance preparations and ensuring in-house expertise is in place can help agencies with their open source adoption; realizing all the potential benefits while mitigating any risk.

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  • Congressman sees broader role for DHS in state and local cyber efforts

    Automating the ATO

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