State & Local

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    Prisons enlist drones to monitor inmates, grounds

    For years, corrections officials have been fighting to keep drones out of the airspace around prisons. Now they're turning to the technology to help spot trouble.

  • Securing the smart city

    Mayors are touting tech, open data

    The nation's mayors see technology as key to increasing transparency, efficiency and economic development, according to a new report from the National League of Cities.

  • secure election (WhiteDragon/

    Cyber threats to the midterm elections

    Analysts eventually tracked down Russian hacks to 2016 election systems. But threats for this cycle continue to multiply, a new report found.

  • police drone (RikoBest/

    Drone use skyrockets in public safety

    The number of public safety agencies using drones has increased by approximately 82 percent in the last year, a new report says.

  • New York, DHS launch election cyber exercises

    State, local and federal officials hash out their responses to cybersecurity threat scenarios.

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    Expanding rural infrastructure for drones

    In its drone implementation pilot, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will demonstrate how rural communities can leverage unmanned systems despite the lack of communications infrastructure.

  • columbus, ohio, skyline (YurkaImmortal/

    A closer look at the Smart Columbus Operating System

    The platform will house a data repository and tools for powering applications from that data.

  • las vegas (Business stock/

    Hackers love Las Vegas

    A new report identifies the least secure cities in the county.

  • Framingham Mass on a map (sevenMaps7/

    Mining open data for financial transparency

    Framingham, Mass., is putting budget data into a self-service portal where staff and residents can drill down into specific line items in the city’s budget.

  • drone over a lake (MilanMarkovic78/

    Mosquito-hunting drones

    As one of the winners of the Federal Aviation Administration's Drone Integration Pilot Program, a Florida county plans to expand its use of drones to control mosquitos.

  • DARPA looks to measure privacy protection

    States stumble on internet privacy

    After net-neutrality and privacy rules were repealed last year, states have had little success crafting regulations of their own.

  • Montana

    Montana test-drives code-free chatbots

    The Motor Vehicle Division uses a drag-and-drop builder to construct conversational chatbots that guide online users through multiple-step processes.

  • Smart Columbus Operating System

    Columbus unveils 'initial' smart city operating system

    The Smart Columbus Operating System features an open data platform that brings together more than 1,000 mobility-related datasets.

  • Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Alex Alben

    Washington shines a spotlight on privacy

    Washington state Chief Privacy Officer Alex Alben is helping agencies become more sensitive to privacy concerns surrounding state residents' personal information.

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.

  • The Rugged Truth: TCO of Rugged vs. Non-Rugged Computing Devices

    Are you trying to determine if a rugged notebook or tablet is right for your business? Technology Business Research, Inc.(TBR) found in their recent research, purchasers should understand the true value of their mobile computing by calculating the total cost of ownership to see if a switch to rugged systems is worthwhile. In order to help IT and organizational purchasers make the right computing investment, Dell and Intel® recently worked with VDC Research to understand the true total cost of ownership for rugged vs. non–rugged notebooks and tablets in harsh work environments. Read this white paper to see the costs associated with each scenario and to help you determine if a rugged solution would benefit your business.

  • 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.

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    Encryption management in government hyperconverged IT networks

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