State & Local

 
  • County turns to analytics to better protect at-risk children

    County turns to analytics to better protect at-risk children

    Predictive analytics will help New Hanover County, N.C., better identify and track children at risk of abuse and neglect.

  • Facial recognition tech nabs ID fraudsters

    Facial recognition tech nabs ID fraudsters

    Since the New York Department of Motor Vehicles upgraded its technology in January, the agency has opened 900 new investigations and made 100 arrests.

  • Boston shares its CityScore secrets

    Boston shares its CityScore secrets

    The city posts the code for its CityScore performance management dashboard on GitHub.

  • Texas taps app for reporting alcohol violations

    Texas taps app for reporting alcohol violations

    A new mobile app from Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission allows users to search the agency’s library of licenses and permits and report suspected violations.

  • Washington takes the pain out of health data exchange

    Washington takes the pain out of health data exchange

    The state’s Department of Labor and Industries is making it easier for claim managers to gather timely and accurate clinical data on injured workers from healthcare organizations.

  • Crowdsourcing the Louisiana flood response

    Crowdsourcing the Louisiana flood response

    With the advent of mobile devices, crowdsourced information can be integrated into situational awareness applications.

  • Arizona and Illinois election systems targeted by foreign hackers

    Arizona and Illinois election systems targeted by foreign hackers

    The hack that took data on 200,000 registered voters in Illinois and another that penetrated an Arizona election system are suspected to have originated in Russia.

  • Electronic tolling set go live in Massachusetts

    Electronic tolling set go live in Massachusetts

    Massachusetts announced its system would go live on Oct. 28 and made plans to completely demolish toll plazas along the Massachusetts Turnpike, the Tobin Bridge and Boston tunnels by the end of 2017.

  • Revitalizing Appalachian towns with broadband

    Revitalizing Appalachian towns with broadband

    Ten communities in the Cool & Connected program will get planning support to help improve broadband services to boost economic development.

  • Harrisburg PA

    Pennsylvania wades into open data

    The state launched its Socrata-based open data portal with 12 datasets.

  • City leaders support local broadband decisions

    City leaders support local broadband decisions

    The recent overruling of the FCC’s attempt to block states’ laws restricting municipal broadband services has sparked an opposing response from 42 mayors and city leaders.

  • Social media may work for recovery, but not yet for emergency response

    Social media may work for recovery, but not yet for emergency response

    For now, issues related to speed, accuracy and workflow keep social media from becoming a mainstream communication platform for emergency response.

  • Telehealth success depends on integration with electronic health records

    Telehealth success depends on integration with electronic health records

    In Texas and South Carolina, seamlessly connecting the remote visitation technology to the health records system has solved the workflow problems that had been holding telehealth back.

  • Dig IT Award Finalists: Editor

    Announcing the Dig IT Award finalists: Editor's choice

    Open data -- and the infrastructure to support it -- are driving a remarkable degree of innovation at all levels of government.

Topic Resources

  • The Economics of Software-Defined Storage

    Data growth is a standard problem of the modern digital age. Being data driven to remain in business and increase profitability is not an option; rather, it is a necessity. In these complex times, tighter IT budgets along with the need to shift the focus on business requirements are putting added pressures on IT departments. This whitepaper examines a new era of software-defined storage solutions that allows businesses to build out a service-based storage infrastructure in an economically feasible manner.

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  • flood video

    Crowdsourced mapping for flood tracking, prediction


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