State & Local

  • Birmingham gets smart

    Birmingham gets smart

    Birmingham, Ala., is building a smart city future -- and is starting to see the fruits of its labor.

  • highway accident (image by plasid / Shutterstock, Inc.)

    Troopers use ‘big data’ to predict crash sites

    Highway patrols are tapping into big data to predict where serious or fatal traffic accidents are likely to take place so they can try to prevent them.

  • smart city

    5 cities win smart city grants

    Five cities were awarded $250,000 worth of technology and consulting services as winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant.

  • data visualization (ShutterStock image)

    Advice for the incoming class of CDOs

    A new report aims to flatten the learning curve for new chief data officers.

  • open data portal

    NJ to create central open data site

    New Jersey Open Data Initiative requires agencies to publish their data on the internet so that citizens, businesses and other executive branch agencies have free and easy access to information.

  • Data Justice Network

    Platform leverages criminal justice data and expertise

    A new peer-to-peer criminal justice resource helps officials get fast and comprehensive answers to their questions about how to make better use of data to reduce incarceration and crime.

  • Can real-time transit data really be open?

    Can real-time transit data really be open?

    Variations in state and local licensing agreements can raise transaction costs, create barriers and substantially reduce the value of the data, a new report suggests.

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    County adopts smarter emergency alerting

    Berkeley County, W.Va., is implementing a mass public safety notification system.

  • What’s keeping states from adopting CDM?

    What’s keeping states from adopting CDM?

    Technically, state and local governments can buy tools and services from the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, but few have jumped on board.

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    Opening up city councils

    Councilmatic sends subscribers email updates on legislation that they want to follow.

  • CIVIQ Smartscapes

    County rolls out smart kiosks, transit Wi-Fi

    The digital kiosks and Wi-Fi on public transportation will help Miami-Dade County relieve traffic congestion and build a smart city infrastructure.

  • California plans expanded agile vendor pool

    California looks to expand agile vendor pool

    The state’s Department of Technology plans to include up to 30 vendors in the next phase of the prequalification program.

  • Cars stuck in snow (ShutterStock image)

    Trapped drivers opt-in for emergency alerts

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike’s 511PAConnect system lets motorists stuck in traffic send information and receive incident updates from emergency response teams.

  • broken water pipes (image via Department of Transportation)

    Syracuse gets early warnings on water main breaks and fires

    The city is leveraging teamwork, data and open source code to build models to help it predict water main breaks and fatal house fires.

Topic Resources

  • 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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  • people voting in California

    DEFCON to target voting machines

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