State & Local

  • Array of Things node

    Design and resilience key for smart city sensors

    The success of Chicago's Array of Things sensor net depends not only on the resilience of the hardware but the look of the nodes, according to the project’s lead.

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    Prepare now for upcoming website accessibility mandates

    Although accessibility rules and compliance enforcement are rapidly evolving, municipalities can keep pace with the technology and expertise to deliver effective, transparent and accessible websites.

  • AWS expands cloud challenge to include schools

    AWS expands cloud challenge to include schools

    Amazon Web Services' City on a Cloud Challenge awards AWS credits to governments and schools with innovative cloud ideas.

  • Internet connections (ShutterStock image)

    America’s broadband market needs more competition

    Weak competition yields high prices for consumers and little pressure for companies to upgrade their networks to offer better service.

  • smartphone user (ShutterStock image)

    California opens access to public business conducted on private devices

    Communications by government officials in California who use personal devices or email accounts to conduct official business may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Record Acts.

  • Congress proposes grants for state, local cybersecurity

    Congress proposes grants for state, local cybersecurity

    The State Cyber Resiliency Act would set up a grant program to help develop and implement cyber resiliency plans and build a stronger cybersecurity workforce.

  • housing blight (ShutterStock image)

    City enlists Instagram in blight cleanup

    Combining Instagram photos with city property data, Mobile, Ala., found an innovative way to address blight.

  • New report ranks states on a variety of topics including internet access and government digitization.

    New report puts Massachusetts on top for internet access

    States were ranked on a variety of topics including internet access and government digitization.

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    How data is helping NYC cut traffic deaths

    A new report outlines how data shared across agencies is helping the city meet its Vision Zero goals.

  • laying fiber optic cable (Photo by Broadband USA, Department of Commerce)

    Cities to Trump: Don’t forget about broadband infrastructure

    Local government leaders are urging President Donald Trump to support access, affordability and local solutions for broadband connectivity.

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    North Dakota building network for beyond-line-of-sight drone flights

    Harris Corp. will work with the University of North Dakota and the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site to develop the network infrastructure for a full range of drone operations.

  • Digging out from under records requests (ShutterStock image)

    Digging out from under records requests

    Facing an increase in the number and volume of records requests, agencies must act quickly to modernize and streamline their open records processes.

  • smart street lights (GE Current image)

    San Diego preps largest smart city platform

    A plan to upgrade to smart, energy efficient street lights also includes installing a sensor network platform.

  • states claim DHS probed election systems without permission

    Two more states claim DHS probed election systems without permission

    The Department of Homeland Security conducted unauthorized cyber scans of election systems in Indiana and Idaho, state officials said.

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.

  • 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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  • health data (Supphachai Salaeman/

    'Elasticity' helps FDA move to cloud

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