State & Local

 
  • call center tdos

    DHS working to protect emergency call centers against denial-of-service attacks

    With more government services facing potential cyberthreats, the Department of Homeland Security is working to lower the risk and impact of potential telephone system-based attacks on 911 call centers.

  • Keys to the smart city: How to make initiatives successful

    Keys to the smart city: How to make initiatives successful

    City leaders need real-time visibility across their entire project portfolio to help them better plan, build and operate their smart city.

  • How a county delivers data-driven decisions

    How one county now delivers data-driven decisions

    OpenPGC provides real-time insights into everything from how the approved operating budget is being spent to how long customer service representatives are taking to answer and resolve 311 service requests.

  • Pittsburgh’s ‘smart spine’ transit tech gets funding infusion

    Pittsburgh’s ‘smart spine’ transit tech gets funding infusion

    An artificial-intelligence-powered sensor network will better managing the timing of traffic lights and crosswalk signals.

  • Pennsylvania Avenue

    DC revs up smart-city project

    The second phase of Washington’s PA2040 smart-city project will extend to trash cans, parking, environmental sensing and public safety technology.

  • Building a better voting machine

    Building a better voting machine

    A panel of election technology experts point to projects in California and Texas counties that are developing secure, auditable systems.

  • Backing up to stay ahead of hackers

    Backing up to stay ahead of hackers

    The Barnstable Police Department thwarts ransomware attacks with technology that more frequently and inexpensively copies and stores its data.

  • Virginia builds cyber foundation for government, business

    Virginia builds cyber foundation for government, business

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he wants other states to follow Virginia’s lead in cybersecurity.

  • firefighter on radio

    Why are first responders turning away from radio encryption?

    Public safety agencies are turning off their radio encryption over concerns of not being heard by nearby departments using older devices.

  • Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

    Open source software matches benefits to eligible recipients

    Benefit Assist sifts through tax information to help determine a person’s eligibility for benefits from programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid and Medicare.

  • Criminals increasingly hold government computers for ransom

    Criminals increasingly hold government computers for ransom

    Cyber-age extortionists are preying on state and local governments, hospitals and even police departments, forcing officials to decide whether to meet the demands or risk losing their data.

  • Esri, Waze partner on crowdsourced traffic data

    Esri, Waze partner on crowdsourced traffic data

    Agencies can now leverage Waze data in the Esri ArcGIS platform.

  • chatbot on mobile phone

    NC enlists chatbots for government service

    North Carolina’s Innovation Center is testing chatbots that will improve citizen-facing services and solve common IT help desk requests.

  • Permit mapping tool now up and running in Pittsburgh

    Permit mapping tool now up and running in Pittsburgh

    An interactive map of permits, licenses and violations is now live after approval earlier this year.

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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  • Does broadband speed always matter?

    Does broadband speed always matter?


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