State & Local

  • 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.

  • IoT solution targets smart cities

    Nokia IoT solution targets smart cities

    Nokia updated its Internet of Things platform with pre-integrated applications for smart cities.

  • Public-private partnerships key to city innovation (ShutterStock image)

    Public-private partnerships key to city innovation

    The Trump administration should continue to support initiatives like the Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, panelists at the recent Mobility Talks said.

  • autonomous vehicle (ShutterStock image)

    Driving the autonomous vehicle conversation

    Policy makers and auto industry executives discuss government’s role in autonomous vehicles.

  • Smart city hotbeds? Think small (ShutterStock image)

    Smart city hotbeds? Think small

    Less extensive projects, ease of implementation and access to federal funding may be driving the trend.

  • San Francisco

    Hyperconverged solution streamlines transit IT

    San Francisco’s transit agency is using Nutanix’s enterprise cloud solution to improve service delivery and reduce its data center footprint.

  • Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval  and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the National Governors Association 2017 winter meeting (NGA photo via Twitter)

    Governors put cybersecurity, broadband on front burner

    At the National Governors Association winter meeting, Govs. Terry McAuliffe and Brian Sandoval both spoke about opportunities for the federal and state governments to work together and across the aisle.

  • Voters (Photo by Gino Santa Maria/ShutterStock)

    Voting infrastructure protections need fleshing out

    The independent federal commission that helps states improve their voting systems wants more clarity on what DHS' critical infrastructure designation means.

  • Machine learning tool helps county detect cyber risks (Screen image by DarkTrace)

    Machine learning tool helps county detect cyber risks

    Officials in Livingston County, Mich., turned to a machine learning tool that can find anomalies in user and device behaviors without previous knowledge of what to look for.

  • San Francisco takes on local flooding with Adopt a Drain

    San Francisco takes on local flooding with Adopt a Drain

    The city modified the open source code from Boston’s Adopt a Hydrant program, which lets residents volunteer to shovel out fire hydrants buried by snowstorms.

  • Philly enlists tech to identify abandoned property (ShutterStock image)

    Philly enlists tech to identify abandoned property

    A model that looks at city records, crime data and Lidar imagery helps officials flag vacant buildings for inspection and demolition.

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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    The risky ROI on municipal broadband

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