State & Local

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    How communities get to IoT

    Although federal research and funding are helping communities design replicable internet-of-things projects, integrated, complex ventures are still a challenge, GAO says.

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    Michigan tackles opioid abuse with data-sharing platform

    The portal integrates electronic health records into the state's prescription monitoring program, giving prescribers and physicians near-instantaneous access to patients' drug histories.

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    Tampa revs up connected-vehicle pilot

    The city is testing 13 different applications of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.

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    Unisys launches turnkey cloud services

    The company's Digital Government Accelerators are a suite of best practices and tools to help state and local agencies transform their digital operations.

  • FirstNet

    5 states throw in with FirstNet

    Pricing and uncertainty about alternatives have been nagging concerns for states considering joining the nationwide, wireless broadband network for first responders

  • blockchain (Elnur/

    Illinois blockchain pilots take shape

    The Illinois Blockchain Initiative is moving forward with five use cases that demonstrate how the distributed ledger technology can work in government.

  • city analysis (Who is Danny/

    Beyond open data: Insights through analytics

    A new book promises practical steps for leveraging data to deliver better government.

  • hacking emergency services

    Hacking emergency services: How safe is the 911 system?

    Recent breaches in Ohio, Texas and Washington, D.C., illustrate the cybersecurity vulnerabilities of 911 centers and other emergency services infrastructure.

  • public facing GIS frederick city MD

    City turns mapping services into digital do-it-yourself

    Frederick, Md., now has a self-service option for consumers and government users who need GIS data.

  • Esri ArcGIS Hub

    ArcGIS Hub organizes open data around initiatives

    Esri's platform lets officials combine their local open data with contributions from colleagues and the community.

  • Hartford, CT (mandritoiu/

    Connecticut maps out cyber strategy

    The state's goal is to reduce the likelihood and severity of large cyberattacks by strengthening the awareness and resilience of public and private entities.

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    How mapping disasters can help devastated communities rally

    Mapping software can help officials make decisions about debris cleanup, the construction of temporary housing and the rebuilding of homes.

  • Tolemi

    Actionable data from a neighborhood analytics platform

    Insights from aggregated city data are not only helping High Point, N.C., predict problems with vacant properties, they're also knocking down department data stovepipes.

  • big data in NYC

    NYPD struggles to move crime analysis from Palantir to home-grown system

    The data mining firm has declined to give the police department its data in a format it can use for its new system.

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    Governors prep for disruptive technology

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