State & Local

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    Virginia Beach puts big data to work as it plans for sea level rise

    Tracking rising water levels in Virginia's coastal areas involves IoT, layered technologies and local partnerships.

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    Making the most of public-safety communications investments

    An IP/MPLS public safety network supports today's applications while providing a future-ready platform for tomorrow's innovations.

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    Parsing the 'chaos' of emergency communications

    New technology from GlobalFlyte allows users to set up an 3-D audio space to boost comprehension of radio communications.

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    How cities can keep up with cascading tech advances

    With connectivity and data management solutions evolving so quickly, cities need partnerships to help them stay abreast of technological change, a new report says.

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    Health agency looks to app for help with litter cleanup

    A Montana community is photographing cigarette-related litter to gather data for new policies related to tobacco use.

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    State CIOs stress security, emerging tech and IT consolidation for 2018

    The National Association of State CIOs has outlined its legislative priorities, focusing on harmonizing federal cybersecurity regulations, recognizing state authority in emerging technology and ensuring safeguards for shared intergovernmental data.

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    When drones are part of the smart city network

    Flying sensor-laden drones will be a major contributor to a smart city's network, experts say.

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    How states can nurture smart cities

    Some states are leveraging their purchasing and policy-making powers to make it easier for communities to adopt smart technology.

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    Study: Sentencing software just as bad at predicting recidivism as untrained volunteers

    Researchers found that both a specialty algorithm and untrained volunteers were about 65 percent accurate in predicting recidivism.

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    Oklahoma seeks camera system to verify drivers' insurance

    The state is looking for a system that would analyze a photo of a license plate and run it against a database to find out if the vehicle’s owner is insured.

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    Reaching rural America with broadband internet service

    Is modest-speed internet appropriate for rural areas, or do rural Americans deserve access to the far faster service options available in urban areas?

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    Deadly California mudslides show the need for maps and zoning that better reflect landslide risk

    Landslide hazard maps could help guide zoning decisions and better inform homeowners, banks and insurance companies of potential risks.

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    Finding food poisoning cases via Yelp reviews

    The New York City Health Department and Columbia University analyze Yelp comments for keywords indicating foodborne illness in the city.

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    Report: Community broadband competitively priced

    Community internet service providers are providing better low-cost services than private competitors, research finds.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • PixelNet 2.0: The Pixel Perfect Platform

    On a large corporate campus for a major hardware manufacturer, the ability to display and manage audiovisual data is paramount. From real-time operations room video and security camera footage, to lobby signage, to streaming data and other A/V applications in conference rooms across multiple buildings, critical operations rely on accurate, real-time video data.

  • Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

    Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

  • Using Software as a Service For Innovative Government

    As state and local government agencies continue their efforts to modernize and update their IT infrastructure to streamline operations, reduce costs, and deliver better citizen services, many are finding the Software as a Service (SaaS) model to be effective. Moving to a SaaS platform reduces the management burden on IT, improves access and scalability, reduces cost, and can actually increase security.

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    GSA to agencies: Tap MGT for emerging tech

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