State and Local


DOD IT nominee lacks military experience, but does that matter?

Teresa Takai's strong information technology and government background are enough to overcome her lack of military experience, industry officials say.

States consolidate technology in response to tough economy

Consolidating IT infrastructures used by hundreds of state government agencies not only makes financial sense but also positions states to better use technology, state CIOs say.

State fusion centers look to expand beyond counterterrorism efforts

Shortly after the first fusion centers were established, federal and state officials realized two things: First, the fusion concept could be extended beyond counterterrorism. And second, federal grants were a powerful force in shaping fusion centers.

With fusion centers, privacy is a serious — and touchy — subject

Agencies involved in fusion centers say they take privacy seriously. But they're reluctant to say much else about the subject.

National broadband plan promotes health IT, telemedicine

The Federal Communication Commission's National Broadband Plan includes health information technology and telemedicine.

DHS, industry to try fusion centers for classified data swap

The Homeland Security Department plans to use state and local intelligence fusion centers to share classified data on cyber threats to critical infrastructure.

Social networking extends reach for long arm of the law

U.S. law enforcement agents are going undercover with false online profiles to communicate with suspects and gather evidence

HHS awards $162M for health data exchanges

The Health and Human Services Department has announced the final group of states that will get economic stimulus law money for statewide health information exchanges.

City of Miami takes citizen services to the cloud

Decreasing resources force creative approaches to meet needs.

Killer cell phones, Part 3: Enemy of the state

GCN Lab’s Greg Crowe questions the effectiveness of adding health warning labels to cell phones.

Fusion centers to be assessed

Federal, state and local officials plan to assess fusion centers' progress in meeting baseline capabilities.

DHS gets new intell chief

Caryn Wagner started today as head of the DHS office that uses information technology to share homeland security-related data with state and local authorities.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!