Vote of Confidence: Securing the 2020 Election
Trust in election results begins with faith in our election systems US mail in the spotlight Absentee ballots, also called voting by mail, is a hot topic. The pandemic is forcing everyone to re-think what they’ll do this year. Many states expanded mail-in voting and, according to the Washington Post, up to 77% of Americans can now vote by mail. The […]
NASCIO Wrap-Up: What’s Next?
I just wrapped up an incredible three days at the National Association of State CIO’s (NASCIO) Annual Conference. The event is the largest gathering of state government IT in the country. I loved getting to hear best practices, discuss challenges, and swap stories with the best and brightest minds across all 50 states. I know […]
Customer Spotlight: Aurora, Illinois is now the City of Light Speed
Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois, and its municipal government employees are spread across 52 different buildings. This means that the ability to collaborate with these dispersed locations is extremely important – our goal is to ensure that city employees can provide the highest level of service to our residents. Our problem, historically, […]
Customer Spotlight: Alabama Dept. of Transportation Reduces Travel Expenses with Video Solution
One of the biggest issues state governments face in their day-to-day governing is the sheer size of the state itself. Even in average sized states, it can take quite some time to get from place to another, and it’s particularly burdensome for state government workers who live and work in cities far from the state […]
Public Safety Series: EOCs Harness Video to Improve Emergency Response
Last month, I had the opportunity to speak with PoliceOne about how Cisco solutions are helping to improve public safety in an area most people aren’t aware of: emergency operations centers. Emergency operations centers, or EOCs, are the center of disaster response efforts, helping to coordinate the first responders and distribute information to decision-makers in […]
Public Safety Series: How the City of McAllen Transformed their Judicial Process with Video Solutions
In my last blog post in the Public Safety Series, I discussed how police forces could use video technologies to improve their training programs. In addition to training, there are numerous other ways that law enforcement agencies can utilize video solutions to both operate more efficiently as a department and improve officers’ ability to protect […]
Video Interpretation Solutions Help Ensure Equality in the Justice System
While I was thinking about the topic of my second post in the court series leading up to the CTC conference in September, I came across an interesting news article. The state of California just announced that it will now provide court interpreters for free in all court cases. In the past, the state – […]
Harford County Unveils Countywide Broadband Network (HMAN)
On May 22, Harford County, Maryland held a press conference to announce its high-speed fiber optic based network, which will connect government buildings, schools, and libraries while reducing costs....
Cloud for Local Government Global Blog Series: State/Local Government & the Internet of Everything
There's an increasing drumbeat of news about the "Internet of Everything” (IoE)— the confluence of people, process, data, and things that makes networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever...