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Delivering Interoperable Communication to Government

The issue of communications interoperability is nothing new. After 9/11, however, all Americans learned a painful truth that government agencies of all types had known for decades: Namely, that our separate communications systems — especially land mobile radio (LMR) systems — didn’t talk to each other. Since then, billions of dollars have flowed into so-called “radio interoperability” projects. Communications interoperability was supposed to be long past solved by now — except it isn’t. This Center for Digital Government issue brief takes a look at how new software is bridging the communication gap in government. This software enhances LMR systems and allows governments to leverage existing mobile devices and infrastructure so that all government agencies can communicate, whether in times of an emergency or in day-to-day operations.


Modernizing Public Sector Procurement

Download this infographic to learn more about the survey results, including government agencies’ interest in and future plans around procurement modernization.

Five Tips for Choosing a Next-Generation Firewall

Attacks will continue to evolve as will the IT environment you need to protect. Make sure the NGFW you select provides tightly integrated, multi-layered threat protection. By sharing context and intelligence among security functions you accelerate threat detection and response across your organization, and get the most from your investments.

Buying Criteria for Next-Generation

The Buying Criteria for Next-Generation offers an analysis of the most important capabilities you should look for (and demand) from your network security gear, and will arm you with the information you need to be an educated buyer, so you get what you need and not just a set of future capabilities packaged in a marketecture that you can’t deploy.

How to Avoid the Three Pitfalls of Price-Based Printer Procurement

Choosing the lowest-cost printer may seem like a good deal, but putting too much weight on an initial purchase price can cause big problems for government agencies down the road. Find out what these problems are and how to avoid them in this infographic.

Seeing More to Improve Public Safety

Getting the right information to the right people quickly is an important part of improving law enforcement activity. Today, a new class of visualization technology is making the integration of information and actionable displays possible. Read this paper to learn about how the insights delivered by a visualization system can make a significant difference for departments and field staff as well as improve community partnerships.

Smart Cities Require Smarter Cybersecurity

Smart cities promise to automate critical public services, improve community interaction and drive efficiency in a technology-driven society. The potential is limitless but the cyber-risks can be significant. Download the solution brief to learn more.

A Comprehensive Economic Framework for Cloud & All IT

Apptio Cost Transparency is SaaS-based software for Technology Business Management (TBM). It provides cloud cost analytics, presented in the context of all IT spend, so IT leaders can rise above the "cloud bill" and see the big picture.

Paperless Procurement: Streamline Your Signature Processes for Better Results

Procurement teams are moving away from traditional paper-based processes and adopting new technologies to save time, resources and money. Download this complimentary whitepaper to learn how DocuSign is making it easier for Procurement teams to go mobile, manage business relationships, and execute approval cycles faster.

Why a Business Rules Engine is Essential for Child Welfare Programs

A business rules engine can help child welfare agencies automate the rules that go into decision-making, allowing them to be more agile as federal regulations change. More importantly, business rules engines can help caseworkers better leverage existing data to make important decisions that could potentially change a child’s life. Read this paper to learn more.

Creating An Effective Crisis Communication Plan for Social Media

Every day, states, cities and counties face situations that can easily spiral out of control without timely communication from government agencies. Regardless of the type of crisis - be it a natural disaster, terrorist event or even a controversial tweet that goes viral - it's critical for government agencies to respond quickly.