State and Local


Recession fuels demand for modernizing human services systems

The economic climate might be creating headaches for state and local agencies, but the growing need for human services will create new opportunities for systems integrators in 2010.

Northrop HQ search down to three sites

The Ballston area of Arlington, Va., and Fairview Park in Falls Church, Va., are two of the three sites still under consideration for the new headquarters of Northrop Grumman Corp.

Harris dials up $100M radio upgrade project for Miami-Dade

Harris Corp. will upgrade public safety and public service communications for Miami-Dade County, Fla., as part of an improvement project that could be worth as much as $100 million.

HP wins $123M upgrade to California welfare system

Hewlett-Packard Corp. has signed a three-year, $123 million technology services agreement extension with California’s Welfare Client Data Systems consortium to enhance services to the state’s welfare clients.

Attain starts out strong as BearingPoint successor

Attain LLC is less than a year old, but the professional services company already has gone through a name change and closed 20 new contracts and six follow-on awards worth a total of more than $13 million since September 2009.

L-1 helps Kentucky create secure driver’s licenses

L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. will assist the Commonwealth of Kentucky in creating a secure driver’s license under a six-year contract that could be worth approximately $33.7 million.

Washington's snow response GIS mapping system gets a workout

D.C.'s Snow Response Reporting System lets users type in an address and see which surrounding streets have been plowed or salted within a specified date range.

Virginia's new governor keeps focus on jobs and technology

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell promised to make job creation in the state “job No. 1,” during an address to some 450 Northern Virginia technology executives, educators, and state and local officials.

Serco gets green light to manage Atlanta traffic systems

Serco Inc. will provide a variety of management and maintenance services to the Georgia Department of Transportation under a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $50 million.

Former EDS exec Duffey to be Virginia's next technology secretary

Virginia Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell has nominated Jim Duffey to serve as his secretary of technology, according to announcement today from the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

States and local agencies take to clouds, report finds

State and local governments will adopt cloud computing, virtualization, service-oriented architecture, open-source software and geospatial technologies at an accelerating rate over the next five years, according to a new Input report.

CSC builds cloud for Los Angeles city workers

Computer Sciences Corp. has begun work on a five-year, $7.25 million contract to replace Los Angeles’ current e-mail and other applications with Google’s Web-based productivity tools.

DHS, Michigan team on cybersecurity

The DHS Computer Emergency Readiness Team will identify possible abnormal activities on Michigan’s networks under a new agreement between the department and the state.

Public or private, the cloud makes its business case

The Defense Department and Arlington County, Va., chose different paths to cloud computing.

Government leads evolution of business networks

Business networks are going through a transformation, and government agencies are at the leading edge.

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