Posts Tagged: state and local

Achieving Gender Equity in the City of Boston

Achieving real change, especially around gender issues, requires strong and dedicated leadership. Megan Costello, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement in Boston, said she is lucky enough to have that support. “I am honored to work for a mayor that is so committed to gender equity and equity within the workplace inRead… Read more »

Does the President’s Budget Matter for States?

On February 2nd, the President unveiled his new $4 trillion proposed budget for FY 2016. Obviously the federal government was paying close attention, but state and local governments were also on high alert. The reason? Simple: the President’s budget also provides funding to states and localities in several different areas like transportation, education and infrastructure.Read… Read more »

13 Tips for Finding State and Local Government Jobs

Getting a job in state or local government isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially if you’re looking for a management position. Some individuals work their way into the public sector through internships and fellowships, while others start as line staff and slowly work their way up. Here, are 13 tips to help you onRead… Read more »

Eyes in the Sky: Video Surveillance Made Simpler

Protecting your people, places and data is of paramount importance for governments. One way to increase security is to add more video surveillance, but storing all of that data can overwhelm your system. Network video is changing how state and local governments view the traditional security environment. Network video systems are part of the evolutionRead… Read more »

Follow the Money…

Transparency is a critical issue for governments, but figuring out ways to display complex financial data can be cumbersome. One solution is to create a real-time financial dashboard. Ari Hoffnung, Senior Adviser, is the former Deputy Comptroller for New York City and one of the founders of Checkbook NYC, a financial transparency application widely considered one ofRead… Read more »

Uncovering State And Local Gov’s 15 Hidden Successes

From garbage trucks to vacant lots, cities and states are often tasked with the thankless job of cleaning up a community’s mess. These are tasks that are often overlooked, but are critical to keeping a community vibrant. But even in these sometimes thankless jobs, there are real innovations happening. Take Miami-Dade County where they areRead… Read more »