Federal Agency Modernizes Its Identity Management System

It has become a top priority for government agencies to maintain a secure directory without limiting the amount of data users can access. The Federal CIO Council’s subcommittee created the FICAM mandate to protect sensitive personal information amidst cybersecurity concerns. Learn how the DLT Solutions Professional Services team worked with Oracle solved an agency's security challenge.

Breaking Down Information Silos Across the DoD

Today’s warfighter needs and expects the latest information in order to complete their mission. But providing real-time access across the DoD Information Enterprise, particularly in tactical environments, has been a challenge. Find out how Google Search Appliance offers the DoD a way to break down information sharing barriers and give warfighters real-time access to the information they need to make confident decisions.

How one Florida County Transformed its Permit Review Process giving Visibility to All Involved

In government, as in business, “streamlining business processes” has become essential to improving efficiency, while saving money. However, you may not think to look to Autodesk – the go-to innovators of AutoCAD, Map 3D, and so on – when it comes to managing non-design related processes. That’s where you’d be wrong. In fact, a growing number of state and local government departments are turning to Autodesk’s workflow management tool, Buzzsaw, to help them automate once arduous and paperwork intensive processes. Take for example Southwest Florida’s Manatee County Government, whose building and planning department manages building permits and land development applications for the country’s growing population.

Looking at MS4 Through an Economic Development Lens

This blog entry was submitted by Nancy Mann Jackson. Nancy Mann Jackson is a freelance journalist who writes regularly about local government and sustainability issues. Learn more about her at www.nancyjackson.com. As local and state governments grapple with changing environmental stormwater regulations, some face lawsuits over their stormwater policies. But others, approaching stormwater control from an economic development angle, are finding MS4 solutions that do more than just meet EPA regulations; they also help build stronger communities.

CE News Webcast Series “A Case Study on Road Reconstruction”

Back in December, our good friend Dave Lingebach over at CADD Centers of Florida wrote about Riviera Beach, Florida and how they improved their infrastructure on a budget. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Dave discuss the case study as a speaker in the upcoming CE News Webcast Series for “A Case Study on Road Reconstruction” this Thursday, January 20th at 1 p.m. EST. Take a moment to register - I’m sure if you have a scheduling conflict they will be in contact with the archive information afterwards. Here’s the blurb from their website on the event if you still need convincing: In March 2010, the Department of Community Development of the city of Riviera Beach, Fla., began work on a $640,000 road reconstruction project of 1,340 linear feet. The project called for the replacement of all water lines, fire hydrants, sub grade, base rock, pavement, curbsides, and sidewalks in the area. This webcast will showcase how Riviera Beach city engineers, with the help of Autodesk Partner CADD Centers of Florida, used AutoCAD® Civil 3D® to simplify the design process — easily resolving conflicts between water, sanitary, and storm sewer lines before releasing construction documents, and expediting the permit process. Join us and learn how the city completed construction and bid plans 60 days ahead of schedule and saved $30,000 in design fees.

Autodesk University 2010 Blog Series, Day 2 - Still Getting Blown Away by the Innovation on Show!

This is Daniel Clark’s second entry in a blog series from on Autodesk University 2010. For Daniel’s first entry, visit: http://blogs.dlt.com/autodesk-university-2010-melting-pot-diversity-innovation/ After a mediocre breakfast of yogurt and stale muffins it was off to a full day of classes here at Autodesk University 2010. I won’t bore you with a play-by-play account of the day, but I do want to share some insights about the two most powerful classes that I attended. The first class was hosted by a government customer who recently made the decision to switch from their current GIS platform to Map 3D. The class was interesting because it was not an endorsement of Map 3D, but a glimpse into the decisions and testing that led the government agency to conclude that Map 3D was the correct choice for them. As with most new software adoption, some of the biggest concerns expressed about Map 3D, was the level of training it would take to ensure they got the most from their software investment. However, this concern was outweighed by the substantial cost savings they would receive by consolidating to one software package for mapping and only having to train each person on one program.

Innovative Public Sector Projects Prove that More Can be Done With Less

Many government agencies continue to drive innovation and achieve cost savings while adjusting to budget cuts and increased pressure for accountability from taxpayers. Here is [acronym] online’s pick of some of the more notable public sector projects that have achieved more with less through design, engineering, and process management innovation.

Route 22/322 Lewistown Narrows Project

The Route 22/322 Lewistown Narrows Project was PennDOT’s second largest construction project and most complex project ever undertaken. Once considered one of the most dangerous roads in the United States, the Narrows Project consisted of expanding a two-lane roadway into a modern four-lane limited access expressway. This 10 mile, $142 million project represents an example of award-winning innovation and ingenuity having overcome numerous challenges to finish a year ahead of schedule. Here are a few facts and figures of how PennDOT not only overcame challenges but surpassed expectations.

Bridging the CAD & GIS Divide

The City of Roseville Environmental Utilities Department Streamlines CAD & GIS Workflow Processes While Getting a Grip on Rapid Growth. Located a few miles to the north east of Sacramento, CA, the City of Roseville, California, began as a sleepy railroad town. Recent years have seen the city grow outward in all directions with an expansive industrial zone that is headquarters to many large corporations. With just four full time employees, the City of Roseville’s Environmental Utilities Department (REUD) needed to scale quickly and efficiently to handle the challenges of managing and maintaining its extensive utilities infrastructure, without increasing head count.