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Infrastructure, Public Works

U.S. Transportation Department awards $7M for positioning, navigation and timing technology companies

July 9, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had awarded contracts to nine companies support critical Global Positioning System infrastructure. The Complementary Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technology vendors will receive funding that will ultimately enable the DOT […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

DHS selects 6 digital wallet startups for identity security contracts

July 8, 2024

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security took steps to bolster digital wallet technology development on Monday, announcing six startups the agency will partner with to help secure the privacy of travelers who are utilizing digital credentials. Credence ID, Hushmesh, Netis d.o.o., […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

How to maximize AI’s potential for government

July 3, 2024

Via: FCW

With AI surging, and more than 60 new governments set to take office and implement policy frameworks in 2024, we’ve arrived at an era-defining moment. Decision-makers have an opportunity to steer the course of AI and harness its impacts for […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Federal buyers have a new ‘co-pilot’ to get good deals for government

June 21, 2024

Via: FCW

The new Procurement Co-Pilot brings data together from across the government — something that’s historically been difficult to do. Read More on FCW


Public Institutions, Public Works

House panel advances bill to study TSA’s embrace of digital IDs

June 17, 2024

Via: FCW

Bipartisan legislation that would study the Transportation Security Administration’s use of digital identification systems is headed to the House floor after making it through a key committee last week. During a House Homeland Security Committee markup on June 12, the […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

FCC greenlights $200M pilot for school and library cybersecurity

June 7, 2024

Via: FCW

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to kickstart a three year pilot program that would study the use of agency funding to support cybersecurity services and equipment for school and library networks. The unanimous vote allows the agency to […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

$1.3B earmarked for EV charging network expansion in US

June 3, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The previous round of CFI funding benefited 47 projects in 22 states and Puerto Rico, supporting construction of approximately 7,500 EV charging plugs. FHWA received applications for six times the amount of funding available, the release said, and will reserve […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

FTA announces $10.5M in competitive grant funding for housing near transit

May 28, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it was making nearly $10.5 million in competitive grant funds available for transit-adjacent development. The FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) planning will support planning and investment […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Pre-award protests cleared in FBI’s $7B IT services pact

May 16, 2024

Via: FCW

The Government Accountability Office rejects the last pre-award protest involving this blanket purchase agreement for IT services and supplies. Read More on FCW


Infrastructure, Public Works

Legislation introduced to electrify and modernize American transportation infrastructure

May 8, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Monday U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) reintroduced legislation to electrify and modernize the transportation infrastructure across the country. The BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act would authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

How cities are building out public EV charging infrastructure

April 16, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Amid federal clean energy policies, automakers’ pledges to transition to zero-emission vehicles and rising consumer demand for electric vehicles, EVs could account for 30 million to 42 million light-duty vehicles on the road by 2030, according to analysts from the […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

FHWA awards nearly $830M in resiliency grants

April 12, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded 80 projects nationwide with nearly $830 million in Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation Discretionary Grant Program grants. The program helps states and local communities become more resilient to extreme weather […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

DOT accepting applications for more than $5B in infrastructure grants

April 1, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced it was accepting applications for $5.1 billion in discretionary grants programs. The grants for regionally or nationally significant infrastructure projects would come from three major discretionary grant programs, but the application process […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

IBM calls for stricter regulatory posture on deepfakes

February 28, 2024

Via: FCW

IBM is urging lawmakers and federal agencies to police deepfakes and other synthetic content generated by artificial intelligence ahead of the 2024 presidential election, in order to maintain election security, artist protection and privacy. Announced on Wednesday, the tech behemoth […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Energy to fund 16 infrastructure cybersecurity projects 

February 27, 2024

Via: FCW

The Department of Energy announced a $45 million investment into 16 projects dedicated to shoring up cybersecurity across the electric grid and other energy infrastructure, the agency announced Monday afternoon. The project selections, which are spread across university research foundations […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities

Advancing energy justice: A new paradigm in grid equity and reliability analysis

February 26, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The electric industry is in the midst of a fundamental transition toward clean energy driven by economics and the need to decarbonize the economy. Renewable energy has supplanted fossil fuels as the most economic source of energy. As technology for […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

NIST debuts the finalized update to its Cybersecurity Framework

February 26, 2024

Via: FCW

The revamp of a nationally recognized cybersecurity standards blueprint urges board rooms to adopt robust governance practices, arguing it will help them face down ever-evolving cyber risks targeting both public and private sectors. The National Institute of Standards and Technology […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

New federal program will provide $250M to advance multimodal solutions

February 22, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration will be offering $250 million in competitive grants over five years through the new Congestion Relief Program to advance multimodal solutions that reduce vehicular traffic in congested metropolitan areas. The program will provide funding to projects […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

US has shared AI security interests with ‘every country around the world,’ State official says

February 22, 2024

Via: FCW

Seth Center, the State Department’s deputy envoy for critical and emerging technology, broke down the U.S. diplomatic approach to cultivating cohesive regulatory approaches. Read More on FCW


Infrastructure, Public Works

Removing demand charge utility tariffs for EV charging will raise CO2 emissions

February 21, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

With the transportation sector being the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and the transition to EVs taking shape to combat the issue, the build-out of charging infrastructure must keep pace with the transition to serve the […]