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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., […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Hitting the gas at Energy

July 8, 2024

Via: FCW

Ann Dunkin has one of the coolest CIO gigs in government. Her job as the top tech official at the Department of Energy takes her to National Laboratories, nuclear security facilities, grid operations, supercomputing centers and more. Dunkin is a […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Refuse Derived Fuel for the cement industry: the sorting challenge

July 5, 2024

Via: Waste Management World

Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and the more refined Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) are produced from MSW after recyclable materials have been removed. It is a renewable fuel, easy to transport and store, with a high calorific value, stable combustion, low […]


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 Utilities, Telecommunications

What is level 5 network automation?

July 2, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

As telecommunications providers continue the shift towards multi-vendor, multi-cloud and cloud-native architectures, their operations are only become more and more complex. There is increasing need to scale their network operations and to see the return on their 5G investments. According […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Virginia Waste-to-Energy Plant Closes, Waste Now Heading for Landfill That is Running Out of Space

July 2, 2024

Via: Waste360

A waste-to-energy plant in Portsmouth, Va. closed over the weekend, meaning the area’s trash is now set to be sent to a local landfill. The Portsmouth plant in Southside Hampton Roads, formally known as Wheelabrator, is now closed and will […]


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


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DLR is More Than Optimizing Capacity; How Can Utilities Ensure Safety and Reliability?

June 20, 2024

Via: PowerMag

Dynamic line rating (DLR) enables utilities to unlock up to 40% additional capacity from existing infrastructure, allowing grid operators to rapidly increase energy throughput. This capability is crucial in today’s energy landscape, where the proportion of renewable energy sources is […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Electrifying neighborhoods could save California billions on gas line replacements

June 20, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Some states, cities and utilities have begun to act on ambitious plans to prune back the gas pipeline system, with hopes to transition buildings onto clean energy. Massachusetts established a first-of-its-kind state office in March charged with navigating the process. […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Connecting mobile enterprise workforces simply and securely

June 19, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

Building on a robust partnership anchored on managed network services for large enterprises and federal agencies, MetTel and Dell Technologies are launching a Laptop as-a-Service program to simplify device management without compromising on connectivity, performance or security. With 5G-connected AI […]


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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

NV Energy Adding 1 GW Each of Solar, Energy Storage in Nevada

June 14, 2024

Via: PowerMag

Nevada-based utility NV Energy said it plans to add more than 1 GW of capacity from both solar power and battery energy storage to its generation portfolio by the end of 2027. The company, which includes Las Vegas in its […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

The benefits of anaerobic wastewater treatment

June 13, 2024

Via: Waste Management World

Conventional wastewater treatment in many regions consists of three distinct phases: primary, secondary, and tertiary. The primary treatment involves the mechanical removal of solids by sedimentation or flotation and is followed by a secondary treatment which removes organic matter through […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Pennsylvania launches Aviation Economic Impact Calculator

June 13, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently unveiled the Aviation Economic Impact Calculator that will allow airports to view the economic impact of potential facility updates and activities. The tool will allow the state’s 120 public-use airports to calculate updated impacts […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

US internet users increased by 13 million in two years, NTIA says

June 12, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

The numbers of United States internet users increased by about 13 million between 2021 to 2023, according to new numbers from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)’s Internet Use Survey. That increase is the largest one since the 2015-2017 […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

5G to reach 55% of mobile connections in LatAm by 2030: GSMA

June 12, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

5G is forecast to reach 55% of the total mobile connections in Latin America by 2030, up from a current penetration of around 5%, according to a recent report by telecom association GSMA. By 2025, 5G technology will account for […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New York Electronics Recycler Releases ESG Report

June 11, 2024

Via: Waste360

Sunnking Sustainable Solutions, New York’s first R2 certified electronics recycler, proudly announces the release of its inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report for 2023. Earlier this year, Sunnking rebranded as Sunnking Sustainable Solution truly embracing the role of being […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services

Four challenges for in-building public safety communications

June 10, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

While in-building coverage for cellular and public safety Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems is a challenge across building use types, it is a particularly urgent one in schools. At last week’s Safer Buildings Coalition Tech and Policy Summit, the issues […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Cemex US Signs Renewable Natural Gas Fuel Agreement with Clean Energy to Power Fleet in Southern California

May 30, 2024

Via: Waste360

Cemex, a leader in the building materials industry, and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE), the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, have announced a new fueling agreement to provide ultra-clean renewable natural gas (RNG) to […]