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Basic Services, Civil Service

How government outreach can combat election disinformation

May 23, 2024

Via: FCW

COMMENTARY | We need a solution in which messages are non-partisan, easily accessible and easy to understand. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Civil Service

New York governor announces $127M in new funds for public safety tech

May 15, 2024

Via: StateScoop

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office this week announced that police departments and sheriffs’ offices outside New York City will receive $127 million for crime prevention tools and other new technology. Nearly 400 law enforcement agencies across New York will […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

DOD ordered to evaluate mobile device cybersecurity in 2025 defense bill

May 14, 2024

Via: FCW

The evaluations would include basic tools like virtual private networks that encrypt connections when browsing the web. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Civil Service

TSA is looking at using AI to improve security screening processes

May 8, 2024

Via: FCW

The Transportation Security Administration is looking at using artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies to bolster its security directive, with the agency’s top technology official saying these tools can improve the airport experience for both travelers and officers. In an […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

How can feds evaluate the effectiveness of different AIs for various government tasks?

April 25, 2024

Via: FCW

If you work with them enough, AI models almost start to seem like people, with each one having a specific set of strengths, weaknesses and quirks. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA to award $316M in passenger ferry grants

April 19, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be awarding $316 million in grants to support and modernize passenger ferry service. Grants will be awarded through three programs. A total of $49 million will be awarded through the Electric or Low Emitting […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services

FCC investigating recent 911 outages in four states

April 19, 2024

Via: StateScoop

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating 911 outages that on Wednesday disrupted residents’ ability to contact emergency services in parts of Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota and Texas. Many of the reported outages had been restored by Wednesday evening, and on […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Maryland lawmakers approve ‘strongest’ facial recognition rules for law enforcement yet

April 11, 2024

Via: StateScoop

The Maryland General Assembly this week unanimously passed legislation limiting how law enforcement agencies in the state can use facial recognition technology. It’s now on its way to Gov. Wes Moore’s desk for a signature and could become active as […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA announces $20.5B for transit agencies

April 8, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that $20.5 billion in federal funding would be available to support public transit across the country. The funding, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will be available to […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

FHWA to award $44.5M in active transportation grants

March 21, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently opened the application period for up to $44.5 million in Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program grants. Active transportation mobility options are defined as those powered primarily by human energy and provide positive health impacts. […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Pennsylvania officials push transit budget proposal

March 20, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

Pennsylvania state transportation officials and an operator from rabbittransit, a Pennsylvania regional public transportation provider, recently spoke about how Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal to invest in transit agencies would benefit Pennsylvanians. The proposal would invest an additional $282.8 million […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Pennsylvania seeks feedback on transit plan

March 4, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) and Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce officials are encouraging the public to share feedback on the authority’s Transit Development Plan now through March 22. The plan is a strategic blueprint […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Biden’s new data security order leaves industry officials, privacy advocates scratching their heads

March 1, 2024

Via: FCW

Implementing the executive order will involve crafting new legal mechanisms for data transfers while assuaging ongoing privacy concerns. Read More on FCW


Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA announces Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Bus Terminal Replacement Project

February 6, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it would make a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Bus Terminal project available. The DEIS relates to the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

NAESB to develop standardized distribution services contract to facilitate DER aggregation

February 6, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The North American Energy Standards Board on Monday said it will begin work on a standardized services contract that aims to ease the aggregation of distributed energy resources, or DERs, and facilitate development of virtual power plants. “There is a […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA awards $64.2M grant to Seattle for rapid transit line

January 30, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it had awarded the Seattle Department of Transportation a $64.2 million construction grant for the city’s bus rapid transit line. The RapidRide J Line will provide fast, frequent […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services

Public safety coalition urges Congress to fund next-generation 911

January 25, 2024

Via: StateScoop

This week, a coalition of nine national organizations sent a letter to Congress, urging federal legislators to pass a bill that would allow states to deploy next-generation 911, an internet-based system that experts say is a much-needed replacement to the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Pennsylvania launches new website to find food, housing, childcare services

January 23, 2024

Via: StateScoop

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania launched PA Navigate, a new website that connects residents to community organizations, government agencies and health care providers for access to resources for basic needs, such as food, housing and childcare. PA Navigate is designed to address […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

FRA announces $8.2B in passenger rail projects

January 10, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced it had awarded $8.2 billion for 10 passenger rail projects, and identified corridors across the country for future development. The awarded, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, will […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Pennsylvania unveils website for appealing denied health insurance claims

January 8, 2024

Via: StateScoop

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Office of Digital Experience, or CODE PA, and Department of Insurance announced Monday that they’ve launched a new website for residents to appeal denied health plan services. According to a press release, Pennsylvanians can submit their information […]