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Category: Public Works


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 […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

NextGen Highways launches effort to build transmission lines along public right of way in Minnesota

February 20, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. Department of Energy’s latest National Transmission Needs study, released in October, says the United States needs about 47,000 GW-miles of new high-voltage transmission capacity by 2035 under a moderate load-growth, high clean-energy scenario. That represents a 57% increase […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Utilities, EV charging companies must collaborate to avoid bulk power system disruptions: NERC

February 14, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

While the early load impacts of EV adoption have materialized at the local level — a few new vehicles can stress neighborhood feeders, say experts — NERC is concerned that as penetration levels rise, there may be reliability issues on […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Senators look to harden the unemployment system for the next crisis

February 13, 2024

Via: FCW

The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Finance Committee have a bipartisan framework for legislation they say would equip the unemployment system for the next economic crisis. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, announced their plans last […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

USDOT supports junk fee ban for truckers

February 12, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) threw its support behind a proposed junk fee ban that would protect towing fees for truckers. In a comment filed on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed rule banning junk fees, the […]


Public Works

Ransomware attack forces Colorado public defenders to disable network

February 12, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Office of Colorado State Public defenders was forced to shut down its computer network on Monday, after officials became aware of malware-encrypted data within its system. The “cybersecurity incident,” first reported by the Denver Post, is the latest in […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

House and Senate panels advance bills targeting federal tech

February 9, 2024

Via: FCW

House and Senate committees have advanced bipartisan bills looking to reform federal technology personnel, processes, acquisition and more. While it’s not clear if and how any of these bills might pass through Congress in a busy election year with funding […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Tribal nations, utilities partner on EV access and reliability in the Upper Midwest

February 8, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The Red Lake Nation and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe both spent years fighting oil pipeline construction through their lands, with Standing Rock members and allies drawing national attention for their year-long blockade of the Dakota Access project in 2016 and […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Contracts featuring automation, built-in security can boost agencies’ cyber defenses, VA officials say

February 7, 2024

Via: FCW

An enhanced focus on automating legacy systems, prioritizing built-in security requirements in vendor contracts and carefully adopting mature artificial intelligence tools can help federal agencies bolster their overall cyber resilience, several officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs said on […]