Top

Category: Public Institutions


Public Institutions, Public Works

Lawmakers propose a federal reserve corps for digital talent

January 17, 2023

Via: FCW

The bipartisan legislation seeks to address the government’s tech and cyber needs by enabling industry professionals to bring their skills and experience to the federal level. Read More on FCW


Public Institutions, Public Works

State Department creates first office devoted to emerging technology diplomacy

January 9, 2023

Via: FCW

Foreign policy continues to intersect with emerging technology, as the State Department has launched a new office devoted to establishing cooperation between nations that are developing new technologies. Announced on Tuesday, the Office of the Special Envoy for Critical and […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

What’s the state of AI accountability in government?

January 4, 2023

Via: FCW

Government agencies don’t have a “precise definition” of artificial intelligence accountability in federal guidance, according to a new report from the non-profit American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s group focused on emerging technology. Although non-binding risk management and […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

The White House charts a course for open government 

December 28, 2022

Via: FCW

The fifth U.S. Open Government National Action Plan builds on many of the Biden administration’s previous efforts. Read More on FCW


Public Institutions, Public Works

State and local cyber aid gets a boost in $1.7 trillion omnibus bill

December 21, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The $1.7 trillion spending bill Congress has to pass this week to fund the federal government in 2023 would increase funding for several programs aimed at improving state and local cybersecurity efforts, including a 13% bump for a Department of […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

TSA administrator says new cyber requirements in the works for aviation industry

November 18, 2022

Via: FCW

The administrator of the Transportation Security Administration said the White House is following a similar approach to how it crafted cyber requirements for the oil and gas pipeline industry following the 2021 Colonial Pipeline attack in crafting guidelines for the […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

GSA lifts curtains on the next Alliant contract

October 21, 2022

Via: FCW

The General Services Administration has given companies a first glimpse into the next iteration of the government-wide Alliant technology solutions and services contract vehicle. In a draft solicitation posted Thursday, GSA said the window for questions and comments regarding Alliant […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Biden adds cyber, data, supply chain risks to CFIUS reviews

September 15, 2022

Via: FCW

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday formalizing a list of risks to be considered when weighing approval of foreign investments in the United States. Under the order, the cross-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Massachusetts funds cybersecurity training for local governments and schools

March 8, 2022

Via: StateScoop

Massachusetts officials announced Tuesday that 210 local governments and school districts around the commonwealth will receive grants to fund cybersecurity training for their employees. The grants, which have been distributed annually since 2020, will fund training for about 57,000 public-sector […]


Electric Utility, Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works

Village school in Malawi receives solar+storage micro-grid

August 13, 2021

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

This project has made it possible to improve not only the students’ possibilities of studying but also the quality of life and working conditions of the teaching staff, as they now have light and electricity in their homes. Until now, […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Here are the top public and private colleges with the most generous financial aid packages

April 20, 2021

Via: CNBC

The coronavirus crisis has put college affordability into focus like never before. This year, because of the pandemic, the price of higher education is an even bigger consideration among students and parents. However, at the same time, the cost a […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Institutions, Public Works

Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions

March 23, 2021

Via: StateScoop

There’s “a light at the end of tunnel” in sight for technology executives that were tasked with suddenly transitioning thousands of city employees and public students to remote work and learning environments last year at the onset of the coronavirus […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Institute announces $43 Million for research-projects

March 4, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

The Remade Institute is a public-private partnership established by the United States Department of Energy and the first institute in the U.S. dedicated to accelerating the nation’s transition to a Circular Economy. It will spend $43 million in new technology […]


Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Colleges Mobilizing Food Rescue Have Ripple Effect

March 2, 2021

Via: Waste360

Ten years ago, a few college students at the University of Maryland became keenly aware that huge volumes of untouched, perfectly good dining hall food was getting tossed in the trash, and they teamed up to do something about it. […]


Health & Insurance, Public Institutions, Public Works, Social Services

If This Self-Sufficient Hospital Cannot Stand Alone, Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

January 29, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

In America’s health care system, dominated by hospital chain leviathans, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is an anomaly. It is a publicly owned hospital that boasts good care at lower prices than most and still flourishes […]


Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

University of California to Eliminate Unnecessary Plastics by 2030

January 19, 2021

Via: Waste360

The University of California will begin to phase out single-use plastics, which includes plastic bags in retail and dining locations and single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles, with the goal of eliminating all unnecessary plastics by 2030. Worldwide, […]


Health & Insurance, Public Institutions, Public Works, Social Services

Public Health Programs See Surge in Students Amid Pandemic

November 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

As the novel coronavirus emerged in the news in January, Sarah Keeley was working as a medical scribe and considering what to do with her biology degree. By February, as the disease crept across the U.S., Keeley said she found […]


Electric Utility, Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works

Santa Barbara Schools Get Solar-Battery Backup, Saving Money at the Same Time

October 13, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Santa Barbara’s public school system is finalizing a solar microgrid project that could set a model for investment in clean backup power. Purveyors of carbon-free backup power have struggled for years to convince customers to pay for resilience. But a […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Students’ Mass Migration Back to College Gets a Failing Grade

September 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses, where, unencumbered by parental supervision, many college kids did what college kids do? Actually, Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Schools remain ‘easy target’ for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems

September 14, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Actors using the Maze ransomware are claiming credit for a recent string of attacks against large public school districts across the United States, just as students and teachers are returning to their mostly virtual learning environments. Last Friday, the school […]