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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 […]


Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

U.S. Plastics Pact to Be Catalyst for Circular Economy

August 26, 2020

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Plastics Pact, a collaborative led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), launched as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact network. The U.S. Plastics Pact is an ambitious initiative to unify diverse public-private […]


Miscellaneous, Public Institutions, Public Works

State and local governments plead again as federal pandemic relief stalls

August 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

State and local government leaders this week kept pleading for Congress to include significant funding to help them survive the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, but to little avail as negotiations between House Democrats, Senate Republicans and the White House […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Federal Funds To Help LA’s Homeless Crisis Come Bundled Up In Strings

January 14, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has been working with Mayor Eric Garcetti to address the city’s homeless crisis despite public tension over the issue. But the administration says that if Los Angeles accepts federal help, it will need […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Arizona names head regulator critical of APS political influence

January 8, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

The election of Burns puts a consistent utility critic at the helm of the Arizona commission — a state that’s seen a string of political controversies and solar policy battles involving APS. ​In 2016, Burns issued a subpoena to APS, […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Khanna looks to spruce up online government services

October 17, 2018

Via: FCW

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) represents a district in the San Francisco Bay Area that includes the campuses of Apple, Intel, Yahoo and eBay. After serving as deputy assistant secretary of the Department of Commerce in the Obama Administration, Khanna won […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Municipalities thinking green with CNG-fueled trucks, solar panels, other initiatives — and saving money

March 12, 2018

Via: American Infrastructure

Green initiatives are becoming more prevalent as communities look for ways to operate more efficiently. To accomplish those goals, some in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are taking a hard look at the vehicles running in their fleets, switching to […]


Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Ohio Bill Would Require Drivers to Move Over for Trash Trucks

March 5, 2018

Via: Waste360

A bill in the Ohio House of Representatives would require drivers to “move over” for trash trucks with their lights flashing, much like the requirement for ambulances and other public safety vehicles. The bill has already been approved by the […]