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Public Institutions, Public Works

Minnesota IT Services to receive $130M for modernizing state services

May 25, 2023

Via: StateScoop

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed a dozen government spending bills into law on Wednesday, setting funding for the next two years. In total, the bills provide more than $500 million for technology initiatives across state government — with $130 million […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Pentagon didn’t check risks before authorizing cloud services, watchdog finds

February 24, 2023

Via: FCW

Department of Defense officials who authorized the use of commercial cloud services across components of the agency did not review all required documentation needed to determine potential security concerns, leaving DOD’s armed forces unaware of vulnerabilities and cybersecurity risks across […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Creating a culture: How state privacy officers hope to rebuild public trust

February 16, 2023

Via: StateScoop

Agovernment that the public does not trust is collecting more of its data than ever before. Recent landmark data-privacy laws — like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act — reveal a growing interest […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

White House looks to shore up public trust in government websites

February 8, 2023

Via: FCW

A White House memorandum issued Wednesday instructs federal agencies to use government domain names for official communications and to make domain names “memorable” for everyday users. The new memo is designed to bring agencies in compliance with the DOTGOV act, […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

IRS names advisors on possible government-run direct filing system for taxpayers

February 8, 2023

Via: FCW

The IRS could be inching closer to providing government-run, electronic tax filing infrastructure for ordinary taxpayers. Capitol Hill directed the IRS to look into the cost and feasibility of a government-owned direct e-filing system in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Lawmakers propose a federal reserve corps for digital talent

January 17, 2023

Via: FCW

A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers active in cyber policy introduced legislation on Wednesday to create a “National Digital Reserve Corps” of civilian personnel who have the skills and experience needed to address a host of digital challenges across the […]


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 […]