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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


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

We need long-duration storage for a cleaner and reliable grid. Here’s how policymakers can help.

May 21, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The United States is in the midst of a clean energy revolution being driven by two converging dynamics — the increasing competitiveness of clean energy resources such as wind and solar, and the growing understanding that we must dramatically reduce […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Kagan: How Cable TV can fight the FWA 5G wireless broadband threat

May 21, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

All things always change. Consider wireless, telecom and cable TV. Everything in the process of reinventing itself with new competition and new technology. Wireless has been a growth industry for roughly fifty-years. The journey has not been easy. Now, wireless […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Commissioners Celebrate the Opening of New Waste Transfer Station in Redmond, Ore.

May 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

Last week, the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners in Oregon held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new solid waste facility at the Negus Transfer Station. The new transfer station is located in Redmond, Ore. It […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Washington State Authorizes Drone for Methane Emissions

May 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

On May 13th, the Washington State Department of Ecology announced a new methane emission rule (Chapter 173-408 WAC) for active and closed solid waste (MSW) landfills in their state. All affected landfills must meet the requirements starting January 1, 2025. […]


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


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 […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Hard to Recycle Items Event in Pittsburgh Sees Hundreds of Residents Participate

May 15, 2024

Via: Waste360

Hundreds of people signed up to bring hard-to-recycle items to a recycling drive held in Pittsburgh this past weekend. The Pennsylvania Resources Council and Allegheny County Health Department partnered with WPXI to hold a Hard to Recycle Collection event at […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

An advanced grid requires regulatory innovation

May 13, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Spring and fall represent perhaps the quietest time for the energy sector – after the threat of harsh winter storms quiets and the intense summer heat is still in the distance. But this year, spring has brought with it the […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

The future of work in the energy and utilities industry

May 13, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

A wave of automation is transforming industries worldwide, and the energy and utilities sector is no exception. In this dynamic industry landscape, automation and digital transformation are paving the way for profound advancements. At the same time, they’re revolutionizing job […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Industry Professionals Stress Education as Top Challenge in Recycling

May 9, 2024

Via: Waste360

There were a lot of different conversations regarding recycling at WasteExpo this year, and a panel of industry professionals spoke to a crowded room about the latest challenges, they are seeing in the space. The panel discussed similar challenges such […]


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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE requests public input on challenges with scaling energy storage manufacturing

May 7, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Cleanly and affordably expanding the U.S. electric grid will require large amounts of energy storage and the Department of Energy is asking stakeholders to shine a light on potential manufacturing and design challenges that could limit deployment. DOE’s Office of […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Securing water utilities a top priority for Vermont’s new cyber chief

May 7, 2024

Via: StateScoop

John Toney, Vermont’s new chief information security officer, starts his day with threat intelligence briefs — reading, watching or listening to the latest cybersecurity news. “My morning cup of coffee comes in the form of cyber threat intelligence,” Toney told […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

VPPs could boost utilities’ credit profiles, but it’s ‘premature’ to consider impact: Morningstar DBRS

May 6, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

Morningstar DBRS sees a “positive trend in the adoption and expansion of VPPs” in the short- to medium-term. Pegging the total global VPP market at about $4.1 billion in 2023, Morningstar cited a Grand View Research projection that its value […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Talon Metals Partners on New Process to Use Mining Waste in Battery Production

May 2, 2024

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is developing a new process that could dramatically increase the number of electric vehicle (EV) batteries produced from mined nickel ore. The effort is part of a new partnership with Talon […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EU industry threatened by growing imports of recycled plastics, study confirms

May 2, 2024

Via: Waste Management World

The EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) – after long discussions – is ready for adoption. One point that has been discussed at length is the use of recyclate that originates from outside the EU. Plastic Recyclers Europe (PRE) […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Recycling Facility Re-Opens Following $47M Redevelopment

May 1, 2024

Via: Waste360

The Atlantic Coast Recycling has reopened its recycling processing facility in Passaic, New Jersey following a year-long redevelopment. The redevelopment totaled $47 million for the facility and allows the 125,000 square-foot plant to process over 50 tons of residential and […]


Social Security, Social Services

Congress reaches agreement on FAA reauthorization bill

May 1, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

U.S. Senate and House of Representatives leaders said the final bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for the next five years will head to the Senate floor this week following months […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

US warns of Russian hackers targeting operational technology in water systems

May 1, 2024

Via: FCW

U.S. agencies are warning North American and European water treatment systems operators to be wary of and take steps to prevent a surge of Russia-linked hackers trying to break into their operational technology. The advisory, which also includes French, Canadian […]