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Basic Services, Civil Service

GSA to study demographic equity in remote identity tech

September 26, 2022

Via: FCW

The agency plans to test the accuracy of tools like facial recognition software across different demographic groups. Read More on FCW


Infrastructure, Public Works

Michigan DOT, Electreon to explore larger deployment of public wireless EV charging road

September 23, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

On Wednesday, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Electreon announced they had entered into a five-year agreement to develop and implement a scalable, wireless, public in-road EV charging network. A first in the United States, the in-road system would […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

California needs to move on from net metering, advocates, industry and utility leaders say

September 22, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Participants in an RE+ panel on ratemaking trends generally agreed that the time for net metering policies has passed in many states. But finding consensus around what should come next could prove challenging. “Here in California, we are in a […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Beyond the Plastic Bag: Sparking a Sea Change for Reuse

September 21, 2022

Via: Waste360

Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy, in partnership with the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, has released a new resource entitled, “Beyond the Plastic Bag: Sparking a Sea Change for Reuse.” It shares key insights gathered from […]


Basic Services, Infrastructure, Public Transport, Public Works

Feds prep $500M program for transportation tech

September 19, 2022

Via: FCW

The process to award $500 million in federal grants that states and local governments can use to pay for cutting-edge transportation projects is slated to get underway later this month. Funding for the competitive program, dubbed Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Law enforcement is searching for new ways to protect elections

September 15, 2022

Via: StateScoop

A new coalition of election administrators and law enforcement officials met in Washington on Wednesday to develop strategies for connecting their respective communities to push back against a rising tide of online and physical threats against the voting process. Members […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

EPA Updates Superfund National Priorities List to Clean Up Pollution and Address Public Health Risks

September 9, 2022

Via: Waste360

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is adding five sites to the Superfund National Priorities List and is proposing to add another two where releases of contamination pose significant human health and environmental risk. “All people […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Commerce revises export rules to boost U.S. standards development on critical tech

September 9, 2022

Via: FCW

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security drew praise from industry leaders for nixing a license requirement to release technology controlled by Export Administration Regulations—so long as it is for “standards-related activity.” “This interim final rule … amends the […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Stop dreading POTS replacement and see the opportunity (Reader Forum)

August 31, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The end appears near for the workhorse voice-grade telephone system the United States relied on for more than a century. On August 2, 2022, local exchange carriers (LECs) are no longer required to support aging copper landlines known as the […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

HHS dinged on security from all sides

August 29, 2022

Via: FCW

The Department of Health and Human Services’ information security program is “not effective,” according to the latest Federal Information Systems Modernization Act audit conducted by the agency’s Office of Inspector General. The OIG’s report, released in April, identified deficiencies in […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Canon Figured Out a Way to Turn Waste Ink into Roadway Asphalt

August 29, 2022

Via: Waste360

In order to reduce waste created by the company, the tech supplier Canon has partnered with Virginia-based Basic Construction to give waste toner from printers another life. The recycling process involves pelletizing the material to be incorporated into the asphalt […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Cyber is a team sport–here’s how the public and private sectors can play together

August 23, 2022

Via: FCW

Over the past year, we’ve seen the government take instrumental strides to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and combat the rise in cyberattacks targeted at the public sector. From the Cybersecurity Executive Order to the Zero Trust mandate, the Biden Administration […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

ISRI Addresses State Legislators on Recycling Priorities

August 17, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, participated as one of eight private sector partners at the first in-person meeting of the National Conference on State Legislature (NCSL) Public-Private Partnership on Recycling. The Partnership […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

FirstEnergy closes coal ash landfill, paving the way for solar

August 16, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

FirstEnergy closed an ash landfill for the former R. Paul Smith coal power plant in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The company said it plans to develop a utility-scale solar facility nearby. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection recently allowed […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Can base station antennas turn over a new leaf and become more sustainable? (Analyst Angle)

August 12, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The telecommunications industry is no stranger to sustainability development and goals. It is one of the first sectors to surpass the 20% target for the net-zero target by 2050 set by the United Nations (UN). Based on a recent GSMA […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Auction moves to four daily rounds

August 10, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has doubled the number of daily bidding rounds in the ongoing auction of 2.5 GHz overlay licenses, moving today from two rounds to four. The bidding total continues to move up slowly, and as of Round […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Emerging Plastics Recycling Technologies: Where Are They Headed? Part 2

August 8, 2022

Via: Waste360

As the tidal wave of plastic waste continues to swell, the world finds itself in the midst of a “perfect storm” of sorts – a storm precipitated by intensifying public awareness around the material’s environmental impacts; international plastic exportation bans; […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Trucking Company Settles Hazardous Waste Dumping Allegations

August 3, 2022

Via: Waste360

After allegations of illegally dumping hazardous waste in Alameda County, Calif., Old Dominion Freight Line has agreed to pay a civil penalty of a total of $1.36 million to the county. The waste included commercial chemical products, paint materials, electronic […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

ISRI Announces Position on Chemical Recycling

July 29, 2022

Via: Waste360

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, Board of Directors announced its position on chemical recycling at its July meeting. The full policy was adopted by ISRI’s Board of Directors on July 14, 2022. […]


Electric Utility, Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Surprise Senate climate deal includes incentives for hydrogen, nuclear, renewables

July 28, 2022

Via: Power Engineering International

The unexpected inflation reduction legislation announced by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has lawmakers and clean advocates scrambling to read the 725-page bill. The sweeping bill includes nearly $370 million on energy and climate change initiatives. […]