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Infrastructure, Public Works

Software is now driving the electric vehicle charging market (Reader forum)

January 26, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is outperforming all expectations, and is now expected to represent more than half of U.S. vehicle sales by 2030. The ‘key link’ to mass adoption is now software, not hardware or vehicles. Fortunately, software innovations are […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Why network operators need to get smarter about streaming video (Reader Forum)

January 25, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

With practically every social media platform doubling down on video over the past decade, the emergence of apps like TikTok, and the rise of competing movie and TV services, video on demand is the battleground where businesses fight for the […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

More than just broadband — governors set tech agendas for 2023

January 25, 2023

Via: StateScoop

As dozens of governors give their annual State of the State addresses and begin proposing their budgets for the coming year, a more complete picture emerges of what state technologists’ jobs will entail in the near term. Governors’ speeches this […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services

Nextivity acquires public safety HPUE company

January 19, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

In-building wireless company Nextivity has acquired High-Power User Equipment (HPUE) company Assured Wireless, which serves the public safety user market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Assured Wireless was founded in 2016 and is based in San Diego, […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Recycling Outlook 2023: Improving Plastic Recycling Rates

January 18, 2023

Via: Waste360

Pinning down the real recycling rates in the U.S. is difficult. EPA’s last comprehensive report is based on 2018 figures and, since then, there’s been a patchwork of studies from different sources looking through different lenses. But amidst the gray […]


Social Services

OSHA fines Eversource $333,560 over alleged workplace violations in accident that killed a Boston worker

January 17, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed penalties of $333,560 against Eversource Energy for five workplace safety violations related to an arc flash and blast last summer that killed a 31-year-old worker. Eversource employees were doing maintenance work […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

The year when cloud makes its mark in telecommunications (Reader Forum)

January 17, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

As the telecommunications industry enters 2023, economic times are uncertain and capital and operational costs are under increased pressure. Customers need to be better understood and served. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) need to understand and manage their environment better. New […]


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 Utilities, Waste Management

Biowaste collection and valorisation: Problems and solutions

January 17, 2023

Via: Waste Management World

The SCALIBUR project, funded by the EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, has developed innovative solutions to valorize urban organic waste and sewage sludge into high-value-added products, allowing the creation of new circular economy business opportunities About 225 Mt […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Transportation electrification and EVs: Who pays for grid upgrades?

January 11, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

As EVs proliferate here in the U.S. and internationally, so too do the widespread benefits to customers, utilities, our planet and the power grid. However, with these benefits come a few big challenges that we’ve never dealt with before and […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Federal health plan could be spending $1B a year on ineligible dependents, GAO says

January 10, 2023

Via: FCW

The federal government’s employee health insurance plan could be wasting $1 billion a year in improper payments by providing benefits to family members who are no longer eligible, a new report has found. The Government Accountability Office said in an […]


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 Utilities, Waste Management

Federal Recycling & Waste Solutions Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

January 5, 2023

Via: Waste360

Federal Recycling & Waste Solutions, a business specializing in recycling and waste management solutions, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New York Implements New E-Waste Recycling Rules

January 5, 2023

Via: Waste360

With the start of a new year comes the beginning of a new e-waste program in the state of New York. An update to state law requires manufacturers of electronics to provide free collection and recycling of electronics. The legislation […]


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 […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

House approves omnibus spending bill, funding agencies through September

December 23, 2022

Via: FCW

After significant delay and compromise, Congress has finally set spending levels across government for fiscal 2023. 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 […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Agencies are lagging in implementing constituent services law, GAO says

December 21, 2022

Via: FCW

Identity proofing and authentication remains a stumbling block for many agencies to implement a 2019 law meant to help congressional offices to interact with federal agencies on behalf of their constituents, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Read […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Testing, low latency and the edge: Five things to know

December 21, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

With latency becoming an increasingly important part of enabling new services and monetizing 5G, just what does testing to assure low latency look like? Rich McNally, senior director of mobile service strategy with Spirent Communications, discussed real-world observations and lessons […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Why network operators need to get smarter about streaming video (Reader Forum)

December 16, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

With practically every social media platform doubling down on video over the past decade, the emergence of apps like TikTok, and the rise of competing movie and TV services, video on demand is the battleground where businesses fight for the […]