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Social Security, Social Services

Seattle innovation council tackles homelessness, social services in first projects

April 16, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Seattle’s Innovation Advisory Council, created by Mayor Jenny Durkan last August as a way to leverage the region’s technical talent against local issues, has announced seven technology projects it plans to implement. The projects, announced last week, include: An earthquake […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Bill would create cybersecurity grant program for state and local governments

April 9, 2019

Via: StateScoop

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner introduced legislation Monday that would authorize the Department of Homeland Security to give state and local governments grants to purchase additional cybersecurity resources and hire more information-security personnel. Under the State Cyber Resiliency […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

With Health Care Costs As A Top Concern Among Voters, State Legislatures Eye Ways To Make Care More Affordable

April 8, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

State lawmakers across the country are trying to find ways to make health care cheaper, from expanding Medicaid programs to creating a public option to addressing high drug prices. Sacramento Bee: Cheaper And More Accessible Health Care Sought By CA […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utility bosses expect sharp rise in consumers going off-grid

February 12, 2019

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Utility bosses believe that the risk of electricity consumers going off-grid and using it only as occasional backup will increase significantly in the next two years. That’s according to a new study from Accenture, in which 95 per cent of […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Siemens working with US on solar, energy storage and EVs

January 28, 2019

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

Siemens is to team up with three US energy labs to test new technologies to bolster electricity supply, options and resiliency. Siemens Corporate Technology, the company’s central research and development unit located in Princeton, New Jersey, has signed a memorandum […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

New Legislation About Drug Trials Offers Hope For Children With Incurable Cancers

January 16, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

The U.S. is set to begin testing drugs on children, a step researchers say many drugmakers skipped because it was risky and costly. “It is an incredibly exciting time,” said Crystal Mackall, a pediatric-cancer researcher. “We have lots of drug […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

16 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card

January 2, 2019

Via: The Caregiver Space

Since April, the government has been rolling out new Medicare cards to almost 60 million seniors enrolled in the program. The year-long effort seems to be going well, helped in part by a government marketing effort to get the word […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Vaccination Exemptions Threaten ‘Decades Of Progress’ As Measles Cases Surge Worldwide

November 30, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

The number of officially reported measles cases in 2017 totaled 173,330, the report said, 31 percent higher than levels in 2016. In other public health news: suicide, depression, shingles, schizophrenia, stomach bugs, strokes, palliative care, and more. Reported cases of […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

China Sets a New Renewable Portfolio Standard

November 1, 2018

Via: PowerMag

China in mid-September increased its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 35% of electricity consumption by 2030. The country has already heavily invested in wind and solar, and it anticipates more gains will come from some provinces. In a revision of […]


Basic Services, Others

On cybersecurity, many local governments still lack strategic or disruption response plans

October 19, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A majority of local government technology leaders have succeeded at developing training programs and culture around cybersecurity in their agencies, but still struggle to adopt plans around information security, according to recent data from the Public Technology Institute. Survey results […]