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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Duke Energy begins operating Idaho’s largest solar plant

January 26, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

Idaho’s largest solar plant is now commercially operable. This is Duke Energy’s first utility-scale renewable energy project in the Potato State. The 120 MW Jackpot Solar project will provide energy to Idaho Power through a 20-year power purchase agreement. SOLV […]


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 […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

GSA opens workplace innovation lab, a coworking space for federal employees

January 25, 2023

Via: FCW

The new lab within the General Services Administration’s headquarters features state-of-the-art office technology and furniture crafted to help reimagine federal agencies’ future of workspaces Read More on FCW


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, […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Electric vehicles near ‘tipping point’ in 2023, but tax credit questions, utility interconnection challenges lie ahead

January 18, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Electric vehicles made up more than 5% of new vehicle sales in the United States last year, and experts say rapid growth in transportation electrification is likely to continue. Federal funds will help to develop a national charging network and […]


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 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

U.S. aims to streamline offshore wind development

January 17, 2023

Via: Power Engineering International

The U.S. Department of the Interior proposed updating its rules for offshore wind development, a move that the agency said could save developers some $1 billion over a 20-year period. The proposed regulations would aim to modernize regulations, streamline overly […]


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, Telecommunications

10 5G predictions for 2023 (Reader Forum)

January 17, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

It sometimes seems like we’ve been talking about 5G forever; yet ask Communications Service Providers (CSPs), vendors and other industry stakeholders, and you’ll hear the same refrain: we’re only at the beginning of this journey. With 5G coverage now blanketing […]


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 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 […]


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


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

Are telcos ready for edge computing, and how to balance tech with business (Part 2)

December 20, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

In a recent panel discussion at the Mobile Edge Forum—available on demand here—industry experts agreed there are opportunities for both public and private mobile edge computing implementations, augmented by 5G, to deliver on consumer and enterprise use cases, and create […]