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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


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Where AI makes a difference for the telecoms industry (Reader Forum)

May 17, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

Generative AI (GenAI) is a breathtaking technology feat that could substantially impact society and the economy. The business adoption rate will determine the extent of that impact and how quickly people adapt to working in new ways. The role of […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Rules Pending for Reuse And How Movers in This Space Are Doing

May 16, 2024

Via: Waste360

Reuse and refillable packaging models could cut plastic pollution by about 70 percent according to a UN report, and a recent Oceana analysis, compiling data from multiple resources, adds more dimension to the case for reuse. The authors name leading […]


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, Public Transport

FTA announces $20.5B for transit agencies

April 8, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that $20.5 billion in federal funding would be available to support public transit across the country. The funding, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will be available to […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

IRA implementation is still suffering from regulatory uncertainty, executives say

March 1, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

“I think [the IRA] is going to be a little bit like Obamacare,” Whitehouse said. “To be a Republican you had to hate Obamacare, and you had to say that you wanted to repeal Obamacare, until a certain tipping point […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Biden’s new data security order leaves industry officials, privacy advocates scratching their heads

March 1, 2024

Via: FCW

Implementing the executive order will involve crafting new legal mechanisms for data transfers while assuaging ongoing privacy concerns. Read More on FCW


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Princess Cruises Installs Food Waste Biodigesters

March 1, 2024

Via: Waste360

Power Knot Ocean, the market leader for onsite organic waste management solutions in the marine environment, announced today the successful deployment of 26 of its machines aboard Princess Cruises’ latest luxury cruise ship, the Sun Princess. The integration of Power […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

O-RAN at MWC: A minimum viable profile, processors and more

February 29, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

Open radio access networks have been a major theme at this week’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024. Not only was an O-RAN Alliance meeting held in conjunction with MWC, but a number of announcements indicate the continued development of the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How utilities can unleash the power of orchestration through virtual power plants

February 29, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The clean energy transition is progressing globally, with virtual power plants, which are aggregations of managed energy resources such as rooftop solar and storage, poised to emerge as a critical resource. Between 2023 and 2030, U.S. electricity demand may increase […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

DOE, NARUC publish cybersecurity ‘baselines’ for utilities, distributed energy resources

February 28, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The electric grid is increasingly distributed and cybersecurity “is an integral underpinning of power system resilience,” DOE and NARUC said. “Addressing cybersecurity is essential as electric distribution systems continue to evolve, spurred by new technologies and operational models, as well […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

UN report: World must move beyond waste era and turn rubbish into resource

February 28, 2024

Via: Waste Management World

With municipal waste set to increase by two-thirds and its cost almost doubling within a generation, only a drastic reduction in waste generation will ensure a liveable and affordable future, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment […]


Electric Utility, Miscellaneous, Public Utilities

Advancing energy justice: A new paradigm in grid equity and reliability analysis

February 26, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The electric industry is in the midst of a fundamental transition toward clean energy driven by economics and the need to decarbonize the economy. Renewable energy has supplanted fossil fuels as the most economic source of energy. As technology for […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

NIST debuts the finalized update to its Cybersecurity Framework

February 26, 2024

Via: FCW

The revamp of a nationally recognized cybersecurity standards blueprint urges board rooms to adopt robust governance practices, arguing it will help them face down ever-evolving cyber risks targeting both public and private sectors. The National Institute of Standards and Technology […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

New federal program will provide $250M to advance multimodal solutions

February 22, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration will be offering $250 million in competitive grants over five years through the new Congestion Relief Program to advance multimodal solutions that reduce vehicular traffic in congested metropolitan areas. The program will provide funding to projects […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

US has shared AI security interests with ‘every country around the world,’ State official says

February 22, 2024

Via: FCW

Seth Center, the State Department’s deputy envoy for critical and emerging technology, broke down the U.S. diplomatic approach to cultivating cohesive regulatory approaches. Read More on FCW


Infrastructure, Public Works

NextGen Highways launches effort to build transmission lines along public right of way in Minnesota

February 20, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

The U.S. Department of Energy’s latest National Transmission Needs study, released in October, says the United States needs about 47,000 GW-miles of new high-voltage transmission capacity by 2035 under a moderate load-growth, high clean-energy scenario. That represents a 57% increase […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Verizon to deploy private 5G networks across NHL arenas

February 19, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

U.S. carrier Verizon and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced a multi-year sponsorship renewal under which the telco will continue to be the league’s official partner in the 5G field. Additionally, as an official technology partner for the NHL, Verizon […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

How can generative AI be safely introduced into the telecom domain? (Reader Forum)

February 19, 2024

Via: RCR Wireless News

In April, Bain & Co published a report about the potential effect of Generative AI (GenAI) on the world’s telecom companies. Given the title: Telcos, Stop Debating Generative AI and Just Get Going – the urgency of the message was […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Virginia clean energy competition bill faces uncertain fate after collapsed negotiations

February 15, 2024

Via: Utility Dive

“In particular, we were concerned about the infeasibility and cost of increasing the distributed solar carve-out. This would have added hundreds of millions of dollars a year in new costs onto our customers,” Ruby said in an email. “We worked […]