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What Paris Can Teach Other Cities About Removing Roads

Next City

The City of Light is deprioritizing cars and aims to become “more human.

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The case for doubling down on refinery reliability now

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

With unplanned refinery outages at an all-time high, reliability fundamentals remain critical to capturing market opportunities, while digital tools can unlock further impact.

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Cloud Migration Eases the Burden of Technology Lifecycle Management

State Tech Magazine

Cities are leaning forward and investing in technology to support citizen services, and in doing so, they are embracing digital transformation. For example, the growing availability of artificial intelligence tools has simplified tasks such as adding AI capabilities to a city’s 311 information website, delivering a means for citizens to gain answers quickly by interacting with a chatbot.

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How you can build a FedRAMP High-compliant network with Assured Workloads

Google Public Sector

Google Cloud recently achieved a major U.S. government compliance milestone with more than 130 services, including 12 additional Cloud Networking services, approved for FedRAMP High authorization — the strictest standard for protecting the most sensitive unclassified data. To help our customers securely deploy a network architecture that aligns with FedRAMP High, we have outlined several of our recommended best practices.

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Key Strategies for Public Works Employees to Embrace Government Software

In a rapidly evolving landscape, the integration of digital software into Public Works teams has become imperative. This shift presents an opportunity to transcend traditional approaches, unlocking new levels of efficiency, cost savings, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. This eBook offers comprehensive strategies to navigate this transformation.

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State of the Consumer 2024: What’s now and what’s next

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Amid massive shifts in the consumer landscape, companies can’t afford to rely on yesterday’s consumer insights. Here are nine trends that merit close attention.

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Teens say distracted driving messages need to be catchier, more frequent and blunt

GCN

Young adults typically underestimate the risk of distracted driving, making it difficult for public safety officials to craft effective messaging.

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White House enlists doctors and hospitals to combat gun violence

GCN

Calling gun violence a “public health crisis,” the Biden administration is asking state and local health departments, health systems and hospitals to boost their data collection on emergency room visits for firearm-related injuries.

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Panelists Propose Solutions to Improve the Efficacy of Housing Choice Vouchers

The Stoop (NYU Furman Center)

Panelists at the Furman Center’s State of the City launch event on May 21 discussed the challenges of administering a federal voucher program and proposed a range of solutions to improve its function—including expanding housing supply, offering more operational flexibility for localities, strengthening protections against discrimination from landlords, and coaching people as they navigate the program so they are empowered to move into new neighborhoods.

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More cities are seeing budget gaps: Here’s what not to do

GCN

A growing number of cities are having to make tough decisions this spring in order to balance next year’s budgets.

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The White House’s Focus on Closing Costs: Long Overdue and Worth the Fight (Part 2)

The Stoop (NYU Furman Center)

Introduction The high level of closing costs has been placed onto housing policy’s front burner by two recent events. First, President Biden recently highlighted that “anti-competitive” closing costs are worsening the already strained levels of homeownership affordability, specifically calling out title insurance. 1 Second, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) was recently found liable in a class-action lawsuit for undermining price competition to maintain the long-standi

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Empower Digital Government: Strategic Workbook for Modern Transformation

Digital transformation is reshaping government interactions, bringing agencies closer to the communities they serve. However, while many have adopted new digital tools, few have implemented comprehensive strategies to maximize their benefits. Our Strategic Workbook for Modern Government offers a step-by-step guide to developing a sustainable digital strategy.

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Library Cracks the Code on How To Tell Stories to Stakeholders: They Use Email! Here’s How Their Targeted Newsletter Works

Super Library Marketing

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library During the pandemic, Claudine Bennet was stuck at home, and trying to adjust to her new role as External Relations Manager at Dayton Metro Library , she came up with a fun game. “At the time, I had a map next to my desk at home,” remembers Claudine. “I would glance up and see a city and boom!

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Agencies Turn to Dozens of Tools to Improve Network Visibility

FedTech Magazine

The majority of state and federal government agencies are running an increasingly complex mix of more than 20 security tools and platforms to boost network visibility, according to the 2024 CDW Cybersecurity Research Report. Such tools create a need for increased training and strain an already stretched workforce, per the report, which is based on a survey of more than 70 state and federal IT and security officials.

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Operationalizing cloud adoption with the AWS Cloud Maturity Assessment

AWS Public Sector Blog

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Maturity Assessment (CMA) uses the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) to assess the maturity of your cloud adoption, and provide prescriptive guidance on prioritized next steps. By replacing guesswork with data-driven analysis, you will get a blueprint to prioritize, build, and mature your cloud capabilities. The AWS CAF is a set of best practices, tools, and guidance that helps organizations get started with cloud technologies (illustrated in Figure 1).

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THE GRAVEYARD OF GOOD IDEAS

Barrett & Greene

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a B&G report titled “ Is Speedy Government Good Government? ” in which we made the case that the pressure for states and localities to solve problems overnight can often lead to failed efforts. “Jumping into new initiatives. without the time for adequate preparation, may be great for elected officials anxious to make quick headlines,” we wrote “But glitter often tarnishes as time passes and efforts go through a rational progression of brainstorming, bringing i

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A Guide For Everyone: Accessibility & Inclusivity Inspection Handbook

Dive into this comprehensive guide to inclusivity and accessibility! This handbook equips you with indispensable insights and practical strategies to ensure every space welcomes all. Whether you're an inspector, designer, or municipal employee, streamline compliance with regulations while fostering genuine inclusivity. From detailed checklists to case studies, we cover every aspect, empowering you to create environments that prioritize accessibility without compromising service.

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How State and Local Government Can Bolster Election Security

GovLoop

Officials tasked with securing elections face a complex challenge. They need to build a voter registration database, secure the voting machines, and then tally votes accurately — all in the face of potential disruptions from malicious actors, foreign and domestic. In an age of mis-, dis-, and mal-information, election officials also need the public to believe they’re doing all this securely, because election integrity isn’t just about accurately counting votes.

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Cross-Sector Partnerships for Talent Exchange and Skill Development

Careers in Government

Government agencies gain numerous benefits from partnerships with private entities. The post Cross-Sector Partnerships for Talent Exchange and Skill Development appeared first on Careers in Government.

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Summer Public Event Planning: Tips For Hosting Successful Municipal Events 2024

GovPilot

As the weather warms up and constituents spend more time outdoors soaking up the sun, many family dynamics change as kids are home from school and looking for ways to fill their days.

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5 Ways Remote Learning is Causing Student Burnout and How to Help

Careers in Government

In this article we will discuss the five ways remote learning is causing student burnout and what can be done to help. The post 5 Ways Remote Learning is Causing Student Burnout and How to Help appeared first on Careers in Government.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

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Highway humor is over some drivers’ heads

GCN

States to drivers: READ OUR WITTY HIGHWAY SIGNS. Feds to states: YOU’RE NOT FUNNY.

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