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SCP 206: Spicing Up Capture the Flag

Summer Camp Programming

SHOW NOTES In this episode, Curt and Chris offer up creative ways to invigorate the classic game of Capture the Flag, offering 20 (19?) unique variations aimed at enhancing gameplay for campers. Their ideas range from incorporating themes and adding special abilities to players, to modifying game mechanics with invisibility aspects or involving staff in […] The post SCP 206: Spicing Up Capture the Flag first appeared on Summer Camp Programming.

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Why Washington Metro’s leader is ‘bullish’ on post-pandemic transit

GCN

Faced with a drop in riders and major budget shortfalls, Randy Clarke doubled down on providing more service to D.C.-area riders. It seems to be working.

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Combating cyber-enabled fraud: Sapphire’s proactive cyber security approach

Open Access Government - Technology News

The Internet offers many advantages. However, with online crime totalling $8tn globally, the system seems broken In the UK, fraud is the most experienced crime, accounting for 40% of all crimes. Shockingly, 80% of reported fraud is enabled through online means, with many cyber-enabled frauds remaining unreported. The true number of such incidents is much higher.

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These federal grants can help ease multiplying election threats

GCN

Cyber and physical threats are some of the biggest issues local election officials face ahead of the November presidential contest. Researchers said while there is a finite amount of funding, federal grants can help ease the pressure.

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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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The F-35 Will Now Exceed $2 Trillion As the Military Plans to Fly It Less

GAO (US Government Accountability Office)

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is the Department of Defense’s most ambitious weapons program and plays a crucial role in DOD’s ability to meet current and future U.S. national security goals. At the same time, the F-35 has been plagued by.

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Housing boom in most of the US could ease shortage, but cost is still a problem

GCN

There are 5 million new housing units since 2020, mostly in the South and West, but supply has still not caught up with demand.

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How ‘kitty cats’ are wrecking the home insurance industry

GCN

Supercharged thunderstorms and tornadoes are ravaging the Midwest, driving insurance costs to record highs.

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Tragic Flooding in Brazil; a Wake-Up Call for the World

The City Fix

After a week of record-breaking rainfall in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil is experiencing an environmental and humanitarian tragedy. The death toll from the floods is in the dozens. The number of missing persons has surpassed 100.

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How to Offboard State and Local Government IT Staff Members

State Tech Magazine

In 2023, 77 percent of state and local government CIOs surveyed by the MissionSquare Research Institute said that government workers leaving their jobs voluntarily has “put a strain on their workload.” This exodus of employees is particularly problematic for IT departments because government staff often leave behind a complex web of credentials, licenses and data — elements that, if mishandled, could compromise institutional integrity.

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Finding Funding for Broadband: A State Comparison

NLC (National League of Cities)

As Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funds continue to roll out, local governments should prepare for pending state block grant broadband funding through the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. The BEAD program is a $42.

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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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State and Local Agencies Accelerate IT Modernization with Automated Testing

Government Technology Insider

When state and local agencies dive into the world of application development, they’re not merely coding – they’re crafting constituent experiences. However, to transform government service delivery from outdated legacy methods, it’s important to use technology that optimizes security, experiences, and speed of delivery. State and local agencies can use automated testing to help address challenges and accelerate IT modernization efforts to deliver modernized applications that are secu

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PGW’s Energy Innovation Lab Fueling a Sustainable Future

NLC (National League of Cities)

By Frank Canavan, Senior Manager, State Affairs, American Gas Association As the largest municipally owned natural gas utility in the country, Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) knows a thing or two about serving the community. PGW’s latest venture, The Energy Innovation Lab, is the next step in its mission to promote sustainability and innovation.

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Rutland, VT Deployed Certificate of Completion Module With GovPilot

GovPilot

Rutland, VT expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.