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From ripples to waves: The transformational power of tokenizing assets

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Tokenized financial assets are moving from pilot to at-scale deployment. Adoption is not yet widespread, but financial institutions with blockchain capabilities in place will have a strategic advantage.

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Manufactured Housing: Making Homeownership Attainable

NLC (National League of Cities)

The Challenge of Homeownership Today Homeownership, a key driver of building wealth in the US, is unattainable for many households, This is especially true for low and moderate-income households and first-time homebuyers.

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A match made in housing

GCN

As America’s population rapidly ages and housing costs soar, some states are playing matchmaker and matching young people in need of affordable housing with older adults with room to spare.

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Empowering 1,000-plus partners: How the AWS Think Big for Small Business Program fuels public sector innovation

AWS Public Sector Blog

In the intricate landscape of public sector procurement, the demand for innovation, efficiency, and reliability is paramount. As government agencies seek to modernize their operations and deliver enhanced services to citizens, the role of small businesses becomes increasingly pivotal. Yet, the journey from small business solution to impactful collaboration is a field with challenges and opportunities.

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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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So You Have Technical Debt? Get in Line.

FedTech Magazine

Many agencies are at a tipping point when it comes to technical debt. Vendors simply can’t support legacy hardware anymore, and agencies need a cloud alternative while planning the effort to modernize their applications. Where is technical debt bogging down federal IT, and how can agencies pivot? Many find it’s becoming harder to deal with outdated IT as the rate of technological innovation increases.

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What Is a Strategic Application Modernization Assessment, and How Can It Help Government?

State Tech Magazine

Most government IT leaders understand the importance of modernizing their applications and data, but they have struggled to get started and map out the right process. According to a 2023 report from the IBM Institute for Business Value, 83 percent of North American IT executives say modernizing applications and data is central to the business strategy of their organizations.

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Combatting Discrimination in Our Nation’s Largest Employer—the Federal Government

GAO (US Government Accountability Office)

The federal government is our nation’s largest employer with more than 2 million workers. Equal opportunity laws and regulations are meant to ensure workplaces are free from discrimination. But investigations by analysts here at GAO and Office of.

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Identifying and mitigating third-party IT risks

GCN

COMMENTARY | Transparency, accountability and collaboration with vendors can help agencies reduce the risks associated with third-party contracting.

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4 Steps to Modernizing Agency Applications

FedTech Magazine

Agencies need to modernize their applications in order for their digital transformation efforts to progress. Yet 35 percent of federal IT leaders cited software as the biggest barrier to their tech modernization efforts, which only 43 percent said are a current priority for their agency, according to an EY survey of 300 such decision-makers in October.

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New citation metrics for Policy & Politics

Policy & Politics Journal blog

To all our authors, reviewers, Editorial Board members, readers, friends and supporters, We’re delighted to announce that Policy & Politics (P&P) has achieved a 2 year impact factor of 4.

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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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Undercover ‘secret shopper’ program shows city agencies breaking language access laws

GCN

Multilingual interns post as "secret shoppers," visiting New York City government offices to evaluate how well agencies are meeting language accessibility standards.

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Upper Providence, PA Deployed Vehicle Maintenance Module With GovPilot

GovPilot

Upper Providence, PA expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.

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Massachusetts is expanding its pathbreaking vehicle fleet electrification program

GCN

The Massachusetts Fleet Advisor program, which helps small businesses, nonprofits and municipalities transition to electric vehicles, recently received $5 million in federal funding.