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An Indigenous Community Land Trust Is Creating Housing Through #LandBack

Next City

In Eureka, California, the Wiyot tribe has seen historic urban Indigenous land return victories. Now, through a unique legal model, it’s creating housing for former foster youth on its ancestral land.

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How to enhance the cybersecurity of operational technology environments

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Cyberattacks on operational technology systems have been on the rise since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their huge impact on industrial operations means that organizations must find answers—quickly.

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City building a talent pipeline for a quantum-enabled workforce

GCN

The Gig City Goes Quantum initiative is Chattanooga’s plan for student education, workforce preparation and business support to accelerate the local commercialization of quantum technologies.

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A guide to investing in Black economic mobility

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Large segments of the Black population in the United States are underserved on a range of socioeconomic dimensions. Here’s how impact investors can help close that gap.

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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 chat comments can supercharge safety net programs

GCN

With help from Code for America, New Mexico is analyzing its chat session data to uncover ways to improve customer experience through automation or a more personal touch.

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How to merge talent, skills, and purpose: A chat with the Group CEO of Singlife

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Pearlyn Phau, Group CEO of Singlife, reveals some of the ins and outs of merging an insurtech start-up and a legacy player.

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Experience-led growth: A new way to create value

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

A strategy focused on improving the experience of existing customers can deliver breakthrough growth for incumbent companies—often more than double that of their industry peers.

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Occupy the semantic space! Opening up the language of better regulation

Paul Cairney

Professor Claudio Radaelli introduces the first article – ‘Occupy the semantic space!’ – to be published in the Journal of European Public Policy Special Issue ‘The Politics of Policy Analysis’.

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The Committed Innovator: Working with start-ups

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Innovators from large organizations talk about working with start-ups, and how each can support the other.

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Collaboration with career staff is critical to appointees’ success

Partnership for Public Service

The desire for political appointees to have strong partnerships with the career staff at their agencies animates the Partnership for Public Service’s Ready to Govern program. Many appointees arrive from nonprofits, law firms, state governments and other industries with expertise that qualified them for their roles, but potentially with countless questions about processes and practices of the federal 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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The ongoing crisis of homelessness in the Bay Area: What’s working, what’s not

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Envisioning a response to homelessness that reflects understanding that the journey into—and out of—a home is often unique to the individual.

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Implications and Geography of Office to Housing Conversions

The Stoop (NYU Furman Center)

Office to residential conversions are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide affordable housing in New York City. In their “ Making New York Work for Everyone ” plan, released in January, Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul expressed eagerness to build more housing in New York City’s business districts after COVID. But due to significant financing, zoning, and design challenges in converting office buildings to residential, only select offices make good candidates for conver

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Voices of CEO excellence: Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The chairman, CEO, and co-founder of the global investment management firm traces his journey as a business leader, financial innovator, and philanthropist.

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IAEM Virtual Conference 2023 - Plugged In

Disaster Zone blog

An easy way to get training.

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The Ultimate Playground Inspection Handbook

Dive into the world of playground safety with this complimentary guide. It offers a detailed exploration of essential practices to ensure the utmost safety for children. Delve into inspection techniques, from assessing equipment conditions to evaluating surfacing materials. Gain insights into maintenance strategies to keep playgrounds in top-notch condition year-round.

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New HUD playbook guides underserved communities in accessing broadband funding

GCN

It seeks to help public housing authorities, multifamily owners and operators, and tribes determine how to spend federal broadband money to close the digital divide.

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A Wet California for Now

Disaster Zone blog

Drought, deluge, drought?

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What Are DMZ Networks, and How Do They Help State and Local Governments?

State Tech Magazine

Some state and local governments never established demilitarized zone networks because they didn’t consider home offices a threat when they shifted to remote work after the COVID-19 outbreak, security experts say. What is a DMZ network? While the term might be unfamiliar military jargon in a networking context, DMZs are a standard approach to the segmentation of an organization’s most valuable servers and applications requiring internet access.

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Grant Writing Madness to Gladness. It's Time To Win Big!

Grant Central USA

Don't let the ? madness get to you. I'm excited to join your team and share strategies to help you win and win BIG. Isn't it time we turned the madness into gladness ?? Here are my top 10 tips to help you succeed: 1. ? Start with a plan! Research your topic and understand the grant requirements before diving in. 2. ? Organize your data – This will save time when crafting your proposal, as well as increase efficiency when reporting results 3. ?

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ASPA TIMES Magazine: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

PA TIMES Magazine is a publication of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), a not-for-profit corporation. This edition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in public administration, including guest columns, insights for the field and interviews with city government DEI officers about their work at the local level.

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Promoting Equity in Local Government 2023: Digital and Physical Infrastructure Considerations | GovPilot

GovPilot

The Impact of Equity In Local Government The past few years have been a time of reflection due to societal shifts that have brought fresh attention to the treatment of marginalized groups in America. Nationwide, there is an outcry for better equity throughout workplaces, public spaces, educational and governmental institutions.

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Quantum sensing has ‘critical’ potential for electrical grid, official says

GCN

Quantum information technologies could be applied to the electrical grid for security and sustainability improvements.

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Conversational Bots and Message Extensions are now available in DOD

Microsoft Public Sector

To bring full functionality of Microsoft Teams Platform into DOD, we are very excited to announce the availability of Conversational Bots and Message Extensions in DOD, as a Line of Business (LOB) app. Please note that Third-Party (3P) and calling and meeting apps are not available as a part of this release. A bot (also referred to as a chatbot or conversational bot) is an app that runs simple and repetitive tasks by users such as customer service or support staff.

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Plugging the cybersecurity skills gap to retain security professionals

Open Access Government - Technology News

The global pool of security professionals needs to grow 65% to defend organisations’ critical assets – so how can we plug the cybersecurity skills gap? Globally, (ISC)² approximates that the cybersecurity workforce will expand significantly by adding 464,000 new professionals in 2022, marking a stark 11.1% increase in the 2021 employment pool.

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Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices. Discover the role of facility maintenance teams in green cleaning, sustainability analyses, and infrastructure upgrades.

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CFP: Going Local: A Comparative Study of the Historical Evolution of Local Civil Society Organizations

A Library Writer's Blog

Call for Contributions: Going Local: A Comparative Study of the Historical Evolution of Local Civil Society Organizations Dipendra KC, Thammasat University, Thailand Patricia Maria Emerenciano Mendonca, University of São Paulo, Brazil Emmanual Kumi, University of Ghana Anna Domaradzka, University of Warsaw, Poland Elizabeth Bloodgood, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Christopher Pallas, Kennesaw State University, United States Abstract: We are seeking interested authors to submit a 500-wor

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States want to see some digital ID before you visit that porn site

GCN

Louisiana requires age verification software to prevent minors viewing adult content. Even as the law has inspired copycat legislation, critics are raising privacy and free speech concerns.