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SCP 208: The Final Episode?

Summer Camp Programming

SHOW NOTES In this farewell episode of ‘SCamp Life: The Programming Side,’ Curt and Chris reminisce about the podcast’s journey since 2019. They recount key moments, favorite episodes, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from over the years. Highlights include the origin story, the introduction of themes and interviews, the impact of the pandemic, and special segments like […] The post SCP 208: The Final Episode?

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Navigating the generative AI disruption in software

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The technology could accelerate growth, but presents new challenges, including shifts in value pools, user segments, and competitive dynamics that could spur a realignment of product categories.

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U.S. defense: Fighting the fog of war with data and AI

Open Access Government - Technology News

Morgan Wright, Chief Security Advisor at SentinelOne , walks us through fighting the fog of war with data and AI in this U.S. defense special focus The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is a big organisation encompassing several branches and functions of the armed services. These include logistics, finance, healthcare, research and development, testing and evaluation, operations and maintenance, construction, etc.

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The AI opportunity: How payers can capture it now

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

AI and automation could lower administrative and medical costs and increase revenue. But payers have yet to mobilize to transform their organizations to capture this opportunity.

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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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Agencies Find Zero Trust, Cyber Resilience Go Hand in Hand

FedTech Magazine

Agencies’ cybersecurity budgets continue to increase to help them better prevent evolving threats to sensitive data and systems. Investing in stronger security measures and cyber hygiene training for employees makes sense, but mistakes — such as clicking on a suspicious link — are inevitable, and when they occur, attackers can breach federal systems.

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School's out for summer, but virtual learning is in

GCN

Momentum for virtual learning has been building for years, and come fall, it will be offered in hundreds of more schools.

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Maya Chorengel on building the impact investing industry

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The Rise Fund’s Maya Chorengel discusses opportunities in impact investing today and how the sector has stayed ahead of changing expectations for DEI and ESG.

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Understanding evidence in policy-making

Policy & Politics Journal blog

by Grace Piddington, Eleanor Mackillop & James Downe Different views of evidenceThe role of evidence in the policy-making process is contentious.

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This Montana school solved its teacher shortage by opening a day care

GCN

On-site day cares are being used as a recruitment tool. Turns out, they help more than just the teachers.

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How NTSB Leans on Microsegmentation to Improve Its Security Posture

FedTech Magazine

Federal agencies have reported an average of about 30,000 cyber incidents annually for the past five years, according to data from the White House Office of Management and Budget. While that number is down from its height in 2015, when it topped more than 77,000, the potential for damage remains profound, and agencies now continuously update systems and cybersecurity measures in an attempt to achieve the most secure environments possible.

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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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New York governor blocks downtown tolling plan at the last minute

GCN

Citing economic hardships, Gov. Kathy Hochul put an indefinite hold on the congestion pricing plan for Lower Manhattan, upending a decade of planning to reduce traffic and air pollution.

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Local Governments Should Augment Cyber Resilience to Mitigate Cyberattacks

State Tech Magazine

When it comes to preparing for a cyberattack, local governments often want to go backward before they go forward. So, prior to acquiring any cyberdefense technology, counties and cities might conduct a gap analysis and establish an incident response plan to see where they are and how they can best mitigate attacks. A gap analysis should result in a documented framework.

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Why Data Literacy is Crucial for High-Level Federal Communicators

Partnership for Public Service

Data is everywhere. From social media metrics to economic indicators, vast amounts of data are generated every second that shape decisions and policies at all levels of government. For high-level federal communicators, the ability to understand and use data to communicate effectively is not just beneficial—it’s essential. Federal communicators play a vital role in delivering accurate and meaningful information to the public, stakeholders and decision-makers.

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States beg insurers not to drop climate-threatened homes

GCN

Property insurance companies say they’re taking losses amid escalating disasters.

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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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Charting a new course: The untapped potential of American shipyards

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Amid escalating demand, aging infrastructure, and a strained talent supply, the American shipbuilding, sustainment, and repair industries can accelerate growth by activating latent domestic capacity.

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Which Way Forward? Proven Strategies for Implementing Paid Family and Medical Leave and Building Strong Communities

Government Technology Insider

Growing support for worker’s rights, including work-life balance and improved access to healthcare, has led state governments to consider the ways in which they support workers and how those services can be improved. 13 states plus the District of Columbia have taken steps to support community health by adopting and implementing Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) programs , which allow workers to take protected paid leave to care for a family member or address their own medical concerns.

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Keep calm and allocate capital: Six process improvements

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The most effective resource allocation processes are radically simple.

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Better Buildings Are Taking on the Climate Challenge 

The City Fix

In March 2024, the inaugural Buildings and Climate Global Forum convened more than 1,000 participants to spur action towards built environment decarbonization and resilience. The first-of-its-kind forum was welcome, as the sector needs a shakeup. The big issue on the table was.

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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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Learn Why San Francisco Was Voted No. 1 Overall on Clean Energy Survey From GovPilot

GovPilot

Executing and utilizing clean energy tactics and green technologies is no small task. When looking at this new implementation, local government officials will often find themselves at a crossroads. They are unsure of how to approach the rising environmental concerns while also dealing with practical factors such as funding and overall feasibility.

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How Flagstaff is Using Nature-based Solutions to Address Climate Change

NLC (National League of Cities)

By Mayor Becky Daggett, Flagstaff, Arizona “I get so excited about the gardening club; I could just scream!” says a student at the Killip Elementary School. When I hear this kind of enthusiasm from young students, I know we’re making a connection.

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Building NHM London’s Planetary Knowledge Base with Amazon Neptune and the Registry of Open Data on AWS

AWS Public Sector Blog

The Natural History Museum in London. Introduction The twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change are perhaps the single greatest challenge faced by science and society. The Earth is losing species at up to 1,000 times the natural rate, and by some estimates, 30–50 percent of all species may be lost by 2050. The world’s largest museums have worked together to look at how their data can be used to tackle these challenges.