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Cities Can Use AI to Enhance Public Services and Streamline Internal Operations

State Tech Magazine

For many local government leaders, artificial intelligence was not a concern before the mainstream rise of generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT and Google Bard (now Gemini), in 2023. Now, a recent Bloomberg Philanthropies poll of 100 global mayors found that 96 precent are interested in using generative AI. Cities, towns and villages are at the forefront of this AI evolution.

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When It Comes to Integrating AI Into Agencies’ Work, the NAIRR Is a Start

FedTech Magazine

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource pilot is an important but limited step in getting agencies to start planning to integrate AI technology into their work, according to an NVIDIA spokesperson. Led by the U.S. National Science Foundation in partnership with 10 other agencies and 25 companies, the two-year pilot devotes a shared research infrastructure for responsible AI discovery and innovation.

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Billions in earmarks headed to states and cities

GCN

The funding comes despite conservative opposition to the federal government paying for specific local projects.

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How to prepare for the CFO role

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Amid decade-high CFO turnover, former chief financial officers share advice on what matters most today for securing the top job in finance.

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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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It’s time to help more workers save for retirement

GCN

COMMENTARY | More states are considering voluntary automated savings programs for employees who lack access to a retirement plan at work.

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Interviewing Techniques Anyone Can Use To Land a Powerful Quote for Your Library’s Blog, Video, Social Media, or Press Release

Super Library Marketing

Photo courtesy Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library Interviewing a stranger about their library experience is intimidating for many people. If the thought of having an intentional conversation to elicit a sound bite you can use in a blog, video, social media post, press release, or other content sounds daunting, the post is for you. Why a powerful quote is important.

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How Cities Can Grow the Building Retrofit Workforce

NLC (National League of Cities)

Cities, towns, and villages play a crucial role in driving economic growth, promoting equity, and meeting sustainability goals within their communities.

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How teens can be safer drivers

GCN

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. Will raising the requirements for a driver’s license help?

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How to Accelerate Government Modernization

GovLoop

Government is under pressure to update its legacy technology systems. “Modernization is crucial for agencies to stay agile, secure, and responsive to evolving needs,” said Francisco Ramirez, Chief Architect of State and Local Government at Red Hat. “Agencies need to transform their legacy systems, leveraging contemporary technologies and methodologies.

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HEERF Spending Analysis Shows Critical Role of Emergency Funds for Postsecondary Success

Homeroom

By: Nasser Paydar, Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education As part of the COVID-19 emergency funds that went to higher education institutions, funded through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), institutions are required to file annual reports about how the funds were utilized and their impact. Today, we released the data from the 2022 Continue Reading The post HEERF Spending Analysis Shows Critical Role of Emergency Funds for Postsecondary Success appeared first on

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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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Make In-Person Work Meaningful

GovLoop

“Time together really does matter – bringing the team together to work, even if it’s just for a few days, builds a social connection and is a real accelerator for their work.” – Brian Elliott, Executive Advisor and Co-Founder of Future Forum. In this session of “Management Minutes With Mika,” Workplace Transformation Strategist Mika Cross invited Elliott to explain what agencies should pay attention to when it comes to creating meaningful in-person work.

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How shockproof is your supply chain, really?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Reducing direct imports from a country may not reduce geopolitical risk as much as you might expect.

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Nothing is new, it seems

Public Purpose - An Independent Advisory Company

I was chasing up some information about KU Leuven, the oldest Catholic university in Europe and the site of a major EU/US meeting on tech and trade. In the process, I came across this description of the Beguines in the Belgian city of Leuven. Communities of beguines formed at the end of the 12 th century. Beguines were women who dedicated their life to God without retracting themselves from the regular, secular life.

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A Guide To Working With Government Construction Software

GovPilot

Community members are all too familiar with the frustration felt as construction projects dwell on far beyond projected timelines. Travel times increase, roads are blocked off, and the community’s aesthetic appeal is harshened by construction materials. As people begin looking to assign blame to these inconveniences, government officials often face the brunt of the criticism.

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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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New Jersey senator proposes doubling casinos’ online wager tax rates

GCN

Change would more than double revenue streams that brought in $414M last year.

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