Wed.Jun 19, 2024

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Decarbonizing logistics: Charting the path ahead

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Companies need to reduce their logistics emissions to meet decarbonization targets, but a new McKinsey survey finds that few companies have clear plans to do so. What is the best path forward?

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Fine-tuning an LLM using QLoRA in AWS GovCloud (US)

AWS Public Sector Blog

Introduction Government agencies are increasingly using large language models (LLMs) powered by generative artificial intelligence (AI) to extract valuable insights from their data in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Regions. In this guide, we walk you through the process of adapting LLMs to specific domains with parameter efficient fine-tuning techniques made accessible through Amazon SageMaker integrations with Hugging Face.

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How hot weather can tamper with your words

GCN

As a heat wave continues to impact many parts of the Midwest and Northeast, a new study finds that politicians tend to use shorter words in speeches on hot days.

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NEW SPECIAL ISSUE BLOG SERIES ON Policy Learning: Types, Mechanisms and Effects. BLOG 2: Why policy failure is a prerequisite for innovation in the public sector

Policy & Politics Journal blog

by Philipp Trein and Thenia Vagionaki In our article entitled, “Why policy failure is a prerequisite for innovation in the public sector,” we explore the relationship between policy failure and innovation within public governance.

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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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Tapping the Potential of (and Funding for) Nature-Based Solutions  

NLC (National League of Cities)

By Laura Adams, Communities & Ecosystems Solutions Lead, Black & Veatch What Are Nature-Based Solutions (NbS)? Nature provides a blueprint for promoting adaptability, resilience, and sustainability in the built environment, particularly water infrastructure.

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Agentic AI: Marking The Shift From Proactive AI To Much More

GovPilot

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape , many local government officials face the daunting challenge of staying ahead of the latest trends and advancements. The pace of technological change is relentless, and keeping up with innovations that could enhance government operations is no small feat. This issue is critical, as falling behind on technological trends can result in missed opportunities for improving public services , operational efficiencies, and overall community welfare.

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US laws created during slavery are still on the books. We should acknowledge that, a legal scholar argues

GCN

COMMENTARY | Addressing slavery’s legal legacy is not just an issue for historians.

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Improving customer experience for the public sector using AWS services

AWS Public Sector Blog

Citizens are increasingly engaging with public sector entities through digital surfaces and touchpoints. Every touchpoint is an opportunity for the public sector to give their consumers an experience tailored to their preferences and needs. In fact, citizens are increasingly expecting government to provide modern digital experiences for conducting online transactions.

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Generative AI for public agencies: 5 best practices for secure implementation

AWS Public Sector Blog

This is a guest post from SMX, an AWS Premier Tier Services Partner. Generative artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing public agencies by streamlining services and providing valuable insights from large datasets. To keep pace with generative AI’s widespread growth, President Biden issued an Oct. 2023 Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence.