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Citizens Benefit from Application Modernization and Identity Management

State Tech Magazine

Code for America advocates easing the citizen experience in clearing criminal records when appropriate. “A criminal record can be a life sentence to poverty, creating barriers to jobs, housing, education and more,” the nonprofit notes on its website. But Code for America has found that the petition processes “to clear criminal records in most states is complicated and burdensome.

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Pedestrian deaths finally dipped in 2023

GCN

A new report shows some progress in improving safety for people traveling by foot, but the number of pedestrian fatalities is still far higher than it was before the pandemic.

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Time to Start Fighting Quantum Threats

GovLoop

One thing is certain: The day will come when quantum computers are powerful and reliable enough to render traditional encryption obsolete. What’s less certain is when it will arrive. But it’s imperative that agencies prepare today. Wait too long, said Keyfactor’s Chris Hickman, and “you won’t have enough runway to keep your organization safe while you go through all the planning steps.

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Updating your course reading lists? Check out our essential reading recommendations for Public Policy, Politics and Social Policy from Policy & Politics

Policy & Politics Journal blog

by Sarah Brown and Elizabeth Koebele All articles featured in this blog post are free to access until 31 October 2024 It’s that time of year again when course syllabi are updated with fresh research.

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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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What does the future hold for India?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

This may be India’s century. We look ahead at seven trends likely to shape the country for years to come—and help it achieve its development goals.

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Driving Change: A Mid-Year Reflection from Community Progress

Center for Community Progress

Dear friends and colleagues, As we enter the second half of 2024, I want to take a moment to reflect on a few remarkable accomplishments Community Progress achieved in the first six months of this year. My time as President & CEO has been an incredible journey so far, so I hope you’ll join me in celebrating these inspiring wins for community revitalization.

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The road AHEAD: Maryland to be a test-subject state in new federal hospital model

GCN

The federal AHEAD model aims to help participating states implement what’s called a total cost of care model, in which states take responsibility and accountability for health outcomes of their patients.

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Supply chain ‘goes rouge’: Inside Coty’s makeover

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Coty chief global supply chain officer Graeme Carter explains how the beauty company’s people-first approach to digital and AI is helping it reach its goals.

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America’s biggest education experiment is happening in Houston. Could it change U.S. schools?

GCN

The controversial reforms underway in Houston ISD rival the biggest U.S. education experiments—and could impact schools across the nation.

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The ‘evergreen economy’: Harnessing the power of healthy longevity

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Economist Andrew J. Scott, author of The 100-Year Life and The Longevity Imperative, discusses the opportunity for positive and profound change in an aging society.

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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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Expanding Opportunity for Low-Wage Workers through Systems Alignment

Community and Economic Development Program of UNC

Low wage workers are core to the U.S. economy and often serve in vital front-line occupations related to childcare, food service, retail, personal services, transportation, and agriculture. Women and people of color, especially Black and Hispanic residents, comprise a large portion of the low-wage workforce and often face numerous barriers that hinder their ability to move up to better jobs.

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The Town of Rockport, ME Deployed a Plumbing Permit Module With GovPilot

GovPilot

Rockport, Maine expands their partnership with the government management software provider to streamline operations and government services in the municipality.