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Q&A: Fort Lauderdale Modernizes Business Applications in IT Overhaul

State Tech Magazine

On April 12, 2023, the city of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., got 26 inches of rain in 24 hours. The City Hall basement flooded, taking the government’s headquarters out of commission. The deluge came as CIO Tamecka McKay was leading the city through a massive IT modernization effort. With strong support from city leadership, she and her team have kept that program on track, despite the disruption.

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As mobile IDs proliferate, concerns about cybersecurity and data privacy mount

GCN

New York is the latest state to adopt a mobile driver’s license. But while the technology holds promise and is convenient for users, there remain concerns.

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Advanced semiconductors for the era of centralized E/E architectures

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Next-gen automotive E/E architectures require sophisticated centralized compute units to cope with increasing feature needs. Fusion chips and chiplet-based designs are potential enablers.

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Platform lets cities, residents shop granny flat options

GCN

Like an Etsy for accessory dwelling units, an online platform displays preapproved designs and specs for ADUs, giving local governments a tool for streamlining construction and reducing the housing shortage.

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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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Netherlands advanced: Building a future labor market that works

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The Netherlands has high ambitions for living standards, housing, healthcare, education, and the environment, requiring higher productivity growth through technology and a “train of job transitions.

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How CDW’s Strategic Application Modernization Assessment Is Helping Agencies

FedTech Magazine

Federal IT leaders looking to jump-start application modernization within their agencies should first conduct assessments of their app portfolios to create a game plan, according to Greg Peters, the founder of CDW’s own assessment. Peters says automating such an assessment, as CDW’s Strategic Application Modernization Assessment does, further speeds up modernization efforts.

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¿Cómo Se Dice? California loops In AI to translate health care information

GCN

State health policy officials hope to save money and make critical health care forms, applications, websites and other information available to more people in what they call the nation’s most linguistically diverse state.

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Accelerating permitting to help achieve US clean-energy goals

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Permitting can be a major barrier to achieving ambitious clean-energy goals. Some states are acting as laboratories, experimenting with strategies that could be examples for other states.

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Teachers demand climate solutions in their next contract

GCN

From California to Massachusetts, teachers unions have started to get loud about climate justice demands. In Chicago, the teachers union wants their new contract to address the rising cost of climate change on students and the community.

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Talking About the National Recreation and Park Association

Park Leaders

“Parks can be a great antidote to social isolation and mental health struggles. Yet the only way to do that effectively is to invest in our parks and make sure that the experience that people have when they go is positive and supportive of those health outcomes.” While on my way to the National Association of State Park Directors conference in Lake Tahoe, I happened to share a ride with Kristine Stratton, the president and CEO of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

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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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Empowering Local Economies: Leveraging Small Businesses in Public Procurement

NLC (National League of Cities)

By Megan Lancaster, Senior Research Manager, National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) Entrepreneurship and small business development have often been celebrated as effective tools in promoting economic stability and mobility within local communities.

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The McKinsey Crossword: Eponymous Sports Terms | No. 185

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Sharpen your problem-solving skills the McKinsey way, with our weekly crossword. Each puzzle is created with the McKinsey audience in mind, and includes a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) business theme for you to find. Answers that are directionally correct may not cut it if you’re looking for a quick win.

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Grant Decision Making. How do you choose which grants to chase?

DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services

Guest post by: Jeff Bauknecht | Grants Manager | The Museum of Flight Who decides which grants to pursue or to let pass by? Who determines which projects will receive grant-funded support? As grant writers, we’re sometimes in a position of responding to requests from well-intentioned leadership or program staff to “look at this grant opportunity” or asking, “can you help us find funding for this project?

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Moorestown, NJ Deployed Foreclosed Property Registration Module With GovPilot

GovPilot

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

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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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Securing competitiveness in India’s chemical industry

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Boosting competitiveness could help chemical companies in India navigate global headwinds and shape a trillion-dollar chemicals market by 2040.

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To telework or not to telework—that is the business case question

Partnership for Public Service

Centuries ago, Hamlet asked, “To be or not to be?” These days, the question on the mind of every organizational leader is, “To telework or not to telework…or to do remote work…or to go hybrid?” The possibilities are endless, but, in government, the issue of where employees sit while they work boils down to one question: Are they getting the job done, driving outcomes for the country and giving the public a strong return on its tax investment?

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Call for Chapters: From Fargo to Hawkins: Exploring 21st Century Midwestern Culture

A Library Writer's Blog

From Fargo to Hawkins: Exploring 21st Century Midwestern Culture Midwestern culture in the 2000-2025 era entered a distinct phase. The ubiquity of the internet, the coming of iphones, the demise of movie rental stores, the collapse of once-powerful urban newspapers, the thinning out of the cinema infrastructure, the fragmentation of media spaces, and the persistence and decline of institutions of regional culture all transformed the Midwest’s media and cultural landscape.

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A radical approach to cost reduction at climate tech companies

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The single most effective way for companies to scale climate technology is to aim for cost parity with carbon-intensive alternatives.

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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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CFP: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review #OAJournal #BusinessLibrarianship

A Library Writer's Blog

Hello! Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review is seeking articles for Volume 10, Issue 1, to be published in the Summer of 2025. This is a great opportunity for librarians interested in doing research in any and all areas related to business librarianship. We are an open access journal committed to promoting the widest possible discussion of original and translational research, evidence-based pieces, case studies, and more.

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