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Three Multi-Domain Architecture Benefits and How Federal Agencies Can Achieve Them

Government Technology Insider

Over the last few weeks, we have explored multi-domain architecture benefits that can deliver for federal agencies. In short, multi-domain architecture lays the foundation of a future-focused IT environment; one that will serve an agency for years to come and help avoid the pitfalls of legacy environments. that many agencies know all too well. However, several qualifiers need to be addressed to make sure that agencies realize the full breadth of multi-domain architecture benefits.

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Can better governance help space lift off?

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

With more public and private actors entering the arena, outer space is getting crowded. Good governance could limit conflicts and help keep the space economy on a growth trajectory.

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How data gaps feed inequity

GCN

Fully representative datasets are crucial for creating accurate narratives and targeted interventions.

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Ohio Train Derailment Not a Presidentially Declared Disaster

Disaster Zone blog

There is a “responsible party” who should pay for everything.

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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 Electric Vehicle Charging Grants Coming Soon

NLC (National League of Cities)

New federal community electric vehicle (EV) charging grants will soon be available to help communities add new EV charging locations as the number of EVs on the roads grows. The U.S.

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Winning the SMB tech market in a challenging economy

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The small-and-midsize-business market has huge potential, but it’s also highly competitive and fragmented. Tech providers must understand the unique, evolving needs and preferences of small companies.

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The Colorado River and Water Reservoirs in the West

Disaster Zone blog

Old measures and old laws are not made for climate impacts.

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How Huntington, West Virginia, Grew its Municipal Workforce

NLC (National League of Cities)

Huntington, West Virginia, is a gateway to economic transformation in Appalachia. Our community is at the center of the Huntington-Ashland-Ironton metropolitan area spanning seven counties and three states. We’re also at the center of workforce revitalization, particularly for our municipal workforce.

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What climate-smart agriculture means for smallholder farmers

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

McKinsey research identified more than 30 measures that smallholder farmers can pursue to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

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State CIOs Focus on Cybersecurity and Identity Management in 2023

State Tech Magazine

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers recently released its State CIO Top 10 Policy and Technology Priorities for 2023, and cybersecurity and risk management are a top focus this year. With the increase in threats from state and rogue actors, this really comes as no surprise. The intentionality of adopting cyber risk management practices will increase defense capabilities and enable states to better understand the underlying risk of breaches.

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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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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Long-term Climate Impacts on the Weather’

Disaster Zone blog

How climate change is impacting our weather and disasters.

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Significance of the Farm Bill Reauthorization for Every Community

NLC (National League of Cities)

This year, local leaders should keep an eye out for the reauthorization of the most impactful piece of legislation related to agriculture and food, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill.

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Navigating the three horizons of 5G business building

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

As 5G technology transforms industries, telcos’ ability to maximize the opportunity will depend on transforming themselves from network providers to outcome providers with a new approach to monetization.

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IoT Botnets Remain a Critical Cybersecurity Threat to State and Local Governments

State Tech Magazine

The era of bots has arrived. According to CPO Magazine, Internet of Things has been “the primary force behind the biggest distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnet attacks for some time.” This risk is reflected in recent attack efforts. From August to December 2022, malicious actors made more than 134 million exploit attempts on IoT devices using a remote code execution flaw in the Realtek Jungle Software Development Kit.

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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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Public safety data officer wants to break silos, make data more transparent

GCN

Better use of data can help the business community work with the city to reduce crime, according to the Greater Baltimore Community’s new public safety data officer.

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How Choice Neighborhoods is Transforming Louisville’s Russell Neighborhood

NLC (National League of Cities)

A few things come to mind when people think about Louisville, Kentucky: the Greatest of All Time Muhammad Ali, the Kentucky Derby, and of course, bourbon. While lesser well-known, Louisville is also on the leading edge of rethinking public housing thanks to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods program.

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Seizing the momentum to build resilience for a future of sustainable inclusive growth

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

The ‘resilience agenda,’ developed by the World Economic Forum with McKinsey & Company, is the first serious program to coordinate long-term solutions throughout our disrupted world.

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RCMS23: Air Force Squadrons Lay Groundwork for Zero Trust

FedTech Magazine

Air Force squadrons such as the 561st Network Operations Squadron are getting “a lot” of exposure to zero-trust security as they prepare to overhaul security architectures, according to its commander. Speaking Tuesday at the Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium 2023, Lt. Col. Alphanso Adams said the 561st NOS modernized the boundary resets at engineering bases about seven months ago, work necessary to begin the transition to zero-trust architectures.

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Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance: Making the Case for Preparedness

Discover comprehensive strategies for optimizing operations and achieving cost efficiency! This document offers insights into efficient inspections, data-driven decision-making, goal alignment, and resource optimization. It empowers local governments and maintenance departments to streamline operations and ensure significant cost savings. From aligning maintenance goals with community needs to leveraging data for strategic planning, this guide provides a roadmap for smoother, more reliable opera

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IoT network delivers real-time data on parking availability

GCN

Data from low-power internet-of-things sensors buried under 4,500 on-street parking spaces will help Arlington County better understand the feasibility of demand-based pricing for metered curb space.

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Helping governments and businesses pioneer sustainability initiatives: Top takeaways from the AWS Sustainability Conference

AWS Public Sector Blog

Sustainability is increasingly taking up a prominent role across all sectors and industries. Sustainability is now a crucial part of organisational strategy and the sustainability landscape is continuously evolving. There is a need to address sustainability challenges collectively and move organisations from reactive to proactive to unlock scalable business models.

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Telecom networks: Tracking the coming xRAN revolution

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

A boom in adoption of new technologies could help fuel innovation and cost reduction, but the industry must navigate several issues to deliver on the full promise of xRAN.

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How to Meet Job Posting Requirements for Federal Contractors

Careers in Government

Sometimes, bias can show up subconsciously, even when creating a job posting. You might have used discriminatory or offensive language. The post How to Meet Job Posting Requirements for Federal Contractors appeared first on Careers in Government.

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Facility Maintenance Trends for 2024: What's Changing in the Industry?

This comprehensive article delves into the transformative trends reshaping local government facility maintenance in anticipation of 2024. From embracing smart technology for efficient management, sustainability's pivotal role to data-driven decision-making, workforce upskilling, and predictive maintenance strategies, each aspect is explored. Insights into outsourcing collaborations, digital twins, safety enhancements, and the broader industry evolution highlight the critical adaptation needed.

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Demand heats up for grants management solutions

GCN

With state and local entities having to track extraordinary numbers of grants, thanks to unprecedented amounts of pandemic-related federal funding, the search for software that can simplify grants management is on.

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The Journey of Redesigning Delhi Gate Junction

The City Fix

From a road safety standpoint, intersections are one of the most critical parts of a city’s streetscape and transportation network. In most cities, they account for the highest number of interactions between vehicles and pedestrians. To increase safety at one.

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Corporate commitments to racial justice: An update

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

In the two years since McKinsey first analyzed corporate pledges to fight racial injustice, companies have continued to pledge money—but how it’s being spent remains unclear.

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Delinquent Property Tax Enforcement Could Be the Missing Piece in Fighting Vacant Properties

Center for Community Progress

Every year, property owners across the country receive property tax bills. Most people pay, because the consequences of not paying your property taxes seem cut and dry: Fail to pay and you may lose your property. But what happens when a private property owner walks away from a declining investment property and stops paying their taxes? And what happens to the vacant, abandoned, deteriorated properties that haven’t generated property tax revenue for their municipality in years, or even decades?

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Efficiency and Sustainability: Leveraging Digital Solutions in Facility Operations

Speaker: Alan Kavanaugh, BA, CRM, CCPI ​​​​​​​Director of Loss Control & Risk Management

This session is designed to unveil the transformative potential of digital solutions in reshaping conventional practices, offering a roadmap towards greener and more efficient facilities regardless of municipality size. Attendees will learn: Insights into cutting-edge trends and strategies in sustainable facility management. Practical knowledge to effectively incorporate digital solutions for operational efficiency.

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Treasury reopens ‘help desk’ for states and localities

GCN

The call center, which fielded 300 calls and about 2,000 emails a week before it was shut down, provided governments with assistance on the handling of various pandemic-related programs.

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Re: M365 Cross-Cloud and Cross-Tenant Collaboration Scenarios

Microsoft Public Sector

Hi and Paul Meacham, What is the latest status of Teams Meetings including some users from GCC High tenant and other users from a trusted Commercial Cloud tenant? The third scenario demonstrated here shows these meetings are possible if the user joining the meeting (1) uses the browser not the Teams client and (2) joins the meeting as an anonymous user.

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On the brink: Realizing the value of analytics in insurance

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Insurers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa invest significantly in advanced analytics but have unlocked a fraction of the potential value. How do top performers tip the balance in their favor?

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How advanced analytics can improve efficiency and provide important student insights at higher education institutions

AWS Public Sector Blog

Higher education institutions are turning to data to solve challenges, improve efficiency, and create a better student experience. But to obtain the answers institutions need to thrive and better serve students, they often need new technologies. Many universities are upgrading IT systems and investing in state-of-the-art analytics solutions. Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is one institution that has taken steps to innovate by creating opportunities for evolution through Amazon Web Servic

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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 article offers comprehensive strategies to navigate this transformation.