May 2nd 2022 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

The city of Fort Worth positioned itself as a leader in cryptocurrency on April 26 when it became the first American municipality with its own Bitcoin mining operation. Passage of a City Council resolution allowed the city to enter an initial six-month pilot program that revolves around three Bitcoin mining machines. The Bitcoin mining machines, […]

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Apr 18th 2022 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) approved the first middle mile broadband rule in the state of Texas. This rule allows electric utilities to lease their excess fiber capacity to internet service providers so they can provide broadband to underserved and unserved communities in Texas. PUC does not regulate broadband in Texas. However, this […]

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Mar 11th 2022 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – Twelve states are among the beneficiaries of $277 million in National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) grants to connect unserved households. The grants were awarded to Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia. Missouri’s Department of Economic Development topped the list of awardees with $42.24 […]

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Feb 28th 2022 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

Arizona – Broadband expansion efforts in Arizona are getting a boost with the announcement of a partnership between the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Together, the partners will implement the new Arizona Statewide Broadband Middle-Mile Strategic Plan, which supports current broadband expansion efforts on interstates 17 and 19. The Strategic Plan […]

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Feb 9th 2022 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

The National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) joined the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN) in January. AEN’s overarching goals include engaging the future workforce, increasing cyber applied research and innovation, expanding cyber focus analytic partnerships, and enriching strategic dialogue between organizations. Partnership with […]

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Jan 31st 2022 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington – The State Broadband Office of Washington will provide $145 million for 13 construction projects to deliver reliable, high-speed internet access in 14 communities when completed. The Broadband Infrastructure Acceleration grants will further Washington’s goal of connecting all residents of the state to broadband infrastructure by 2028. Grants conditionally awarded, pending final contract execution, are: […]

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Dec 15th 2021 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington – The Public Works Board of Washington approved more than $44.6 million in grants for 15 broadband construction projects in unserved and underserved communities on December 3. Applicants requested more than $90 million for 29 different projects, and the board approved qualified projects until all available program funds were exhausted. Demand exceeded available funds by […]

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Nov 11th 2021 | Posted in Public Safety, Technology by Texas Government Insider

Although Texas ranked in the middle of the pack among states victimized for cybercrime in 2020, the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land area was among the metropolises reporting the most cyber identity thefts in the nation, according to a recent study. Beyond Identity assessed the last decade of cybercrime for its study that found 724 reports of […]

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Nov 2nd 2021 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

As current and emerging cyber threats spread from the online world into proliferating commercial technologies, cybersecurity leaders and educators are partnering to research ways to mitigate the risks. The relationship between the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is a […]

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Oct 19th 2021 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds is making up to $200 million in American Rescue Plan funds available for broadband expansion in Iowa. The Office of the Chief Information Officer will hold a pre-application conference at 2 p.m. CDT October 14 to discuss a high-level view of the program, including the requirements prescribed by this Notice of […]

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Sep 30th 2021 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

Delaware – Boosted by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, Delaware is aiming to become the first state to reach every home and business with high-speed, wired broadband service. Gov. John Carney announced on September 16 that the state would invest $110 million to cover every “last mile” of Delaware with high-speed, wireline broadband internet service. […]

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Aug 12th 2021 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

A new state Broadband Development Office (BDO) has been formed within the Texas Comptroller’s office to award grants, low-interest loans, and other financial assistance to further the expansion of broadband service in underserved areas in Texas. The office, established by HB 5 during the recently gaveled regular session of the 87th Legislature, also will: Create […]

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Jul 22nd 2021 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

New Hampshire – The town of Bedford is seeking vendor input on improving broadband coverage in underserved areas of the town. Bedford is soliciting proposals through a request for information (RFI) to improve broadband coverage in the town to address the needs expressed by its residents. If necessary, the town’s desire is to form a partnership […]

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Jul 6th 2021 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

The city of Cedar Park soon will commission a fiber network feasibility study and needs assessment to determine how the city could use existing fiber resources and invest in new fiber assets. City officials are seeking information that will help support strategic directives and capital and business development projects. Cedar Park intends to develop a […]

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May 24th 2021 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider
Laredo

City officials in Laredo are considering a city-provided gigabit broadband service to serve city residents, businesses, and visitors. The city soon will commission a municipal broadband study that could include a broadband expansion feasibility study with deployment options. Laredo aims to accelerate the deployment of high-speed broadband access in the city by identifying the state […]

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May 18th 2021 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

A new report by the Texas Military Preparedness Commission recommends investments in renewable energy, infrastructure improvements, new technology, and public-private partnerships at the state’s 15 military installations. The Texas Military Value Task Force 2021 Report identifies strengths and opportunities to grow current missions and bring in new missions, as well as other strategies to increase […]

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Apr 15th 2021 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

Connecticut – The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) unveiled a statewide strategic plan for connected and automated vehicles (CAV) to support emerging transportation technology and mobility trends. The strategic plan explores ways connected and automated vehicles or CAV technologies could become a tool in helping meet key CTDOT goals to: Improve safety. Enhance mobility. Achieve accessibility […]

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Dec 18th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

The Internet Association trade group released a map representing its analysis of information technology (IT) readiness in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. SITARA, or the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Information Technology Advancing Reform Achievements, used an established baseline of participation in programs recommended by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency […]

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Dec 14th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized $362 million in federal funding for rural broadband connections to nearly 311,000 unserved homes and businesses in Texas through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction. On December 7, the FCC announced 22 bidders for Texas and a total of 180 bidders nationwide to deploy high-speed broadband to […]

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Dec 4th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) announced the formation of the Texas Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence on December 2. The center’s primary goals are to accelerate innovation and adopt artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. DIR officials said the new center will support state and local governments and public colleges and universities in the exploration […]

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Nov 24th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

Bexar County Information Technology Department is enhancing Bexar County 2.0, a digital transformation strategy based on telework and e-government services. The county developed the system during the pandemic to enable its employees to work from home and is looking to expand its telework capabilities with a $24.5 million project included in its FY 2020-21 proposed […]

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Nov 16th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued a request for information (RFI) seeking manufacturer input related to Case-specific Automated Fingerprint Identification (CAFIS) software. DPS is interested in a solution that will perform in-depth, automated searches between a latent print and known exemplar prints for use by DPS friction ridge forensic scientists in the crime […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rochester, NH

New Hampshire – The city of Rochester issued a request for information (RFI) for disaster recovery solutions for server infrastructure. City officials are soliciting input and identifying potential partners to provide a comprehensive disaster recovery solution that meets recovery goals, is easy and efficient to maintain, and is easily scalable. Rochester is planning to implement a […]

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Oct 28th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

As the U.S. Air Force prepares to select the site for the new U.S. Space Command headquarters in January 2021, San Antonio officials are taking the discussion to Washington, D.C. San Antonio’s contingent comprises Mayor Ron Nirenberg, retired Marine Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala, director of the city’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs, and Jenna […]

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Oct 19th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

New York – The New York State (NYS) Office of Information Technology Services released a request for information (RFI) to solicit input on out-of-box solutions and industry standards for examination services and application management. These solutions would be used by NYS’ Department of Civil Service (DCS), human resources staff at various state agencies, and civil service […]

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