Mar 6th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rendering of Jacksonville U2C system

Florida – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) seeking firms to help build and operate its Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) autonomous vehicle program. Officials estimate the project will cost $350 million to $400 million, and JTA will likely offer a 30-year contract with the RFP. The winning bidder will […]

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Feb 21st 2020 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

Illinois – Gov. JB Pritzker recently announced $500 million in capital funding for the University of Illinois’ research and innovation hubs. The investment is part of Pritzker’s vision for state-of-the-art technology, robust higher education, and private partnerships that will spur economic development. The money will go to the university system’s Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) and […]

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Feb 7th 2020 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – California, Texas, Michigan, and Wisconsin are in line to benefit from their lack of broadband services in rural areas after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the first phase of the $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund on January 30. The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund will subsidize the construction of high-speed broadband in […]

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Jan 31st 2020 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

Texas is in line to benefit from its lack of broadband services in rural areas after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the first phase of the $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund on January 30. The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund will subsidize the construction of high-speed broadband in 48 states through a reverse-auction format […]

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Dec 20th 2019 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

The cities of Fort Worth, Sugar Land, and Waco are among the latest municipalities around the state and country to report data breaches that exposed customers’ credit card information to theft. They joined College Station, Odessa, and San Angelo as clients of the same third-party vendor whose software was violated by an unauthorized party. Hackers […]

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Oct 11th 2019 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

The innovation department at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is embarking on several cutting-edge projects to deliver new products and services to the airport that support its operations. Airport innovators also are considering air taxis with a mission to conduct test flights by December 2020 between the airport’s corporate aviation area and a helipad in […]

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Oct 4th 2019 | Posted in Technology by Texas Government Insider

Texas A&M University System and U.S. Army Futures Command representatives announced a multi-year cooperative agreement on October 2 that will support research into new technologies. Through the agreement, Army Futures Command will provide $65 million over five years to aid Texas A&M System researchers in focusing on several areas that advance laser and hypersonic defense […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Technology by Taylor Perk

Illinois– The city of Naperville has issued a request for information (RFI) to bring more smart technologies to its city. The RFI asks for ideas regarding how data, design and technology can contribute to what officials are calling the next generation streetscape. The request is an attempt to see what vendors are able to bring forward […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Technology by Taylor Perk

Washington, D.C.- The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is preparing to significantly increase its reliance on cloud-computing services, with plans to solicit tens of billions of dollars of work divided among multiple tech companies. The CIA is conducting a two-phase procurement, called IC Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E), that will be released as a request for information […]

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Mar 28th 2018 | Posted in Technology by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

A new bill, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act of 2018, was introduced by a New York congresswoman that would create a commission focused on studying artificial intelligence and its impact on the country and national security. The AI legislation proposes an independent commission to examine artificial intelligence advances on a national […]

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Mar 7th 2018 | Posted in Technology by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

California– San Francisco is moving ahead with plans for a public-private partnership (P3) to build a city-wide fiber network that will encompass the almost 47-square miles of the city. The city has issued a request for information (RFI) for the project and also plans to select five proposals by April 30. The city will then […]

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Mar 7th 2018 | Posted in Technology by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Pennsylvania– The Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and Connected Nation completed a study that identifies Erie County as providing the lowest access to high-speed internet in the region. County executives are reviewing the report that shows access at 7.6 percent and recommends forming a team to oversee and implement actions. To counter this low […]

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Dec 6th 2017 | Posted in Technology by Kristin Gordon

From telegraphs, to telephones to mobile devices, the United States is trying to bring broadband, or advanced telecommunications services into the 21st century. Stringing telephone lines from pole to pole has now moved to underground cable and vertical towers that attempt to keep you connected in any large or small town.    Greater Minnesota plans to make some headway on integrating […]

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Nov 3rd 2017 | Posted in Technology by Kristin Gordon
Image of Texas state cybersecurity coordinator Todd Kimbriel

Cyber attacks are becoming more common and even though we tend to only hear about the attacks of high-profile entities, no company with an online presence is immune to attacks. “We are only as strong as our weakest link,” said Todd Kimbriel, Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) acting cybersecurity coordinator for the state. “There […]

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Sep 22nd 2017 | Posted in Technology by Kristin Gordon

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part article on our follow-up with cities that presented innovative transportation projects at the Texas Mobility Summit 2.0 in 2016. This week we will cover the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, city of Corpus Christi and the city of San Antonio. Last week’s article covered the […]

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Sep 15th 2017 | Posted in Technology by Kristin Gordon

Editor’s Note: This is a two-part article on our follow-up with cities that presented innovative transportation pilot projects at the Texas Mobility Summit 2.0 in 2016. This week we will cover the city of Bryan, city of College Station and the city of Arlington. Next week we will cover the cities of Dallas and Fort […]

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Jun 21st 2017 | Posted in Technology by Kristin Gordon

Parking your vehicle in a congested part of town can be just as stressful as the drive to get there. Of course there is the thrill of driving behind a pedestrian who has bags in hand and is heading towards their vehicle to leave. Disappointment sets in as they unload their bags, but don’t leave […]

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Jun 7th 2017 | Posted in Technology by Kristin Gordon

From human organs to houses, the decreased cost and increased attention to three-dimensional, or 3D, printing is putting these machines in the hands of several industries that are eager to try them out and make prototypes. NASA is experimenting with 3D printers by taking them to the final frontier. Testing a 3D printer on the […]

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Jun 1st 2017 | Posted in Technology by Kirk Yoshida

Washington– Snohomish County announced plans to deploy technology and form partnerships to draw economic growth and improve connectivity to all residents. The county released a request for information (RFI) through its Department of Information Technology. The Snohomish County RFI seeks details on potential public-private partnerships for the county’s rural and urban areas for review by […]

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Feb 15th 2017 | Posted in Technology by Kristin Gordon

The day of the drones may sound like the overtaking of a male bee colony or some science-fiction movie, but in reality this unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) deserves a day of recognition because it has gone to extremes…even putting a man back in the drone. A Chinese-made passenger-carrying drone, called an eHang 184, recently made its debut in Dubai and […]

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Jan 10th 2017 | Posted in Technology by Kristin Gordon

Sensors of the past that are still put to use today are often always on, and it can be challenging to collect, store and interpret the tremendous amount of data they create. The Internet of Things (IoT) is making it easier for information to be collected and analyzed. The IoT is an interconnection via the […]

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Jan 10th 2017 | Posted in Technology by Government Contracting Pipeline

The Maryland Department of Transportation will begin using a new electronic bidding system this summer that could save the state $800,000 annually. The system is a web-based service for electronic bidding. Contractors can securely submit bids, download contract documents and receive any addenda to the advertisement. Currently, contractors must provide a hard copy bid package […]

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