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Apr 12th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

Something good could happen as a result of congressional action.  A recently introduced bill would provide a $5 billion boost for the construction and rehabilitation of government-owned buildings.  The Public Buildings Renewal Act (S. 932), if passed by Congress, will open up tax-exempt financing for public buildings – many of which are in dire need […]

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Apr 10th 2019 | Posted in Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Opportunities by Mary Scott Nabers

A few motorists – those who are aware of America’s bridge conditions – are occasionally selective about the bridges they cross. Millions of other motorists, however, are unaware of the fact that government leaders nationwide are scrambling to find funds to repair old bridges throughout the U.S. A recent report from the American Road and […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Legislation/Policy by Taylor Perk

Hays County is joining other counties in deciding whether to switch out its voting machines to a paper receipt system, one that seems to be growing in popularity. Before changes could be implemented, the county would need to seek approval from the state. Currently there is proposed legislation at the capitol that could dictate which […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Legislation/Policy by Taylor Perk

Maryland– The Maryland Legislature has introduced Senate Bill 175 that would establish the Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program, a funding effort that would support a range of activities, including workforce development programs, research partnerships and physical infrastructure projects. The fund would aim to bolster cybersecurity and life science initiatives. The governor has allotted $16 million in initial funding […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Legislation/Policy by Taylor Perk

New Mexico– New Mexico lawmakers from the House of Representatives have approved a bill, House Bill 286, that would allow partnerships in which private entities can bid to help finance and build government-owned facilities. More than 35 states already allow this type of public-private partnership (P3) opportunity. The bill would allow any government agency in the […]

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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 Public Safety by Taylor Perk

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $20 million to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for providing safety, support and security to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. More than 1,800 DPS employees including state troopers and criminal investigators as well as communication and aviation operators were deployed to areas affected […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Education by Taylor Perk

Michigan– Renovations on Western Michigan University’s Dunbar Hall is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2020. An evaluation of the building was conducted a few years ago and concluded that the building’s systems were past its life expectancy and that the building was no longer configured in a way that accommodates instruction today or […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Public Safety by Taylor Perk

Virginia– After three years of research, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with the city of Norfolk, has reached a milestone in the Coastal Storm Risk Management study. The project moves onto the next phase with the approval and signature of Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, chief of engineers and commanding general […]

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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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