Tech & Data

Feds Award Funds for Technology Infusion in Transit and Highway Systems

More than a dozen cities and states received funds for intelligent transportation programs that promote safety, improve access and reduce congestion.

Management

States With the Largest and Smallest Teacher Pay Gaps

Teachers nationwide earn much less than other college-educated professionals, says a new report. Colorado has the greatest teacher pay gap and Rhode Island the smallest.

Sponsor Content

Safeguarding Unemployment Insurance Benefits from Fraud

Fraud mitigation techniques for individuals, employers, and state agencies.

Infrastructure

Electric Utilities Around the US are Running Out Transformers

The shortage of the critical grid component is jamming up home building and threatening to cause other problems. In some cases, wait times for the parts are over a year, while costs have spiraled up by over 500%.

Finance

The Billion Dollar Jobs Push Using ARPA Funds

State and local governments are planning to devote nearly $600 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to workforce initiatives, in addition to other federal grants. Here's a closer look at the spending.

Infrastructure

Feds Award $1.6B to Speed Transition to Electric and Hydrogen Buses

The money will go to 150 transit agencies around the country to help them upgrade their fleets and facilities.

Public Safety

Reducing Gun Violence: A Complicated Problem Can’t Be Solved With Just One Approach

Indianapolis is trying programs ranging from job skills to therapy to violence interrupters to find out what works

Tech & Data

Technology to Limit Speeds on New York City Fleet Vehicles

The city is piloting intelligent speed assistance technology on 50 of its vehicles across nine agencies to prevent cars from going over posted speed limits.

Public Safety

Synthetic Fraud Is On the Rise. Here’s How Governments Can Combat It

Fraud will continue at scale as criminals become better networked, using the dark web to share tips including how to fool selfie verification tools.

Tech & Data

25 Emerging Tech Trends Government Leaders Should Watch

The selected technologies in the 2022 Gartner Hype Cycle feature immersive tech, accelerated artificial intelligence and innovation around how products and services are built.

Sponsor Content

How Empathetic Service at Scale Can Rebuild Trust in Government

The Executive Order on Transforming the Federal Customer Experience underscores the importance of technology.

Finance

Prospect of SALT Deduction Increase Gone—at Least for a Few Years

The blow to local and state governments is the result of top House proponents supporting President Biden’s massive climate bill, even though the deductions were left out. 

Tech & Data

States Investing in SNAP Fraud Detection and Prevention

Several states won U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for services and programs to help stop fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Health & Human Services

House Sends Multibillion-Dollar Climate Bill to Biden for Signature

The bill, already approved by the Senate, brings praise for its climate provisions but disappoints those hoping for state and local tax changes and more spending on housing.

Infrastructure

America's Crumbling Municipal Pools

Many public pools and aquatics facilities around the U.S. are decades old and in need of upgrades or replacement. The problem is particularly acute in poor neighborhoods and likely to become more pressing as summers grow hotter.

Infrastructure

Farebox Shortfalls Soon to Create ‘Sizable' Transit Budget Gaps

The problem is looming for big city transit agencies in places like New York and San Francisco, with ridership unlikely to recover before federal pandemic aid dries up, Fitch Ratings warns.

Health & Human Services

They Call It ‘Tranq’—and It’s Making Street Drugs Even More Dangerous

Xylazine, an animal tranquilizer, is increasingly being found in drug samples.

Tech & Data

CISA Issues Cybersecurity Toolkit for Election Officials

The toolkit helps state and local election officials identify their risks, make their infrastructure more resilient and protect voter information from attacks.