Budget & Finance
The grant award to Dairyland Power Cooperative comes through the National Telecommunications & Information Administration. Dairyland will supply the infrastructure groundwork for others to bring broadband Internet to rural areas.
The fiscal challenges transit is facing are nothing new. To be financially resilient, transit agencies will need to rethink its funding options, and put more pressure on states to funnel federal cash.
The City Council has approved two agreements totaling nearly $2.7 million to shore up the city’s IT security. The investment comes after two successful cyber attacks against the city and county governments.
Finance automation, powered by artificial intelligence technology, is helping to save Mt. Lebanon, Pa., a significant amount of time and is simplifying the accounts payable process.
This growing form of getting more from data is helping officials analyze spending that took place without top-level oversight. The tool could find its way into the hands of other public agencies for a variety of tasks.
ResourceX offers governments a way to budget based on strategy and outcomes instead of line items. Tyler Technologies announced a buyout of the company on the same day as a separate acquisition.
Completing an IT project can be slow and complicated — but before it even begins, the project approval itself can eat up months or years. Dan Kim has a proposal: Let's take some lessons from the TV show Shark Tank.
Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced $75 million in funding to combat the spike in hate speech and crime in the city. Funds will be used to provide new police technology and social media analysis, and more.
The Kanawha County Commission approved an almost $3 million purchase of body cameras, Tasers and license plate readers for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office during its meeting late last week.
The Oklahoma Broadband Office received official notification from the U.S. Department of the Treasury of the allocation of $167.7 million through the American Rescue Plan Act's Capital Projects Fund for broadband expansion efforts.
Spectrum will soon lay fiber-optic cables in parts of southern and eastern Bexar County that lack high-speed Internet access or broadband infrastructure. The county will spend more than $5 million on the effort.
The telecommunications company will be donating funds to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office to combat the ongoing incidents of copper theft. The grant will cover the purchase of new technology to assist deputies with the effort.
The project includes 134 miles of line construction, funded through a $23.5 million grant from the Washington State Broadband Office and an additional $2.35 million matching funds from ISP ToledoTel.
The city will spend $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act money in an effort to help city employees return to the office early next year, almost three years since many were asked to work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Leaders in the Missouri county have approved $5 million in cybersecurity upgrades after hackers temporarily shut down law enforcement systems last month. The money will fund repairs, cloud technology and consulting costs.