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New Mexico state officials and advocates of early childhood programs are touting a new online search tool that aims to connect families across the southwestern state with high-quality child care.
Airports are increasingly turning to cutting-edge technologies to meet their daily operational needs. These initiatives serve as real-world tests and economic drivers in the communities the airports serve.
Plus, a new report details how to make broadband a priority in affordable rental housing development projects, the FCC is partnering with the Department of Veterans to help those who served get connected, and more.
New York City Office of Technology and Innovation recently released its strategic plan that looks to improve the city’s overall posture in the technology space — starting with an effort to improve technical literacy.
Plus, New York program submits 31,000 unserved addresses to help inform broadband mapping effort, a new report outlines how policymakers can support libraries working to foster digital equity, and more.
In the recently released 2022 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellence analysis, eight leading states were recognized for their work with data and evidence to guide policymaking decisions.
The U.S. Marine Corps has launched a new smartphone app that seeks to provide troops with information about drowning hazards around Okinawa and a bridge over language barriers in an emergency.
San Diego County has launched two new efforts to help combat homelessness: the adoption of a policy enabling the use predictive analytics to help those at risk, and an app to help connect people experiencing homelessness with resources.
Plus, the General Services Administration is working to ensure that the American Rescue Plan will advance equitable outcomes, the federal government is expanding its TechWomen mentor program, and more.
As the pandemic eases and elections loom, philanthropies and nonprofits are trying to make a larger impact in the state and local gov tech space. What is driving this activity, and where will it lead?
Around the Bay Area, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake lit up phones equipped with apps plugged into ShakeAlert, the U.S. Geological Survey’s earthquake early warning system, putting it to the test regionally.
A local organization called the Enterprise Center is working with community partners to provide residents in the city's Orchard Knob neighborhood with broadband access for telehealth appointments.
Plus, the Biden-Harris administration has released a resource to accelerate infrastructure projects; California breaks ground on its middle-mile network; Results for America highlights data-driven work successes; and more.
The Florence City Council met for a regular session Monday afternoon and tackled several matters, namely the streaming service that it would use for future meetings and the city manager job search goals.
The city of Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department have adopted what3words, an application that enables the emergency response teams to better their missions with improved location detection.