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Funding Gov Tech

Exploring the new landscape for funding and sustaining your gov tech investments

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From the basics of technology funding models to exploring new, innovative public-private partnership models, this initiative will provide a wealth of information relevant to anyone involved in the budgeting, procurement, or management of government technology.

When innovation needs a boost, advance market commitments are a tool that not only secures value for taxpayers but also fosters environmental sustainability and economic development.
The public-sector-facing technology industry convened this week for the Center for Digital Government’s annual Beyond the Beltway event. Highlights included a forecast of how state and local government will invest this year.
The plan to upgrade Fulton County, Ga.’s internal software system is being sped up following a recent ransomware attack. Commissioners have approved a $10.2 million overhaul of the county’s internal software system.
Plus, Maine is the first state to have its digital equity plan accepted, the NTCA is calling for a more effective challenge process for the national broadband map, and more.
North Carolina is making $14 million available to nonprofits, government agencies and others as part of the Digital Champion grants to expand digital equity. Some 230 applicants have applied.
A new proposal in the state Legislature could claw back $40 million in local government cybersecurity grants. The move would be a substantial blow to the state’s Local Government Cybersecurity Grant program.
Plus, the state of Washington has appointed Aaron Wheeler to serve as the new broadband director, a digital navigator pilot program has been launched in the city of Cambridge, Mass., and more.
The company has bought EqualLevel, which operates a “procure-to-pay” marketplace that public agencies can use. The deal follows the rebranding of Euna and a previous acquisition that also involved procurement tech.
A big final quarter brought 2023 to the record books for gov tech business deals, with notable transactions involving Civica, Civic Utility and Avenu Insights & Analytics, according to market expert Jeff Cook.
An analysis of state and local government and education budgets for 2024 suggests collaboration and an emphasis on looking at statewide priorities and outcomes will drive spending.
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