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Funding Gov Tech

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


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.

Iowa CIO Matt Behrens shares the IT strategies his team is using to stay on track for an ambitious deadline to consolidate the technology systems of 37 state cabinets down to 16 in alignment with recent legislation.
The $20 million contract meant to connect every Cleveland resident to high-speed Internet was put on hold this week when concerns were raised about whether the nonprofit DigitalC has the capabilities to see the work through.
A recent audit of six IT projects within the past two years found many were over budget or delayed. The state’s CIO, Shawn Nailor, acknowledged the findings, tempering them with the progress his relatively young agency has made in recent years.
In particularly dire language, lawmakers, transit officials and others are urging the state Legislature in California to shore up public transit budgets before they descend off of a “fiscal cliff.”
Sen. Joe Manchin announced the addition of some 86,000 unserved locations to West Virginia’s portion of the FCC broadband map. The map will be used to distribute funding to areas in need of Internet expansion.
The industry’s latest financial reports and other information show the ongoing rise of cloud computing and payments. But amid the growth lurk worries about real and potential hurdles for gov tech.
With staffing issues and few resources, rural counties are most likely to have missed the deadline for correcting the broadband map, meaning they will miss out on millions of dollars in federal funding meant to bring the Internet to rural America.
A fiber-to-home broadband project in the village of Poplar was one of 24 to be awarded a 2023 State Broadband Expansion Grant. The $523,423 grant for the project will be matched by the ISP overseeing the work.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday signed an agriculture and broadband spending bill into law. The new law earmarks $100 million in funding for rural Internet expansion.
The company, whose tools help agencies automate workflows, will work with ServiceNow to get such technology into the hands of more public agencies. City Innovate has also raised a Series A funding round.
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