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Funding Gov Tech in 2021

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.

The Regional Transit District in Colorado needs to increase ridership, so it is looking at the option of using pandemic relief funds to reduce fares, but that idea could spell trouble for the overall budget.
Gov. Ralph Northam has announced a plan to invest $700 million toward broadband infrastructure for unserved areas in Virginia. The funding for this investment comes from the American Rescue Plan.
The pandemic and consumer trends have fueled fresh deployments of payment technology for bills, taxes and fees. Can local and state government find new savings via online and mobile transactions?
Recently signed legislation will ramp up the state’s cybersecurity and legacy system upgrades through the newly created Technology Improvement and Modernization Fund. The new law takes effect Sept. 1.
A New Jersey state lawmaker has proposed the creation of an "innovation partnership" to help fund emerging tech companies within the state. The effort is being pitched as a way to renew the state's innovative roots.
With DemandStar and other tech providers reporting big recent growth, the future shines brightly for digital procurement services at the state and local levels. But look out for Amazon — maybe.
Rhode Island recently approved a statewide program to fund body camera purchases for police departments. For some cities, like the Newport Police Department, a body camera program has been active for years.
The possibility of new funding and potential expansion opportunities has high-speed rail advocates watching the activity in Washington, D.C. If new infrastructure is funded, it could jumpstart a new era of rail travel.
A U.S. House hearing last week heard testimony from experts who underlined the disconnect between federal, state and local IT as well as how leadership can stall efforts to improve digital user experience and cybersecurity.
The Biden administration’s proposals to increase funding for physical assets like roads are essential, but should not overshadow the need for digital infrastructure to maximize technology, equity and transparency.
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