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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.

The Department of General Services, which manages about 14.4 million square feet of leased office space for the state, has relinquished or is in the process of relinquishing about 767,000 square feet of space.
The fresh capital signals ongoing optimism for the local government tech space. ClearGov and competitors are trying to win more budget management work as federal infrastructure dollars get ready to flow.
The emergency radio system in Delaware County, Pa., has been hijacked multiple times in recent years. The system, which was put in place during the 1970s, is overdue for a $50 million upgrade.
The acting police chief of the Bridgeport Police Department said she attributes a recent reduction in shootings to ShotSpotter. She argues that the city needs more of the sensor technology.
Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster has proposed using American Rescue Plan Act money, $3 million specifically, to help close the digital divide in the county. The county has a total of $11.74 million in ARPA funds.
Much attention has been given to the billions the bill will put toward bridges, cybersecurity and more. But behind the big-ticket items are many small projects. Here are some that will impact state and local government.
Private investment, coupled with an unprecedented level of public investment from the recently passed infrastructure law, has presented the right mix of ingredients for even more public- and private-sector collaborations.
The buyout of the 17-year-old company ASR Analytics will also give GCOM, which offers state and local governments a wide variety of software and solutions, a foothold with federal government agencies.
Through a survey, the city of Eagle, Idaho, is now gauging citizen interest in a community-owned fiber system that would promote competition between multiple broadband providers through an open access network.
Thousands of Ohio residents wait to see if they must pay back unemployment benefits that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services mistakenly gave them. So far, the state has waived $72.1 million in overpayments.
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