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How government technology gets funded, and how government directs its financial resources. Also includes coverage of financial and budgeting software deployments such as ERP.

As states ready plans for year one of the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program and look ahead to year two’s NOFO, local governments should advocate for what they want. High on those lists: MFA, threat monitoring and cyber training.
A grant proposal from the state’s Office of Criminal Justice would cover $98,150 of the initial $170,000 cost for body cameras over a five-year period. The council is expected to vote on the grant next week.
As federal money flows to state and local governments, a Deloitte report points out the workforce obstacles that could slow progress. Agencies need to start creating programs to fill those gaps now, the report argues.
The move underscores the growth of cooperative contracting in gov tech and the spread of weapon detection technology across the U.S. Cooperative contracting is meant to speed up the traditional buying process.
Lawmakers in some states — like Washington and Oregon — want to extend emissions and clean energy standards to cryptocurrency mining operations. But lawmakers in many other states see the industry’s growth as a good thing.
The county board of commissioners is asking to be considered for the state’s Realizing Opportunities for Broadband Infrastructure Networks grant, seizing the opportunity to apply before the next round of grants in 2024.
The federal infrastructure package is making electric vehicle charging a reality — even in states with few registered EVs. In Montana, the need for this infrastructure is driven, in part, by tourism from other states.
It’s still early, but federal guarantees for deposits have eased some anxieties in the gov tech space. More “ripples” seem almost certain to hit suppliers, potentially slowing growth in a fast-evolving industry.
So far, two versions have been released with the third not far off, raising the question: What sets these fabrics apart, and how do they impact the National Broadband Map?
Pavilion CEO and co-founder Mariel Reed talks about how government and technology are the two most important tools for improving lives at scale, and her goal of improving public purchasing for state and local agencies.