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Finance

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

For the first time since GI Partners took GTY Technology off the stock market via acquisition, GTY is acquiring a company. The deal will bring together two e-procurement vendors serving more than 1,900 agencies.
The funding comes from the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment Program that was created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will go toward extending service in underserved parts of the state.
The findings, compiled by a contractor, outlined an important blueprint about what needs the county should focus on moving forward, officials said. It also gives the county credibility as it competes for grant funding.
Washington state CIO Bill Kehoe said the agency would like to create a fund to help state government take the necessary steps toward modernizing old, legacy technology systems.
The Willmar City Council on Monday approved an audit of the current Internet infrastructure throughout the city. The project will cost $42,486 and will be conducted by Hometown Fiber.
The project is expected to connect more than 1,700 homes with high-speed Internet. About 5,000 people live on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, but only about 59 percent of households have broadband Internet subscriptions.
The State Risk and Authorization Management Program (StateRAMP) announced its 2023 board of directors Friday, led by Arizona CIO JR Sloan. A mix of public- and private-sector voices make up this who’s who of gov tech.
A review of recent financial reports from the industry — including from gov tech giant Tyler Technologies — shows how companies plan to grow in the midst of economic anxieties. Public safety and the cloud play big roles.
The state will see around $100 million for high-speed Internet projects as part of a $1 billion pot of funding from the federal government. Other projects include the purchase of electric buses and charging infrastructure.
Friday's bankruptcy filing by FTX, one of the largest purveyors of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, has embarrassed some of the world's leading investment firms, besides hurting individual speculators.