According to the Federal Highway Administration, the grant funding, allocated under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, aims to propel digital construction tools such as computer modeling and 3D design in 10 state DOTs.
Amid struggles to fill open cybersecurity positions, some states have looked toward volunteer citizen brigades trained to respond when smaller jurisdictions need help. Experts consider whether the benefits outweigh the risks.
This growing form of getting more from data is helping officials analyze spending that took place without top-level oversight. The tool could find its way into the hands of other public agencies for a variety of tasks.
The Oklahoma Broadband Office received official notification from the U.S. Department of the Treasury of the allocation of $167.7 million through the American Rescue Plan Act's Capital Projects Fund for broadband expansion efforts.
Experts say AI is now present in everything from apps and facial recognition software to ChatGPT, which allows users to ask questions and receive human-like replies based on data harvested from the Internet.
Stillwater Public Schools continues to develop its 1:1 technology initiative — a program launched for the 2023-24 academic year and funded by monies from a new bond initiative passed this year.
An Oklahoma community college has added wind and renewable-energy courses to its process technology program designed to provide skills needed for the traditional oil and gas, electrical and processing industries.
Plus, organizations urge Congress to support legislation for rural communities; a report explores redundancies in federal broadband programs; and much more.