A growing market sector that bears watching

Here’s something that will shock most taxpayers. Projections are that cities will spend an estimated $150 billion in stormwater infrastructure projects over the next 20 years. That will create a very large marketplace but the action has already started. Spending is increasing at an incredible pace and stormwater projects are being launched throughout the country. […]

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The world spins…and government rolls out mobile apps

Government rarely leads when it comes to technology innovation. That’s because the funding required is simply not available. However, governmental entities are finally moving into the next phase of IT modernization – mobile apps. In the most recent survey, 65 percent of state CIOs reported that less than 20 percent of their applications were able […]

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Got climate related services or solutions? If so, state and local officials are looking for you!

The federal government may not like the Paris Climate Agreement, but state and local elected officials do. This past weekend, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a large number of mayors who reiterated their commitment to the partnership agreement. These officials visiting Florida for the U.S. Conference of Mayors represent the Climate Mayors, a bipartisan […]

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Higher education in Texas- its current state and ambitions for the future

It took 140 days to decide how much funding and flexibility two-and-four-year educational institutions would receive. Higher education had a chilly reception at the beginning of the 85th Legislative Session when three bills were proposed that would have frozen all tuition and fees until 2022, repealed the tuition set-aside program and required schools to reach […]

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Ransomware attacks are becoming more common

The media has focused primarily on cyberattacks related to election systems lately.  Many individuals, public officials and company executives, however, have been just as worried about ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks infect computer networks with a virus that totally shuts down a computer or a network.  It prevents access and demands payment to release and restore […]

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Lots of Opportunities Here…

Who doesn’t love a great sports event? Large crowds, jubilant fans, media coverage, economic opportunities for lots of stakeholders – public officials and the public at large all find much to like!! As a result, universities, school districts and municipalities are now spending billions to build new athletic facilities or renovate and modernize existing ones. That’s […]

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Check out your city…does it offer Smart 911 technology?

Now, however, the basic emergency communication provided by 911 systems and operators has been expanded and enhanced with apps and software. Technology has improved response time and efficiency. Gathering detailed information that is critical in an emergency has become a cornerstone of quality. Every minute counts when emergencies are critical in nature and the more […]

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