No question about the need for water…but where is the funding?

Returning from a July 4 break, members of Congress found themselves facing a number of high-priority issues with no quick resolutions. With an omnibus funding bill still in limbo, lawmakers are now trying to pass individual funding bills. The consensus in Washington is that when these bills are rolled out, water legislation, Farm Bill funding […]

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Blockchain is here!!

Blockchain technology

Many intelligent people still blink with confusion when someone mentions blockchain technology.  That won’t be the case for long though, because it appears this new technology has reached the “tipping point.”  Its upward trajectory indicates universal acceptance. Because of that, it’s now incumbent on all of us to understand more about blockchain.  It promises to […]

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Trump proposes major reorganization of federal agencies

Last week, President Trump unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize the agency structure of the federal government. Administration officials say that many provisions don’t require congressional approval so some aspects of the plan will be rolled out immediately. The plan presents radical changes. Trump’s reorganization reduces, eliminates, consolidates or transforms agencies that oversee food, prescription […]

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New transportation solution? Cities seem to think so!!

Look! Up in the sky… It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s – a gondola??? Facing the dilemma of monstrous traffic congestion and horrific cost projections for expansion and maintenance of roadways, some municipal officials are looking to the skies for relief.  City leaders throughout the U.S. are giving serious consideration to the possibility of […]

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U.S. cities – the hot new technology marketplace

There’s a huge new marketplace emerging and it’s definitely worthy of watching.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming on strong…so strong, in fact, that the IoT marketplace is expected to exceed $130 billion by 2024. Here’s what the experts say to expect – by 2020 – IoT service offerings related to discrete manufacturing, transportation […]

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Popular new tool helping public safety agencies respond to emergencies

Surrounded by advancing lava flows from the erupting Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, one terrified but fortunate islander’s life was saved by an improbable rescuer – a drone. The drone was utilized in the emergency response to the disaster and was used to lead the trapped victim to safety. This and other successes resulting from the proliferation […]

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