Water projects get funding boosts nationwide

After a long period of totally inadequate funding for critical water projects, the tide appears to be turning and funding is becoming more readily available. Late in 2018, authorization was given for almost $6 billion in funding for water infrastructure projects. The funding resulted from passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act. The act also […]

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U.S. border crossings – a large new marketplace for contractors and technology companies

Ports of entry in the United States will hold an abundance of contracting opportunities in 2019.  That’s because the needs are great and these border crossings are receiving lots of scrutiny. Long neglected, the country’s border crossings now face a $4 billion deficit for much-needed improvements. That trend should be turning significantly though and the […]

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21st century libraries are the new gathering places

Public libraries are no longer just repositories for books, newspapers and magazines. They are much more, and new libraries bear little resemblance to libraries of the past. Twenty-first century libraries are state-of-the-art facilities – innovative, thoughtfully designed and architecturally appealing. Construction of new libraries is increasing nationwide, as are renovation projects that allow reconfiguration and […]

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Construction related to healthcare facilities will require many changes

President Trump talked a lot about health issues (cancer treatment, HIV research, drug prices, etc.) in his recent State of the Union address. Other elected officials throughout the country are also speaking out about healthcare issues. There is no alternative to providing citizens with healthcare services and government leaders are searching for ways to upgrade, […]

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Cybercrimes continue and the cost of protecting data is a high-ticket item for government – and also for private-sector firms

Two rather shocking predictions are worthy of note. According to industry analysts, cybercrimes are expected to cost $6 trillion annually worldwide by 2021… and 2019 could be the worst year yet for cyberbreaches. Government portals are immediate targets for cyber terrorists. The valuable data available on public websites is all too tempting to hackers and […]

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Funding from a multitude of sources will boost campus construction in 2019

Growth and change are descriptors common to colleges and universities throughout the country. That’s where the focus is…but managing the two is almost impossible without an abundance of human effort and financial investment. It would be hard to find individuals anywhere who disagree with the importance of higher education, but public funding has not kept […]

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Artificial intelligence now a trusted partner in emergency situations

Sometimes bad things happen…and lately, a number of calamities have stretched emergency operations almost to the brink of failure.  Lives have been lost and damages have resulted in horrifically high costs. Natural disasters are on the increase, affecting millions of people. Rivers tend to flood when there is heavy rain, hurricanes cause unprecedented damage, wildfires […]

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