To ensure a safer world, billions will be available for security projects in 2019

The horrific increase in mass shootings in American communities and schools, along with bombings, terroristic threats, border issues and soaring criminal activity, have resulted in billions of dollars being spent nationwide on increased safety efforts. The spending is astronomical and there is no slowdown in sight. It consumes every jurisdiction of government. Public safety is […]

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Affordable Housing – high on the list of critical priorities for almost every city in America in 2019!

Affordable housing shortages are now a top concern for government officials throughout the country. Every metro area in the United States is dealing with a severe shortage of affordable housing. The National Low Income Housing Coalition reports that the problem is impacting even rural areas of the country. Because of the magnitude of the problem, […]

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‘Smart City’ projects – watch for them soon in a city near you!

Recognizing that two heads really are better than one, governmental officials nationwide are taking the very old adage to the extreme as they work toward “smart city” status. In what is already a major trend, cities are partnering with private-sector businesses, corporations, educational organizations, civic groups, private individuals and non-government organizations.  The partnerships then work […]

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Health care-related public-private partnerships will likely become the norm in 2019

The United States ranks number one in the world for health care spending as a percentage of GDP.  That sounds great… but, Texas ranks only 11th worldwide when it comes to performance.  That’s because of “access to care.” The country’s health care rankings are likely to get worse as 673 rural hospitals in the U.S. […]

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Collection of massive amounts of public data is now the norm

Many still think of Smart Cities as a futuristic possibility but, in most metropolitan areas, the rush to initiate smart city technology is happening in real time. While citizens may not be ready for this, technology and the internet of things (IoT) appear to be inevitable. There is concern, however, because without transparency and proper […]

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Controlling America’s borders – here’s the likely future and a huge new marketplace!

Donald Trump has been promising to build a physical border wall since his earliest campaign days.  The wall, however, sparks so much controversy from all sides it is believed to be DOA with Congress. The cost of a wall would add billions more to the national debt and almost every expert says there is no […]

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Facial recognition scanning – now becoming common throughout the country

Last week, a woman carrying an American passport arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport on a flight from Ghana.  Facial recognition technology alerted the U.S. Border Patrol that she was not an American citizen but, in fact, a citizen from Cameroon. It was the third time in the past 40 days that facial recognition technology […]

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