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February 12, 2018

After months of speculation, the White House has released President Donald Trump’s official infrastructure plan. According the President, the bill would, if approved, generate $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure investments over the next ten years.

January 02, 2018

The ongoing avalanche of technology transformation has resulted in big changes to nearly every aspect of city living. This list includes how visitors and residents communicate, consume, connect, and work – and most of it has come at a relatively low-cost to the users of such technology.

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September 22, 2017

Local contractors throughout the U.S. like to be able to anticipate upcoming opportunities. Not all, however, know how to uncover that type of information. Our researchers analyze lots of public documents so identifying upcoming opportunities is common for them.

September 22, 2017

What: "State Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform," a report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the National Association of State Procurement Officials Why: Most state CIOs and CPOs believe their current procurement processes are... read more

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August 18, 2017

Data needs accountability.

August 07, 2017

Like a growing number of cities, Austin, Texas, is getting ready for the arrival of autonomous vehicles. On any given afternoon, self-driving test models can be seen darting along a Formula One race track. More than 500 electric vehicle charging stations are already spread throughout the city.... read more

August 02, 2017

When the state of Pennsylvania crafted a recovery plan for the bankrupt city of Harrisburg, money was obviously tight. The state and the city were at odds, and the federal government had made Harrisburg the first and only city in U.S. history to be charged with securities fraud.

July 18, 2017

When the Great Recession created a wave of bankruptcies, the federal government responded by bailing out large for-profits and quasi-federal corporations, such as Fannie Mae. But there was no such help for insolvent cities or counties. Nevertheless, from the nation's smallest troubled cities,... read more

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July 05, 2017

It’s impossible to know whether Congress will provide federal funding to stimulate infrastructure spending.

June 23, 2017

It’s easy to take in the technological splendor that is Singapore and miss the diverse reasons and hidden virtues that make the city possible. A collective spirit of ingenuity can be found in its swooping architecture, its wealth of smart traffic lights, a budding sensor network and the... read more

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