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build program

A lockbox containing $1.5 billion in federal funding for surface transportation projects has just opened up to communities across the United States. The funding comes from a new program called the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant program. The announcement came this week from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

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5 smart city tips

I was recently in Washington D.C. to run a workshop for the World Bank on how to develop “smart cities."

“Smart cities” is honestly a buzzword and, when I get invited to speak, most people expect me to start with cool tech like AR, VR, AI, modeling and simulation, blockchain and the like.

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cybersecurity funding

There’s been so much sensational news in the last few days, it’s very easy to overlook other important news. That can be dangerous, and here’s a good example of something we should not overlook.

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city smartup internet of things

The smart city concept started with different terms and perspectives as a means to define urban technological evolution. More specifically, "smart city" was not the initial term that was used by urban planners and researchers.

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sly james kc startups

Tech startup SafetyCulture moved from San Francisco to Kansas City, Mo., last year. The company, a maker of a workplace safety app, set up modern offices in a massive revamped middle school on the city’s west side.

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innovation rumble strip - disruption management

It suddenly came to me as I almost “drove off the road” while getting pushback on a concept that bucked the corporate culture: The sound of my tires on the rumble strip, warning that I was about to go outside my designated lane.

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atlanta cyberattack

Cyber breaches are destructive, costly and horrific incidents. Government agencies, hospitals and big retailers are primary targets because of the massive data they hold. They are especially attractive to cyber sleuths because that data is critical to ongoing operations. 

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san francisco mayor fiber

Five companies recently filed preliminary proposals to build and operate a massive $1.9 billion public-private fiber to the premises broadband network in San Francisco, Mayor Mark Farrell told attendees at Smart Cities Connect 2018.

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trump infrastructure

President Trump, without any fanfare this week, again declared that it is “Infrastructure Week.” Who knows why he did that since official activities planned for Infrastructure Week are scheduled for May.

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