Finance

city county finance challenges
September 07, 2018

Government funding is tight at every jurisdictional level, but there is a huge disconnect between available funding at the state level compared to the local levels of government. That disparity is causing strains that may soon play out in ways that are negative for taxpayers and citizens.

blockchain technology
July 12, 2018

Scientists and technologists alike are discussing how blockchain innovation is driving innovation across a wide range of ventures, from finance to retail to even healthcae. As indicated by Gartner, their customer requests on blockchain and related points have quadrupled since August 2017.

build program
April 27, 2018

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.

April 03, 2018

In stark contrast to the private sector, public sector entities at all levels rarely change their spending allocations from year to year. By using data analytics and with enough political drive, governments can reap big savings from reallocating resources. A strategic spending review can often... read more

Smart Cities Council Announces 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant Winners
March 09, 2018

The Smart Cities Council, the sector’s largest coalition, announced today the winners of its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants.

white house infrastructure plan trump
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.

opportunity infrastructure capital construction
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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

data bank management transparency open
August 18, 2017

Data needs accountability.

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