Skills & Training

September 13, 2017

We talk a lot about how technology will make our jobs easier. How it will help us diversify our supplier pools, increase agency transparency, provide greater accountability for spend and, ultimately, save taxpayers money. We also preach about how critical technology is becoming to our nation's... read more

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August 25, 2017

On my last work day of my trip to Singapore, I caught up with a boss and mentor of many years, the Head of Civil Service. One of the questions he asked me was where I thought AI has the greatest potential.

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August 08, 2017

Auntie Sally is a union member at an electronics factory in Singapore producing wire bonds, the tiny wires in your mobile phone, tablet or step tracker that connect the semiconductor chip to its housing.

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August 02, 2017

Job displacement is not new, but the scale and speed will increase in the coming years – a 2013 study by Frey and Osborne suggested that 47 percent of workers in America held jobs with a high risk of potential automation.

July 31, 2017

In some ways the communities we represent couldn't be more different. Little Rock is a relatively small southern capital city in a state that includes the Ozark mountains and vast wilderness areas, while Cook County encompasses the industrial capital of the Midwest and third largest city in the... read more

July 17, 2017

When Genevieve Gaudet needed to assemble a new team of designers and engineers for New York City government, she started noticing some of the pitfalls of the government job application process. She had, of course, experienced the hiring process herself when she applied for her own job.

May 08, 2017

A project team was separated only by the locked doors to the two trailers that sat side-by-side on their wastewater treatment project site. Every day for six months, the owner’s team and the contractor’s team filled their days with writing letters.

Image by David Wilson on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
May 01, 2017

Universities have the potential to advance the Smart City conversation in a variety of ways.

April 06, 2017

Cyber stalkers present serious threats to businesses, governmental entities and organizations of all types.

March 30, 2017

Scientists at NASA are proving the intellect of teens isn't limited to just science fairs or small-scale lab experiments with the advance CitySmart, a smart city platform designed to help mayors and city staff manage resources. Through A World Bridge (AWB), an international program led by NASA... read more

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