Smart City Politics

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.

infrastructure funding minibus bill
August 03, 2018

Although there is no compromise in sight on an omnibus spending bill, House members left the Capitol for a month-long August break. However, members of the Senate stayed behind and just passed a “minibus” appropriations package.

politics of crime fighting software
August 02, 2018

Call it machine learningArtificial Intelligence, or simply computational intelligence: countries are rushing to apply new technologies to combat crimes, but how they do so — and even what counts as crime — varies among them, and says much about their... read more

smart city regulations
July 31, 2018

I once had a customer tell me that a yearly release cycle (for complex middleware) was too quick.

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.

trump infrastructure
March 30, 2018

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.

February 16, 2018

The legislative branch is opening its doors to help those driving the smart city movement. Ryan Johnston Editorial Intern ... (Getty Images) On Thursday, two state legislators announced the Congressional Caucus on Smart Cities, which will explore solutions to bridge the technological divide... read more

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.

nationalize 5g plan
January 30, 2018

Industry experts, FCC commissioners and a U.S. Senator on Monday quickly condemned a new concept by the Trump White House to nationalize  5G wireless network development.

white house infrastructure plan draft
January 22, 2018

A document obtained on Monday has offered a glimpse at the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan.

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