Cloud & Infrastructure

New Mexico trying to build and train new workforce for broadband expansion

Officials anticipate a need for mechanical skills to set up internet services and educators to teach people how to use the technology.

The pros and cons of the debt deal for states and localities

The deal doesn’t claw back billions of dollars promised under the infrastructure and climate laws, but it does keep federal spending flat and adds work requirements for food stamp recipients.

IoT network streamlines state DOT traffic monitoring

With a cloud-based network management platform and cellular routers, the Indiana Transportation Department can easily monitor its statewide network of internet-of-things devices.

Solving digital inequity with resident input

The Golden State wants to hear from the public about their broadband connections and device accessibility to better understand how to address digital equity barriers.

Eliminating the speedbumps in EV charging station buildout

COMMENTARY | Energy management as a service gives EV charging station operators cloud-based tools for remote asset management and will help ensure they have the data to comply with the government’s 97% station uptime requirement.

State turns to the cloud to manage transportation projects

The Delaware Department of Transportation will track $3 billion in spending over the next five years with a cloud-based capital program management solution.

Combining GCN and Route Fifty: A note to our readers

We are merging our publications to better serve the state and local government community.

County’s integrated platform delivers client-focused social services

With HSD Dynamics, Maricopa County can easily share data with APIs, track metrics and automate manual tasks to ensure residents get the services they need.

Start students early to build semiconductor talent pipeline

Experiential learning combined with an emphasis on how chips can solve vital national security problems can help ease an expected worker shortage, one expert said.

How one city managed an IT staff consolidation

Lessons from Seattle’s years-long effort to consolidate IT workers from different city departments into a single agency.

New movie chronicles rise and fall of government’s first secure smartphone devices

COMMENTARY | BlackBerry devices were at one time almost completely ubiquitous in government service.

County looks to blockchain for records management

Riverside County, California, wants to convert paper-centric services to trusted, secure and private electronic operations with an interagency blockchain platform that would be open to other counties.

Why technical debt is really ‘innovation debt’

When agencies have an assessment and mitigation strategy for technical debt, they can more easily modernize systems and roll out new features.

Survey: 45% of gov employees may walk if agencies reduce remote work flexibility

The survey suggests more than half of government employees prefer to work for an agency that offers hybrid and remote flexibility.

County builds future-ready transportation IT network

Gwinnett County’s Transportation Department tied its upgraded network more closely to the county’s enterprise IT infrastructure, allowing standardized technology and paving the way for connected vehicles.

State efforts to undercut local governance widen in scope

Lawmakers have introduced upwards of 650 bills this year preempting the power of cities and other local governments, says a new report. These bills are broad in their approach, looking to “cut out local authority at-large.”

Republicans unemployment fraud bill passes House, gets Senate version

The bill’s passage in the House fell one day after the indictment of one of its cosponsors – Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) – for unemployment fraud.