Despite federal officials’ denouncements of sanctuary cities, many have defiantly held their ground on immigration. Others, however, have opted to eschew the title, with some enforcing immigration laws more heavily than before....More
Over 7,000 communications technology professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the 40th annual International Wireless Communications Expo to network, learn more about the industry and check out innovative technologies from more than 400 exhibitors, 100 of which were new to the event....More
A hacker created a cacophonous symphony using all 156 of Dallas’ weather sirens as his instruments. The tumult lasted over an hour and a half Friday night and went on until early Saturday morning....More
Solar energy continues to be a burgeoning energy source that cities are increasingly tapping into. However, the exact ways such cities acquire and use the solar energy differs across municipalities....More
President Trump is expected to unveil a budget outline by mid-March, and transit leaders across the country are advocating for transit investments as part of the president’s previously proposed $1 trillion infrastructure package....More
Historic flooding in San Jose, Calif., has city officials scrambling to organize and carry out recovery efforts while struggling to answer questions on public safety and preparedness in the city....More
Where should public sector budget dollars go in 2017?
Total government purchases in the U.S. could reach $3.36 trillion in 2017. That's 3 percent higher than 2016 levels, say forecasters at IHS Global Insight. As we head into 2017, which areas need more public sector budget dollars? Please choose your answer(s). We'll report poll results in the next Keating Report forecast on government budgets and spending
For those unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the industry, public procurement can be a complicated topic to broach. To clear the confusion, NIGP - The Institute for Public Procurement has released its Public Procurement Guide for Senior and Elected Government Officials...More
But as those who manage, maintain and operate facilities know, connecting the technical and programmatic demands of the facilities with the investments required to address them is a more difficult job than ever before...More
For several decades High Pressure Sodium (HPS) technology has dominated municipal street lighting applications. Today, this dominance has given way to LED solutions, which offer economic, environmental, and illumination quality benefits over HPS and other similar technologies....More
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