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Key industry events to attend in February

Join Venture Smarter and our partners at one or more of these events to connect with industry insiders, practitioners, solution partners, and project planners working to build better places to live, work, and visit. 

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DARPA Announces Next Phase of Electronics Resurgence Initiative

Expanded program portfolio seeks to increase access to DoD-specific electronics manufacturing capabilities, enhance hardware security, and ensure ERI investments translate to DoD applications

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Smart infrastructure challenge announces winners of $50 million in seed funding

StateScoop — Four development teams have taken home top prizes in a competition for advanced infrastructure proposals, each securing up to $10 million in investment capital.

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Cincinnati, Hamilton County to get U.S. Homeland Security help in combating opioid epidemic

Cincinnati Enquirer — The Cincinnati area will get new help in its opioid fight through a pilot partnership with U.S. Homeland Security’s Science and Technology division that could yield a nationwide response to the epidemic.

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Cincinnati-area governments sign opioid data-sharing pact with feds

StateScoop — At a "smart regions" conference in Ohio, representatives from several jurisdictions pledged to use technology to reduce drug overdoses.

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Regional action cluster aims to make Cincinnati a leader in cyber-technology

CINCINNATI -- A partnership among businesses, educators and agencies is working to turn Cincinnati into the Silicon Valley of the Midwest. Local schools are training the next generation of cyber experts.

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Winners announced in first Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Smart Cities Dive — Four cross-jurisdictional teams took home the top cash prizes in the first Smart Infrastructure Challenge, hosted by smart city and technology strategy firm Venture Smarter.

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'Technology alone cannot solve our problems': Top takeaways from Smart Regions Conference

Smart Cities Dive — Speakers in Columbus, OH, emphasized the need for cities to put people first, but the age gap between elected leaders and smart city proponents could be a hindrance.

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San Leandro City Council Approves Fiber Optics Smart City Master Plan 

SAN LEANDRO, CA: At the September 17th City Council meeting, Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council unanimously approved a Fiber Optics Master Plan to guide expansion and increased utilization of the City’s fiber network.

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Why NYC is investing millions in 5 cybersecurity programs - TechRepublic

New York City aims to become the mecca of cybersecurity innovation through Cyber NYC, a $30 million investment initiative focused on five key technology programs, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced on Tuesday.

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Minneapolis releases final draft of 2040 comprehensive plan | Smart Cities Dive

Minneapolis has released the final draft of its comprehensive plan, Minneapolis 2040. The lengthy plan — about 500 pages — covers the city's governance over the next 20 years on topics including technology and innovation, infrastructure, transportation, housing and racial equity.

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A Look Inside the Second Annual Smart Regions Conference #SRC18

The second annual Smart Regions Conference is unique in that each stakeholder -- from researchers and decision makers to project managers and citizens -- is invited to attend and play an active role in the regional collaboration and multi-jurisdictional cooperation that is required to navigate the ever-changing social, financial, environmental, and technological challenges we face today.

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U.S. DOT Provides More Than $63 Billion to Major Transportation Infrastructure Investments Across America in 2018

WASHINGTON – By the end of the 2018 fiscal year (FY 2018), the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) made available more than $63.9 billion in FY 2018 multi-modal discretionary and formula transportation investments and $1.6 billion in FY 2017 discretionary funds.

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DOT Announces Competitive Grant Solicitation for Two New University Transportation Research Centers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $15 million to fund two new University Transportation Centers (UTCs).

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Colorado Smart Cities Alliance Receives Grant to Create Colorado Open Lab Supporting Smart Cities Development

The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance will partner with Arrow Electronics Inc. to create the new Colorado Open Lab – a large-scale showcase and innovation lab dedicated to fast-track development of Smart Cities and Smart Regions throughout the state of Colorado.

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Congressional Smart Cities Caucus to discuss 'A Movement for Inclusion to Seize 21st Century Opportunities'

On Friday, September 14th, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke will host her panel entitled "Smart Cities and You Part II: A Movement for Inclusion to Seize 21st Century Opportunities" during CBCF's 48th Annual Legislative Conference.

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Artificial intelligence is the heart of CIO Dana Deasy’s plan to modernize the DOD

The move to adopt commercial, enterprise cloud capabilities has dominated discussion in 2018 around the Department of Defense’s modernization efforts. But according to new CIO Dana Deasy, cloud services are just a piece of the foundation for DOD’s plans to make artificial intelligence “the agent of transformation.”

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