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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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Submit your solution in the U.S. Coast Guard Ready For Rescue Challenge

The United States Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (USCG RDC) in conjunction with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is seeking new concepts for a solution that helps make people lost in the water easier to find and rescue. The best concepts will be effective, affordable, and hold the potential for wide adoption by recreational mariners and boaters.

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911 Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity 2018 | NTIA

The NG911 Advancement Act provides new funding for grants to be used for the implementation and operation of 911 services; Those who intend to apply for a grant must submit their initial application package, including identification of a designated 911 coordinator and the required certification by September 10, 2018.

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Program Opportunity: Science and Technology for Autonomous Teammates (STAT)

The objective of Science and Technology for Autonomous Teammates (STAT) program is to develop and demonstrate autonomy technologies that will enable various AF mission sets and the Air Force to operate inside of the enemy’s decision loop. 

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Vote for DHS, FEMA and Venture Smarter in the SXSW 2019 PanelPicker today!

Are you ready to support emergency responder’s and city planners with accelerating tech development and building a culture of cross-sector preparedness?  Venture Smarter, DHS S&T and FEMA are proposing to do just that, but we need your support!  Vote to send our panel, Mobilizing Cross-Sector Innovation to Save Lives, to South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019.

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3 Takeaways from the Smart Cities Caucus Event Security Briefing

Experts gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the myriad of security issues facing large and small events, to share industry insights with policymakers, and their predictions on the technology trends affecting event security.

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911Go SMART Community Risk Reduction — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Led by the Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department (CCSDFD), 911-GO is a program focused on smart community risk reduction.  Safety and security are enhanced by leveraging SMART infrastructure, digital assets, and artificial intelligence enabled technological solutions to deliver public awareness, mixed-reality training for firefighters and augmented cyber-physical enabled emergency response mitigation; to protect responders and save civilian lives.

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Four Communities Selected for Inaugural Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

Albany, Chamblee, Chatham County and Gwinnett County won the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, a Georgia Tech-led initiative that brings together industry and public agencies to help local governments implement smart development

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Pentagon preps $8 billion cloud contract that’s not JEDI

The Department of Defense’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition has captivated the federal IT contracting community of late. Meanwhile, another multibillion-dollar Pentagon cloud contract has sneaked in under the radar. The DOD wants to bring its enterprise communication, collaboration and productivity applications into the 21st century with a proposed cloud acquisition worth up to $8 billion.

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Smart Infrastructure Challenge winners to receive at least $50M

Winning entries in the Smart Infrastructure Challenge could earn anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in funding for their projects, organizers announced Thursday at the Smart Cincy Summit. The challenge, launched earlier this year by Venture Smarter, has four project tracks: Smart and Connected Development; Smarter, Safer Streets; Critical Infrastructure; and Next Generation Infrastructure.

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Challenge Issued: $50 million for Smart Cities Projects Revealed at Smart Cincy Summit

Venture Smarter and RSCI reveal new collaborators and financing partners for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge to give communities of all sizes access to public and private support

CINCINNATI, Ohio — April 26, 2018 — Working in concert with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Congressional Smart Cities Caucus and private investment firms, Cincinnati-based Venture Smarter is transforming the smart cities conversation into action.

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OHIO SENATE BILL MANDATES ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR ALL WATER SYSTEMS

Did you know the state of Ohio has enacted new legislation mandating each water system that serves the public be required to have an asset management plan in place by October 1, 2018? Is your community ready for this?The plan will require all water systems to demonstrate the managerial, technical, and financial capability to operate a water system.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Billion in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.

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Bridging the American Infrastructure Gap - The 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Crumbling infrastructure and depleted government budgets are putting a strain on municipalities, states, and communities across the country. At the same time, advances in technology are creating new opportunities to solve our most pressing needs that can help to alleviate these stresses for agencies and communities.

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Did you know which are the top 3 smart cities in the world?

A city is characterized as smart city “when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action.”

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Lynbrook school officials awaiting funds for safety initiatives

Paul Lynch, Lynbrook’s assistant superintendent of finance, operations and information systems, presented the district’s smart bond proposal in December 2016. Superintendent Dr. Melissa Burak, wrote a letter to the State Education Department last month after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., because the nearly $893,000 plan — which focuses on school safety initiatives — has yet to be approved.

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Cisco to Smart City Planners: Get Started — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

TJ Costello of Cisco expresses allignment with Venture Smarter's priority to address security in connectivity, as well as the critical requirements of data governance policy to position regions for success.  He spoke at the Smart Regions Congress, including the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" leadership forum.

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How Smart City Solutions Can Correct the Opioid Epidemic — Regional Smart Cities Initiative

At the Smart Regions Congress, Chief Tom Synan shared his perspective of the opioid epidemic and stressed the importance of collaboration among those involved with both the problem and the solution. He also spoke on the "Internet of Everything, Connectivity and Security in Smart Regions" panel with Chris Rezendes, TJ Costello, André Hentz, and Bob Bennett to discuss cyber-physical security and mitigating risk.

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