Posts tagged State Governance
Alphabet, FedEx, Uber to participate in DOT drone program

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the 10 selectees for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot (UAS) Integration Program, all of which will develop drone pilot programs to help the DOT craft regulation for drone use.

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John Boehner is joining the board of a marijuana company — and an analyst is calling it a 'monumental event'

John Boehner is joining the board of Acreage Holdings, a firm that owns marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries in 11 states. Boehner said his thinking about cannabis legalization has "evolved." It's a watershed moment for the cannabis industry — analysts say it will perk up investor interest in a sector that could see $75 billion in sales by 2030.

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Moving into the Future with Next-Generation HCI

Flexible infrastructure allows state and local government to more easily leverage IoT, AI and other emerging technologies. In just five years, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has established itself as an ideal technology for organizations grappling with the complexities of delivering new services rapidly, working with limited resources, managing data centers, moving to the cloud and preparing for the future. 

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Trump infrastructure plan promises brighter future for rural broadband | Smart Cities Dive

President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday. Of the $200 billion in requested federal funding, $50 billion would go to a rural infrastructure program, which would improve broadband internet offerings in rural communities, among other projects.  At all levels of government there is a desire to improve rural broadband, it will just be a case of finding the money and the political will to make it happen.

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3 ways local governments can make their state or city more startup-friendly in 2018 | VentureBeat

Contrary to popular belief, government bureaucrats aren’t trying to thwart entrepreneurs at every turn. The state and local government officials I meet with in my role as a vice president for an economic development organization in St. Charles, Missouri, increasingly see startups as important to the future of their economy. They understand that encouraging entrepreneurship is key to maintaining a strong employer base.

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Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities P3 coming to Greater Cincinnati — Smart Cincy

On Monday, December 4th, Cincinnati leaders meet with Ohio Department of Transportation, Jobs-Ohio, and The Governor’s Office to discuss deploying autonomous vehicle test locations in Cincinnati and making the region smarter using IoT and connected technologies.

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California Open Data and Transparency Efforts Continue Progressing Despite Challenges

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — The Data Coalition, an advocacy group for widespread standardization and publication of government data, hosted its annual California Data Demo Day on Thursday, Oct. 19, featuring panels of experts who work for and with the state’s legislative and executive branches of government.

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