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The sheer range of dynamic and emerging fraud tactics can impede agencies from achieving security. These threats must be met with a variety of identity proofing and management tactics. Without monitoring, performance assessments and tuning, a singular and static identity proofing strategy can be exposed by evolving schemes and the use of high-quality compromised identity […]
Local government budgets are still sluggish. The National League of Cities’ (NLC) newest “City Fiscal Conditions” report, due to be released soon, says, “cities are still recovering from the Great Recession and shouldering the country’s residual economic burden.” The NLC report summary says local economies are growing, but local governments have had to make sizeable tradeoffs to […]
U.S. Communities announced on Aug. 30 that it will withdraw from the NIGP Cooperative Accreditation (NAC) program, effective immediately at the time of the announcement. “We have always supported NIGP and were the first, and only, to support the accreditation,” U.S. Communities Executive Director Kevin Juhring said in a statement provided to Government Procurement. “At […]
Cloud computing has become a viable option for many public sector organizations. The majority of public sector CIOs are assessing their cloud options. In a 2017 Center for Digital Government (CDG) research study, including a survey and interviews of more than 80 state government officials, 55 percent of respondents said they had moved email to […]
In 2015, a study by Brandeis University listed Albany, New York as one of the worst cities in the nation for equitable neighborhood opportunities for the healthy development of Hispanic and black children. Jonathan Jones, Commissioner of Recreation, Youth & Workforce, with the partnership of Mayor Kathy Sheehan, decided to do something about it. “We sat down […]