Outsourcing and Privatization

The project illustrates a rising industry trend of municipalities playing a greater role in funding repairs and upgrades to local infrastructure to meet the needs of their constituents and the local economy.
Opportunity zones offer tax incentives for those who choose to invest in distressed communities, but there is little oversight of how money is spent and the effect it has on communities
New ‘smart city’ programs will leverage technology and education to benefit residents, businesses and entrepreneurs: smart transit systems, public Wi-Fi connectivity, skills and training, public safety infrastructure and safer neighborhoods.
A new report from Public Services International points to the dangers of ‘corporate-led’ smart city initiatives and insists that these technological paradigms must be designed for people rather than profit.
A PBS documentary details the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California, and suggests the tragedy could have been much less catastrophic had potentially life-saving emergency alerts gone out as intended
The current wildfire crisis in California should serve as an object lesson in the folly of expecting private enterprise to operate in the service of the public interest.
Learn how academic partnerships and a passion for progress can take your local government on a small budget further.
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The first two-year cloud computing degree program will be offered through a partnership between North Virginia Community College and AWS.
Local leadership and P3s will transform crumbling infrastructure and build the cities of the future, according to mayors and capital investors.
Government partnerships are increasing, and are expected to be a large part of government operations going forward. Advancing society through partnership governance was the subject of a recent academic summit on the future of public service.
Lead paint and other safety hazards in Detroit rental housing will be addressed this year as the city launches a website and compliance program designed to target 80,000 unregistered properties.
IBM may have ended their workplace telecommuting program, but a look at policies and trends prove that outsourcing and remote working are inevitable.
One coastal city that experienced serious water infrastructure problems -- complete with boil orders -- has turned things around by outsourcing O&M.
Department of Homeland Security confirmed they have evidence that hackers scanned voter registration systems in 21 states ahead of the 2016 election.