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Local governments on the receiving end of Federal state and local cybersecurity grants are getting a case of heartburn from the process, as they may end up receiving services from state governments, but not much cash.

For almost a decade, the California Department of Technology (CDT) and Department of General Services (DGS) have hosted an annual forum – usually in December – to provide the vendor community with information on how their companies can partner with the state on technology and other projects.

State and local government officials talked about some of the best strategies governments can use to maximize funding flowing to them through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) approved by Congress late last year, during a GovExec webinar on December 13th.

State and local government transportation authorities are experiencing a historic moment of change. After the pandemic decimated revenues for transit and transportation, state and local leaders now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in transportation, thanks to funding from the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

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The Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) project – now in its 17th year (not a typo) of implementation – is slogging along with a revised project plan that has reduced functionality and obscured project costs. FI$Cal is due to miss yet another planned project completion this summer, and will have to extend the project timeline by another two years.

Despite a proclamation over the weekend from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., that he was a “no” on the existing version of Build Back Better Act legislation, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a Dear Colleague letter today that he plans to keep working on the reconciliation legislation until they “get something done.”

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