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DOT Enhances Its Program for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

The Department of Transportation on Tuesday announced a final rule that modernizes its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program, which aims to give entrepreneurs facing either social or economic disadvantages a fair shot at competing for transportation contracts in the procurement process.

Net Neutrality Is Really A Debate Over Monopoly Power

“They do not want their providers engaging in blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. And if they have problems they expect the Nation’s expert authority on communications to be able to respond,”

Scaling MT Speaker Series Featuring Phil Venables, VP & CISO of Google Cloud – 5/16 – Bozeman, Kalispell, Billings and Zoom

This month’s featured speaker is Phil Venables, Chief Information Security Officer of Google Cloud. He is a world-renown cybersecurity expert, who also serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, as well as the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board of NIST. He will be joined by Sherri Davidoff of LMG Security for a conversation bout cyber and security risks.

Enabling citizens to invest in the future of farming

The new model raises funds from citizen investors to purchase land for agroecological farming

New Analysis Platform Shines Light On Utilities’ Solar Energy Future

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with three other national labs, have developed a free online platform to help utilities understand how solar energy projects will affect the operation of their power systems.

The Father of the 15-Minute City Doubles Down on His Vision In New Book

In the wake of attacks by conspiracy theorists, Carlos Moreno is out with a new book that seeks to school the world on his pervasive urban planning concept.

Increasing Future Immigration Grows the U.S.’ Competitive Advantage

Without raising immigration levels now, the U.S. will no longer be the world’s largest economy. Expanded immigration will ensure that the U.S. workforce can continue to outperform global competitors.

How To Start Strengthening Your Town With Incremental Development

Thickening is a low-risk strategy for towns and has the highest odds of getting good results.

Employees’ Stress Over Mental Health Is Affecting Their Work

Employees are speaking loud and clear. As Mental Health Awareness Month kicks off, they’re reminding employers to prioritize their mental well-being.

Second chance hiring can bridge manufacturing labor gaps

These types of programs can fulfill mutual needs and lead to less employee churn, lower recidivism and life-changing impact, advocates say.