Renewable energy is becoming a top priority for all levels of government throughout the United States. Over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of solar and wind farms throughout the nation: In 2017, the U.S. generated about 41 percent more solar energy than it did in 2016, and today about 1.9 percent of the country’s electricity comes from solar.
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Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, is the sixth-largest city in the US. With several million people living in the city and its suburbs, ongoing construction and reparation initiatives are required to keep public infrastructure functional and safe for use. From public buildings to facilities such as utility plants to roads and bridges, Philadelphia counts on the services of private construction vendors at every stage of major projects, from design and planning to finishing touches.
New York City is the most populated city in the United States, with more than 8.5 million people living within the borders of its five boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island). Knowing this, it makes sense that NYC is also home to the nation’s largest municipal fire department.
As computer technology continues to advance, state and local governments are faced with the daunting task of keeping their network infrastructure up-to-date and secure. By conducting ongoing evaluations of their existing systems, agencies develop strategies for the implementation of new and upgraded solutions. To effectively carry out these changes, government agencies in the state of North Carolina must secure reliable information technology (IT) products and services from vendors.
All across the United States, local, state and federal government agencies are investing heavily in infrastructure projects including park construction, road repair and maintenance, bridge construction and water and sewage system upgrades. Together, these initiatives are generating billions of dollars’ worth of opportunities for businesses across the nation.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, better known as drones, have become very popular in recent years. Mostly used for recreation, an increasing number of state and local government agencies are using drones to support a variety of public safety activities. Law enforcement agencies use drones in emergency situations, including to aid with search and rescue, accident, and hostage situations. Drones are also used for disaster assessment and recovery and to monitor crowds at events and demonstrations.
Keeping a state’s entire network up-to-date and secure is a daunting task that requires ongoing evaluation and implementation of new solutions across multiple government agencies. To effectively address and prevent the damages that can be caused by a cyber-attack on government-run networks and infrastructure, agencies conduct regular reviews of their existing networks, software and IT equipment, to evaluate where they need to make improvements and develop plans to address any identified issues.
Throughout the American Southwest, state and local government agencies consistently post bidding opportunities related to numerous industries including security, graphic design, construction and information technology . Once a vendor has located a bid that matches their interests through manual searches or by way of a partnership with a bid research company, it is then time to prepare and submit their proposal to the posting government agency for consideration.
As experts continue to warn that the U.S. is not sufficiently prepared to deal with the next pandemic, many state and local governments have already developed plans and policies that can be quickly rolled out during a pandemic event to protect populations from infection and to care for those affected.