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Dave Nyczepir

News Editor Dave Nyczepir is a News Editor for Government Executive's Route Fifty. He previously was a reporter at the Desert Sun newspaper in Southern California's Coachella Valley and worked for Campaigns & Elections magazine and covered Maryland's 2012 legislative session for the University of Maryland's Capital News Service and holds a master's of journalism from the University of Maryland.
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Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

12:12 PM ET FROM NEXTGOV arrow BALTIMORE — Governments should back up data at a minimum of three locations and maintain a geospatial database of critical infrastructure ahead of disasters, according to the CIOs of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria devastated both territories’ infrastructure in September, while laying bare the flaws in...

Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria

April 24, 2018 BALTIMORE — Governments should back up data at a minimum of three locations and maintain a geospatial database of critical infrastructure ahead of disasters, according to the CIOs of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria devastated both territories’ infrastructure in September, while laying bare the flaws in...

Why North Carolina’s Approach to Data Analytics Is ‘People Focused’

April 23, 2018 BALTIMORE — The North Carolina Government Data Analytics Center is tasked with developing state agencies’ data analytics efforts, which is easier said than done when IT professionals are the ones identifying business needs, said Secretary and CIO Eric Boyette. The former CIO for the state Department of Transportation, Boyette places...

Why a Dallas Ordinance Has Bike-Share Companies Worried

April 22, 2018 A forthcoming ordinance in Dallas is being watched closely by bike-share companies like Zagster, who fear overregulation will negatively impact public acceptance of their service. The city discussed regulating bike sharing in 2017, when companies started coming to town, but opted to wait and see if any problems arose. Since...

Pittsburgh Airport Partnership Will Create Testing Ground for New Technology

April 19, 2018 The Allegheny County Airport Authority and Carnegie Mellon University reached an agreement Thursday allowing the school to deploy new technologies that will help modernize Pittsburgh International Airport. ACAA CEO Christina Cassotis was brought in a little more than three years ago “to see if more could be done for a...

Community-Driven Approaches to Equity to Receive $10M to Grow

April 17, 2018 Successful local solutions to unemployment, financial insecurity and economic underdevelopment among low-income neighborhoods could see $1 million in funding from the new Communities Thrive Challenge. The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative collaboration aims to split $10 million and technical assistance among 10 U.S.-based, community-driven approaches. An example of the...

41 States See Their Low-Income Residents Living in the Most Flood-Prone Areas

April 17, 2018 Homeowners with the lowest median incomes tend to live in the highest flood hazard areas in 41 states, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency report released Tuesday. Of the households both inside and outside the Special Flood Hazard Area, or SFHA, flood insurance policyholders had higher median incomes than...

Nevada Fears Loss of Chinese Gamblers If Trade War Escalates

April 16, 2018 LAS VEGAS — China has an oft-discounted weapon in any escalated trade war with President Trump, something that’s a concern to officials in Nevada: gamblers. Should tariff talk escalate into action, officials fear China may retaliate with travel restrictions that cities like Las Vegas would feel acutely. As the South...

2018 Hurricane Season Awaits Communities Still Recovering From 2017

April 12, 2018 WASHINGTON — Local government officials at a Senate Commerce hearing Thursday stressed the need for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds upfront for hazard mitigation ahead of a 2018 hurricane season where forecasters are anticipating 14 named storms. The 2017 season saw 17 named storms and three Category 4 hurricanes, which...

‘Unnecessary Fight’ Over Sanctuary Cities Could Cost Police Funding for Years

April 11, 2018 State and local governments might not receive their share of more than $250 million in law enforcement grants until the U.S. Department of Justice’s authority to withhold awards from “sanctuary cities” is resolved in federal court—possibly June 2019 at the earliest. That’s assuming Chicago’s lawsuit against DOJ, the farthest along,...