Democrats Announce Plan to Reopen Government, Including a Pay Raise for Feds

Government Executive | January 02, 2019

House Democrats have announced their opening bid to end the shutdown when they retake the majority on Thursday, stating their plan to pass a combination of six Senate appropriations bills to fund agencies that are closed as well as a continuing resolution for the Homeland Security Department. With no breakthrough expected on Wednesday on the 115th Congress’ final day, the House on Thursday the opening day of the 116th Congress will vote on a consolidated package of bipartisan bills that came out of the Republican-controlled Senate Appropriations Committee to provide full fiscal 2019 funding for the departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, State, Interior, Agriculture, Treasury, Commerce and Justice, as well as a number of independent agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Personnel Management and General Services Administration. It is also expected to pass stopgap funding through Dec. 8 for Homeland Security.

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Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver and the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners unveiled a new plan to increase the number of registered voters in the county at a joint press conference Sept. 22, 2015 in the Vincent E. Griego Chambers in the City/County Government Building, One Civic Plaza, Basement Level, in celebration of National Voter Registration Day.

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Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver and the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners unveiled a new plan to increase the number of registered voters in the county at a joint press conference Sept. 22, 2015 in the Vincent E. Griego Chambers in the City/County Government Building, One Civic Plaza, Basement Level, in celebration of National Voter Registration Day.

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DLT Solutions | November 19, 2020

DLT Solutions, LLC., a completely owned auxiliary of Tech Data and a head government technology solutions aggregator, has collaborated with Microsoft to bring to advertise Azure and Modern Workplace solutions to the U.S. public area. These contributions will be accessible through DLT's Cloud Navigator Program and will remember improved International Traffic for Arms Regulations (ITAR) agreeable help through DLT's Confirmed Stateside Support offering. As a result, DLT is an authorized U.S. public sector distributor of Microsoft Azure and Modern Workplace solutions, including: Azure Commercial Cloud Azure Government Azure Government Secret Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) Azure Software as a Service (SaaS) Modern Workplace applications, such as Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Power Platform "Migrating workloads to the cloud is an important step on the pathway for digital transformation and IT modernization for government organizations," said Chris Wilkinson, president, DLT Solutions, a Tech Data company. "By distributing Microsoft's Azure and Modern Workplace solutions to the U.S. public sector, DLT and our partners will be able to help these organizations accelerate their modernization goals and mission objectives with an expanded set of cloud portfolio solutions." Through Cloud Navigator, DLT's accomplice network evaluates cloud availability, gives government client cloud movement backing and guarantees these associations look after perceivability, increase significant insight, and accomplish computerization and responsibility over their cloud speculations. DLT's Confirmed Stateside Support is reason worked for the U.S. public area, offers programming support for technology merchant solutions and our accomplices, and conveys all day, every day all year U.S. resident, U.S. soil, ITAR-agreeable technical help. This outcomes in complex case goal, less calls into technology seller activity focuses and higher government consumer loyalty rates. "We selected DLT because they're a top-tier technology solutions aggregator in the U.S. public sector with a strong channel partner ecosystem and a wide range of in-house contract vehicles," said Rick Wagner, president, Microsoft Federal. "Leveraging DLT's Cloud Navigator Program, Confirmed Stateside Support and strong relationships in the federal and state, local and education (SLED) markets provides Microsoft with significantly more opportunities to secure new business and enhances our capabilities to better serve our U.S. public sector customers." About DLT Solutions DLT Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Data, the world's leading end-to-end distributor of technology products, services and solutions. DLT is the premier government solutions aggregator that specializes in understanding the IT needs of the federal, state, local and education markets. We help simplify the process for independent software vendors, federal systems integrators and value-added resellers doing business in the public sector. Leveraging Tech Data's end-to-end portfolio, an extensive array of public sector contract vehicles, and dedicated channel and enablement services, DLT provides government agencies and channel partners with the means to rapidly and cost effectively transform technology to achieve mission success.

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Indigov Receives $25 Million in Series B Funding

Indigov | May 31, 2022

Tusk Venture Partners, 8VC, Wicklow Capital, Align Ventures, and Valor Equity Partners participated in a $25 million Series B investment round for Indigov, the premier constituent service platform for public officials. This takes the total amount raised by the company to more than $38.3 million. Indigov is a multi-channel constituent experience management platform that helps public officials organize, respond to, and engage those they serve proactively. It was launched in 2019. Officials may get real-time insight into the pulse of their constituency thanks to the platform's rich reporting and analytics. Indigov is also used by the federal, state, and local governments to manage casework and triage incoming communications that might otherwise clog their inboxes. Indigov presently helps hundreds of congressional, state, and municipal leaders who represent more than 150 million people in the United States. Americans have relied on their government for aid more than ever in the last two years during the pandemic, from obtaining COVID and unemployment resources to expressing political expression. In general, the number of contacts with public authorities has gone up five times in the last ten years. This is partly because people now have more ways to get in touch, such as through email and social media. Staffing, budgets, and technology, on the other hand, have stayed unchanged. This has put a lot of pressure on employees, as well as disillusionment among voters and a loss of faith in our government. The U.S. government receives close to 53 billion requests a year from the public, the vast majority of which are managed in spreadsheets, email, physical paper, and outdated legacy databases. No company could function managing the level of communications public officials receive with the tools they use - when they fail, we all fail." Alex Kouts, CEO and Founder of Indigov Alex further added that these touch points are the democratic user experience, and they must be improved. Every day, they collaborate with government authorities to provide a service that not only meets but exceeds, private market expectations. They are making a whole new category of software to change the way people interact with the government from the ground up.

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GovCon Plateau GRP Selects Unanet for ERP

Unanet | January 12, 2022

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