Open Public Services

We believe that more open public services can benefit everybody in the UK and that finding ways to deliver better services for less money is a challenge that is common to all four nations of the UK. The scope of this paper is UK wide, but in devolved areas of policy it is for the devolved administrations to determine their own approach to public service reform. The three devolution settlements in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all different although, in general, services such as health, education and those provided by local government are under devolved control. If you live or work in any of the devolved territories and are in any doubt as to which of these reforms would apply there, the relevant territorial office will be able to advise you.

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City of Pawtucket, RI

The City of Pawtucket is a municipal government in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The administration oversees a variety of services for the benefit of the City's 71,148 residents, including Public Works, School Department, Public Library, Law Enforcement and Fire Protection, and other services.

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Lock in your security maturity through strategic mainframe modernization

whitePaper | April 23, 2021

Today’s state and local government IT leaders are grappling with increasing vulnerabilities and threats to critical IT infrastructure as well as complex compliance requirements. Download this guide to learn how investment in mainframe modernization can help these organizations to maintain, secure and control data, applications and networks.

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Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2021

whitePaper | November 3, 2021

The Department of Defense (DoD) annual report to Congress on military and security developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) provides a baseline assessment of the Department’s pacing challenge. The PRC has long viewed the United States as a competitor and has characterized its view of strategic competition in terms of a rivalry among powerful nation states, as well as a clash of opposing systems. As expressed in the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance, the PRC is the only competitor capable of combining its economic, diplomatic, military, and technological power to mount a sustained challenge to a stable and open international system. The PRC is increasingly clear in its ambitions and intentions.

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Repurposing Government Spectrum for Licensed Commercial Use: A Win-Win for Wireless Providers and Federal Agencies

whitePaper | August 11, 2020

The federal government is the United States’ largest spectrum user. This is no surprise given the multitude of federal missions, from defending the nation to air traffic control to everyday agency communications. Federal communications systems, however, often rely on decades-old wireless technologies, have limited capabilities, and are less spectrally efficient.

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American Artificial Intelligence Initiative: Year One Annual Report

whitePaper | February 26, 2020

Continued American leadership in AI is of paramount importance to maintaining the economic and national security of the United States and to shaping the global evolution of AI in a manner consistent with our Nation's values, policies, and priorities.

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Accelerating Government Innovation and Modernization With Cloud

whitePaper | April 6, 2020

Government agencies are at an important crossroads. For years they’ve faced mandates to modernize IT, but many have made limited progress. Now, with increasing citizen demands and other mission requirements, agencies are under pressure to adopt newer technologies. Faced with aging systems that are not up to the task — along with the need to reduce security risks and improve efficiencies — cloud is emerging as the primary vehicle for transforming government agencies.

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Funding the Global Benefits to Biopharmaceutical Innovation

whitePaper | February 12, 2020

Both the U.S. Government and biopharmaceutical industry have been central engines for developing new medical treatments and cures, thereby lowering the effective price of better health for patients worldwide. The sector has done so by being both the world leader in these biopharmaceutical cures and treatments as well as the source of the returns that are required to fund new medical R&D investments.

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City of Pawtucket, RI

The City of Pawtucket is a municipal government in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The administration oversees a variety of services for the benefit of the City's 71,148 residents, including Public Works, School Department, Public Library, Law Enforcement and Fire Protection, and other services.

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