Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Health and Transportation White Paper

This white paper provides an overview of how health is being considered in transportation planning and
decision-making in Oregon, and highlights potential opportunities to enhance the connection between
transportation and public health in light of national best practices. Background The intersection of public health, transportation, and the built environment is gaining national interest from decision-makers, researchers, and the general public. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete…well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”1 There is a growing understanding and evidence base that, in addition to traditional disease vectors, public health
is significantly affected by a range of factors, including socioeconomic status, education, and the built
environment.

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Forestry Commission

We plant more than 20 million trees every year, to create new woodland and to replace the trees we harvest. We sustainably harvest almost four million tonnes of wood every year from England and Scotland's public forests. That’s more than a third of total domestic production. As Britain’s largest land manager we are custodian of more than 900,000 hectares of land, including some of our best loved and most spectacular landscapes.

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Security Clearances for Contractors and Government Employees

whitePaper | January 29, 2020

Individual government contractors face more rigorous scrutiny, as private companies can monitor employee’s social media as part of their continuous vetting and insider threat protocols. However, despite the existence of a directive permitting them to do so, government agencies do not monitor their employees’ social media. Our interviews found this is due to a lack of clear guidance on how to implement the existing directives and security policies. This shortcoming can be remedied by government agencies agreeing upon a single common standard regarding the use of publicly available electronic information, specifically social media, for personnel security and insider threat purposes. The DNI, as Security Executive Agent for the government, must then develop guidelines for the implementation of this standard throughout the sector.

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Customer Chronicles — Securing State and Local Government Agencies with Strong MFA

whitePaper | February 3, 2020

Protecting sensitive data and maintaining cybersecurity hygiene are top concerns for security professionals and CISOs from state and local government agencies. Government networks contain sensitive data such as social security numbers, voter registration, medical records, bank account and credit card numbers of millions of people and businesses, which can make them an attractive target for bad actors. With the increasing sophistication of cyberattacks and the lack of resources at their disposal, the IT departments across these agencies are looking for a solution that enables them to do more with less. We built Duo to be a simple, affordable and secure solution to help government agencies – and organizations of all sizes – solve to these problems.

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A digital workplace enables next-generation public service experiences

whitePaper | May 15, 2022

Long before the pandemic created a worldwide retreat from physical workplaces, governments around the world recognised the need to undertake a digital transformation of some kind. Many governments had started to build transformation strategies that would support the gradual adoption of digital technologies to improve efficiency, increase productivity and enable better resource management. The main goal behind these strategies was to create the next generation digital infrastructure that would improve the delivery of services to citizens, from personalised administrative services to tailored health services, safer care for all and customised education. Some governments had started the transformation process. Then the pandemic changed everything. Almost overnight, governments were forced into a new reality that didn’t fit with mid- and long-term digital transformation objectives. Shutdowns changed the world from a largely in-person experience to a virtual experience for government workers and citizens. Government workforces had to quickly move entirely to remote working and governments had to adapt to find new ways to deliver services to citizens. Luckily, the availability of digital tools made the shift possible. So, while the pandemic continued to impact society, governments at all levels were able to shift operations and service delivery online.

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Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies

whitePaper | January 8, 2020

The United States Government is committed to fostering surface transportation innovations to ensure the United States leads the world in automated vehicle (AV) technology development and integration while prioritizing safety, security, and privacy and safeguarding the freedoms enjoyed by Americans. The U.S. Government recognizes the value of industry leadership in the research, development, and integration of AV innovations. Such innovation requires appropriate oversight by the Government to ensure safety, open markets, allocation of scarce public resources, and protection of the public interest. Realizing the full potential of AVs will require collaboration and information sharing among stakeholders from industry, State, local, tribal, and territorial governments, academia, not-for-profit organizations, standards development organizations (SDO), and the Federal Government.

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Securing the Internet of Things for the US Public Sector

whitePaper | November 26, 2019

The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies by public sector entities can result in many benefits: increased public safety with video surveillance or street lights, traffic management systems to control vehicle flow, and enhanced medical experience with connected infusion pumps and monitoring systems that communicate with patient records systems. Providing these and other new capabilities, all while increasing employee productivity, is one of the key reasons we are seeing an explosion of IoT deployment in the public sector.

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The California DMV's Digital Leap Forward - Accelerating Government Digital Transformation through Automation

whitePaper | May 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how government operates and delivers services to constituents. In the spring of 2020, government found itself with a remote workforce, closed field offices, mounting backlogs, outdated manual processes and increasingly strained legacy IT solutions. The impact of the pandemic revealed a divide between legacy and cutting-edge technology solutions, amplifying a critical need to accelerate digital transformation in government.

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Spotlight

Forestry Commission

We plant more than 20 million trees every year, to create new woodland and to replace the trees we harvest. We sustainably harvest almost four million tonnes of wood every year from England and Scotland's public forests. That’s more than a third of total domestic production. As Britain’s largest land manager we are custodian of more than 900,000 hectares of land, including some of our best loved and most spectacular landscapes.

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