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Dave Nyczepir

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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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San Francisco's Path Forward to Close Its Digital Divide

11:15 AM ET Officials in San Francisco are considering three citywide gigabit internet models that would see the service publicly owned, universally accessible without discrimination and leased wholesale to qualified providers. A report released earlier this week by Kensington, Maryland-based telecom contractor CTC Technology & Energy details how fully private or public delivery...

How Likely Is Resilient Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico?

October 19, 2017 Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria isn’t your typical disaster recovery scenario, and until the Trump administration indicates just how big a role it will play in rebuilding infrastructure, a timeline for recovery efforts remains elusive. Louis Berger, a Morristown, New Jersey-based global professional services corporation, has been in the disaster recovery...

Scoring U.S. Cities on Their ‘Reproductive Freedom’

October 18, 2017 San Francisco leads the 40 most populous U.S. cities on reproductive health, rights and justice policies, according to the new Local Reproductive Freedom Index released Wednesday by the National Institute for Reproductive Health. The first-of-its-kind index relies on 37 policy indicators to evaluate inclusive municipal access to clinics that offer...

Local California Officials Applaud Governor’s Veto of Small Cell Wireless Permitting Bill

October 17, 2017 Local officials in California backed Gov. Jerry Brown's veto of legislation that would have fixed the rates localities could charge for the placement of small cell wireless equipment on streetlights and other public infrastructure. Senate Bill 649 proposed a uniform permitting process, but Brown's veto late Sunday sends efforts back...

A City Data Collaborative for the Age of Autonomous Vehicles

October 5, 2017 California’s recently passed Road Repair and Accountability Act, also known as Senate Bill 1, includes $26 billion for local initiatives that a budding collaborative wants to see spent on data-driven street management. Streets Data Collaborative is the brainchild of New York City-based data infrastructure startup ARGO Labs, which pioneered the...

Election Officials Must Embrace IT Personnel to Thwart the Impending Hacker Onslaught

October 4, 2017 State and local elections officials need to build relationships with their government IT personnel and information security community in the wake of Russian efforts to scan 21 state election systems for vulnerabilities last cycle, cybersecurity experts said Wednesday at a U.S. Election Assistance Commission roundtable. The U.S. Department of Homeland...

8 Counties Advance Plans for Jail Reform

October 4, 2017 Eight counties are implementing two-year plans for jail reform that will end their misuse and overuse, and thereby overincarceration, as part of the MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge. Ada County, Idaho; Cook County, Illinois; Los Angeles County, California; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; Multnomah County, Oregon; Palm Beach County, Florida;...

Getting Ahead of Hurricanes With Data-Driven Evacuation Planning

October 2, 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the two recent earthquakes that hit Mexico have local officials understandably revisiting evacuation planning, which in many cases amounts to a neat visualization of regional traffic or Twitter activity with relatively little real data analysis. In particular, hurricanes generally come with a few days...

‘Big Ideas for Cities’ to Spotlight Inclusive Practices

October 1, 2017 The fourth Big Ideas for Cities, starting Monday in San Diego, will focus on top-down inclusion in civic decisionmaking. Hosted by the National League of Cities, the program will highlight innovations spearheaded by five member mayors from California: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer in his keynote and Stockton Mayor Michael...

Local Government Officials Buck ‘Big Six’ Tax Reform at the Expense of SALT

September 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — Local government officials balked at the broad “Big Six” tax plan released Wednesday, namely its proposed elimination of the state and local tax deduction and others viewed as critical to fiscal viability. The Big Six—consisting of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, House and Senate leadership, both bodies’ tax-writing committee...