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States, vendors prepare for hurricane season

The official start of Hurricane Season 2009 saw Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Alabama Governor Bob Riley, President Barack Obama and other regional officials issuing words of warning and support in preparation for the next hurricane strikes. But state and federal officials aren’t the only ones marking the beginning of hurricane season. Government contractors, offering infrastructure network, disaster relief and database back-up solutions have also joined in the conversation.







Smart grids need money, standards

With the aid of money from the Recovery Act, and a new study finding that cumulative spending on “smart grid” infrastructure will exceed $33 billion by 2014, smart grids will not want for funding. But grid and smart meter standards remain a key hurdle for the industry.