Cloud computing seems to be the way of the future in both the public and private sectors. But what is this technology? How does it work? And how can it help optimize day-to-day work processes for regulators? We explore these questions and more in this Insight piece.
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Regulatory policies are ever-evolving and differ widely from coast to coast and around the world. We keep a pulse on the active world of regulation and licensing.

The Week in Brief Podcast is your weekly guide to the latest news, issues, and events in professional licensing, regulation, and digital government. This week, Sarah and Paul discuss bipartisan opposition to a sweeping deregulation bill in New Hampshire, international calls for increased investigation into OpenAI's ChatGPT software, concerns over license application processing times in Pennsylvania, and much more.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. Ontario’s financial regulator outlines new credentialing requirements for two professions, the U.K.’s advertising watchdog sends a warning to crypto companies, and more in our Week in Brief.
Health care professionals are experiencing record levels of distress and burnout after nearly three years of working on the frontlines of the pandemic. We explore the roots of this issue with insights from Australian researcher and physician Dr. Marie Bismark.
Bailey Crotty sits down with Ascend Radio to discuss the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission (OREC) and its massive transformation to a cloud-based digital licensing solution.
Florida made history when it passed the Occupational Freedom of Opportunity Act in 2020, which loosened or abolished occupational licensing requirements across 30 professions. But not everyone was pleased. We explore the main provisions of the law and the debate surrounding its passage.
Criticisms about long application processing times can fail to account for the many external factors at play that are not under the regulator’s control. Regulatory expert Dr. Sheila Marchant-Short explores this and more in our latest Voices article.
The Week in Brief Podcast is your weekly guide to the latest news, issues, and events in professional licensing, regulation, and digital government. This week, Sarah and Paul discuss pushback from nursing leaders over the elimination of continuing education requirements in Montana, Missouri's recent enactment of three new interstate licensing compacts, and more.
Part 1 of our series on the history of cryptocurrency regulation in America looked at the burgeoning years of cryptocurrency – mainly Bitcoin – and the attempt to regulate it through criminal enforcement actions. In Part 2, GovTech and regulation lawyer Sean Gellis covers the birth of the Ethereum network, the 2017 Bull Run, and the long crypto winter that followed it.
Governance elections are a vital dimension to healthy self-regulation. But as Ken Osborne explores in this article, they are increasingly under threat from low voter participation and politicization that can cause tension between representative and regulatory functions.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. This week in regulatory news, Washington begins implementation of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signs legislation expanding the state's gambling industry, Ireland takes steps toward regulating the field of social care, and much more.
The global pandemic has introduced a number of changes to regulation and licensing around the world. But are they permanent? And if regulatory requirements were loosened, were they even necessary in the first place? In this Voices column, leading regulatory authority Harry Cayton explores the pandemic's impact on regulation.
The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy. In this week's news, Washington reports vulnerabilities after a cyberattack, New Mexico moves to ease professional licensing restrictions, and Kansas threaders see licensing barriers removed.
Having impartial and transparent disciplinary processes in place is essential to ensure that the public trusts regulators to hold licensees accountable and uphold high professional standards. But how do regulators respond when a licensee faces allegations of misconduct? Natasha Giuffre, Thentia Cloud’s Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, and a former discipline counsel for the Law Society of Ontario, walks us through the process.

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Updated: A breakdown of all interstate licensing compacts

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Review commission identifies barriers to entry for Virginia teachers: Weekly regulatory news

The Week in Brief is your weekly snapshot of regulatory news and what's happening in the world of professional licensing, government technology, and public policy.
This week in regulatory news, a review commission identifies barriers to licensure amidst Virginia’s statewide teacher shortage, a U.K. architecture board recommends reforming educational requirements, and more.

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