In a trend across the country, Duke University has moved to a blend of remote and hybrid learning. To keep remote students engaged, Duke’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has deployed 50 Zoom carts for professors to use during their classes.

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced the finalists for its State IT Recognition Awards.






The FBI in conjunction with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a public service announcement to raise awareness about the potential for disinformation around the results of the elections, especially in the period after voting has occurred.






New Orleans emergency communications systems survived unharmed after a December 2019 cyberattack to the city IT’s systems. Now, Executive Director of Orleans Parish Communication District Tyrell Morris is sharing how the city prepared to keep its 911 system secure.






While technology in the K-12 classroom is nothing new, COVID-19 has heightened the role it plays in education. New research from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) found the vast majority of parents support the use of education technology, but also have serious concerns.






The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools to shift towards remote and hybrid learning, which has shined a bright light on the digital divide in education.






Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of El Cajon in California’s San Diego County did a couple of things that have made transitioning to virtual services somewhat easier. The city government tracked residents’ interactions with City Hall and thought about how citizens wanted to work with their local government, the city’s IT director said.






MeriTalk caught up with the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Director of the Data and Privacy Project Michelle Richardson, a witness for the committee back in April, to get her take on the Senate’s hearing, what has changed recently in the privacy world, and the prospects for a Federal privacy standard.






As part of its COVID-19 response plan, Rice University has created a new student staff position: Technology Teaching Assistant.






When confronted with the need to create safe classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Texas at Austin is taking a rather futuristic approach.






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