The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced that it has awarded $2 million to bring cybersecurity training programs to rural communities and diverse populations.
With the rise in distance learning, the 2020 school year highlighted the need for in-home Internet access for K-12 students nationwide. New research from the National Center for Education Statistics found that household internet access for K-12 students is closely tied to household socioeconomic status.
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released a new primer on states using low-code and no-code software. The primer, titled the Need for Speed: Why State CIOs are Turning to Low-Code and No-Code Software Development, is based on extensive interviews with state CIOs and NASCIO private sector members. In the primer, NASCIO outlines a handful of use cases, the upsides, the downsides, and strategies for success in using low-code and no-code software.
In just a few short weeks, the crème de la crème of state IT dominions will gather for their first in-person event in 24 months. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) will convene their annual conference October 10-13 in Seattle. In addition to the 50 or so state CIOs, another 100 senior state and local government IT officials, and several hundred members of the state IT vendor community will join the gathering for lofty rhetoric; best practices recapitulation; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) sessions; and a major opportunity for networking.