On Oct. 8, President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021 into law to provide school districts with resources to combat and protect themselves against cyberattacks.






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New York state has launched the Broadband Mapping Consumer Survey to assist in its first-ever in-depth statewide mapping study of broadband to identify the availability, reliability, and cost of high-speed broadband services across the state.






Manassas City Public Schools in Virginia are using robots armed with sanitization technology, to lead their efforts to eliminate the spread of COVID-19 and protect students and staff throughout the 2021-2022 school year. The school system is partnering with UBTECH to deploy ADIBOT robots for the new school year.






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State and local governments are on the front lines of delivering services and restoring trust in government. Data from a new survey report by Deloitte provides insight into driving perceptions of trust in state and local government functions.






The Georgia Institute of Technology announced earlier this week that following a national search it has hired Leo Howell as its new chief information security officer (CISO).






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As an unprecedented number of employees continue to work on-site and remotely, ensuring the proper rollout of the latest IT infrastructure is crucial in securing networks and ensuring operational success. However, various state and local agencies faced challenges in attempting to aid employees in this new work environment, said Rohit Tandon, assistant commissioner and the state chief information security officer for the state of Minnesota, on September 23 during a Nextgov webinar.






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