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Tyler Technologies buys teacher tracking, veterans' claims software firms
The government IT provider, which recently purchased rival NIC Inc., has announced the acquisition of two additional subsidiaries.
Biden plans $100 billion broadband investment
The White House's $2 trillion infrastructure plan prioritizes the development of municipally owned broadband networks that have “less pressure to turn profits."
FCC leader shares 'cautious optimism' for broadband expansion in schools
FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel told Maryland educators and administrators she's confident about expanding connectivity for K-12 students who are gradually returning to classrooms.
Rosenworcel says ISPs are flocking to 'historic' broadband subsidy effort
Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said the agency is prioritizing the expansion of broadband access during the pandemic.
COVID-19, One Year In — A StateScoop & EdScoop Special Report
The past year was tough — here's what leaders across state and local government, and higher education, are thinking about as they move forward.
CISA has already hired 20 state cybersecurity coordinators, acting director says
The new officials, who act as risk advisers, are part of the agency's ongoing fight against ransomware.
Urban SDK releases new platform for real-time transportation metrics
The mobility analytics company Urban SDK unveiled new data dashboards designed to improve government transparency on metrics like traffic and collisions.
State and local officials don't trust ISPs to close digital divide, poll finds
State and local leaders want their communities — not national ISPs — to be in charge of broadband expansion, according to a new survey.
2020 was a great year for ransomware, Palo Alto Networks says
A new report from the cybersecurity vendor's Unit 42 research arm found that the average ransom paid nearly more than doubled in 2020.
White House says it will help improve state and local vaccine websites
"State and local governments have been asking for this skill and expertise for a very long time," said Cori Zarek of Georgetown University's Beeck Center.