Native tribes get new federal office for tech, more broadband funding

Biden announced a new Office of Indigenous Communications and Technology to help tribes improve their technology and internet access.

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For ransomware, feds need more rigorous comms, GAO says

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The Government Accountability Office issued a reminder to the federal agencies that help states and localities respond to ransomware.

FCC's long-awaited broadband maps are here

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The Federal Communications Commission launched its new, more-accurate broadband maps, but they're still missing data.

FCC unveils new rules for reporting 911 network outages

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The Federal Communications Commission created new rules standardizing how network service providers report outages affecting 911 centers.

Harvard launches procurement network to help state and local government

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The Harvard Kennedy School launched a new network designed to help state and local government officials improve procurement policies.

As Big Tech lays off IT talent, government senses opportunity

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As scores of tech companies scale back on IT workers, government leaders are hoping to attract fresh talent.

South Carolina tribe wants to be like Delaware, but for crypto businesses

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The new Catawba Digital Economic Zone in South Carolina is launching legal codes and inviting businesses to incorporate there.

Native communities push for technology they can call their own

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The Natives in Tech collective wants to create a pipeline of technologists to create tools and software catered to their communities.

How data analytics helped a California police department shave a year off an investigation

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Law enforcement agencies are discovering how Splunk’s data analytics platform can fast-track digital investigations, according to a new report.

Many officials using 'George Costanza' password model, says county tech chief

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The CTO of Riverside County, Calif., said he suspects many government leaders use weak passwords, just like "Seinfeld's" George Costanza.

Just 25% of election offices have moved to .gov websites

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A report found that just 25% of local election officials have moved their websites to the .gov domain, which is considered more trusted and secure.

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