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AT&T to distribute hotspots nationwide to expand student broadband access
The phone carrier's contribution is expected to bring better internet service to at least 35,000 students.
How DHS plans to improve state and local cybersecurity this week
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is expected to announce several changes, including a hike in the minimum amount that state and local government grant recipients must spend on cybersecurity.
'Cuba Ransomware' attack disrupts payment provider used by state and local agencies
A successful attack against a widely used payment processing service has prompted state and local agencies to issue breach disclosures in recent days.
Will Jessica Rosenworcel make the FCC's $20 billion broadband auction fair?
Experts are worried that the FCC already mishandled its $20.4 billion broadband auction, but the agency's new chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, could fix it.
FCC announces Broadband Data Task Force
The FCC's new task force will lead the implementation of a new broadband data collection effort that's expected to be more accurate.
'Whole person care' works for outgoing inmates in California county
Research into a program in Riverside County, California, shows that 12-month recidivism rates declined 65% among those who attended just one behavioral health appointment.
Tyler Technologies to buy digital government vendor NIC for $2.3 billion
The deal is by far the biggest in Tyler's corporate history, and gives the civic tech vendor a doorway into statewide contracting.
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, settles lawsuit with former IT chief
Scot Rourke, who was for 19 months embroiled in a corruption probe, but never charged, will be paid $245,000 by the county government.
Public safety agencies struggled to use CARES Act funding, report finds
A survey of more than 1,000 public safety and government agencies showed a significant portion struggle to use and access publicly available grants.
Pandemic fuels greater adoption of contactless payments on public transit
Transit agencies are investing in contactless payment systems to bring riders back to public transit after a drastic drop in ridership in 2020.