South Carolina, Apple to build computer labs promoting digital equity

The state plans to use pandemic relief funds to build computer labs for people who live near the University of South Carolina and a historically Black college.

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Northern Virginia city, Virginia Tech plan smart-city test bed

by • 3 weeks ago

Falls Church, a Washington, D.C., suburb will collaborate with Virginia Tech on a 44-acre smart city site to pilot emerging and connected transportation technologies.

COVID-19, One Year In — A StateScoop & EdScoop Special Report

by • 4 weeks ago

The past year was tough — here's what leaders across state and local government, and higher education, are thinking about as they move forward.

Former Minneapolis CIO lands in K-12 cybersecurity job

by • 2 months ago

Fadi Fadhil left the city government in December to work for Palo Alto Networks as a cybersecurity consultant specializing in the education sector.

VR, digital assistants among projects in first STIR Labs cohort

by • 3 months ago

Challenges surrounding climate change, transportation, housing and civic technology will be addressed by 17 research partnerships starting in February.

FHWA pumps $50 million into 'advanced' transportation technology

by • 3 months ago

"Smart" traffic signals, pedestrian counters and other connected vehicle and infrastructure projects were recently funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

Cyberattacks against K-12 schools growing more aggressive, CISA warns

by • 4 months ago

More than half of all ransomware attacks against state and local entities targeted school districts as the new academic year began this fall, according to a new advisory from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Senators press CISA to do more to stop K-12 ransomware

by • 5 months ago

Brandon Wales, the acting director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said ransomware is "quickly becoming a national emergency."

Class canceled in Baltimore County, Md., in latest school ransomware attack

by • 5 months ago

"Looks like we’re getting our first cyber snow day," wrote a high-school football coach in the 114,000-student school district.

The 'real consequences' of ransomware against schools

by • 6 months ago

"It’s sort of a morbid joke that instead of a snow day, schools now have cyber days," one speaker said during an online talk on ransomware against K-12 schools.

Maryland universities to track transit patterns of Baltimore residents

by • 7 months ago

A group of university researchers and state authorities will monitor the movements of 1,000 Baltimore residents with the goal of improving transit "through an equity lens."