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For state governments, cybersecurity is getting more complex

State and big-city governments have stepped up their cybersecurity efforts considerably over the past few years — but the expanding threat landscape endangers everything from day-to-day government IT functions to critical public infrastructure, officials said last week at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's summit in National Harbor, Maryland. Benjamin Freed was there.

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North Carolina opens next-generation 911 monitoring center

A new facility in Raleigh is meant to enable a smooth transition away from the aging analog systems used in dozens 911 call centers across the state today. Ryan Johnston has the details.

Water tech firm 120WaterAudit to tackle aging infrastructure

A round of venture funding will allow the company to double in size and expand its offerings beyond lead testing and compliance. Colin Wood has more.

Microsoft will offer free Windows 7 support for election officials through 2020

The tech giant announced Friday it would offer free security updates and support for election officials through the 2020 election. The company is ending free support for general Windows 7 users in January 2020. Sean Lyngaas has the details on CyberScoop.

Senate breakthrough on election security funding 'encouraging'

Some state election officials at a federal cybersecurity conference said they're happy to see progress toward sustainable funding, but others remain dubious. Ben has more on the bill.

Geospatial data-sharing effort needs shared strategy for success

The National Spatial Data Infrastructure is celebrating its 25th anniversary — but it remains an unrealized vision of geospatial data sharing. Jake Williams talks with Oregon GIO Cy Smith on the GIS Addressed podcast.

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StateScoop's Jake Williams is heading to Snowbird, Utah, for the NSGIC Annual Conference, where he'll record a live episode of GIS Addressed. He is hoping it doesn't snow.

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