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07/13/2022
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The veil of misinformation

Nearly two years after a presidential election widely hailed as the most secure and error-free in history, the officials who oversaw voting in their states continue to be hounded by what Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Monday called "the veil of misinformation." Speaking at an event in Washington, Benson and other top election officials said that despite their successes in carrying out a smooth and accurate election in 2020, the threats created by misinformation and disinformation continue to metastasize. Benjamin Freed reports.


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Public defenders try to save time on body cam footage

The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, which assigns public defenders to represent criminal suspects around the commonwealth, plans to begin training its public defenders in the use of JusticeText, an online application that can help them sift through countless hours of police body camera footage, 911 calls and interrogation videos. A pilot project with the software last year found it could help the commission's lawyers halve the amount of time spent sifting through audio and video evidence. Colin Wood has details.


Over 4,000 confirmed ransomware incidents in 2021, task force says

A report published Wednesday by the Institute for Security and Technology’s Ransomware Task Force says that its data sources counted more than 4,000 documented attacks last year involving varieties of extortion malware, targeting organizations across every sector in 109 countries. Yet the group also found that the number of publicly disclosed attacks so far this year against the U.S. local government, education and health sectors is way down from the same point in 2021. Ben has more.


Survey: Reshaping the citizen experience

State, county and municipal government agencies recognize the importance of improving their customers' user experience for various services. In a short, anonymous survey, StateScoop wants to learn about your agency’s progress in improving customer experience and service delivery, and the roles modern infrastructure and connectivity play in supporting those efforts. Share your insights in this anonymous survey.


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A More Purposeful Mission: The Army’s Multi-Cloud Approach

Raj Iyer, CIO for the U.S. Army discusses operationalizing cloud technology to connect data across weapon system platforms and achieve digital overmatch and shares his insights into the benefits of multi-cloud adoption. Watch the discussion.


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