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Bloomberg launches 'Local Infrastructure Hub' to help cities get grant funding

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Bloomberg Philanthropies and other groups unveiled the Local Infrastructure Hub, a program that helps communities get grant funding.

CISA director tells mayors to make cyber a 'kitchen-table' issue

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Jen Easterly urged mayors to pursue more cyber hygiene and modernization — and offered an update on the new cybersecurity grant program.

Mayors meet with NSC's cyber lead as ransomware crisis continues

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Anne Neuberger, the deputy national security adviser for cyber, discussed the Biden administration's ransomware strategy with a group of mayors, the White House said.

Senate approves relief package with $350B in state and local aid

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The $1.9 trillion package also includes $7 billion in funding for broadband deployment in rural and low-income communities.

Mayors, county leaders 'sounding the alarm' for federal aid

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"This is not a big-city or blue-state problem," the Republican mayor of Arlington, Texas, told reporters as local governments face a severe budget crunch from the pandemic.

CISA boosts anti-ransomware messaging for local government

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The federal cybersecurity agency said the new campaign is aimed at preventing cyberattacks against K-12 school systems and organizations battling COVID-19.

Biden promises mayors 'open door' on pandemic recovery

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The president-elect said cities "have been on the front lines from the very beginning" and promised a stronger relationship with the White House.

Cybersecurity isn't infrastructure? 'Like hell it isn't' warned New Orleans mayor

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As the city recovers from a December ransomware attack, Mayor LaToya Cantrell says the unfortunate incident vindicates her earlier comments to the New Orleans City Council.

Iran tension 'heightened awareness' for state and local cybersecurity, CISA chief says

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Chris Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official, told a group of mayors to use the moment as an opportunity to improve their defenses against ransomware.

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