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  1. broadband Bipartisan Bill to Expand Rural Broadband Reintroduced in Senate
    A bipartisan group of senators – Sens. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M.; John Thune, R-S.D.; Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; and Deb Fischer, R-Neb. – have reintroduced the Rural Internet Improvement Act. The legislation would “streamline and bolster U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development broadband programs and ensure that their funding is being targeted to rural areas that need it the most,” according to the bill’s cosponsors.
  2. Massachusetts Launches FY2024 ‘One Stop’ Application Portal
    Massachusetts has launched a new one-stop portal that all municipalities in the commonwealth can use to apply for multiple grant programs simultaneously.
  3. Philly Launches Campaign Finance Data Dashboard
    Following the 2022 midterm elections, Philadelphia’s Board of Ethics (BoE) and the Office of Innovation and Technology’s (OIT) CityGeo team have launched an interactive dashboard for the city’s campaign finance data.
  1. Howard First-Ever HBCU to Receive $90M DoD Research Contract
    Howard University has landed a $90 million contract from the Air Force to establish a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) that will focus on tactical autonomy.
  2. Treasury Awards Nearly $800M in CPF Broadband Funding
    The Treasury Department on Jan. 26 announced the approval of broadband projects totaling $793.7 million in four additional states under the American Rescue Plan’s Capital Projects Fund (CPF): Alabama, Kentucky, Nevada, and Texas.
  3. Missouri Uses ARPA Broadband Funding for 60 Projects
    To expand broadband access statewide, Missouri is turning to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program.
  4. Mass. College Lands $3M for New Cybersecurity Center
    Massachusetts’ Springfield Technical Community College will receive $3 million in Federal funding to establish a new Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCE).
  1. New York Plans College Internship Program to Fill State’s IT Talent Pipeline
    The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) plans to use a paid college internship program to further develop the state’s IT talent pipeline.
  2. FCC Announces More Than $40M in Emergency Connectivity Funding
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a new $40 million funding round for the Emergency Connectivity Program (ECP).
  3. Virginia CIO Aims Toward ‘Agile Everything’
    Robert Osmond, chief information officer (CIO) at the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), outlined this week how “agile everything” is the direction he wants the state tech agency to take with digital workflows.
  4. Kansas Invests Nearly $45M to Expand High-Speed Internet Access
    In a bid to close the digital divide, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the state will invest $44.5 million to expand access to high-speed internet statewide.
  5. GAO: NTIA Broadband Programs Need Performance Goals, Fraud Risk Assessment
    A new report today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to develop comprehensive performance goals and measures, as well as a fraud risk assessment, for two new broadband programs that are pumping out billions of broadband funding nationwide.
  6. NYC Mayor Announces New Digital Communication Program
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams has launched a new digital initiative intended to help improve communication between his administration and residents.
  7. GAO Calls on FCC to Tighten up $14.2B Broadband Program
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has plenty of room to improve its Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – which offers discounted broadband services to eligible households – by strengthening its goals and measures, consumer outreach, and fraud-risk management, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
  8. N.Y. Gov. Hochul Announces Steps New Yorkers Can Take to Protect Their Data Online
    In honor of Data Privacy Week, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced steps New Yorkers can take to safeguard themselves from having their personal data compromised online.
  9. Bloomington, Ill., Police Department Launches Anonymous Text to Tips System
    The Bloomington, Ill., Police Department has launched a new system where residents can submit police tips anonymously via text message.
  10. CISA Looks to Help K-12 Schools Address Evolving Cyber Threats
    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a new report and toolkit for K-12 institutions to help them better protect against cybersecurity threats.