Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced the formation of the Governor’s Cybersecurity Task Force, which is tasked with providing recommendations to improve business, government, and personal cybersecurity defenses and enhance the educational pipeline for cybersecurity workforce needs. The task force will also identify cybersecurity assets, resources, and public-private partnerships across Idaho.
In 2012, the Utah State Legislature recognized the importance of closing the academic achievement gap between wealthy students and those below the poverty line, and specifically wanted to find a way to close the gap before it even started. As a result, the Legislature passed a bill creating an early intervention program to help at-risk preschoolers. After looking at multiple programs and technologies, Utah selected UPSTART.