Proposed legislation would ask the Hawaii Department of Education to assess the need and implications of making computer science a graduation requirement, amid concerns that students need more education in the subject.
The university plans to launch a program to support up to 10 community-based innovation pilot projects which will draw from traditional indigenous knowledge and practices to preserve local ecosystems.
Doug Murdock, named state chief information officer in Hawaii by former Gov. David Ige, will remain in the post as the state continues a slate of technology modernization projects.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is giving the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands $17.3 million in federal funds to expand high-speed Internet access in underserved native Hawaiian communities.
The funding comes from the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment Program that was created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will go toward extending service in underserved parts of the state.
The Hawaii Office of Homeland Security and the Office of Enterprise Technology Services are responding to a hacking incident on the websites of Hawaii airports that is "possibly linked to similar incidents across the country."
Plus, New York audits its ongoing broadband program work; a program in Colorado aims to distribute broadband grants throughout the state; the FCC announces $159 million in new Emergency Connectivity Funding; and more.