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With the pressure of the pandemic finally easing, state officials are working to upgrade the technology underpinning outdated unemployment offices and prevent fraudulent claims.
Plus, the Net Inclusion 2023 event brought together digital equity stakeholders; the final awards were announced for the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program; and Missouri launched a survey to guide broadband efforts.
Plus, more states are holding in-person events to stoke citizen participation in their connectivity work, President Biden's long-delayed fifth FCC commissioner nominee gets a hearing, and more.
Plus, Michigan launches a connectivity listening tour; Kansas announced $45 million in broadband funding for underserved counties; Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser signs digital equity legislation, and more.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order banning use of TikTok by executive branch agencies, boards and commissions has local government leaders evaluating their use of the social media platform.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has announced the appointment of Adam Proffitt as secretary of administration and Jeff Maxon as the interim chief information technology officer following the departure of Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace.
Roughly half of Kansas government agencies — including key departments, public universities and K-12 schools — investigated by state auditors have significant information security weaknesses.
On Jan. 6, 2023, DeAngela Burns-Wallace will step down as the state’s secretary of administration and chief information technology officer to resume a career in education. She joined the Department of Administration in June 2019.
Cyber summits were held this past week in Michigan and Kansas, and hot topics ranged from workforce development to ransomware to growing global cyber threats. Here’s a rundown.
The audit, commissioned by the state, found that the Department of Labor paid between $441 million and $466 million in fraudulent unemployment claims between March of 2020 and March of 2022.