An annual event in Frederick, Maryland, invites students from area high schools to see how science, technology, engineering and math affect people's everyday lives, and how accessible professions in those fields are.
States are starting to hire experts to navigate both the opportunities and the trickier aspects of AI. Maryland's Nishant Shah says job No. 1 is establishing a set of principles that set the foundation for everything else.
Plus, Missouri is launching a new advisory council related to digital equity; Kansas is collecting more input on its broadband plans; Maryland is dedicating more money to getting people connected; and more.
Plus, Maryland’s governor attends an ACP training session; Seattle has opened applications for its annual digital equity grants; new findings about Internet access; and much more.
The school system in Prince George’s County, Md., suffered a cyber attack on Aug. 14, mainly affecting staff’s user accounts. Now, school officials believe some personal information has been leaked.
The Maryland Department of Information Technology has hired four executives for new tech roles, including its first-ever chief technology officer. The state has also hired a new chief information security officer.
Backers think geothermal could power as much as 20% of the U.S. grid. A handful of states approved laws this year and others are considering measures that would provide money and regulations to help the industry.
The work group, which consists of 12 members from different stakeholder groups, is tasked with preparing a report by Dec. 1 that will inform the county's regulation of the critical digital infrastructure industry.
Plus, organizations urge Congress to support legislation for rural communities; a report explores redundancies in federal broadband programs; and much more.
While states like New York, Illinois and Maryland have forged new legislative roads to regulate AI use in hiring and review processes, more than 20 states have no proposed or enacted AI-related hiring bills.