The MassHire board identified transportation as the No. 1 barrier to employment in its region, and the pilot provides low-cost, point-to-point, microtransit options to employees at a $2-per-ride price.
Massachusetts demolished its staffed toll plazas in 2016, replacing them with electronic tolling arches, where cameras read license plates as vehicles speed by and drivers are automatically billed.
The state security operations center will now assist municipalities during cyber incidents. The state is also expanding its SOC/Range Initiative to give higher ed students hands-on experience defending local government.
After discovering 250 cases in which the state police allegedly used covert surveillance tech without turning over the evidence, the Committee for Public Counsel Services is urging public defenders to start an inquiry.
The Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General issued guidance advising schools to be cautious about adopting new building technologies after malware and other technical issues rendered a lighting system at Minnechaug Regional High School inoperable.
The Department of Defense awarded funding to support the creation of a proposed Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub. The hub is expected to bring new investments, jobs and training opportunities.
Plus, a new module is added to the Broadband Infrastructure Playbook, Virginia is the latest state to release its five-year broadband action plan, and more.
Plus, a cross-agency partnership in New Jersey is working to get more residents enrolled in affordable broadband programs, North Carolina is looking for participation in digital equity services, and more.
Today, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey signed an executive order to establish a chief IT accessibility officer role to improve the accessibility of the state’s digital services for people with disabilities.