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At the same time, however, government practitioners must not lose sight of the high bar and rigor required to achieve true use of human-centric design. Simply saying a product was created using the practice won’t cut it.
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.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services adopted a mobile application from Royal Philips to provide pregnant and postpartum Michiganders access to information and personalized content.
Plus, Michigan’s High-Speed Internet Office launches a $238 million grant program to support connectivity in unserved areas, new research examines steps needed to close the digital divide in Black communities, 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.
Michigan, Georgia and Kentucky will be able to manufacture between 97 and 136 gigawatt hours’ worth of EV batteries per year by 2030, per plans they have laid out, according to the Argonne National Laboratory.
A regional initiative is building out a list of locations and events involved with vocational education programs or featuring hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math.
The Michigan-based company, whose founders also include former state CIO David Behen, launched in July and offers a FICO-like cyber score. The funding comes as governments get more aggressive about digital defenses.
With federal broadband funding hanging in the balance, state and federal officials are urging residents to verify their Internet access status. The information will help identify underserved areas in need of service expansion.
On two short stretches of road near downtown Detroit, Mich., transportation officials plan to embed technology in the pavement that can charge electric vehicles while they’re being driven. Other places are not far behind.