Energy-hungry cryptocurrency mining operations have caught the attention of state and federal lawmakers. While some welcome the operations, others are taking a more critical look at what they bring to the table.
A partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center allows 440,000 K-12 students to get medical attention online for minor illnesses or mental health issues while public schools are out of session.
Plus, Mississippi nets more federal funds to connect residents to affordable Internet, Connecticut directs $10 million to upgrade its senior centers, and more.
With a steady hand and commitment to collaboration, the former Mississippi state CIO left his mark on the public-sector IT community.
Small businesses in Mississippi that are interested in doing business with the federal government will have access to several workshops meant to clarify the often daunting process.
The newly created Cyber Unit falls under the state’s Office of Homeland Security and will act as a centralized cybersecurity information and response center. The unit will be led by the state’s first Cyber Director Bobby Freeman.
A vote tabulation glitch in Arizona’s Maricopa County and an attempted takedown of voter-facing websites in Mississippi prompted a flurry of election misinformation and efforts from officials to set the record straight.
Several state webpages were intermittently unavailable yesterday, and colorado.gov remains down. Killnet, a politically motivated, pro-Russia hacking group, has claimed credit for the disruptions.