Sitting along the corner of a public parking lot in downtown Mitchell are four new electric vehicle charging stations that were installed in late November, making them the first of their kind for the area and city.
After a costly cyber attack on the local government in Brown County, S.D., in 2021, the state’s Committee on County Funding and Services is stressing how important it is budget-wise to invest in cybersecurity.
The South Dakota Department of Health has a new system to improve immunization coverage throughout the state. The platform allows health-care providers to securely track records and identify areas in need of attention.
Dakota State University is partnering with the National Security Agency and investing heavily in recruiting, research and facilities in order to build a regional hub for cybersecurity studies and workforce development.
Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order this week banning the use of the popular social media platform TikTok on state-issued devices. Noem cited concerns about the platform’s connection to the Chinese government.
Plus, Georgia allocates $240 million toward broadband grants; the Public Library Association is hosting digital literacy workshops at 160 libraries; every state has applied for the Internet for All Initiative; and more.
K-12 Connect is a new program in South Dakota that will provide free Internet service to eligible families of K-12 students for the remainder of the school year, Gov. Kristi Noem announced Tuesday.