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None of Congress’ emergency coronavirus funding goes directly to first responders for the protective gear and supplies that paramedics, firefighters and EMTs need to safely fight the virus. One fire chief said they’re being forgotten.
The 163 million Americans who lack access to a reliable broadband internet connection face a significant disadvantage when it comes to accessing the real-time information they need to respond to COVID-19.
Election officials are working with state health agencies to remind voters of their no-excuse absentee ballot alternative as the pandemic tests administration of the primaries.
To help states ensure adequate IT services during the pandemic outbreak, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers has posted COVID-19 planning and response guidance.
As the coronavirus spreads in the United States, emergency medical providers are scrambling to keep up, with key direction on how to protect themselves lagging behind the unprecedented threat.
While a planned executive order would ban federal agencies from buying or using foreign-made drones, state and local public safety agencies are becoming increasingly dependent on them.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health turned to crowdsourcing to help it fine-tune an automation process that accomplished in hours or a day what took staff as long as a year to complete.
Government officials in some states have alerted staffers and the public about the threat of coronavirus-based phishing emails and have stepped up monitoring for malicious email.
Securing IT infrastructure and data can help governments avoid the “to pay or not to pay” dilemma.
The CHARIoT Challenge will award over $1 million in prizes for solutions that can emulate and transmit scenario-accurate data streams for augmented reality devices that will help public-safety personnel communicate and respond more efficiently.
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