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Many state governments are taking an active role in trying to connect more rural communities to high-speed internet, whether it’s by incentivizing providers to serve rural areas or creating dedicated offices aimed at helping more people get online.
While it becomes increasingly difficult to ensure the security and integrity of the 2020 election, plenty of progress has been made on the cybersecurity front since 2016, experts say.
An essential element for recovery planning collecting and analyzing data to help policy-makers understand how workforce, health care and social services programs interact with one another, a new report says.
A lack of anti-fraud measures, bypassed processes that had been in place to help verify benefit claims and data inaccuracies -- combined with the rampant availability of cheap, stolen account credentials and personally identifiable information on dark web markets -- has led to an unprecedented increase in unemployment fraud.
Using data on social vulnerability, pandemic risk and hazard probability, an interactive map pinpoints sources of vulnerability to help disaster response managers recognize the compound risks posed by the confluence of the pandemic and any natural hazard.
The Federal Aviation Administration plans to test anti-drone technologies to see how they perform in real-world environments.
The Department of Homeland Security is funding two small businesses developing technologies that would facilitate information sharing among first responders from multiple jurisdictions.
Data system problems left California with a backlog of about 300,000 lab reports.
State, local and private sector could run afoul of federal laws if they deploy drone detection and mitigation systems without careful thought, federal agencies say.
Robert Tipton "Tip" Osterthaler will chair the 15-member First Responder Network Authority Board.
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